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Machine won't spin

Hi---our washing machine won't spin. W e can get the door to lock so I don't think that is the problem. It sounds like a belt because it is making a squeling sound. The machine is about 10 years old. I am trying to guess whether it worth $200 + to get a repair person out to diagnose the probelm and then fix it for probably another $200+ or just go get a new one. Thank you.

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    everything seems to be working except the spin cycle

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GET A NEW WASHER!!!!! THIS MACHINE IS THE WORST!!!!!

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