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My washer won't spin

The washer won't engage in agitating or spinning after filling. I tried the spin cycle only and that doesn't work either. Please help. Thanks.

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  • Michael Johnson Jan 04, 2013

    I hear a noise like it's trying to spin but it won't do anything. Thanks.

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Hello Michael Johnson - Does the unit make a humming noise? If so, either the drainage hose/pump is clogged and needs to be cleaned. If not, the washer may possibly be experiencing an issue with the door lock assembly, faulty pump, timer or control board not communicating correctly. Contact a professional to move forward accurately to properly diagnose and repair the unit.

Posted on Jan 08, 2013

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SOURCE: Frigidaire washer won't agitate

Probably a stripped gear in the transmission.

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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SOURCE: Washer will not Spin during SPIN CYCLES

IT IS THE DOOR LOCK ASSEMBLY, COST AROUND $50.00 WHICH IS FAR BETTER THAN $300.00, WHAT A SERVICE REPAIR PERSON WILL CHARGE YOU. YEA IT'S THE CRAZIEST THING IMAGINABLE, THE DOOR LOCK ASSEMBLY BEING THE CAUSE FOR IT TO NOT SPIN ALL THE WATER OUT. I FIXED MINE MYSELF, HAD TO TAKE IT ALL APART VERY CAREFULLY, BUT I SAVED MYSELF $250.00. YOU CAN GET THE PART ONLINE OR GO TO NEAREST APPLIANCE PARTS STORE IN YOUR CITY. ASK FOR DOOR LOCK ASSEMBLY. THEY WILL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE IT IS A VERY COMMON, I REPEAT VERY COMMON PROBLEM WITH THIS BRAND OF WASHING MACHINE.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire front load washer won't drain or spin

This often is a drain hose that is too low or a drain hose that has been pushed too far down inside the stand pipe....the water is actually siphoning out of the washer. Do not "seal" the drain hose to the house plumbing pipe, this will also allow the water to be siphoned out.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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I have a Frigidaire Affinity and the same thing happened to me. After looking on this website I found someone who told me to change the door latch assembly. I went to my local parts supplier and bought a new door latch assembly for $53. My husband replaced the door latch, and it works like new! The good news is the replacement part is better made than the original. The parts guy said he's never seen one fail a 2nd time. This is a cheap fix to a serious problem.

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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Problem solved. It was one of the resolutions posted by one of your clients. TKS. PS this one of the best problem solving sites that I have seen. Great Job Rick

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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