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My roper washer won't spin

The washer started making a humming/grinding noise, it filled with water but wouln't spin.

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You should probably remove the water by hand if it will not pump and then pull the unit out far enough to get behind it. Have a bucket handy to drop your water supply hoses into since they will drain.
Back panels are mostly held on by a handful of screws (no more than a dozen) and once removed, you can peer inside with a flashlight.
If you see leftovers from a shredded belt, cheer!  The transmission would be far more costly to replace.
The belt can be had many places but I suggest you go to Sears website, then the parts department with your machine model number handy. They have a huge collection of parts illustrations for thousands of machines and Roper (now a Whirlpool company) is a common name. You should be able to get the mfrs. part number there and then search further or buy it from Sears.  

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Sounds like transmission went out. Very costly to have repaired. Best buy a new one, like I did.

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