Tip & How-To about Washing Machines
There are many
possibilities for this problem, but the most common and regular problem seen is
There is a lid switch in the washer. The washing machine will not start spinning till the lid is closed. In some cases it has been seen that lid is closed still the washer does not spin. in this cases the lid switch has to be checked. if the lid switch is faulty then the closed lid will not be detected by the washing machine, and it will not start spin cycle.
But if the lid switch is ok checked, then other possibility can be fault in the motor coupler. Many a times the motor coupler is broken .The motor coupler is plastic/rubber kind of material fitted on the shaft of the motor .Check properly if the motor coupler seems cracked, worn out loose or broken then it needs to be replaced to solve the issue. But if motor coupler is checked ok then other possibility for this problem is the spinning belt. If the belt is worn out or loose or cracked/broken then it needs to replace.
Only for GE washers. In GE model washers, there is a clutch used for proper spin speed. If the clutch wears out, it has to be replaced to. But if clutch/belt seems ok. then other possibility is driver motor itself .check if the motor has power if not then the motor is got internally burnt .in this case the drive motor needs to be replaced. but if drive motor is functioning properly then other possibility to be checked for this fault is the transmission shifter and pulley. If the transmission shifter becomes defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. Replacing the shifter is bit time consuming and tough job. you will require proper tools to deal with this problem. But if the transmission shifter is properly working then other basic possibility to check is the spin bearing/basket drive. The part may be rusted ot got worn out completely. So the inner tub is not spinning freely inside the outer tub. If this is the case then you will hear a loud squiring/chirping sound during the spin cycle. So the bearing fault will be easily identified. Before replacing the spin bearing check if the bearings are got dried up or they are worn/rusted. If dried then apply bit greasy material on the bearings and check out. But if still the noise it needs replacement. But if the bearings are rusted/worn out then it needs replacement. That is confirmed.
This will help.Thanks.
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