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I have a Roper washing machine that will fill with water, agitate, and stops. I replaced the lid switch assembly and tried it again. Same thing, but one step farther. It went past the agitate and started the first spin cycle. During the spin cycle, it sounded like a car engine reving up and idling, reving, idle. I switched it to the rinse cycle and it filled with water, agitated and tried to spin again, but quit working. As I said, I did replace the lid switch assembly. Upon the initial investigation, I found a black dust on the floor below the machine in the center of the machine. Any ideas??

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The black dust is from the motor coupler. It is normal to have some under the unit. If it stops completly and you chaged the switch check the lid adjustment if the lid is loose it might not make the switch all the time.

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Defective Lid Switch
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