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My kitchen aid superba won't spin until i take wet clothes out close the lid again so that it begins to spin while empty, and then return clothes and it will usually spin then, unless a heavy load, then i return clothes a few at a time to spin.

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I think that you have a bad drive block. It is located under the inner tub and the agitator. It is a pretty intense repair if you have never replaced one.

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