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Whirlpool Stylemaster 4213343 won't spin. Everything else seems to work. Makes a humming noise like the motor is trying to do it. Could it be a belt? We tipped the washer up and notices alot of rubber shavings on the floor underneath. Thought maybe the belt might be stretched beyond function or just plain broke. Couldn't figure out how to get into the mechanics of the machine. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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If your washer is not spinning fast enough, or barely spinning at all, this is usually a symptom of any one or all of the following: 1. Bad gearcase (transmission). 2. Bad basket drive, with which the transmission couples to under the agitator. 3. Bad clutch/brake assembly. Which mounts on top of the gearcase under the basket drive. Usually a tell tale sign of a gearcase beginning to fail is the sign of an amber colored oil coated under the washer or inside the casing. I said, "usually". It doesn't always happen, but if you notice any signs of oil, the gearcase is shot. The basket drive and clutch assemblies are harder to diagnose and require some disassembly of the washer and the removal of the gearcase to inspect. Let me know if this helps.

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

natengel
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SOURCE: washing machine will not spin makes loud humming noise

motor coupling needs to be replaced

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool washer... terribly noisy...

direct drive coupling.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Thin Twin washer won't start, just makes humming sound

The belt is broken and needs to be checked for any other part that has failed causing the belt to burn.

Posted on May 26, 2008

SOURCE: Maytag Performa PAV2300AWW screaching noise, belt problem, pulley broke

My Maytag Performa was making the loud squealing noise. I changed out the water pump/bearing, took care of the problem.
Putting a new belt on just help burn up the bearing (they needed replacing) and probably ruined the new belt. Probably seized the water pump bearing and the belt jumped and broke the motor pully. A washing machine motor is very strong, when that h20 pump bearing seized (or possibly some bearings jamed up) the motor kept on turning that belt and the plastic pully gave in. You'll need to replace that also. If the h20 pumb bearing is turning freely, likely the bearings jammed up but or now loose. That bearing should be tight, no slack or play in it. You can probably wobble the pully on it all around while turning it. The slightest slack is too much.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

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