My spin cycle on my washing machine won't work. You can still hear the motor running and going thru the motions but the spin cycle won't work at all, or rather won't spin at all. All the other cycles work fine.
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Re: SPIN CYCLE WON"T WORK ON WASHING MACHINE...HELP!
It appears your lid switch has failed in this instance.
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hi mary,i just wrote and asked you for the model number,if this is a regular top load washer it could be the timer as long as you don't hear the motor running,if you do hear the motor running you could have a broken motor coupling because the drain pump is on the motor shaft so it will drain, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K1KHEogf3c if you don't hear the motor it could be the timer,when it should agitate try tapping on the timer and see if it works,it has points in it and they can get stuck together or burn out and have no contact like you're saying but it's just a guess without seeing it but if the timer is advancing through with no agitation it could be the timer,did you try any other cycles
when you put it in the spin cycle can you hear the motor running but the machine won't spin?if so another common problem is the motor coupling breaks and i will send a video for this,if this isn't the problem let me know and i'll try to help you out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K1KHEogf3c
Its either in the lid switch or timer. Examine the lid switch. Try starting the wash cycle and press in on lid switch to make sure it activates. If the lid switch is good and you dont hear the motor trying to activate during wash than its in the timer. Does the timer advance? Please comment me back If you need further assistance.
If the timer advances normally thru the spin and drain steps of the cycle you selected, than the problem that would cause neither spinning or draining, is the wash motor is not reversing. The motors is a two direction motor. It spins clockwise for normal agitation, but counterclockwise to engage the wash drum clutch and operate the drain pump. I would ask you to check for motor sounds at all during the spin and drain cycles. The pump reversing in the spin or drain cycles can be a function of the machine's lid safety switch, or if not the motor switch or timer contacts. The lid switch is first thing to check here, for sure! If the machine seems to stop running when it comes time to drain or spin, the lid switch is your best bet!
Humming could mean a stalled motor. These machines also have a coupling between motor and gearbox which can fail. However, the pump is attached to the motor, so if it's not pumping it probably means the motor isn't spinning. Check motor and/or gearbox.....Nomess