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The drum won't spin-

At first the drain pump did not work until I freed it up. Now the pump i sworking but the drum won't spin. I laid it on it's side to look at the pump- would that affect the drum spinning

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  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    went through the wash cycle ok, butwill not spin, just beeps

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The drum wont spinn with wate in it(very fast anyway). if you remove the agitator, the inner tub lifts right out(its a floating basket) perhaps an article of clothes has gotten below it preventing free floating of the tub. While out ive als seen where the metal spline/shaft has worn down the plastic counterpart and the tub has nothing to grabonto to allw to spin, the sppline and plastic counterpart are very apparent after removing the agitator, they sell a spline repair kit(new spline and holder (3 screws) easy repair.

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