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Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000ESI - won't spin

I have a the above front load washing machine. It washes the clothes, but, won't spin out. The door shows as being locked. We took apart the back and cleaned all the hoses and the little white basket inside the pump, and, it still won't work. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Mary

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  • prdiaz_57 Aug 10, 2008

    I also have a frigidaire affinity 7000 front load washer that will wash and rinse but will not spin out. I have checked everything, cleaned out the hoses and the white basket however I am not sure if the pump is working ir not. When it gets to the spin cycle it sounds like it is trying to drain the water but I don't think that it is.

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    Same here. Will not spin when light load.

  • ProfessorJoe Sep 14, 2008

    Same here. All of the sudden so spin. It washes and rinses just fine. It sounds like the pump is running but so spinning. My wife said that she heard a strange noise before it quit spinning. Is there a seperate spin motor or clutch?

  • knutty Oct 03, 2008

    Same deal here, won't spin. It sounds like it wants to but it just gently tosses the wet clothes around.

  • GJordon Oct 09, 2008

    I have the same problem. Has anyone contacted the manufacturer about this issue? If so, what were you told?

  • troybuz Oct 25, 2008

    I too have exactally the same issue. The machine suddenly does not kick into the spin cycle. I have reset and re-ran the load and the same thing, NO SPIN.

    It's not too big of a load, it's not from overloading or misusing...it just isn't working.

    Any real help out there?

  • lbilan Oct 31, 2008

    Same issue here. Had a tech come out and he "fixed" the stuck drum. Also, machine shuts off now before the load even hits the spin cycle. The spin cycle issue was only the beginning.

  • littleout34 Nov 15, 2008

    I have the same problem with my washer. Repairman told me (the first time) I was using the wrong detergent (use HE only). So thats what I did. The same thing happened again...this time he told me it was clogged with a sock and a few coins...more BS. Now the warranty has expired and I have to pay every time the repairman comes. I HATE this washer!!

  • hansel1234 Nov 18, 2008

    bought it in august '07. THe door lock mechanism has its own personality it jams and doesn't close easily. Today it has stopped spinning. Last July they told me I overloaded it and the belt broke. Since I have service plan, that I paid for they repaired it. First removed the dryer on top, then the washer could have new belt put in.
    I'm guessing same thing happened today, although I didn't put anything more than half full tub in it, only one towel and underwear.

    I owned a Maytag Neptune and Sears Top/down and never had problems. The dryer on the Maytag stopped so I bought this thing and I am regretting it. What an awful machine.


  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    try removing the top and check for loose connections at the motor controller should be a sheet under there to show you where they are

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I just had this problem with my Frigidaire Affinity ATF7000EE0.

When the machine seems to work fine (as it will wash but just won't kick into a spin cycle) it is most likely the door lock/switch assembly. In addition to the actual door lock solenoid and door closed switch, the assembly contains a secondary lock in the form of a wax motor and an auxiliary switch. This wax motor and switch activates during the spin cycle. When the wax motor goes bad the secondary lock does not activate therefore the spin cycle switch does not activate, which in turn disables the spin cycle. Even though you can hear your door lock kick in and the door is locked it is most likely the secondary lock in this switch assembly. Start by replacing it first.

Unplug the washer unless you want to get shocked! Take out the two screws at the back of the washer that holds on the washer top and remove the top by sliding towards the back of the machine and lift up. You can go to the front of the machine and reach down inside to the door lock while removing the two screws that hold it in from the outside front of the machine. Once the lock is removed there should be enough wire slack to get the lock up above the tub before you go and try to unplug any connections. Make sure and make notes as to where your connections go on the switch. Simply unplug the old switch and plug your new lock assembly in, remount it, and put the top back on. You should be good to go.

One note, don't panic if you select spin cycle and it doesn't start spinning immediately. Wax motors actuate very slow and smoothly. It could take up to a minute for the lock and switch mechanism to get into place before the spin will start.

Have a great day!

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Have you washed any rugs in it lately and are you shure the pump is running

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Same problem, Turn it on, runs, but wont spin, cloths are wet and wont final spin. Clean the trap, cleaned the lines ect, still wont,
Err code 47,

Not the best fix. but worked, Click start on spin, then hit cancel, click Cancel again, and hold Start/Options, and 6 clicks counter clock wise, and run in spin mode. and waaaalaaa, Cloths are dry and ready for the washer, 4am and on a weekend and need clean cloths, best fix till I can find the part I need...

Hope that helps, but yes, you will need to remove the top of the washer, 2 screws in the back, and take the door switch off and replace it. but if broke and need a fix now... do as listed,

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It's easier to just remove the door gasket that attaches the tub to the machine. Once you remove the ring around it and pry it off the door switch is easily reached.

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I just had the same issue. It was the door locking component. The cost was $80.00 and was pretty simple to fix.

Step 1. Remove the back screws for the top section of the washer, remove cover.
Step 2. Open door, remove the 2 screws for door lock.
Step 3. Reach your hand down in there and pull the unit up. Remove the wires and install new switch.

Once I figured out the issue, bought the part, it took about 10 minutes to remove, install, test, and put it all back together. Make sure to check the error code first, by pressing start and cancel at the same time. hold it down till it gives an error code. Door lock is E47. Start with the cheapest thing first!

God Bless!

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Where can you purchase the door lock switch?

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I followed the directions above, and inside my machine is a manual that tells you how to do diagnostics. I put mine in diagnostic mode and it gave me E147 I think... but it meant computer thinks door is open. I took the switch out. It's a little on the complicated side, but I took it apart anyway. Two plastic spring clips holding the whole thing together, pry it apart (there is no glue) Now, pay very close attention to the little white clip and its orientation. Now, take the white clip out, take loose the main set of contacts (assuming that you see nothing broken), then clean the contacts with some fine grade sandpaper or an emory board. You'll need to fish that little spring out on the main contacts after you clean them, then put everything back together like you found it. I reinstalled the door switch, checked for the code again, and there was no code. I put the dryer on spin and whizzo, spins like a top. I'm sure those contacts got warm and eventually I will be doing this again, and eventually I will have to replace the switch. But I can definitely get at least two free fixes and it's only a half hour job if you are extremely careful.. about 15 if you are familiar with electronics, solenoids and the like.

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