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this concerns a Maytag "atlantis" clothes washer, model MAV6200AWW, style Y7909215, sn 20105180ac,about 12 years old.
the wash and rinse cylces work fine.  at the end of the rinse cycle, the water drains completely, but the spin cycle does not happen.  the motor runs fine, good and loud like it always has up to now,  but the basket does not spin at all.  I have a generic handyman home appliance repair book which says that in situations like this, the spin solenoid is usually the primary culprit. ok.  i have a volt-ohm meter (VOM) and know how to use it.  so: (1) how do i find the spin solenoid on this machine?  (2) how do i test it, i.e. i assume i need to take a resistance reading across its terminals; what is a "good" read-out value for it?  (3) anything else i should check for? (anything in the lid switch that might be wrong?)  
thank you !!

Throw the book does not pertain to this model number you supplied.  Your units motor turns in one direction to agitate and the other to drain and spin.  Since it is draining that mean the transmission pulley is spinning also.  Unfortunately it is not turning the transmission.  There is a little cam in the assembly that wears.  Check this and see if it is worn.  

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Eric and Ann Campion

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