Washer spins but everthing is wet


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Old 01-18-10, 12:48 PM
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Washer spins but everthing is wet

We have a newer Frigidaire front load washer. It will go through the complete spin cycle but our cloathing will usually still be wet. Even if we spin it again. Sometimes there is standing water in the bin. I am not a repair man but it seems like drain tubing might be clogged. Any ideas?
 
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you need to see if the water is draining and if it spins fast. if it wont drain most of the time you can take the pump apart and remove the obstruction. if it is draining the water then the door latch could be bad not allowing a fast spin
 
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Dose it get to the top spin speed? Water in tub leads me to belive you have something in the water pump. Take bottom panel off and you can get to water pump. Use wet dry Vacuum to suck water out through drain hose.
 
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It does get to top spin and it doesn't always happen.
 
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if it spins fast and still feels wet perhaps you are using too much detergent.

door latches are often intermittent when they go bad....
 
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A few things to consider...

If the Frigidaire Affinity washer is on a wood floor...
and the washer shakes/vibrates during the spin cycle...

This can cause the washer to stop spinning and make several attempts to re-distribute the laundry load. After a few attempts that failed--the computer will default and proceed to finish the cycle--leaving wet clothing.

A slow draining pump is quite common on this model. Gaining access to this drain pump and the black rubber sump boot is not easy even for an experienced servicer. It will be necessary to remove this coin trap sump from the drain pump & tub to examine it internally. Oftentimes there's a load of lint and other debris. When the drain flow is reduced by this partial blockage--the water level sensor will indicate that the tub still has not fully drained sufficiently enough to allow the washer to enter high speed spin.

Using the CORRECT type and amount of laundry detergent is super-important. Most HE detergent instructions are incorrect.
The correct amount is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Washload

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

If the incorrect type of detergent is used OR too much HE type detergent is added---this can cause excessive sudsing which in turn likely will limit the spin speed. Resulting in poor spin-dry performance.

Additionally--using the incorrect detergent or amount will lead to:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times (longer than time displayed)

Error message/Interrupted cycle

Insufficient cleaning results (especially light-color fabrics)

Small leaks at the rear of the washer AFTER the cycle has ended (suds from the air vent)
 

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