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Washer won't drain or spin

I washed a comforter and when it got to the spin cycle, the washer jumped around and stopped completely. When I ran a new load of clothes, my washer worked until the rinse cycle. It did the agitation, but now it won't drain so my clothes are sitting in soapy water.

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  • mbsjwalsh Mar 02, 2009

    It's a top loader - how do I fix the lid switch?

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Top loader ??? or front loader??? if top loader you have broken your lid switch, will fill, agitate, but when it comes to drain/spin for safety reasons if the unit doent recognize the lid closed it will not advance...if yo have a front loader then i would suspect that something has gotten into the pump assy and preventing drainiing of water therefore will not spin

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