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My washer will not drain or spin my clothes. the only functions that will work are 'fill' and 'agitate'. do you have any suggestions for me. it is a 17 year old kenmore. should i just get a new one?

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Check the lid switch. I assume this is a top load washer so on the right side of the lid opening is a striker that fits thru a slot an engages a arm which closes a switch. Sometimes it is the switch which fails and other times the arm breaks. There are 2 screws in the lid area that holds it in place. Please remember to unplug before removing to prevent getting shocked. This is what happened to mine.Hope this helps.

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    Sorry forgot to tell you the function of the switch is to shut down the motor when in spin when the lid is opened. so if it isn't working no spin or drain.

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Check the lid switch for being closed and having contunity

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