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Whirlpool top load belt driven commercial --spins while agitating

Spins during agitating. throws out soap and water.
lid switch is broke would that be it

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Tobe a belt driven wp it would have tobe pretty old,if so its down in the cam bar area.the feet or plungers break and the cam bar dose not pull back.i would remove cam bar and file to clean up or replace if to worn along with new plunger.also use lite greese on cam bar where it slides and on bottem of blungers.also check the condition of your wig wag[control magnet.May God bless your house,tom

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