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Loud grinding motor protesting humming w/no spinning or agitating

Our washer just stopped agitating /spinning and makes a horrible loud engine noise during the spin cycle. It is totally unusable although the water fills and it did manage to drain the water that was in it despite the awful noise. When you try to turn the agitaor by hand it is barely moveable at all, and the drum won't budge -  any suggestions or instructions? thanks!!! jt (mod 20202 70 series washer)

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The drum/agitator bearings are bad I believe, or the gearbox has been damaged. This is an expensive repair. I would strongly consider buying a new washer. This is a great time to buy appliances since the stores are really competing, and the prices are at their lowest.

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Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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