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My direct drive washer spins slow

At first it didn't spin at all. I took the basket out to check for clothes, once reasembled it does spin pretty well when empty but now when full of wet clothes it barely spins at all unless helped along and even then still spins relativelys slow.

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Re: My direct drive washer spins slow

Always rule out first: Unsorted, too big or off balance load, too high or restricted drain, oversudsing or water not draining completely out before going into spin. Otherwise the brake could be not releasing fully or the clutch lining is worn. Pull the basket and transmission and check the basket drive.

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Hello there and thank you for choosing fixya
Normally this problem is due to a worn out drive /basket clutch assembly that has failed this assy is normally should be replaced as a set and not only 1 part because if you only replace the drive but not the clutch then the clutch will soon fail ok so i suggest replacing them as a set
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broken lid switch
basket freeze
pump locked
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clothing in between basket
clutch locked up
brake locked up
transmission seized!!!

it is hard to determine exactly without being there to help you...just check what you can... if you have additional questions let me know

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