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Either a Timer problem or a spin gear problem. Do you know the series # of the machine in question? I just scrapped a Model 70 Series because the SPIN GEAR (Nylon Plastic) had all but 1/8" of the gear teeth wore off. Made a grinding noise when going to spin cycle, but would not move. Yours could be either a gear problem, a belt problem, or a timer problem. Can you expand a little on what it does? Does it agitate, and fill okay? Just doesn't spin. Any noises when the spin cycle comes on? Or it just sits there? Can you manually move the timer and get the spin cycle to work? Lots of unanswered questions, in order that I may be able to assist you best. By the way, the parts, the spin gear, for a Series 70, is around 85.00 and a week to ship, unless you want to pay almost 130.00 and get it next day. And that cost does not include labor to remove and install. November is the start of the "Appliance Cash for Clunkers" by the US GOVT. It may be wiser to wait and get the discount and trade in, for a newer, warrantied machine, that is more efficent. If you can manage till that time. Please let us know some of the answers to the above questions. So that we may answer more clearly. Kindest regards, Slats.

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