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The washing machine does not spin.

The washing machine is equiped with a "Spin motor" that dissengauge the clutch when it is on a spin cycle by pulling a cable that is attached to the clutch. I have dissasembled the motor which consists of a number of plastic gears and it worked for a few days after I put it back but stopped working again. I am sruggeling to get spares for the washing machine as it is 9 years old. Is there something else i can replace the spin motor with? Perhaps a solenoid of some sort.

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It appears your clutch assembly has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
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