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Will fill and drain but won't spin without assistance.

Kenmore washing machine 417 model. Will fill with water and drain. But will not spin. We took the top of and can sometimes get it to kick in by movng the drum. Once final spin gets going it will finish on its own, once have jiggled it. Any suggestions?

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The safety switch could be broken or loose. This switch tells the machine that the lid is closed so that it only spins with it closed.

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