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I have a whirlppol washer and just the spin cycle won't work . Is there any troublshooting I can do to get the water out of the machine?

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The lid switch would be my first guess, most washers require this switch contacts to be closed before they go into spin mode, you can bypass the lid switch if you are technically inclined, it is just a common type of switch.

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