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Kenmore spin cycle issues

We are having issues with our washer. It stops abruptly when the lid is open. The drum can no longer be moved by hand. Also when it is in spin mode it either isnt spinning fast enough to draw the water out of the clothing or it isn't draining. Clothes are still soaked after spin cycle. We have had this washer for about 6 years.

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Does it agitate and spin at the same time? the motor has a pump on one side and gear case on the other. if the gear case is seizing then the pump is lagging because the motor is loaded from a seizing gearcase and the gear case needs to be replaced.

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