Today my washing machine is starting to act up. It appears that it spins too slow. If I move it back and forth by hand it feels tight but after a couple of back and forth turns, it frees up a bit, but not for long. I had reports of a burning type smell, but I did not smell this myself.
My conclusion is that the clutch is shot and binding. What I'm looking for is a confirmation that this is the likely culprit for this type of problem.
Thanks in advance.