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On switching ON ,it makes a humming noise and drum stays still.If you start moving the drum by hand it turns continuously(all functions go) . Every minute or so drum stops ,hums, and have to nudge forward by hand .Motor (brushless) appears OK.Some sort of clicking noise inside . Please help diagnose fault,retired pensioner-can't afford repairs. thanks. Chris.

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The belt may be off of the idler pulley or broken. That happened with our kenmore.

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