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My washing machine started to make a loud grinding noise and does not rotate to wash nor to spin. after moving the machine i found some plastic shavings under it.

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Sounds like the bearings for the drum have or are on the way out. The belt has probably broke or come off.
Depending on the age, cost of new and personal feelings it can be repaired but normally it isn't cost effective, unless the machine cost £500+ ($800+)

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