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Stackable washer unit will not spin. Keeps breaking belts.

My stackable unit will not spin the clothes. The last time this happened the room was filled with smoke. I had a guy come out and replace the belt. It worked for two weeks and now it has stopped again. It was smeeling very hot but I was able to catch it before it started smoking again. I feel that there must be something that is causing the belts to need to be replaced.

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Either the motor is locking up or there is a bearing going out

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