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Washer goes on then stops

I put a load of 4 towels in the washer. I came to check on the load but the washer was off. I checked an there was water in there still , with soaked towels. I thought may the load was to small so I add some clothes. Then the washer flashed on then it shut off. I have unplugged and check the circuit box every things looks fine. I try the washer again and still on then off. I removed the clothes and excess water and tried a load of clothes and it just hums and then shuts off. Any ideas Thanks

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  • rogsharc Aug 22, 2008

    same thing here



    i pressed the start button once



    pressed the pause



    rolled the drum



    then pressed start again



    it worked



    but the problem continues it says err 10 one time and err 19 another but i haven't a clue as to what that means

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Call Service and have them come out.
If it's new your our under warranty for 1 year!

If it's 10 years or older then do not waste the money .
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