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Wont spin and makes loud clicking noises

It starts to drain and spin and then you hear what sounds like the clutch clicking and then the moter seems to heat up and shut off. when it gets stuck i can go to the belt and turn the clutch and the basket spins

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  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    I am trying to find out the root of the problem. My washer first started with the loud clicking noises but would spin. Now I have the clicking noises but it will not spin. Washer goes thru all the cycles except the spin cycle. My washer is a GE Super Capacity Plus.

  • candyygurll0 Mar 25, 2009

    every cycle on my washer works but when it comes to spin I hear a loud clicking noise. The basin won't spin and I can't even move it like I used to. I need a fix now my washer is a wirlpool.

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