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The machine wont spin

During washing with water and clothes the machine will not go to the spin cycle

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Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

The washer must be empty / no water in the wash tub before this washer will spin. The design of your machine is that it has a "floating wash tub" that sinks down onto the hub spline to spin the wash tub. If the machine does not drain enough then the water level control / pressure switch will not activate the spin cycle.

You should check the wash tub to make sure is empty when it is pulling the I don't want to spin routine. If it is not draining there can be a problem with the pump drive on the end of the motor shaft or the pump inlet can have a foreign object in it preventing complete draining of the wash tub.

If there is still residual water in the tub try using a bucket and manually draining the water from the wash tub by lowering the drain hose and letting the water out. Then check to see if it spins...

IF IT SPINS... you have a water draining issue
a. pump
b. clog / foreign object

If it still does NOT spin then the most likely failures would be
1. The water level control
2. The motor drive brushes
3. The timer control.

Your washing machine parts can be found here:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=263612&diagram_id=110362#d110362

Thanks for using FixYa,

Kelly

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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    Kelly Apr 23, 2010

    JSRock is right on the lid switch also. Seems I lacked "a keen sense of the obvious today" and have to tip my hat to him for pointing that out.... That should be the first thing you check.

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The most common cause of the problem you are experiencing is a lid switch malfunction. Symptoms may include, filling and stopping on the intial fill cycle, a wash tub that will not drain, and stopping right after the wash cycle and not advancing to rinse or spin cycles.

The lid switch is usually mounted under the washer top casing, on the right hand side on most top load models. It is activated by a plastic piece on the lid (called a "Lid Strike") through a small hole on the rim of the wash tub opening. In many cases the lid strike breaks off the lid, or the lid switch becomes loose and no longer makes contact. Inspect the lid to make sure the lid strike is still intact, and then inspect the mounting screws (adjacent to the small opening on the wash tub rim) and make sure they are snug. If you determine the switch to be defective, the following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3557193-replacing_a_lid_switch

On some models, the lid switch is located under the top casing by one of the lid hinges. You will know if you if you have this type of switch, because It does not have a lid strike and the small hole on the right hand side of the wash tub will not be present. This switch is actuated (toggled) by a rod on the lid hinge. With this type of switch, if you locate it and it can be toggled by hand, you may only need to adjust the actuator by bending it slightly.

NOTE: You do not have to drain or bail the water from the washer tub to perform this repair. Once a defective lid switch is replaced, the washer should drain normally.

A replacement lid switch (if required) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

The average price is about $20 - $30 if you perform the repair yourself. Prices differ between sites so shop and compare. If the model number you posted this question under is correct, the part number for a replacement switch is 3949247.

If you have questions, or need additional assistance, please post back and let me know. The lid switch is a very simple repair that you can easily perform without the assistance of a repairman.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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