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SPIN CYCLE WON"T WORK ON WASHING MACHINE...HELP!

My spin cycle on my washing machine won't work. You can still hear the motor running and going thru the motions but the spin cycle won't work at all, or rather won't spin at all. All the other cycles work fine.

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  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    Ours is doing the same thing this morning - have you learned what causes this?

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    please i have this same proplem any answers????

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    My top-load Whirlpool just makes sound during spin cycle. The water still drains, but won't spin.

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It appears your lid switch has failed in this instance.

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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


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If you are having a problem with your top load washer then check out this tip...

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If you are having problems with your front load washing machine then checkout this tip...

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