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Whirlpool Duet Sport makes humming noise and will not start

My washer worked yesterday and now when I went to start it it locks then unlocks and makes a terrible humming noise. No water and no spinning with the noise. Please help! I cannot call Whirlpool until Monday! Thanks!

Model WFW8300SW04

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  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    I have the same problem and I am freaking out because I did not buy extra warranty!



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