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How can you tell if the motor is bad or you just need a belt

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  • tbingle67 Apr 24, 2008

    thanks but i figured it out and fixed it,,,, but people should no that the washer these days i mean the newer ones DONT HAVE BELTS!!!!!!!!

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You can turn it on in spin mode with the lid down. Motor should come on when you turn on the it will have a spin down noise and a click when you turn it off. Belts normally have a burning rubber smell when they go out but this can also be caused by drive problems.

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