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Washer spin problem

Once the washer starts its cycle it agitates the clothes like it should but once it stops and then begins its first spin cycle the motor sounds like its trying to spin the drum but the drums not spinning. If you lift the lid momentarily and let it close the drum then spins and the water drains normally. The sound of the spin cycle changes when its draining and spinning too.It sounds like a belt is turning but just slipping on the drum pulley but with no smell of burning rubber. This problem occurs 3 or 4 times during the complete cycle. If you have any idea whats going on or how to fix it, it would be greatly appreciated

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  • samsonthedog Jan 15, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, including the same hot electric/rubber smell. The drum seems to turn when it's full of water, but once it starts draining and when it should spin, it's not. And it's not because it's overloaded or the clothes are all on one side.

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem. A "certified" repairman told me it was the timer. He changed it and I still have the problem. I know it's not the amount of clothes cause it happens whether I have 1 piece of laundry or 6. I'm trying to find a repair manual to do it myself but I can't seem to find one. Any other thoughts? I also have a problem with spinning in general. At the same load, the spin cyle is nice and strong at one point then extremely weak at another. When it's weak, it sounds like theres something loose, a light metal to metal sound. Any thoughts?



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Ok so your having problems with the washer spin problem. Well there mightbe a sound that it is making like a jumpoing sound. Well when you here that open it and you might notice that all the clothes are on one side. That means that you put too much clothes in the washer, and it can't handle it. So open it and take out some clothes and restart it. I hope i helped you problem's. Thank you for taking your time to read my article.

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