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Spins when it feels like it

Sometimes my washer works just fine - which is why I have put up with it all of this time. Sometimes it will not spin at the end of the wash cycle. Sometimes it does. Sometimes it does not spin after the wash cycle and goes on to the rinse cycle and when the washer stops I find the fabric softener still in the depenser. I sometimes can catch the machine acting up, and if I lift and lower the lid it spins. Sometimes I have to do this more than once to get it to spin. What part is needing replacement?

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Popcorn, sounds like you are having trouble with the lid switch. The plastic housing in which the screws hold the switch to the cabinet may have cracked, or came loose. If the lid switch is not making correct contact the result is no spin, no drain. The switch actuator on the lid itself may need adjustment. The lid switch is mounted to the cabinet on the back right side under the consol. The lid switch part number is 8054980. But check the actuator first. back.

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