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My washer started making sort of a knocking kind of sound, and now it doesn't agitate or spin. What is the likely problem, is it an easy fix? I know absolutely nothing. Thanks so much in advance!

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First thing to do is tswitch oiff the AC power and wait for 30 minutes then switch it back on. Make sure you do a light load only and try again. If the error persists then then there may be:

  1. a defective load sensor
  2. problem with too much water in the drum (which will be aproblem with the pressure or water level sensor)
  3. the drum support mountings
  4. drum support tenstion springs
  5. drum or motor bearing.

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