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Front load washer will not spin

The machine will not spin, but the door locks and the motor makes a grinding sound as if something is stripped, gears perhaps.

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  • Kevin Abrahams
    Kevin Abrahams Apr 21, 2014

    I have changed the door lock and switch assembly. This did nothing to change the original problem.



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Good Afternoon Kevin,

I see that you are having trouble with your Frigidaire washer not spinning and making a grinding sound as if something were stripped. I also see that changing out the door lock and switch assembly, did not help the issue.

I would suggest contacting either the manufacturer or your local authorized technician for further assistance. They will be able to diagnose what is causing the grinding sound and better assist in resolving the grinding sound. Hope this helps.

-Best Regards-

Posted on Apr 22, 2014


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