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Will not spin dry... drains but wont spin.. I have a trouble code of 6 flashes which indicates a locked rotor. I have bypassed the lid switch. no solution as of yet. Thanks in advance.

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It seems that the lid switch is fine and the rotor should be replaced however, please post back with the manufacturers name and model no for further assistance.

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