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Won't spin motor runs and it sounds like the gear box is working, but drum does not spin

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Re: won't spin

It could be a clutch issue. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it.

Posted on Aug 21, 2007

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