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Tub not spinning with load

Tub will spin empty, when loaded it will rock back and forth and tumble at a slow speed, like the wash cycle. a light load will eventually spin after 15-20 minutes of balancing the load?

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I would suspect a faulty motor control board. not much you can do to test it unfortunately, aside to replacing it and see if that fixes the problem, but definitely the best guess. Also known as a speed board.

Posted on Apr 07, 2010

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