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Spin won't work on washing machine

A little bit of plastic broke off from the rim of the machine and I have a feeling it is caught down the bottom of the spinner stopping it from spinning.... how do I get to that part of the machine? Maybe it just needs a good clean out... how do I do that also?

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Small plastic from rim likely the lid switch
switch openc is like lid open make sure lid switch works use a pen to push lid switch down make sure it clicks

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