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Just out of storage, my washer is having difficulties.

When first hooked up after long storage, it would not spin, my son gave the drum a few helping turns and that seemed to do the trick. next two wash cycles went fine but that was it, then it wouldnt agitate, I gave it a helping hand and it agitated for the wash but then wouldnt spin and in rinse cycle it wouldnt agitate or spin. Now it will only run water in and out. It doesnt make any strange noises and there are no smells or leaks. In the agitate part of wash the drum seems to be locked but in spin you are able to turn drum but not easily.

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Hi, There are capacitors that give an initial boost to start the motor moving and these tend to go bad from sitting for long periods, that's why you could give it an assist and it would work, you are providing the extra boost. Helping it though causes other problems, like belt and voltage control problems, so that is not a good idea. You should have it looked at if you are not electrically or mechanically inclined. Best of luck to you!

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