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Washer was spinning when it started to make clunking sound and sound of BBs loose. Water had drained by this time. Then it just clunked, and stopped spinning. Motor just hums. I took off casing and found black rubber bits on floor underneath. Is this something I can fix myself?

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  • tdawnb Mar 03, 2008

    I haven't taken any of the parts apart. Just looking at it, there is what looks to be a belt or gasket sitting loose around the outside of part of the machine base directly below where it connects to the tub, above the gearcase.

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Is the belt still attached at the back

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  • john mc donald Mar 03, 2008

    yes thats your problem the belt need replaced

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