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Kenmore 70 series won't drain or spin

After filling, the motor hums/buzzes and nothing happens.

I pulled the pump and with the pump removed, and on spin cycle, the motor only spins.

When I put a small crescent wrench on the motor shaft where the pump would connect to, I can move the motor clock wise and the drum spins. It seems to be a reasonable amount of resistance.

I removed the motor and with no load, the motor would only buzz and not even spinn. When I help it spin with my fingers, the motor kicks in. As long as it is still spinning, with the switch, I can turn it on and off repeatedly.

There appears to be some sort a braking mechanism on the motor its self.

Is there a repair for the motor, or do I just need to replace it?

Thanks,
Daren

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