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My washer creates a thumping when it goes into spin mode and sometimes it won't spin at all can it be a belt slipping?

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Could be belt uneven load/ suspension legs or loose counterweight...Lump of concrete....on top..not spinning could be out of balance load.....hope this is some help

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