Hi - I've read the other posts related to this machine and failure to spin, but mine is behaving a little differently. The machine will fill and the timer will advance through all cycles, and the pump will empty all of the water out. I just ran a "no-clothes" test load. I have the front bottom panel off, and can see the motor trying to spin the drum when it should, but it does just the slightest little movement, then stops. Does the same thing - mini jog - in reverse when it's supposed to. I can reach through from the front access panel (machine unplugged) and feel that the belt is tight, and I can spin the drum manually by moving the belt. When I open the machine and hand spin the drum, the drum and belt and motor all spin without restriction.
My machine is elevated about 18" on a very sturdy built-in deck which also holds the dryer. Very solid structural framing to the wall and floor, and I am sure not a factor in the problem I am having. No troubles in this setup for the past 5+ years. But the elevated location makes it a bit of a drag to get to the back of the machine easily. I'll need to rig up a small platform to slide the machine onto to get to the back. Working from the front with the machine unplugged, I have checked and jiggled all of the connectors. One of the last successful loads run was 2 heavy blankets and the machine had "walked" forward about an inch. I was outside, so I'm not sure how wild a ride it was. I was hoping a connector had just gotten dislodged.
So ... what say ye, appliance gurus? Anything else I can do without getting to the back of the machine to check motor brushes and control board? Thanks in advance for any ideas. This is a great site - just found it today.