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My LG front load washers drum wont spin after you start the

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My LG front load washers drum won't spin after you start the cycle. Water will enter the machine but when it is suppose to spin all it does is hum.
ok, will the unit rotate back and forth durring the wash cycle?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Up until tonight everything worked fine. Now I can't get past the initial start of the cycle. When working correctly the machine adds a little water, then the drum rotates maybe one spin and then more water would come in, drum rotates again, etc.

Tonight it adds water and then instead of the drum spinning it hums
ok so, turn the drum by hand and see if it feels free
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
yes, it does spin freely.
ok so you either have a bad motor or a bad control board. Do you have a multi meter to test between the two and see which one is bad?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No, I don't. any idea how much it will cost to have repaired?
a lot unfortunately--- if it's the control board you're looking at about $350 and if it's the motor more like $450
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