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Front loader washing machine not spinning or draining. 4 years old

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  • gsm891 Sep 25, 2009

    how do you check the control panel?



    Do you need special tools to work on this product or can you use the standard tools?

  • gsm891 Sep 25, 2009

    4 year old front loading washing machine won't spin or drain. Is it usually just the pump or if its clogged can that stop the spinning

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it does not drain It doesn't spin or pump If your washer doesn't spin or pump water out but the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley. If so, you need to replace the pump. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it.

It pumps, but the water returns If the water that pumps out of the machine goes back into the machine after the spin cycle, your washer may be siphoning the water from a laundry tub that has a slow drain, back into the washer. The usual remedy for this is to improve the draining of the laundry tub. (Is something stuck in the drain?) Also, check for these problems:

  • If the drain hose reaches more than about 4 inches into the laundry tub, cut off the excess.


  • If your drain hose is lower than the washer's cabinet, install an air gap/siphon break assembly.
it does not spin It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:

  • If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.


  • If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.
you can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com ---------- click this link directly for more help on how to clean it manually http://www.applianceaid.com/frigidaire_frontload_washer3.html ------------------- thanks.this will help.please do rate the solution.thank you for using fixya.keep updated.

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Sounds like either the pump or motor is faulty. You can test power to the units with a voltmeter. A faulty control panel which is common would also cause more than one not to operate.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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    Nate Stansfield Sep 25, 2009

    Standard tools will work just fine. You should also check out the different pages on this site. Just copy and paste in your address bar:

    http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-rep...


  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Sep 25, 2009

    First thing you want to do is check for cloggs in the drain. These systems are very sensitive to drain clogs.

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It appears your timer/main controller/CCU has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
I recommend both sites because ...


FixYa has no affiliation with either site - I have been using and recommending them for years - trouble free.

PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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