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Whirlpool top loader 6K won't spin. The machine will fill with water but then won't drain the water or spin the clothes. Have emptied water, checked hose and connections and everything looks OK, can't see any obvious problem.

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    Toby Norton May 11, 2010

    Does it agitate? A plugged pump or a bad lid switch could cause it not to drain/ spin. Do you hear a click when you lower the lid? Do you hear any buzzing when you try to spin it? What is your model number? (located center rear underneath your lid)

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Since I haven't heard back on this in over a week, I will assume it's been resolved with the clarification questions.

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