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MAH4000AWW GOES THROUGH THE ENTIRE WASH CYCLE WITHOUT THE DOOR LOCKED INDICATOR LIGHT ON BUT WHEN IT COMES TIME TO SPIN CYCLE IT WON'T SPIN

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    Door lock indicator not on--not draining water

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My washer doesn't have lock door light on at all and clothes come out soaking wet

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

I have the same problem, being told it's a motor controler problem.

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