I heard a noise coming form the laundry room... a heavy clicking sound like something was trying to turn. I noticed a very heavy blanket was put in the washer on the quick wash setting and immediately turned the washer off and removed the soaked blanket. It felt like it weighed a ton.
I scooped out most of the remaining water and closed the washer and turned it back on for another listen. The same heavy clicking as if something was trying to catch, but couldn't. The basket didn't move at all, so I turned the washer back off, opened the door and gave the basket a spin by hand. It rotated no problem in both directions. So I reset the cycle to see if it would catch and agitate or spin. Nothing. I don't even think it began to fill before I turned it back off due to the loud clicking.
What could be wrong with it? Can I repair it myself? Or should I try to find and identical washer?