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Will not spin,

Have replaced motor control board, all other cycles work fine ,water wiil drain

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Washing machines may drain but doesn't spin because of the following reasons:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


  • A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)


  • The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.


  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.


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    The tech sheet is probably in the back of the console controls. To check the main motor involves removing the front panel and the p4(by memory, do not quote me on this) connector on the motor control board in the base. Working on the main motor is more involved, not going to cover all the testing neccessary with just your description of problem. Nice washing machine, but there are easier ones to service.

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    Thanks for using FixYa. Please check the water pump. Either the water pump bearing is bad or there are some tiny pieces of debris stuck in the water pump. It is located below the door latch assembly. Remove the front panel and check the drain pump which is attached with hoses. Remove its clamps and clean the drain pump. You can also remove the drain pump by unbolting it from the washer base. If still the issue persists, then check the motor speed control board which is located inside the bottom of the washer. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or
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