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Put a spin on it

Spin cycle does complete job of removing all water. realized machine was unlevel. leveled it, but did not fix problem. i'm sure it was unlevel for quite a few years. could it be the belt has stretched out and just needs to be replaced.

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Re: put a spin on it

Vzone, you don't have a belt on this model. After the agitation, the washer should go into a nuetral drain for about 90 seconds getting rid of most of the water before spinning. See if yours is doing this. If it doesn't, the gearcase lost it's nuetral drain. The gearcase has a five year warranty on it, part only. If it's ok, the next thing I would do is check the drain pump itself, see if it has a bunch of junk wrapped up in the impeller restricting the flow. The pump comes off easy. Two clips and two clamps. Check the photo, back.

Posted on Apr 29, 2007

Re: put a spin on it

Catriver, ordered part came in today. put it in, works like new. can't thank you enough. first time working on a washing machine, went smooth. thanks again.

Posted on May 03, 2007

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