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Agitator and spin cycle not working

When com to agitating cycle hear clickin and no agitation also the same when put into spin cycle

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  • apdset58 Nov 19, 2008

    How do you remove the lid switch from a GE WWSE3160A washing machine?

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    my admiral washer will fill, but not agitate/spin?

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I just had the same type of problem and fixed it. The door switch under the lid is not working properly. Mine wasn't working because some lint, etc. got caught around the switch wiring and as the agitator used to spin, it spun a knot around these wires. Over time, this knot started to pull on the wires and one of the wires got disconnected. So, for the time being, I "jumpered" the switch out and can operate that way. BUT, THE SPIN CYCLE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK UNTIL YOU SHUT IT OFF. IT WILL NOT SHUT OFF BY ITSELF (AUTOMATICALLY). ALSO, BE VERY CAREFUL. THE DOOR SWITCH NOW DOESN'T WORK UNTIL YOU WIRE IT BACK IN. THEREFORE, THE SPIN CYCLE WILL CONTINUE UNTIL YOU SHUT IT OFF YOURSELF (NO DOOR SWITCH IN OTHERWORDS).

Good Luck!

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Motor might need new brushes

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