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Front loead washer will not spin/rinse,

The water drains but the clothes are all wet. so it will not spin/rinse

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  • Jerry Goggins Sep 19, 2008

    The machine skips the spin cycle, so the clothes come out soaking wet.

  • John Voholetz
    John Voholetz Sep 29, 2008

    My machine does the same thing. Everything works fine until it gets to about the 5 minute mark. It should begin to spin, but it just turns off. and beeps like it's finished.

  • TWINTURBOCAV Nov 23, 2008

    I HAD MY WASHER ABOUT 4 YEARS NOW IT DOES NOT SPIN ON DRAIN SPIN CYCLE IT IS NOW OUT OF WARRENTY I HAVE A GREAT DEAL IN ELETRONICS AND MECHANICAL EXPERIENCE. SO I DECIEDED TO CHECK IT OUT I HAVE NOTICED THAT THE DRUM MOVED SO MUCH THAT IT HIT THE WIRES GOING TO THE PCM HAD OPENED THE CASING TO THE RED WIRE AND SHORTED IT TO GROUNG THIS VERY WELL COULD HAVE CAUSE MINE AND YOUR PROBLEM THEY WILL NOT TELL YOU ABOUT THIS JUST CHARGE U.

    I THINK THEY KNOW OF THIS PROBLEM BUT WILL NOT ADDRESS IT. ALSO THEY DID NOT INCLUDE A WIRING DIAGRAM.IT WOULD BE A GREAT HELP IN DIANOSTIC OF THIS PROBLEM FOR ME

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First, make sure that you do not overload the machine.
When the clothes are wet at the end of a cycle, check these:
Motor coupler To test the motor coupler, re-start the washer in its spin cycle. Let the machine run for a minute, and then open the lid and notice whether the tub is spinning:

  • If it's spinning when you lift the lid, the coupler is fine.


  • If it isn't spinning--and your machine was produced by Whirlpool®--you may have a broken coupler. Many Whirlpool-made washers use a small, relatively inexpensive device called a motor coupling. This plastic-and-rubber component is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. When that happens, you need to replace it completely.


Spin cycle If the washer doesn't reach its proper spin speed, the clothes may be too wet at the end of a cycle. Check to be sure the load is properly balanced and run a spin cycle again. If the clothes are still wet, you may have a worn or loose belt (Maytag®), a worn clutch (GE®/Hotpoint®), or a worn motor pulley or tub bearing. Replace the applicable component.

Alternatively, there could be clothes caught between the inner and outer tubs. Read the "It spins but won't pump" section of the "It won't drain" section. Also, there could be other things that cause friction on the drive train. Seek the assistance of a qualified appliance repair technician.

Siphoning If the water that pumps from the machine goes right back into the machine after the spin cycle, it may be because your washer is siphoning the water from a laundry tub with a slow drain, back into the washer. Try to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is there something stuck in the drain?) Also, be sure the drain hose doesn't reach more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub. If it does, cut off the excess.

Water-inlet valve Water-inlet valves eventually fail. One problem that may develop with a water-inlet valve is that it can no longer completely shut off when the electricity is turned off to it. Then, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub--you may notice that your washer has water in it when you haven't used it for a few days. To fix this, replace the valve.

The cycle doesn't advance When the cycle doesn't advance, it's probably the timer or a cold-water supply problem:

  • It's the timer, if your washing machine fills with water and begins agitating, but the timer never advances--or if the washer is in a spin cycle and the timer won't advance. Then you need to replace the timer.


  • It may be a cold-water supply problem, if the washing machine fills with water, agitates, drains, and spins, but then doesn't fill with rinse water. See There's no cold water.

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