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We have a three year Kenmore washing machine. The spin cycle doesn't work. When I open the lid and press the switch button with a pencil,it still won't spin;however, there is a buzzing sound coming from the pressed switch. Once I use my other hand to give the tub a tug while keeping the switch pressed with the pencil, the tub will spin throughout the spin cycle.However it spins slowly leaving the clothes completely soaked. What is the most likely problem?

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