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Does not spin sometimes

Washer goes threw cycles, but does not spin if you reset the timer to spin it will work sometimes it did not drain but if you put timer in rince or spin it will work i think i always open lid and look then reset

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Re: does not spin sometimes

Tbone, make sure the lid switch is not broke or loose and the actuator is making the lid switch. Usually when you have a no spin, no drain on these direct drive models it involves the lid back.

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