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Kevin Monnin

Member Since 04 Nov 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 24 2011 07:24 AM

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Hotpoint VBSR3100B0WW Washing Machine Doesn't Spin

04 November 2011 - 02:53 AM

I've got a Hotpoint washer, model number VBSR3100B0WW that still fills and drains, but does not spin. Its a top load washer. I cannot manually move the inner tub or agitator, but when I access the underside to check belts everything seems fine. I can move the belt manually and everything spins as it should. I turned it on spin and looked at the belt while it was on and the belt simply slides on the pulley, as if there is too much tension somewhere or the belt itself is worn out? Like I said I can move the belt/pulley manually from underneath and the tub/agitator spins as it should but not when the motor tries.

I've never worked on a washing machine before so I don't have much understanding on how they work. Initially I think it was the lid sensor not working cause it wouldn't move at all, so I manually moved the drum to the point where it stopped moving completely, then thought to check the lid switch and that is when it started trying to actually move and couldn't so I don't know if my overlooking the simple solution of the lid switch and messing with the drum created tension or what.

Thanks in advance

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