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Kenmore Elite Model 11023032101 will not Spin

Fills and Agitates, pumps out and stops. It will not Spin.
How do I get to the Lid Switch?
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If it agitates and pumps out water it is not the lid switch.  you most probably have a bad brake/clutch mechanism.  the fact that it spins tells me the transmission is good 

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