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Wont spin or drain

Washer will not spin or drain

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I have had a simular problem for years, Maytag couldn't fix it, every time they came out it worked just dosn't happen all the time just whenever it feels like it...finally figured out that when the washer enters the (final) spin cycle, if the dryer is on it won't enter into the spin cycle, just sits there and hums...TURN OFF the dryer, my guess is there is an electromagnetic interfearance from the dryer and by turning off the dryer the washer will enter it's spin cycle. Remember, you can't just open or pause the dryer...turn it off before the washer starts the spin cycle.

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My neptune front load washer will not drain. All it does is hum. The drum turns freely by hand.

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Re: wont spin or drain

The drain pump is jammed or clogged up. Remove the filter cover and check for bobby pins, coins or bra wires. If clean, remove drum to pump hose from the pump and check for any foreign matter. Try to turn the pump impeller by hand. It should turn freely. If pump is not free, replace it.

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check the pump ,,, if pump wont pump out the washer wont spin till it gets down so low / larryyb

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Sounds like a bad lid switch. When you close the top lid, there is a safety switch that closes, it is actuated by a pin attached to the lid, there will be a small hole located on top of the machine, somewhere on the perimter of the top of the tub. Could also be a bad timer.

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If your washer does not drain you need to check this parts.
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