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Washing machine spins but does not agitate. What could the problem be?

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It could be the gear box or the clutch I know its not a truck ,but a top loader has these items and could be faulty

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

  • eamonn close Nov 21, 2007

    hope it helps you. Close Ireland bye bye

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