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Washer will drain but won't spin

Make Kenmore 500
Model 110.29592800
Type 111-07

After a wash cycle the machine will drain but not spin about 1 time in two. I have to lift the lid and close it again and it will then begin to spin. I have to be on top of it all the time at the end each wash and rinse cycle to make sure that it starts to spin.

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  • swilsonw Sep 07, 2009

    Thanks totalcarefl, The lid switch makes sense. I have tried to get the console off to have a look but I can't figure out how! Can you suggest how I would get at the lid switch? If it helps I can send you a picture of the machine.

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Check your lid switch, make sure it is open and close properly..you have very strange problem never run in one like that...for more info please contact me directly at totalcarefl@yahoo.com

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