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Washer fills with water but then shuts off. doesn't agitate, spin rinse or drain.
can hear power going through washer for about a minute or two then shuts off. Takes about 15 minutes before i can get her to power up again. Can hear power for a coupla minutes then clicks off again. Would appreciate suggestions

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    will not fill - just keeps draining

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Could be the motor or belt, tilt the machine backwards and look underneath to inspect the belt, try turning by hand see if everything is free (will only freely turn in one direction only as brake acts in one direction). Check motor for rotation, remove the front panel for a look, to remove the front panel, at the seam between the front panel and lid push in a flat knife or screwdriver approx 4" in at each side to release the clips (one at each side). this will allow you to lift the top and then remove the two front panel fixing bolts 7-8mm to remove the front panel.

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