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I have a sears washing model 110 20924990 that fills with water/agitates but when cycle is over it won't go to drain/spin cycle. The drain is not clogged because when it stopped working on the regular wash cycle I put it on the prewash cycle to drain/spin and it worked -- for the last time. So now the drain/spin cycle does not work on any wash cycle. Can you tell my what could be the problem? Thank!

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The most common issue is the lid switch, if it is not making then the machine will not spin. Have you checked the switch for continuity? you can also jump across the switch to see if this is the issue. If the switch turns out good then it has to be either your control panel or the motor tansmission. If it is still washing but not spinning then my bet is with the lid switch. Remove the screws int he control nanel and flip it back the unclip the cabinet and slide it off to get to the switch

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