If it does not show a reading it means the heating element is faulty. A professional make use of the ohmmeter to read across both terminals once more and the earth terminal on the element. Here however, a positive reading means a faulty heating element while a negative reading mean no fault with the heating element. This is not a job for the average person. If you are not well versed with electronics don't even consider experimenting.
Old Washer Spin Enable Switches: A mercury type spin-stop lid or door safety switch was used on most automatic washer appliance models until very recently. This device is mounted by a bracket to the lid hinge. This position ensures proper operation of the appliance, which depends on mercury within the capsule to make or break the contact. When the appliance owner raises the lid during spin, the mercury in the switch capsule runs away from the switch contacts, and the timer circuit to the spin solenoid is broken.