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  • StanStihl May 11, 2010

    There are a few things that can cause this... on top loaders, the first thing you should check is the lid switch. Different models put this switch in different locations, and use different methods for activating the switch (some are magnetic, some are activated by a tab on the door, and some are activated with the door hinge. On front loaders, this is usually caused by a blockage in the drain pump. Model number stickers are usually located somewhere inside the door area on either type, or occasionally behind the control panel.

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Hi,
One of the main reasons for the washer not to spin or drain is the interlock switch. Top load washers are designed with an interlock switch that stops the machine if the lid is opened during a spin cycle. This switch is operated by a post mounted on the lid that goes into a hole in the rim of the machine and pushes down on the switch, or a bump on the side of the lid right by the hinge that presses against a switch when the lid is closed.
Determine which type you have. If it is the type with a hole and post, get a screwdriver and stick it into the hole with the machine in the spin cycle and the knob pulled out. If the machine starts, then the post is missing or broken.
If you have the other type of door interlock then the switch may not be working, but you will need a service call to fix it.
Would appreciate if you mentioned the model number of the washer.
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