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S.E.Thomas
S.E.Thomas, Home Appliance Technician
Category: Appliance
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Experience:  16 yrs in the field and current owner of S.E.Thomas appliance
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the washer wont spin the moter turns and the belts smoke

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the washer won't spin
the moter turns and the belts smoke but no spin
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  S.E.Thomas replied 6 years ago.
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S.E.Thomas :

the problem is the center bearing has seized up. this cost around $200 for the parts and a special tool is needed to do the job.

Customer :

is that your final answer

S.E.Thomas :

i can give you the part numbers if you would like

Customer :

couldn

S.E.Thomas :

whats that?

Customer :

couldn't it be the brake or something simple

S.E.Thomas :

no. this is a common problem. if you remove the front and start the washer, reach in ans spin the transmission by hand and it will most likely go.

S.E.Thomas :

i have changed thousands of these before the price doubled

Customer :

It won't spin

Customer :

when we try by hand

S.E.Thomas :

then it has seized

S.E.Thomas :

you will need to change it

S.E.Thomas :

would you like the part numbers?

Customer :

We don'

S.E.Thomas :

i would replace the washer if it was mine but that is your call

Customer :

we don't have the special tool and the manuel says that it is a really hard job should we just get another used machine

Customer :

thanks

S.E.Thomas :

that would be your best bet. your welcome.

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