Question about Frigidaire GLTR1670A Front Load Washer

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No spin cycle

During final spin -very loud banging noise and machine jerked violently. Now motor appears to run but no spin in any cycle

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  • rw444 Dec 04, 2007

    The belt is not broken & still attached to the motor & drum.

  • rw444 Dec 04, 2007

    The motor sounds like it is running but the drum does not turn

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Did you check to see if there is a broken
belt present

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

  • Eugene Merritt Dec 04, 2007

    Is it running or not during spin cycle

  • Eugene Merritt Dec 04, 2007

    Do you intend to work on this yourself
    or are you just trying to find out what
    may be wrong with it. The only thing
    listed for no spin are these 3 items:
    Washer door is not completely closed. Close door completely.
    Dispenser drawer is not completely closed. Close dispenser drawer.
    Load is too small. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
    here are the links to the manuals
    http://www.frigidaire.com/products/resul...

    special attention to
    users guide
    tech data
    parts manual

    that should give you a better idea of whats involved and
    what the problem may be you want to look for something
    thats loose, broken, or slipping springs shock etc

    Verify motor rotation tech data has information and a
    warning for this procedure be sure to read the warnings

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