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Water goes into the machine but the spin cycle don't work

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Most washer under the lid you will see a peg of some sort that goes into a slot or hole on top face of washer. That is called a switch. It is designed to be a safety device, so when the washer is on that high speed spin cycle a child or not to smart adult does not open lid when washer is spinning at high speed. The switch is designed to only allow the machine to spin when lid is closed. It appears to me, which happens all the time, is from normal use, that switch might of Went out. Here is what you do to test it. Carefully!, have lid open and put washer on spin cycle and take a flat head screw driver in the slot where lid peg goes and depress screwdriver in slot, and listen as you put it in slot and release it, do it a few times, if you don't hear a clicking sound of like click, click, then switch is out and will not allow washer to spin. Switch then needs to be replaced which is cheap and pretty easy to do your self. With deal with that once you have determined the switch is working or not. Thanks mike

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