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    Default Elite 110.15962400

    Our washer is barely two years old and freaked out on us last night. It will fill with water but then will not move into the agitation cycle. It makes a loud buzzing/humming noise, then a click, then nothing. It will keep trying but won't go anywhere and eventually it will smell "hot" which isn't good, obviously! I had run it earlier in the day and apparently when it got to this part of the cycle, it eventually tripped the circuit. So the clothes sat there in a water for a few hours. We reset the circuit but it still doesn't work. If I'm lucky, I can get it to drain and spin if I move the control knob manually, but that's not always a guarantee either.

    Of course, Sears can't get a service tech here for one week (seriously!) and I have a teenage boy @ home and a teenage daughter coming home in two days from school with mountains of laundry! All that's under warranty at this point are gearcase parts, which annoys me to no end. So we're paying no matter which option we choose - repairman or do it ourselves. Any ideas if we should attempt this on our own? Thank you - I'm desperate!

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    Anyone have any idea what the problem might be? Even a wild guess? We'd appreciate anything at this point!

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    Sounds like something may be stuck in your water pump.

    Jeff has a good website to help you take it apart, if you want to do it yourself:
    http://www.applianceaid.com/procedures.html#pump

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    So even though it will fill with water usually with no problem, it could still be a water pump?

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    Yes, your water pump is attached directly to your motor, thus if something gets stuck in your water pump, it will cause either a bad noise when the motor is on, or cause the pump to stop the motor completely.

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    its gotta be either a jammed pump or possibly a bad motor...id check the pump like jake recommends first.

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