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Machine will not spin

I have had the top of the machine off to make sure tha the belt is still in tact, which it is, bu the machin just will not spin.....can anyone help?

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The lack of spin could be caused by a safety switch that has failed; all machines are equipped to prevent spin if the switch is not activated, normally by a closed lid or door.
If the switch fails (not uncommon) the machine thinks the lid/door is open.

The location of the switch varies widely but is always activated by the closure of the hatch.

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