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My washer is full of water and won't drain or spin or anything. I intentionally stopped the washer to adjust it to spin the water off so I could restart the load with some more laundry...now it won't restart. Did I break the machine??

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The best thing you can use right now is a wet dry shop vac attach it to the end of the drain hose to remove the water.
once you remove the water check the drain hoses and look for anything stuck in the or the drain pump itself and make sure there is nothing blocking the pump.
If all hoses are clear and there is nothing in the pump then you may need to replace the lid switch.There is also a chance that he drain pump is bad.

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Huuum

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