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Machine fills, washes, tosses clothes back and forth in the spin cycle but will not spin fast and clothes are waterlogged when machine stops

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  • danielandsha Sep 29, 2009

    Thank you, but this does not seem to be the problem. The machine works fine except it won't do a full spinning action. It seems like it could be more a problem of the drum off it's trolly or something like that. The last load before this happened was a light one, and the machine bounced around quite a bit on the spin cycle. Could that have broken something--or jolted the drum off it's bearings?

  • danielandsha Sep 30, 2009

    I appreciate your help, but the solutions did not apply. The belt looks OK so rather than pay hundreds for a new transmission and $100 for Sears to come to my house just to tell me that, I am getting a new machine.

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I would check the belt first, if that looks okay, your gonna want to call a repair guy in to check the transmission.

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You need to check the lid switch to see if it's working properly. Before testing the lid switch, unplug the washer or shut off the power to avoid an electrical shock hazard.

Check the link below that you would have an idea how to test the lid switch:

http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/washer/check/lidswitch.php

If the washing machine works fine after bypassing the lid switch, then you need to replace it. If the washer is still under the warranty, take advantage of it and contact the manufacturer for free repair.

Have a great day!

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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