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Problems with a washing machine not spinning or not draining are often interrelated..

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Indicate clearly what is your concern including the exact model number of the machine. The pump needs to be eb be cleaned if clogged and needs replacing if broken. But how to do it depends on the make and model of the machine. You don't have to accept or reject and rate this post to add information or post comments and follow-up questions. But accepting the solution will not stop you from communicating with the expert. You may continue communicating with the expert as long as you need assistance regarding the issue stated herein.

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