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Just picked-up a front load washer, & the whole drum won't turn when washer is turned on.the belt is in very good condition.the washer has been sitting in storage for 3yrs. what can i do to ma

Just picked-up a front load washer, & the whole drum won't turn when washer is turned on.the belt is in very good condition.the washer has been sitting in storage for 3yrs. what can i do to make it work if anything???

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My advice would be to to check out the website below.

this website will be invaluable to you if you want to repair your machine yourself. Calling an appliance repair service will be very expensive often resulting in buying a new unit do to the repair cost and labor charges if your appliance is fairly old. But at this site simply punch in your model number (they will even tell you how to find that) and a diagram will come up with all the parts for your machine.

The site will also help you troubleshoot your machine to determiine what parts you will need. You will then find videos to help you do the repairs. And the best thing of all is , if you order the part they are delivered FAST and if it turns out not to be the problem you can return the part for reimbursement. If you have ever had an appliance repair done and they installed a part that wasnt the problem you were stuckl paying for it and the next part they wuld think the problem was!.

Still having a problem then hit their forum and post a message explaining your symptoms and model ect and you will quickly have someone giving you advice on how to repair ect. Or simply type in your symptoms and search the forum and I will almost bet someone has already posted the same problem with your brand and and an answer will immediately be found.

Good Luck and don't let appliances intimidate you they are VERY simply machines once you realize how they work and how simple they are constructed.


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Did any power surge happen yesterday? Check for any loose connections. If there is no power entering the machine , check connecting any other machine like oven or any electrically running machine or device at the power outlet and check the power.

If the power at the outlet is fine then i am sure the problem must be control board of the washer. You have to check the power to the control board. How handy you are doing that? Do you ahve an multimeter at home?

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