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Frigidaire Washer Won't Spin or Agitate


The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer won't spin or agitate are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer won't spin or agitate

Cause 1Drive Belt

Inspect the drive belt to determine if it is broken or if it is loose on the pulleys. If the drive belt is broken or loose, replace it.

Drive Belt for your FrigidaireWashing Machine
Drive Belt - Part # 1378564 Mfg Part # 134051003

Drive belt, front load washer

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Cause 2Drive Motor

The drive motor might be defective. However, the drive motor is rarely at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the drive motor, first check all of the more commonly defective washer components. If none of those components are defective, consider replacing the drive motor. To determine if the drive motor is defective, first ensure that the motor is getting power. If the drive motor hums but doesn’t run, is noisy, or does not turn freely, replace it.

Drive Motor for your FrigidaireWashing Machine
Drive Motor - Part # 1553383 Mfg Part # 137043000

Drive Motor. NOTE: This part is often misdiagnosed due to a faulty motor control board.

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Cause 3Door Latch

The door latch secures the washer door shut during operation. Once the washer door is closed, the washer can begin operating. If the washer door is not latched shut, the door switch will prevent the washer from operating. If the door latch is defective, the washer will not spin or start. The door latch can fail either mechanically or electrically. Inspect the door latch for damage. If the door latch is damaged, or does not close properly, replace it. To determine if the door latch has failed electrically, use a multimeter to test any switches on the door latch for continuity. If one of the switches does not have continuity when activated, replace the switch.

Door Latch for your FrigidaireWashing Machine
Door Latch - Part # 1531974 Mfg Part # 131763202

Washing machine door lock and switch assembly for front loading washers. If the washer will not start, the door lock may be defective.

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Cause 4Motor Control Board

The motor control board provides power to the motor. If the motor control board is defective, the washer may not function properly or may not work at all. First, check the control board for burned out components. To determine if the motor control board is defective, ensure that the control board is providing power to the motor. If the control board has power, but is not providing power to the motor, replace it.

Motor Control Board for your FrigidaireWashing Machine
Motor Control Board - Part # 1191307 Mfg Part # 134743500

Washer motor control board. This part contains the board, bracket, tape and screw mounted on control. NOTE: This part is often misdiagnosed. Please enter your appliance model# into our Repair Help section for additional repair help.

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