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Washer does not spin. Agitator works and machine drains. There is a belt on the bottom that is very loose and does not appear to have adjustment. Sounds like the motor kicks in during the spin cycle but drum stays stationary. Could it be the belt slipping on the pulley? P.S. Drum turns by hand.

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Call GE answer center 1-800-626-2000 ask for tech help, Have Model # off your data plate ready,

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