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Spin in all cycles not removing water from clothes

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There may be something blocking the drain pump.
if you have a wet dry shop vac you can attach it to the end of the drain hose to remove all the water
then you need to check the drain pump for obstructions if you do not find anything there then remove the drain hose from the bottom of the tub and check there.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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