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The motor spins on the belt but the drum won't turn. I took the back off of the machine and tried to spin the drum by it's pulley, no can do. the washer sensors give a motor board problem but the motor is cycling back and forth like it is supposed to do. What gives?

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Check the hoses going into the drain pump a small sock or something is in the drain pump causing this ..if the washer drains then its not that .. could be transmission clutch silinoid

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You'll need to remove the pulley to see if the keyway is damaged. If so - you'll need to change the motor.

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