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Sparks coming from behind washer

Made a grinding nose and then just stopped

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Re: Sparks coming from behind washer

Sparks are never good, and neither are grinding noises. I suspect you might have had a motor failure. remove the belt from the drive (transmission) pulley and set the machine to spin. if you get the gringing sound or more sparks its time for a new motor

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