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Washing machine stops in middle of spin cycle, have to pull control knob out over and over to complete cycle.

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Re: Washing machine stops in middle of spin cycle, have...

If the machine restarts immediately, vibration may be disabling the door closed switch. This switch is designed to stop the machine when the door opens, and if it becomes misaligned any large vibrations may cause it to sense that the door is open. This will not happen usually under the relatively mild vibrations from the wash cycle. Try running it while holding the door down. It can be adjusted but the top usually must be removed to do so.

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