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Filling with water but not draining or spinning

Washer is filling up but not draining or spinning. When I open the lid it says OL. I figured it meant overload, so I took out half of the clothes and a few buckets of water and it still doesn't work. What's going on??

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Its not the water - it's the weight of the clothes. Remove some clothes and re-try.

If this doesnt solve - the ECU is failed and must be replaced.




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