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Maytag Washer won't spin

I've read the one item on this site dealing with this problem, and it was helpful...to a point. But before I go any further with my efforts, I need to ask a question. First of all, when I tipped the machine up and saw that the belts seemed healthy, and that I could turn the pully both directions, I lowered the machine and opened the top. I tried to turn the tub by hand, but it would not move. My question is: does this indicate a brake problem? And, if so, how do I fix that?

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  • p23svg Nov 28, 2007

    machine would not spin in wash cycle(model LA712), will get a hissing sound and smell of burning rubber. However, when I move dial to spin cycle it will spin and finish.

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The inner tub will not move, this is normal. When it goes into spin the brake releases. Let me know the model number and your complaint.

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