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Not spinning fast enough

The washer will not spin dry the cloths. I made the lid switch manually and it appered to me the machine was trying to agitate and spin at he same time during the spin cycle and spinning slowly. Replaced the belt with a maytage belt ($24) Same as before, no change. It also is making a grinding noise and ever so often it makes a bumping sound. Sound almost like gears grinding.

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I guess its a bad clutch

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    Makesure the water is draining properly. If the water does not drain out,then it could cause the washing machine not to spin. Check all thedrain hoses for any clogs or kinks. This is easily done bydisconnecting the drain hoses and doing a visual check for clogs orkinks

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    Makesure the water is draining properly. If the water does not drain out,then it could cause the washing machine not to spin. Check all thedrain hoses for any clogs or kinks. This is easily done bydisconnecting the drain hoses and doing a visual check for clogs orkinks

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    Checkto see if any belts have came off or are loose. Unplug the washer andpull it away from the wall. Use the screwdrivers to remove the backpanel. Visually check for any broken or loose belts. Replace any looseor broken belts.

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    Whilethe back panel is off, visually check for any loose or missing bolts onthe motor or drum. If any are missing or loose, tighten them andreplace the ones that are missing.

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