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Machine will not spin. Grinding noise like chain or gears are stripped. Does rear panel come off easily?

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Then click on diagram 01 and/or 04. You must remove the top control panel to get to the large retainer clips that secure thge front panel and housing. Remove the decorative plastic covers on each end of the control panel to see the screws. The most common failure to spin cause is a broken motor drive coupling, which is shown on diagram 04, part ID #13.

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