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Sometimes won't start spinning cycle

Sometimes, and becoming more frequent, the tub will not spin when it goes into the spin cycle (it will time through the cycle even without spinning). The motor is running and sounds normal, except no spinning. When I catch it, or reset it to the beginning of the spin cycle, I open the lid, rotate the tub a little, and nearly close the lid, enough to start the spin circuit. If it starts spinning, it will continue. If it doesn't, I rotate the tub some more and try again, usually having success the first or second try.
Any guess on the culprit?

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  • drakesouth Oct 26, 2008

    The lid switch closes and the motor starts, but the tub doesn't spin. When I open the lid, the motor stops, I rotate the tub a bit, close the lid, the motor stops and the tub usually starts spinning.

    It's like the transmission has a "dead spot".

  • kilowattman3 Jan 03, 2009

    Mine does the same thing, It just sits there and hums. I can open the lid and shut it and it starts spinning every time. This is the second time I've seen this problem with a washing machine. I'm going to try jumping the lid switch out, but breaking and making the switch works everytime, so I realy don't think thats the problem. I think the motor is running but "something" is not releasing and allowing the tub to spin freely.

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In most cases, this is caused by a faulty lid switch.

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