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Not spinning Started making squealing noise recently, mostly during wash cycle. However, now it won't spin, though the motor sounds as if it's working and it is draining

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  • diannamyrtle Jan 19, 2009

    washer will not spin but moter starts and then stops will not drain because it does not go into spin what can i do

  • billsnsabres Jan 24, 2009

    turned out to be the motor pulley broke, but the belt obviously must've been loose before it happened and then fell off. had to take pretty much the whole unit apart but had pulley tack welded and got belt from AP Wagner for only $7-$8

  • sriley595 Feb 07, 2009

    Pully isn't broke, but there is a small clip right below the pully. It is solid on one side, folds over on the edge and then is open save for a clip on either side. This clip is square, but if you looked at it down the side, it would have the shape of a cotter pin (spelling?).

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Sounds Like Its The Belt Open Up The Unit Get The Broken Belt And Take It To The Auto Parts Store And Have Them Give You One Of The Equal Length.

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