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Non-spinning washer My washer will not spin on it's own. We replaced the drive belt. After we replaced the belt we reconnected everything and tested. It spun for 5 seconds, creaked, and then quit. The belt was warm to the touch. When I tried to turn the tub manually the belt moved fine. Can you help? My washer is a Frigidaire model #FWS445SFR0.

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  • gotmud1980 Dec 27, 2008

    have a 8 yr old maytag toploader, it wont drain- hose is not plugged, lid switch is working, motor is running and belt is ok.please help thanks

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Do you hear the motor running when it doesnt spin? Is the belt still over the idler pully between the drive pully and motor pully? Does the lid switch operate properly? Need a little more information if you can. Give me a shout back, and we'll figure it out. Jim

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Have you checked the motor? Make sure that the motor is turning properly and also make sure that your belt it not to tight. It should have some give in it. If none of that works then look at the main bearing under the pulley on the drum

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