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Machine switches on after that it does not work . it will not spin or drain or wash just the power light is on door closes properly

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Check the brushes on the motor.............

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My top load sampson powerfoam vrt washer will fill up for rinse cycle but then stops will not rinse spin or drain wont even perform the drain test

Hi Teresa, Before you check out the link below read how To perform the Master Reset, carefully unplug the washing machine from the power outlet and leave it unplugged for one minute. After one minute is up, plug the washer cord back into the wall. Next, open and close the door of the washing machine 6 times within 12 seconds to send a "reset" signal to all the components.(This is a common fix that many appliance repair mechanics use - it works on about 50% of all washing machines.) Once the reset has been completed set the washer to do a small load with no clothes in the washer. See if the washer goes through with the cycle as normal. If the washer performs correctly, then it has been reset and is fixed. If not refer to more troubleshooting techniques and causes of problems below.
If that did not solve the problem then it may be the "Lid Switch". Top loading washing machines that have a faulty lid switch will not turn the agitator and the spin cycle will not start. However on some washing machine models it will still agitate but not spin. To properly check this you must remove the lid switch.

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The washing machine will not spin or drain?

First of all check if the motor is running or not when you turn on the motor. If the motor is not turning on then this problem is due to fault in the motor. But if the motor is getting on and running properly then most probably this problem relates to stuck up or cracked drain pump pulley. It needs to be checked but if the pump pulley is functioning properly then check the drain pump belt. If the drain pump belt is worn out or loose or cracked/broken then it needs to replace. But if the motor is not running then before replacing the motor check the lid switch. There is a lid switch in the washer. The washing machine will not start spinning till the lid is closed. In some cases it has been seen that lid is closed still the washer does not spin. in this cases the lid switch has to be checked. if the lid switch is faulty then the closed lid will not be detected by the washing machine, and it will not start spin cycle. And this faulty lid switch can stop the motor from running.
The switch is located near the door frame in the washing machine.
This will help.thanks.

on Mar 18, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Maytag Atlantis washing machine does not rinse, spin or drain

You need to make sure that the switch on the door/lid is making a connection. If the lid is not closing completely, clear whatever is not letting it close. However, if it's closing but still not working you may need to replace the switch. I have had them go bad an not make a connection when the lid closes.

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Maytag washing machine washing but not rinsing, spinning or draining

You need to make sure that the switch on the door/lid is making a connection. If the lid is not closing completely, clear whatever is not letting it close. However, if it's closing but still not working you may need to replace the switch. I have had them go bad and not make a connection when the lid closes.

Mar 31, 2014 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Our Frigidaire Front load washer FWTR445RF50, washes fine.But the water does not drain out after the wash and the spin cycle does not work. At the spin cycle, the washer acts like the door is not fully...

it won't spin unless the water is drained out.a bad door switch could cause this and is the easiest part to change,and if it's buzzing and it's coming from the switch i'd say you have a bad door switch,also on these machines they had problems with the door hinge the door would sag down and when you go to close it it would hit the bottom of the switch instead of the strike going in the middle of the switch and crack or break the switch,if you think your door is doing this,replace the door switch and when you go to close the door lift up on it when closing so it closes more thing it's not draining so if the door switch doesn't totally fix it check the drain pump and the hose that goes from the tub to pump,it might have a coin catch in it that can get clogged stopping the pump from draining or a bad pump but i would change out the door switch first it could fix your problem before you start getting into the pump,much easier to replace and i've changed a few door switches on these washers,good luck.the door switch part number is 131763256.go here put your model number in go to where it says wash cab,top look at part number 8 this is your door lock,it gives a different number but for some reason sears hasn't updated the site with the newest numbers but the number i gave you is the newest number for the part

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I have a Frigidaire front load washer (3.5 cu.ft.). It is not digital. All the cycles run fine. It fills, agitates, and drains the water...but, it will not spin. We checked the trap and it was dirty. We...

It's probably your door switch, as they fail often on this unit. If defective, the door switch will not allow your machine to go into spin. Replacing the switch is easy, but it's a $90 part, which is the pain. The door switch is located behind where the latch catches the door and locks the door closed, when working properly. Remove the top lid (two screws in the back) and the two screws holding the door switch, then reach down and pull it up. Pay close attention on how the wires hook up and hook up the new unit. Reassemble and watch your machine spin!

Apr 16, 2010 | Frigidaire FTF2140E King-Size ENERGY STAR

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Washing machine problem

could be the door switch or the lid switch. this should, be close in order to drain. and spin. please check it for continuity when the door is close and open when the door is open.

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Zanussi IZ 12 Washing Machine Front Load

Door not shut Check that the door is properly shut.Faulty interlock A faulty interlock might not allow the door to shut properly. Find your door interlock here and replace, or contact a qualified repairer.
No power Check the flex, plug wiring, fuse and mains supply for faults.
Faulty on/off switch Check the power light if fitted. Replace your on/off switch.
Water supply disconnected or off If a washer dryer cannot load water it cannot start a wash cycle. Check water supply.

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try pushing the door closed again, i have a problem with my machine that when i put a load on it starts then stops the light starts flashing then i firmly push the door (at the handle side) and it starts to work again, it might help!

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