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The drum does not spin and water leaks from the bottom somewhere..could the motor be burned out, or do i need a new belt. the belt itself is not broken. thanks for any help!

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Sounds like the drum seal is shot, look into that first

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Do you hear a motor spinning during the time the drum should be turning?
If you hear a motor spinning inside the machine then there is a good chance that the drive belt has simply come off. You may be able to just take the lid off michine (My article http://www.fixya.com/support/t1543617-door_seal covers how to do this), hook the belt over the small spindle on the motor and then put it on the big wheel on the back of the drum by placing it over one side of the wheel and spinning the drum to draw it around the rest of the wheel.

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