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NOT SPINNING- ESTATE TAWS800JQ

OPENED UP WASHING MACHINE- CHECKED COUPLER- LOOKS GOOD. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE 2ND THING WE SHOULD CHECK??

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If it washes (agitates) check the lid switch next - thats just below the hole in the top. poke a wooden pencil in to aactivate or just remove and check switch

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