the way it works it the motor turns one direction and the innards of the beast begin to agitate and cleanse the clothes the tub is locked down and does not move very much and the pump is pumping back into the tub so the water does not go out of the machine. It comes to a screaching halt and stands still it will not go furthur until the timer moves forward another click or so. Then the motor's polarity is reversed through the timer and the whole thang goes in the opposite direction the pump now pumps the water out,the spring that holds the tub is released by the cam riser mechinism on the main pulley, the tub begins to spin rapidly. The water is tossed outward and the clothes get dryed to point of damp dry. The motor comes to a halt the brake takes hold the tub locks up and the wash cycle is over.Why wont it spin? Locked pump. Lid open, bad lid switch, Motor froze, bad timer,pump locked up, Machine unpluged. Remove the belt and make sure the the pump turns easy both ways. Check the lid switch for continuity.Le sez le bon temps roule mon ami.