GE Washer Drains But Won't Spin?

If your washing machine is draining but not spinning, you may need to call a repair person out to fix it. A GE washer that drains but won't spin is a problem you can try to fix on your own but it may be difficult.


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February 27, 2014

My GE washer is 3 years old (model#GHWP1000MOWW), it will drain the water out, but will not spin. It makes a sound like it's spinning, but it isn't. Thanks.

By Scott H.


March 2, 20140 found this helpful
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Howdy. I had this happen to me about a year back. After me researching this on the web. I decided it was the lid switch. When you put down your lid to the washer... it starts a mechanism. I also talked with people where I ordered my parts from and they agreed... it was the lid switch.

I ordered it (less than $50.00 including s/h), and then installed it ourselves (me and my husband). I found out how to replace it by using youtube. I watched the video several times and even kept it up and was running back and forth from the washer to the computer. We got it replaced and it worked like a dream.

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June 7, 2015

I have a GE washer model WCVH6800J2WW that won't spin. The door locks and it runs and drains. I have checked the belt and it looks fine. I guess I may have overloaded it the last time.


It is only 3 years old. What do you think? Can you also tell me the steps to get a error code? Thanks!


November 21, 20170 found this helpful

You can download the book for it here. Follow the directions and call them. If it is only 3 years old it may be under some sort of warranty still.

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November 21, 20170 found this helpful

If you overloaded it you may have damaged the invertor or motor. You will probably need servicing. You are always better off doing more loads than one load that is too big.

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March 11, 2015

My GE front load washer washes and drained, but will not spin.



December 4, 20170 found this helpful

This could be a problem with the belt being off or loose. You also have a motor in the machine and one of the gears inside the motor could be broken.


You'll need to examine the motor and see if it is having any issues turning.

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December 5, 20170 found this helpful

You may have a timer problem.

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October 24, 2014

My washer will pump water out, but will not spin. Once I get it to spin it will spin two or three times then quit. I replaced the lid switch and it still does the same.

By Frank


March 20, 20200 found this helpful

there is a small looking square box on the side of your drum that has a hose hooked to it .take the front panel off and it should be on the left side take the hose off and see if there is any thing in it if it is clean the hose out and your washer should start spinning again. Good luck

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