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Machine hums Machine fills but just humswhen it goes to agitate or spin. Will continue humming untill limit kicks out. No smell. Motor or gearbox?

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There is a coupling between the motor and the gearbox that has probably broken. It is two pieces of rubber that fit together like a puzzle. It acts like a weak link to protect the far more expensive components. Check under the machine for some fine black shavings in a little pile at about the middle of the machine.

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You just do this

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