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Not spinning in high speed

Hi my washing machine seems to be washing ok but when it comes to a spin it spins a little bit but soon as it goes into a high speed spin it drops out of sipn then trys again over and over please help me

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The description matches the problem I am having. When it drops out of high speed spin, it incredible rapidly slows down from high speed to normal speed sub second, fast enough to make the drive belt squeak. At the same time all the lights at the front go off. The program then steps backwards and the machine keeps repeating the spin cycle.

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Re: not spinning in high speed

Possibly a faulty "off-balance" detector, but not sure...try to purposely make it go off balance during wash...maybe a few pairs of sneakers?

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