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Drum wont spin

Good morning, i have a kenmore washing machine that yesterday stopped spinning, It will run through every other cycle until it gets to the spin cycle it stops and this is on every setting. It was working fine until yesterday when i did something different, i was told a little pine sol in the water would help with a sour smell our clothes have been getting but i cant see that stopping it from spinning. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you Allen

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    thank you for responding, i will try that and let you know

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The problem is your lid switch. This is a common problem that can be easily fixed. If you click on the following link, it gives you step-by-step instructions on how to replace a lid switch.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385199-replacing_lid_switch_whirlpool_top

Typically, the lid switch becomes loose, or the contacts eventually fail from repeated use. If you open and shut the washer lid, you should be able to hear a "clicking" sound as the lid switch activates with the lid closing.

The switch is located on the the right-hand side of the lid on some models, and is activated by a plastic piece on the lid, called a "lid strike". Make sure the lid strike is still intact.

On other models the lid switch is located on the left-hand side under the washer casing near the left lid hinge. It is activated by a small rod that closes the lid switch contacts when the hinge pivots. Sometimes a simple adjustment of this rod will cure a lid switch problem.

If you post back with your model number, I can tell you which type of lid switch you have. Typically, they range in price form about $25 to $35. I hope this helps you.

PS Pine Sol would not cause this problem. I think this is just a coincidence.

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