Learn how your appliance is supposed to operate so you can determine if it is malfunctioning.
The washer's motor turns one way for wash, the oppose for spin and drain. The spin function is always preceded by a drain cycle to remove all standing water from the tub and basket. When first starting in the spin/drain direction, the transmission is in 'neutral' and the motor only turns the pump. Once a set amount of time has elapsed, the timer will pause the motor long enough for the drive motor to come to a complete stop. When the timer restarts the motor again in the same (clockwise) direction, the transmission 'shifts into gear' and turns the basket. The pump is still turning in the right direction to pump water out to the drain.
The timer will power the motor to spin the clothes for several minutes to get most of the water out of the clothes. At the end of the spin cycle power is removed from the drive motor and the spin brake will bring the basket to a complete stop within a few seconds.
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