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Spin cycle doesn't work with loud noise

During spin cycle, it doesn't spin and there is a loud metal on metal grinding sound, like the motor is spining, but not making a connection with anything. Can something slip away from a connection or something??

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  • swheeler Mar 08, 2008

    Excellent advice...I did lift up the washer and found out that it was the coupling...and the new coupling I got has a metal center surrounded by plastic rather than the kind that came with the washer that broke which was all plastic! Thanks...you were right on!!!

  • hallmmyers Aug 16, 2008

    spin cycle doesnt spin and has loud metal grinding noise

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A suspense rod broke in my washer but thers alot of fine metal pieces in the bottom could there be another problem to?

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Yea sounds like a bad motor coupling ( this machine equivelent to a belt).

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