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Sounds most likely a broken/defective lid switch. The lid switch on a top-load washer is a safety switch that detects whether the top-load washer lid is closed. The lid must be closed when the basket spins; some top-load models require that the washer lid be closed before the washer drive motor runs (thus no draining). If the lid switch isn't properly detecting whether the lid is closed replace the switch.

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If the machine is a top loading washer a common cause for this problem is the safety switch in the top lid door. If the switch fails to close because the lid is up or switch failure then the washer will not go into the spin cycle. A projection on the top lid enters a hole allowing the closed lid to activate the safety switch.

On older models the switch activation produces a distinctive click. A small dry wood stick could be used to gently push in to the hole while listening for the distinct click of the switch.

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