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The washer spin cyle is stopping and when the door is opened and closed it starts to spin again. there is a rod attached to the door that makes and breaks a mirco switch when opened and closed, located on the left side of door. I suspect the problem to be the switch. If you agree, My problem is I don't know how to get to it. Help

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    blueextc3221 May 11, 2010

    reply with the make & model # so we can help further.



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This machine is operating properly. All washers are designed to stop spinning when the door/lid is open -- it's a required safety feature.

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