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Washer won't spin

FRIGIDAIRE MODEL #FTF2140ESi FRONT LOAD WASHER THE WASHER TUB WILL TURN TO AGITATE AND THE PUMP DOES REMOVE THE WATER, BUT WILL NOT SPIN TO DRAIN CLOTHES.

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  • duckat Oct 29, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Washer drum tumbles fine through wash cycle but does not spin.

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    I have the same problem.

  • btobias May 11, 2010

    my frigidaire model ftf2140esi front load washer tub will not turn to agitate clothes, it will drain but not all the water and it will not spin but goes through the cycle . What do you think it might be ? btobias



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Check the coin trap. If it is plugged this will happen. Remove the bottom front cover, You will see a black rubber boot where the drain is. There will be a wire hose clamp. loosen it. seperatethe boot from the tub and stick your fingers down in the boot and pull up the trap. Clean it out and replace it.
This should fix your problem.

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Did you check that the door lock switch is working?
See this thread:
http://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/showthread.php?t=3124

If it's not the door-lock switch, you need a new speed control board.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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