Front Load Washer Does Not Spin

If your front-load washer will not spin:

Pauses:Wait for a few minutes, since pauses of up to three minutes may occur between cycles as the timer advances in steps. For example, there may be a 3-minute delay at the end of agitation and prior to the washer pumping out the water. The pump-out process itself can then take an additional 3 minutes. After the pump out, the washer will begin to spin.

  • Do not manually advance the timer if it's pausing after agitation, as you may miss the pump-out cycle.

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 wall 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 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.

For information on a Top Load Washer:Top Load Washer Does Not Spin