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Whilpool washer Model # LXR9445JQO During wash cycle the motor stopped working, became hot (you could smell it). Now the motor just hums and starts to get hot, you can't turn the agitator or basket by hand. It's as if it's in lockdown mode.

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STOP trying to run the washer you will burn it up!!
You need to remove the agitater and make sure nothing is tangled around the shaft. If there isn't anything tangled you will need to do surgery on your washer. You will need to remove the back access panel and remove the lines from the water pump on the back "one going in and one coming out" pull the pump off the shaft and make sure that it spins freely. Hopefully the motor isn't burned up to bad from trying to run it!! have a GREAT day!

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