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My washer has stopped spinning. Is it a band that is broke or is the motor broken?

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Could be 8-10 different things. need to know a few more things in order to best guess it. 1. does the washer go through all of the other actions EXCEPT spin? i.e. does it agitate after filling and starting the wash cycle? how old is the machine? were any of the belts previously replaced? have you owned the machine since it was new? what size loads do you wash+how often? where has the machine spent its life? type of climate is determined by state and whether machine is inside house, on screened porch, outside,etc. amount of humidity plays a huge role in life of both machine parts+belts.

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