Question about Washing Machines
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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Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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