After washing a heavy bedspread the machine failed to spin. Drained water and rearranged spread, drum now not turning to wash and will not spin. Is this a major problem and would it be better to buy a new machine?
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Heavy Mats, Coats, Bedspreads etc....Your balance sensor will shut it down as you have heavy mats full of water they are very heavy. If it didn't your machine would self-destruct. You might try a commercial laundry as their machines are designed (bolted to the floor) to handle various heavier loads. Even those will shut down if it senses to heavy of a load though.
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You really should realize that when clothes get wet, they get heavy. If those heavy clothes are sticking to one place on the drum it will be out of balance and knock at the sides of the washer. If this happens, simply open the door (not when the washer is full of water, of course) and the drum will stop spinning. Just spread the wet stuff around the drum surface and close the door...voila!
UE means unbalance error. It means the machine can't balance the clothes in the drum so it won't spin to prevent excessive vibration and damage to the machine. Usually opening the door and rearranging the clothes helps, or take some out then put onto a rinse and spin. If there is just a few items in then it will struggle to spread them around and balance.
Any flashing lights or extra solid lights on the control board? By "spin cycle", do you mean the final spin cycle and drainage of water through waste pipe (basically, I want to know if the washer spins then fails, or fails to begin any rotation of the drum whatsoever). I'm having problems with my WMA35 myself, so it'd be interesting to see if this a common fault.
move the kicking plate on the front-bottom of the machine. You will see
o circular lid there, turn it on anti-clockvise to open. All of the
water blocked will come from there, be careful. Look carefully that
there are some objects blocking the water draining. Then turn on the
machine on draining programme, the plastic rotor should turn fastly
when the machine is on. If it is not running, change the pump motor. If
it is running, but machine is not draining again you can understand
that there is an objeck stuck on the hose between drum and pump motor.
Lay down the machine on its rear facade, you will see a large and black
hose between drum and pump motor. When you remove it, you will see that
there is something that blocks water running.
You dont say how big this rug is, but I am guessing its not big enough to spreadevenly around the machine. The machine senses an imbalance and willo not spin or failos to spin at a rate that would rekove the water. Try adding some balance to the drum with another object that will evenly spread the load to see if that helops to get rid of the sopping water. BTW any pictures of you whipping the rug around in the backyard? That should make for Utube fame!
There's a very good possiblity that the washer may require some leveling, but there's a lso a good possibility that the bed spread may have caused the problem. If the only thing you were washing was the bed spread this can be a difficult weight to distribute EVENLY around the wash tub when the washer goes into the spin cycle. This problem can be common when washing single large items such as bed spread, comforter, sleeping bag, etc. The tub needs to stay balanced in order for the spin cycle to run with no vibration.
To check the level of the machine, it needs to be level front-to-back and side-to-side. Also, the flooring UNDER the washer needs to be substantial enough to support the weight. If the floor flexes, your washer will walk. This can be common in mobile homes and upstairs laundry rooms.
If you need a manual for the washer, try geappliances.com. In the Search window, use the drop down menu and select "Use and Care Manuals". Type in your COMPLETE model number in the adjacent window and you should be able to find what you're looking for. If your owner's manual is not listed, the web site posts a toll free number (1-800-626-2005) that you can call as well.