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My windshield wipers went our in a rainstorm. I have no

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My windshield wipers went our in a rainstorm. I have no movement in the wipers when I try to turn on the wipers I hear a buzzing or sliding sound but still no movement in the wipers. What issue do I have ? Fuse ? Motor? 2011 Chevrolet Malibu is my vehicle
JA: Have you checked the fuses? Do you know if there is power to the wiper motor?
Customer: No I have checked the fuses but when I turn on the wipers there is sound of power but no movement in the blades. Fuse? Other issue?
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I have tried nothing. I was just wondering is it possible it's fuse If I hear a sliding sound when I turn on the wipers but have no movement?
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I hear power but no movement. What is wrong most likely?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  kalamykid replied 2 months ago.

If you grab the wiper arm on the drivers side can you lightly pull up the windshield and the whole arm move?