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Water drains but won't spin

Smart drive 5.5 phase 5 water drains ok but spin won't start, drum gives slight kick doesn't spin

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  • Hi,
  • Try these:
  1. Test the lid switch
  2. Test the timer control
  3. Test the centrifugal switch
  4. Test the water level switch
  5. Inspect the motor coupler
  6. Inspect the drive belt (belt drive only)
  7. Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
  8. Test the motor
  9. Inspect the pulley
  10. Test the transmission
please rate my suggestion...

Posted on May 22, 2009

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