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Washer won't spin.

Checked motor coupling and it looks fine.   It Washes fine. Pumps water out too. 
What else should I consider?

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  • hudminshew Mar 08, 2009

    Thanks for the advice. I'll give it a shot.

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Sometimes what happens is that oil spills onto clutch, hence causing the washer not to spin. Try opening lid and engage lid switch, start timer to spin and give the tub a push start, if it starts moving you will have to replace clutch and transmission.

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