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No Spin Machine agitates great but as soon as the spin starts it shuts down. After sitting for 30 minutes I can get the agitator to run as long as I want to but it will spin for 10 seconds then quit and nothing works again, etc.

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It sounds like you have the same problem on your washer as one I am getting to repair. First thing you want to do is set the machine to spin once it quits shut it off, grab the agitator and see if it is locked up. The agitator is supposed to be able to be turned by hand, if it is not locked up. If this is the case the bearing in the lower part of the washer is going out and it will need to be replaced. If you do not know very much about w/d repair I highly recommended you call some one to do the work for you. Most of the time this will cost you around $125-$150 to repair.

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