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Won't agitate or spin

I have a GE Profile washing machine (model# wsse4220a0ww). It will not spin or agitate but it will fill up with water and drain just fine. I opened the front panel and check the belt to the motor and it also seems to be just fine. Any ideas? Thanks, Steve

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    I have the same issue, and it's not the lid switch. Any other ideas? My basket will take one or two rotations and come to a screeching halt. Smells a little like burning rubber.

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Hi, Get a stron magenet and place it on the lidswitch activator located on the cabinet where the lid closes. If you don't have a magenet, remove the front panel again and locate the connector for the lid switch. Use an insulated wire and try jumping the lid switch.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you on any other questions or geting the part.

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