One of my cats has a kidney infection and emptied a full bladder onto my bed. With a FULL load in the wash - on a HOLIDAY WEEKEND, it decided to stop spinning on me. I was moments away from cutting some wires to test the lid switch when I noticed the little green flashing light and did another Google search leading me here.
Your little reset lid-slamming hokey pokey reset the motor and got me spinning again. I can't tell you how many stupid videos I watched and out of date materials I read through on the net and none of them mentioned this.
You have earned your beer. Delivered! :-) Thanks again!!