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Not spinning thanks for the tip. However upon further inspection I found that the motor does spinin the oposite direction,but what is happening is you can see the motor shaft turning counter clockwise but the clutch hub does not move. You can hear it spinning in itself and the housing gets hot. There is no oil from the tranny getting on it. l thought that if the clutch was bad the machine would not aggitate as well?

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OK, if the motor is spinning but not turning the clutch hub, that means the transmission is jammed. You may be able to free it by manually turning the big pulley on the bottom of the transmissiion, but the problem will reoccur. The real solution would be to replace the transmission assembley in this case. (Transmission WH38X1002) Check the last pages of your users manual for warranty info. Warranty will vary based on model and date of manufacture. Typically, transmissions will have a 5 years part only warranty.

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