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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most spin problems are consequence of drain system faults.
The first part to check is drain system. Check the drain hose at the back and the drain filter attached to the pump. See article at the end for more detail.
Most machines' timer boards do an additional check on the lid switch before starting the spin part of the cycle. If the lid lock light is flashing and the machine does not spin the lid switch is probably defective.
The lid switch is tested jumping its contacts or reading Ohms at switch terminal. A two-terminals switch must read continuity (low impedance) when door is closed and must read open (infinity of Ohms) when door is open. If the switch is a three contacts, the third contact is called "heater". In that case there must be continuity between the three contacts with lid closed. If the model instead of a simple switch uses a wax motor, then the lock cannot be tested by jumping contacts. The lock motor must be tested reading Ohms and checking that impedance is the same as indicated in service manual.
If lid switch and drain system are OK, then the pressure switch must be tested.The pressure switch detects the water level and among other things determines when to advance the cycle to spin.
If all the above is OK, then the motor and motor control unit (if present) must be tested.
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