Question about Washing Machines
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Based on what your describing it could simply be a worn/stretched drive belt. First though, answer this. Does the tub drain OK if you let it continue ?
If it is indeed draining OK, then I'd lean towards the drive belt being stretched and "glazed" so it slips and burns with the load of water/clothing in the spin cycles.
The other possibilities do include the transmission or the brake assembly, but I'd certainly check the belt first.
**unplug the unit from the wall before servicing...safety first**
With the unit empty and leaning back slightly ( careful the edges are sharp under the machine...and don't let it fall on you, use a block of wood to hold it up 6" or so ) turn the drive pulley in the center both ways. One way will agitate, the other spin. Getting it to spin will require some pull though, even emptied.
I will try to help in any manner I can of course, let me know. Good luck.
Posted on Mar 14, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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