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Washer Only Spins When Empty

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Determing the reason for a washer to stop working properly during the spin cycle may be beyond the skills of the typical consumer, at least without some research. This is a guide about washer only spins when empty.
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January 23, 2017

I rent an apartment with a GE top load washer. Lately it will not spin with a load of clothes in the washer. When I take the clothes out and test the machine still no spinning. But if I let it sit overnight then it will spin with an empty drum. I've read my manual and done everything suggested. I'm frustrated and perplexed, is it me or the washer?

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

Sounds like maybe your belt stretched out or just bad or it could be a baring in the drum

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

It could be as simple as a tub nut, or as extensive as a transmission. Does it make noise too?

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January 23, 20171 found this helpful

Your landlord or landlady is responsible for the washer, not you. They should fix or replace.

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January 23, 20170 found this helpful

Let's face it, a washer that won't spin the water out is of no value. It could be that the washer is out of balance or a number of other things. Let your landlord know that the machine is not working properly. It is his responsibility.

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January 24, 20170 found this helpful

It is not noisy, other then the spin, it goes through all the other parts of the wash cycle and makes the appropriate noises.

I am just trying to determine whether it is a user issue as my manual indicates if the washer spins when empty but not when full then that is likely what it is.

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January 24, 20170 found this helpful

You rent? Contact the landlord.

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January 24, 20170 found this helpful

https://www.you  ch?v=kmBy80vgHY0 how to fix a GE washer that wont spin... hope this helps.. of course the apartment mgt. should be responsible I would think, they should fix it.

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September 5, 2015

Our GE washer will not spin when it has a load of clothes. It washes, rinses, and drains but will not spin. However, if you run it empty all cycles work fine. Any ideas?

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September 6, 20150 found this helpful

I had a wonderful repairman in my community. My idea is to call a repair shop and talk to someone there. If you have access to a good repair person, it will likely be an easy thing to fix for someone who knows what they are doing. These people train for these jobs; I always think it is best to consult an expert.

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