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Hi 4040,
I sounds like you have a stuck motor or a bad motor. Reach inside and try to give the tub a turn. If you can turn the tub freely chances are your motor is bad. I always know that sound instantly when I hear it. Press the start button and your hear that dreaded hummmmmmmmmm. 99% of the time it will take a new motor to fix. Give me a call if you need a motor I have about 30 on hand, I may even have several used ones that I sell for half price. Good luck and I really hope this will FixYa. But I also hope your motor is ok. Later
Mike Andrson

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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