Washing machine needs a nudge to spin.

My whirlpool washing machine, quite old, needs a nudge to start spinning, after which it works fine. This means the belt is loose, right, and needs replacing, right? (IIRC, there's a belt.)
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When in doubt call repairclinic.com. Might be some other experts also; check this NG archives. HTH
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mm wrote:

If the motor is running at normal speed when this happens, it could be the basket drive, which is a clutch mechanism. It may be possible to fix it by tightening it by installing or removing a washer. www.appliancejunk.com should have manuals.
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Could be that, or maybe the motor needs a spot of oil. Or something mechanical under the basket is dried out, and needs to be cleaned and relubed.
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