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Ge front loading washer will not spin. What can I do.

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t 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.

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The first thing to do is clean your drain filter! I just did it. unscrew 3 screws with a phillips, take off the front panel right below the round door, not the bottom panel that will act like it comes off.
then unscrew the white cap that is sttached to a black hose. it will be filled with gunk, it is designed to trap gunk from washes.
I found a dollar bill in there!
this fix took 5 minutes, no service call, and free to do.
BTW: have a bucket under that white cap to catch the dirty water.
replace all back together, and it will drain like new!

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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SOURCE: front load washer

  1. Turn off machine and unplug it.
  2. Open filter it and clean it.
  3. Check if in pump turbine is clogged or jammed with foreign object. On some pumps you can test if turbine it rotates free using screwdriver or a finger.
  4. Check if the drain outlet pipe is clogged.

Unless pump motor is dead I'm 99% sure that either filter, pump and/or drain pipe are clogged.

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SOURCE: ge front load washer does not spin or drain

Unscrew the botom front panel,behind that you will see a lint trap,with the power off,and unplugged,place lot of towels on floor at this trap,unscrew slowly,as water will exscape,trap will pull out with plug,clean trap,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,trap is about 1.5 inches round,it located at bottom right side of my machine,,,,,,,,,good luck

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: GE front load washer is not draining after spin cycle

The draining is controlled by drain pump in the washing machine. If the drain pump is clogged or got loose then water will not drain properly and this problems will occur.Remove the drain pump and drain hoses. First thing you can do is take the drain hose and blow into it and check if its getting blocked.If the air is passing through the hoses then loosen the hoses to the pump. You might want to get some pinch off pliers to save water from going ever where or a shop vac to **** out the tub. If the pump is getting warm current is flowing to it and propeller is jammed more than likely. The front should have a couple of 1/4 screws at the corners on the front should pop after removing them. If you require parts then you can buy them from www.repairclinic.com Thanks. you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

Posted on May 17, 2010

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SOURCE: Our new GE front load washer shakes/ vibrates and

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When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about that...

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