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Tub wont spin to ring clothes out. belt may be broke?

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  • briscoec May 11, 2010

    If you hear the motor running the belt probably is broken. Don't hear the motro, something else.

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Hi,
It would be of great help if you would have mentioned the name and model of your washing machine. In the case you have mentioned there several type of fix to this problem. One of these tips is to test the lid switch first.

Test the switch for continuity using a multi tester. Set the multicenter to the ohms setting X1. Place a probe on each terminal. The multi tester should display a reading of infinity. Depress the button on the lid switch and the reading should change from a reading of infinity to roughly zero. If it does not pass both of these tests, the switch should be replaced.
Some lid switches also have a fuse; you can visually inspect the fuse or test it for continuity with a multi tester. If the fuse is bad, replace it with one of the same rating.
The lid switch ensures that the lid is closed before enabling the machine to spin or agitate. This feature was added after serious injuries resulted from people reaching into an operating washing machine.

Test the timer control
Test the centrifugal switch
Test the water level switch


Inspect the motor coupler
Inspect the driver belt (belt drive only)
Inspect under the washer for soot (clutch)
Test the motor
Inspect the pulley
Test the transmission


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