Have you checked to see that the waste is not blocked? THis is very
common on these machines and causes the pressure switch not to operate,
making the machine fail to spin or spin with water in the drum,
causing unbalance symptoms.
This is extremely common on Hotpoint machines without a accessible filter. The filter is in the rubber waste pipe under the drum and needs to be removed to be cleaned out. When iti s blocked it also blocks the chamber that operates the pressure switch.
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