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Frigidaire front load washing machine gtlf490e

The dang thing wont spin to ring out clothes. it will wash, then drain but all it does in spin mode is hummmmmm... i have replaced both main boards and checked for if something was clogged i ddint see anything what else could it be or am i not looking in the right spot? it does fine on the test mode .. it spins fast on the test mode . so i cant figure out why it wont do it in the cycle mode?? someone help me .. wont buy frigidaire again..

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  • jenjen_1228 Jun 30, 2008

    I'm having the exact same problem with the similar machine (GLTF2070DSO). Both boards replaced, still will not spin at high speed to drain off water from clothes. During diagnostic tests, high spin kicks in as it is supposed to. High spin will not occur on own at end of rinse cycle. The washer simply stops with clothes still soaking wet with approximately 15 minutes left on the wash cycle.

  • jaybeaulieu_ Nov 13, 2008

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The drain underneath is clogged. Mine has done this twice. It is difficult to get to, but you can clean it out yourself.

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

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Mine did this, turns out there was a sock stuck down in the drainage tube underneath.Apparantly , small items can be sucked into the draining area thru the rubber seal around the inside.

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Ill save us some time that washer is one of the best out there i have one my self pop me an email at b4829@yahoo.com and check my4 boxes say in e mail front loader wont spin ill send ya something

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  • 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.


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  • 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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