Washers Spins and Stops Repeatedly
All washing machines that are 1995 and newer drain out the water with a separate drain pump before spinning the clothes out.
Occasionally, the timer may be advanced to the pump out portion and the washer will try to spin with a full or partial tub of water. In this case the washer will try to spin, recognize there is water still in the basket and stop and pump out, try to spin again, stop and pump out, etc. This will continue until all of the water is out. It will then complete the spin cycle (if there is any time left).
This is a normal situation and will not harm the washer. If this situation is noticed, it is best to advance the timer all the way around and try setting it at an earlier position in the pump out sequence.
On models prior to 1995 the washer drains while spinning.