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Washer wont start cycles.

When i start the washer it makes a humming sound, and smells like electrical burning. If I spin the tub a few times it will start, but when the next cycle is supposed to start it will do the same thing. I then have to turn the tub to get it to do each cycle.

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Change the belt

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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