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What Part Should You Replace When Your Washer Won't Spin?

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Some of the possible parts to replace if a washer does not spin include the direct drive motor coupling, door lock, wax motor or lid switch. Other possibilities include the clutch assembly or drive belt.

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A common symptom of a direct drive motor coupling problem is when the washer fills and drains, but does not agitate the clothing. A door that does not close or open easily could indicate a door lock issue. In a front loading washing machine, a door that doesn't close may need a new wax motor, which can be tested with a multimeter. A lid switch may fail in a top loading washer if it is not getting power or is not mechanically activated.

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