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Spin cycle does not drain water completely

It seems like the spin cycle is not as fast as it should be. Sometimes the clothes are just extra wet, other times the tub is still half-full of water. I have not tried anything yet.

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The motor may have more than one copper windings to achieve high speed. power down, open the unit and continuity check the motor windings

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