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It won't spin or drain. :-(

Um, it's my grandma's washer, so, I don't really know anything about it, but, it will was clothes, but, it just kind of quits after that. Like it won't spin or drain.

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Check the lid switch first - depending on the brand - some machines won't spin or drain if it thinks the lid is open. open the lid and take a small screw driver driver, press up and down on the switch. you should be able to hear it click. if it is not clicking then the lid switch is probaly bad.

some machines will drain with the lid open but not spin. if this is the case with your machine you could have other problems such as timer or motor.

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