My Washer will only sometimes spin. During the first drain, all of the water will pump out, then the basket will release with it's normal click. After that sometimes the basket will begin to spin, but sometimes it does not. It makes noise as if the motor is still running, and some water will come out, but it seems as if it is only running the pump.
I checked to see that the basket is free and it is. You can turn it by hand. In fact, I was just able to "push start" it during a spin cycle. While it should have been spinning, I gave the basket one small spin and it accelerated to a normal spin speed.
I have some mechanical inclination, so I assume this has something to do with the transmission or clutch, but I thought I would ask around before figuring out if this is something I can fix, something I should pay someone to fix, or if it was time to look for a new washer.