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Spin cycles not spinning, does drain water before spin

Kenmore top load washer 20 years old, fills with water, agitates but will not spin; does drain water. New belt, top lid switch okay. I have concerns regarding the spin cam bar or other related conponents to cam bar. Belt instructions said to advance the spin cam bar to the spin position, however, the new belt was replaced because machine stopped spining.

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Check the is the part near the cam bar.has 2 coils on it. also check the yellow wire going to the solenoid it may look ok but could be broke internally.

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