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Wont drain or spin is lock up

Have a Estate machine fills up with water and keeps kicking the power off and it wont drain or spin have to manually drain water out. Water is wrong?

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  • rosi104062 Apr 04, 2009

    My Estate washer fills up and agitate, but thin stops at the rinse cycle. I hear a buzzing sound like it's trying to do something, but then it seems to cut of power. I can turn the load size to put more water in, but it still won't go past the rinse cycle.

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Does not spin all water out, towels are still wet, not overloading, could it be the timer?

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