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Whirlpool washer dryer not spinning one item

Hi. I've been wanting to use the Drain/Spin programme to spin-dry a bath mat (which I hand washed and squeezed out). On previous occasions I've done this successfully, but now it won't spin up to the selected speed (600), perhaps only reaching 100 rpm. There's almost no visible wobble in the drum which may have indicated an unbalanced load. If I empty the drum and use the same settings it spins up okay. Draining seems unobstructed, and no error codes are displayed. Do these machines have a sensor for unbalanced loads which can become over-sensitive? It's coming up to 7 years old. Thanks for any advice.

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  • Colin Goble Jan 24, 2013

    Thanks, Brian. I've since found similar suggestions to yours, so I'll definitely try it next time. Must have just been lucky before!

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That is normal for front load washers. It doesn't have a sensor to detect unbalanced load. The computer can detect through the motor that load is not equal so that it will not kick in to high spin and shake the machine to pieces. Put in some towels or something else with it to balance it out and it will spin. I have owned a laundromat for 10 years and I have speed queen horizon machines and they are the same way. People are always washing rugs in them and they do the same thing. Just be sure to clean the button trap on the pump at least once a year

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  • Brian Reynolds Jan 22, 2013

    That is normal for front load washers. It doesn't have a sensor to detect unbalanced load. The computer can detect through the motor that load is not equal so that it will not kick in to high spin and shake the machine to pieces. Put in some towels or something else with it to balance it out and it will spin. I have owned a laundromat for 10 years and I have speed queen horizon machines and they are the same way. People are always washing rugs in them and they do the same thing. Just be sure to clean the button trap on the pump at least once a year

  • Colin Goble Jan 24, 2013

    Thanks, Brian. I've since seen other suggestions like yours, so I'll be sure to try it next time. Must just have been lucky before!

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In fact there are sensors that can detect higher vibration and there by control the speed. It must be seen if this is available on your model. Please check the capacitor to the motor, couple a similar one and see if the speed improves. Also check for free movement with your hand , if not you need to reset the drive assembly.
finally check on the motor, check the drive.

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