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My washer does all the programmed actions. The motor makes all the usual noises, fills and drains, but the drum does not turn at all. The machine made a thumping noise at the start. When I opened the door the drum was hitting a stop. I freed the drum by turning it but it still does not operate under power.

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May be any connections from the board to the drum is detached. You can find the board beneath the unit and if it is a loose connection you can solder it all by yourself. Else, you may need to repair the board, which can be done only by a professional. It seems that there is no severe problems so as to replace the board. It is very costly too to replace the board.

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

  • brianw_mail Aug 27, 2010

    The machine was actually carrying out the whole program as I stated, so the board wasn't the problem, but the connection between the motor and the drum was lost due to the drive belt being thrown off. Saw this right away when I got the cover off. Don't know why the drum was catching, but I freed it by turning by hand. The tricky part was re-threading the belt.

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