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Drum does not turn

Hi, I just made a wash and after it finished the drum does not turn. I tried to turn it by hand but it is like stuck or dislocated (maybe because it was quite full during the previous wash). Any ideas if and how I can fix it myself?

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Check belt, bearings and that the motor spins freely .

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Check bearings and belt

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