Machine will drain and tumble but no spin

Appliance Repair Troubleshooting QuestionsCategory: Washing MachinesMachine will drain and tumble but no spin
Anonymous asked 7 years ago
My Kenmore first gen front load washer will not spin. The machine will fill, drain and tumble but drum stops when spin cycle kicks in. The tech replaced control switch and control panel but symptoms still the same. He has ordered a motor and is supposed to come back to replace it. He seems to just be replacing parts without much diagnostics. I wondered if it might be a faulty door switch but the light comes on and it locks until you pull out the switch and then it goes out and the door will open.  Also, pondered the possibility of it being a faulty wire from the control panel (not the panel itself). If it is shorting out, wondered if the spin cycle would be triggered to speed up the motor.  Any thoughts