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Kenmore washer My washing machine was working fine until my drain tubs overflowed and I think water siponed back into the washer. The washer will not spin now. Can someone help please!!

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Re: kenmore washer

Lori, first check the lid switch, if it's broken, it won't spin or drain. Put it into spin and hold the switch down, see if it drains. Check that back.

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