Why will washer not drain

My washer will fill and agitate but when time to drain before going to rinse it does nothing. I was able to hit the lid and it go right on drain but now not even hitting lid helps .is this a switch or pump problem

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Cause 1

Drain Pump

Sometimes, small objects or articles of clothing can get caught in the drain pump. To determine if anything is blocking the drain pump, remove the drain pump and check the pump for obstructions. If the drain pump is clear of obstructions, but is still noisy during the drain cycle, replace the drain pump.

Cause 2

Clogged Pump or Hose

Sometimes, socks and other small articles of clothing can get into the drain system and clog the pump hose or the pump itself. Remove the hoses from the pump and check for any obstructions.

Cause 3

Lid Switch Assembly

The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. If the lid switch assembly fails, the washer will not drain. To determine if the lid switch assembly is defective, use a multimeter to test each of the lid switches for continuity. If a lid switch does not have continuity, replace it.

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@kackie ,Kathy , The lid switch or connection to the switch will be the problem, check the wires and connection for loose/damage/corrosion and repair if needed and try, before changing switch. Since I do not have your exact model #, I will post some what generic video's guides on the problem and fix. The switch could be ordered online at the 4th link or at any preferred appliance part's outlet using your make and model#. If not wanting to do the repair yourself have a good local repair tech. have a look and estimate repair. Good luck.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMzLKLpI...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFsvLiuT...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5aW9WkT...

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/washer...

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