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Goes to spin and just thumps

It will run through all the cycles but when it goes to spin it makes a thumping noise and then just hums if you let it sit a few seconds it will then spin dry sound sort of ike the clutch is clicking,and the motor seems hot

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You have a bad motor

Posted on Jun 29, 2007

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