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Gltf2940es1 won't spin

It spins slowly, but will not spin the clothes out so we can try them.

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  • Anonymous May 06, 2008

    I have a Frigidaire GLTF2940ES1 from 2005. Sometimes it spins the clothes out, sometimes it doesn't. If I have a heavy item in by itself, it barely spins out the water. I have even tried putting it on Drain/Spin only but the tub barely goes around.

  • Anonymous May 26, 2008

    My washer is spinning slowly, but not fast and getting the water out of the clothes. It is stuck on the door lock symbol blinking, and will not complete the wash cycle. So, for two days our laundry has been sitting there. I have tried unplugging it and leaving it for a while, I know that sometimes they tell you to do that to reset the computer. It did not work. It appears to be a mechanical failure?

  • beansy Jun 12, 2008

    I have a frigidaire front loading machine and mine would run through the whole cycle, but would not spin really fast during the final cycle like it used to, so the clothes come out very wet. I took off bottom front panel to reach pump and emptied that out, found $3.83 in change and some broken necklaces, and noticed the belt was laying on the floor of the machine. My husband bought a new belt and replaced it from the back panel and I very excitedly did a load of laundry after a week of being withhout washer. Guess what- the laundry still came out soaking wet. I sat and watched the final spin cycle and it's still spinning only slow, but never does that fast spin that gets the water out.

  • mrscleaner Jun 13, 2008

    I am having a similar problem. The washer starts and within just a few minutes of starting, it just shuts off. When you put it on the spin/drain cycle it drains, but spins very slowly back and forth, then after a couple minutes shuts off. No error code either. Help!

  • summerconnor Sep 09, 2008

    I also have had this problem with my washer Model ATFB6000ES...That I bought less than 2 years ago. Top of the line they say! HAHAHA..not even. I have had the repair people out 4 times in the first 1 and once it was out of warranty now 3 times. I have replaced and repaired almost everything at this point. Spent more on repairs than it actually cost new...and once again I have the same problem. It will not go into full spin....it does the slow spin and then beeps a couple of times and stops with laundry left soaked! With 4 kids in the house this is a REAL problem. We have checked all places for plugged up hose and filters....I found a little change but nothing that would have caused this issue.

    PLEASE HELP!

    Mother of 4 preteen and teen kids !

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    Chris Mar 28, 2014

    Found the same symptoms with mine. After much searching and numerous poor attempts from appliance repair 'experts' to resolve others issues I tried the door switch. Easy to remove if you can open the door (can access from removing the top panel with the two screws in the back instead of removing the door seal, I opened the switch itself and easily removed the solenoid (long white or red switching mechanism with two terminals on it). Found the replacement online for @ $8 delivered to my door. Works like a champ! Forget changing the $160 control.board or $140 motor board. .

  • Chris
    Chris Mar 28, 2014

    Same problem here with GLTF2940ES1. Replaced the solenoid on the door switch for $8. Access by removing the top panel with two screws in the back. Open the normal door and take out the two screws where the door latch enters. Pull it upward and disconnect. Open the switch and the solenoid easily removes. Number stamped on side of switch.

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Had same problem of not spinning at high speed. It would slowly spin back and forth before and after the required high speed spin, as it is supposed to. During the high speed spin, it would just sit there and do nothing. You would think that the control board computer or the motor was the problem. No! After reading other discussion chanins, I would never have believed that it was the door lock. IT WAS THE DOOR LOCK. I put one in and it fixed the problem. Go figure.

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If your washer won't spin, check these:
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.


It pumps, but doesn't spin If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. 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.


  • The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.


  • A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)


  • The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.


  • The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.


  • The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.


  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.
It spins only with the lid closed For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.

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