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Transmission tries to spin... belt spins and the rubber smell comes. Should I get a new transmission? The washing machinge is only three years old. Thanks... Honey Do Man

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Check the pump bearing. They lock up frequently on this type machine.remove the belt and turn the pump. It should be easy to turn with no visable bearing parts showing.
21001906 is the part number.
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ngafm at your service,

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