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Washer Not Spinning/Draining? Switch Testing, Troubleshooting

Washer not spinning or draining? This video demonstrates how to test a three terminal switch on a washing machine. The lid switch, selector switch, and start switch are commonly replaced parts for a washer that is not spinning or draining.

Other commonly replaced parts for a washer that is not spinning:
Motor coupling
Drive belt
Door latch
Door lock motor and switch assembly
Motor control board
Drive block

Other commonly replaced parts for a washer that is not draining:
Drain pump
Pump belt
Drive belt
Drain hose
Coin trap

All of the information provided in this part testing video is applicable to the following brands:
Amana, Bosch, Frigidaire, GE, Kenmore, LG, Maytag, Samsung, Whirlpool
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