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Washer does not wash or spin

When the washer goes into spin or cycle you hear a low hum and then it sounds like a breaker opening up and panel lights go out.

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    my washer will not drain/spin. the drum does turn, but the pump blade
    will not rotate and washer just times out and shuts off. I let it sit
    for a week - power off (but still plugged in) and the pump was burning
    hot to the touch. Checked with volt meter, pump is getting proper
    voltage, but will not rotate. Standpipe is good, filter cleaned out.
    Dismantled as much of pump as possible and inspected for blockage
    inside the pump - but it's clean. Washer is 2 years old. Should I just
    replace the pump or get repairman out to check electrical?

    Thank you for your help!

    SuzyCue

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Does the drum turn at all if not more than likely the carbon brushes which is situated in your motor these must be about 1inche long

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