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Could something be caught? Instead of the bearing being seized?

I don't think there is any play in the wash tub

The tub does feel like there is something catching it because it will turn slighty, then it feels like it's getting caught up., then I can turn it the other way until it get's caught up again. I'm told not to touch it because I'm a 30 year old single mom. But I fixed it once when there was a drain problem and I think I can do it again, with help of course. Anyway you've been great help. What should I do if something is caught?

:) Marisa (:

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Sorry marisa sounds like a bad rear bearing. but you can remove top .bottom and rear panel use a bright light to look thru the outer tub. for something stuck...

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