Hi Allison, yes you can spin a few pieces at a time but yes you do need a few pieces as that machine does require to be able to sense there is weight in the washer before it will run even a spin cycle.
I dont like that they do that either lol.
But a few wet items should work fine and spin dry;-)
One might not activate the sensor as its too light so the machine thinks it is empty;-(
I hope that helps, please rate my service to you kindly at this time, no cost for that.
Thank you and have a great day Allison!