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Kenmore front loader washer

My washer will not go into its spin cycle during any washes. It seems to tumble the clothes, however it will not go into a full speed spin and drain the water. Any suggestions?

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You need to replace the speed control unit (board) in the lower right corner in the back of the washer it is faulty

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