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WHEN I HIT START BUTTON, IT JUST HUMS, DOESN'T START DRUM

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Suspect a broken drive belt. Open the top to check. On some models, you need to push two spring clips inward--one on each front corner with a thin putty knife. On others, remove several screws from the back edge and slide the top back. To install a new belt, the front panel must come away from the cabinet to pass the belt over the drum. Remove a lower back panel to place the belt over the motor pulley and spring loaded idler pulley.

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