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Can't wash -

The machine was running fine when it started making this buzzing sound and just quit? The agitator only moves inches. No water will drain ? had to do that manually. Tore it apart looking for ?something? visual. Still makes the buzzing sound ? with little movement on the agitator.

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Re: Can't wash -

The motor is buzzing i presume did you take the cabinet off?? Check the motor connector look at the red wire make sure it isnt burned.

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