Front Load Washer - Does Not Spin

If your front-load washer will not spin, there are a few things you can check to try to fix this:



  1. Wait a few minutes to see if the washer will spin since pauses of up to three minutes may occur between cycles as the timer advances forward. For example, there may be a three minute delay at the end of agitation prior to the washer pumping out the water and going into spin.

  2. The pump out process itself can take an additional three minutes after a pause in the cycle.

  3. After the pump out, the washer will begin to spin. Do not manually advance the timer if it is pausing after agitation as you may miss the pump out portion of the cycle when doing this.


Loss of Power:

  • Check your house fuses, circuit breakers and the wall outlet. A loss of electrical power to the washer will cause a failure to spin. To check for power at the outlet, carefully plug a small table lamp or hair dryer into the wall outlet and turn it on.

  • If it does not work, you may have blown a fuse, tripped a circuit breaker or have a defective wall outlet.


Dispenser Drawer:

The washer will not spin if the dispenser drawer is not fully closed.


Load Size:

If the load size is too small, the washer may not spin. Add one or two similar items to help increase and balance out the load.


If the above suggestions do not resolve the issue, service may be needed. If you would like to schedule a service appointment, please contact GE Appliance Service or schedule a service appointment online.


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