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Hello. You probably have a frozen pulley wheel in the machine which becomes a problem when the machine starts agitating. This is a difficult and complicated repair so unless you are very handy I recommend leaving this to the pros. That said, if your machine is over 5 years old, it is probably more cost effective to replace it rather than repair it. Joe

Posted on May 08, 2010

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