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April 4, 2013

Well guys, I got the same problem yesterday night. My washing mashine didn't spin the water out. In the morning, I opened the small door on the front of the machine, in the right down corner. It was not easy, but finally opened.

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After I twisted the cap and pull out a very very stinking and disgusting black thing. Bleah!

At first I thought I finished, but after I checked inside with a flashlight, and saw, there is some more of this disgusting black stuff. I pushed inside a fork and got it out. At the same time all the water came out to the floor. So I think the water couldnt leave, because the filter was totally full.

Now I am testing it and hope it was the only problem. I hope I could help you guys! Have a nice day!

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February 9, 2015

What's wrong with the spin feature? It doesn't seem to spin water out and smells like rubber/plastic burning.

By creek girl

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February 26, 20150 found this helpful
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Late to the party here, but it sounds like your drive belt is worn out and the pulley has rubbed against it causing it to overheat. When this happens the belt is compromised and needs to be replaced. When you replace the belt with a new one the tensioner may need to be adjusted depending on how tight/loose the belt is.

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If the motor spins but the tub doesn't, the tension needs to be tighter. If the whole thing spins fine, you should be good to go.

*Some washing machines are belt driven, some have the tub mounted directly atop the motor. It just depends on the model.

Hope this helps.

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March 10, 2013

I have a Kenmore washer/dryer model# 110.88762793. It will fill with water and go through a whole wash cycle. When it's time for it to spin the water out it stops and will not do anything else. It will not pump the water out either. Can someone help me figure this out?

By Lowery

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March 12, 20130 found this helpful
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Check that nothing is blocking the washer door from closing all the way. There is a sensor that stops the cycle when the door is open.

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March 3, 2018

I have a 2010 Frigidaire washing machine that does not spin all the water out of the clothes after the spin cycle. What could be the cause?


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March 3, 20181 found this helpful
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You could have a defective belt or a kink in the drain hose.

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January 17, 2011

Why is my Roper washer not spinning as well as I used to? The clothes are still very wet.

By allen from St. James, MO

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January 18, 20110 found this helpful
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It's possible the belt is wearing out and needs replacing. If all else works great, that's my best guess.

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March 31, 2015

My Frigidaire front load washer won't spin all the water out on my clothes. They come out soaking wet. Can some one help with the part I need to change?

By Lena R.

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April 1, 20151 found this helpful
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Check part select.com. They have great prices on the parts you need plus help you figure out what's wrong.

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February 21, 2013

My washing machine still washes, but it doesn't do the hard spin it's meant to do, so the clothes still are very wet. There isn't any excess water and there are no blockages. Can anyone help?

By Julie from Wick, Caithness

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January 9, 20140 found this helpful
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No smart alec answer from me. The motor is weak. Most of the time it is the brushes are worn down to almost nothing. The brushes cost about $10.00 a pair and are very easy to replace. Make sure you UNPLUG the washer. If the brushes are not shorter than 1/4" or so, the motor may be worn out.

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The motor is also easily replaced if everything else is good. I replaced my pump (easy) and the brushes and got a "brand new" washing machine for $60.00 instead of $600.00. Google "how to replace washing machine motor brushes" for more info.

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March 13, 2015

I have a Frigidaire front load washer, model gltf2940fs1. The problem started with water not pumping out, so l ordered a new drain pump. I put it on and now it pumps water out OK, but now it won't go into high spin to remove excess water from clothes. It will go thru all cycles OK except final spin cycle and will not complete final spin cycle. It shuts off with about 7 or 8 minutes left.

By John from Rockford, OH

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March 13, 20150 found this helpful
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You can contact the manufacturer for help online or by phone:

www.frigidaire.com/
CALL US
Mon - Sat, 8am - 8pm
1 (800) 374-4432 (EST)

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November 6, 2013

The spin cycle spins, but the clothes are still quite damp.
Does it still need a new belt?

By Laurie

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November 10, 20130 found this helpful
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I don't think washers have belts any more. Call a repair person, and get it fixed in a jiffy.

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October 2, 2011

My washer doesn't spin fast enough and leaves my clothes wet. How do I fix it with household tools?

By Jonathan


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October 6, 20110 found this helpful
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Sounds like your belt is too loose.

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September 3, 2011

I have an Amana top loading heavy duty washing machine, probably 5-8 years old. It does not seem to spin clothes as dry as usual. Is there anything I can check or do before calling a repair person?

By KS from Mountain Home, AR

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September 4, 20110 found this helpful
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I'd check the condition of the belt. Perhaps it's stretched a bit or worn. This would mean it's not as tight as when new.

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January 4, 2017

When my Samsung front load washer goes into the spin cycle, it acts like it can't balance itself out, therefore it doesn't get up to full speed. Therefore the clothes are not getting rung out all the why. Any solutions to this problem?


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January 4, 20170 found this helpful

Reach into the washer and try to turn the basket. It should be hard to turn. If it is easy to turn, you have a problem with the drive block.

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If it is hard to turn, there is a problem with the clutch.

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January 5, 20170 found this helpful

It turns fairly hard so I assume it must be the clutch. Thanks

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April 28, 2017

My washing machine is spinning, but not at the speed it should. What's the problem?


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November 27, 2016

I have a 20 - 30 year old Kenmore 110 washer. They do not make the washers and dryers last anymore. Both my washer and dryer are working well, except the washer does not spin all the water out on the permanent press spin cycle.

It will spin all the water out properly on the sturdy cotton cycle. What might be the problem?

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November 28, 20160 found this helpful

If you phone a repair person, most will tell you that your washer is too old to bother fixing. Mine was only 16 years old and washed clothes for only 1 or 2 people most of those years. I could not get anyone to fix it since out regular repairman closed his business. I might suspect that there is something worn out in the switch/dial/ whatever you have that controls the cycle.

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If I were you, I would simply wash my clothes on the cotton cycle, or wash them on the Perm/press cycle, and then switch over to the cotton cycle for the spin. If your machine is 30 years old, you are not going to get anyone to come and look at it, unless you have a saint for a repair person.

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November 29, 20161 found this helpful

Thank you for your quick response. I have looked at new washers and dryers and am constantly told by the sales person that I should only expect 8- 10 years at the most. What a sorry statement. Several salesman have told me just to keep what I have until is completely breaks.

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It is not the money so much as the fact that they have built in planned obsolescence that makes me want to keep the washer just for spite.

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

Replace the belt. We had that problem a while back.

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My front loader washing machine spins all clothes well. But when loaded with towels it will only spin five towels at a time. If there are any more than that it will not spin.


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