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Agitator no longer moving

During a normal washing cycle, the basket of my KAWS850L top load washer seemed to have excessive movement but soon went back to normal. I smelled a slight bit of smoke as if something was burning so I stopped the cycle. After turning on the washer again 5 minutes later, the cycle finished. Now after starting a new cycle, the water fills into the basket but nothing occurs after that. No spinning, no movement at all and a low buzzing sound when machine is on. Any diagnosis and possible resolution will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Sounds like you may have burned out the lid switch. if it is not working the timer thinks the lid is not closed and will not advance.

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