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I have a lg wm2277hw agitator problem

The machine comes on and agitates for a second and then humms

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I had this happen on mine, and it was the valve that dispenses the water into the drum. I wasn't getting any water into the drum because the dispensing valve/solenoid was not working. I've had to replace it 3 times in the past 5 years though.

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