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Does not spin out all the water

I just replaced the belt. The washer is only 5 years old and the old belt broke. It started having the problem of not spinning out all the water before the belt broke. Do I need a new pump?

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Re: Does not spin out all the water

Sorry RickAZ, I have just joined the fixya family. I'm trying to get old unsolved problems off the list, so I'm just posting a fix. Congratulations on your replacement washer.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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ngfam at you service!

The Neptune was discontinued for 98 design defects!!!!!!!!

You can not fix this problem your self!!!

This sounds like it will only fixed by service then you will be happy again!!

Yes sounds like you need service!
Call A&E Factory Service /They service nation wide
And are available 24/7 for making appointments!

If the appliance is 10 years old or more,it may make sense not to invest any money to fix it!
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