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My fridgidaire washer fillw with water and agitates but it will not spin or drain.

My fridgidaire washer fill with water and agitates but it will not spin or drain.

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  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    my fridgidaire washer will fill with water and agitateut will not spin or drain

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    my washer does not agitate it just spins

  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2008

    my washer will not drain an spins slow,also it makes a click-click noise when uclose the lid on the washer

  • tandt2007 Dec 05, 2008

    My washer spins but the water does not go out or it leaves several inches in the tub, what to do

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YOUR LID SWITCH IS BAD,POP THE TOP FIND THE WIRE JACK TO SWITCH CUT BOTH OUTSIDE WIRES,WIRE NUT THEM TOGETHER,MADE SURE YOU UNPLUG MACHINE FIRST,YOUR MACHINE WILL NOW WORK BUT WHEN YOU LIFT THE LID ON FILL OR SPIN IT WILL NOT TURN OFF,SO KEEP YOUR HANDS OUT OF THERE,THE LIP SWITCH CONTROLS FILL AND SPIN,THANKS-MIKE

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Okay...I'm a little confused on your symptoms. You initially said it fills, but doesn't agitate or spin, but drains.

Then, you finished with the washer filling, no agitate or spin, but now doesn't drain.

Which one is it?

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1. Fills, may or may not agitate, won't spin or drain - lid switch.
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If you need replacement parts, go to searspartsdirect.com and type in your model number in the "Search by Model Number" window. The lid switch can be found under the "Top and Cabinet" heading as item number 11 (part #3949238). Instructions on how to replace are located at the following link:

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