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Re: washing machine will not spin
Hi, If this model has a belt, you might need to replace it. Once the belt gets wet, they are ruined. If the motor runs during the spin cycle and the tub does not turn, it is most likely the belt. If the motor is not running in the spin cycle, we need to look at other causes. If I can assist you further, please get me a model # so I can see exactly what washer you have.
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PRESSURE SWITCH Your pressure switch stops the water and allows it to start the next cycle. It's a switch either in the control panel or at the top of the tub with a small tube connected to it which goes down between the inner and outer tub. As the water level increases the air in the tube is compressed until there is enough pressure to "make the switch" stopping the water from filling. This tube can get clogged and the switch won't work. Remove the tube and clean it out. Blowing on the tube when it's still connected to the switch will make the switch if it's working and clear.
Water inlet valve
If it fills with water and starts the cycle and the water keeps running in then your water inlet valve on the back where the water supply comes in is sticking. It needs replacing.
this could be caused by a plugged water level sensor tube, or a bad water level sensor. if you remove the back panel of the washer you will see a small tube that is attached to the outer drum and this tube runs down to a small sensor. disconnect the tube and makes sure that it is clean and clear,, if it looks clear --check real quick to see if the wires are secure to the sensor and if all looks ok then assume that the sensor is bad,,, remove the sensor ( label the wires ) and take it down to your local appliance repair shop and buy a new one ( when you go down to the repair shop - make sure you write down the make,model and serial number of the machine -- this might save some time and confusion ). install the new sensore and replace the back panel,, re hook up hoses and start and test the machine,,,,, should be running great now.
The water level sensor is faulty. After the inlet valve is opened the program controller needs the signal fromt he water level sensor. Thi is normally a pressure switch and as the water builds up the tub through a small opening the water flows through a tube to trigger the switch. So find out the pressure switch and replace. Only once the sensor clicks will the program proceed to wash . Otherwise you can spin becasue the water level sensor need not work for spinning as the level is down.
if it's a top-loader, then the water level sensor is probably failed! if an older machine- there's a plastic tube (which you can't see from the outside) that measures the column of water in the tub of your machine, and triggers the agitate and spin, and rinse cycles of your machine. when it's in wash cycle the water level is lower, then it spins and drains and the rinse cycle pumps in more water (makes sense!), then drains & spins, then re-rinses at the same water level. your water level sensor is defective, probably. allowing it to over-fill. it detects the water level as 'spin' and doesn't agitate! my theory- no guaranty! if it's old get a new washer or a good used one! this is not a problem i've encountered, just a guess. good luck!
It isn't a sensor problem, it sounds more like your water level tube has pulled loose. This is attached to the outer drum itself. You can see it when you remove your front cover to the right of the outer tub. This tube uses the pressure generated from your tub water level to push air up to your water level selector, which has a rubber membrane that flexes and closes 2 contacts as the water level makes the rubber expand. If that tube is off, the water will just keep running.
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Your pressure switch stops the
water and allows it to start the next cycle. It's a switch either in the
control panel or at the top of the tub with a small tube connected to it which
goes down between the inner and outer tub. As the water level increases the air
in the tube is compressed until there is enough pressure to make the switch
stopping the water from filling and allowing the wash cycle to start. . This tube can get clogged and the switch won't
work. Remove the tube and clean it out. Blowing on the tube when it's still
connected to the switch will make the switch if it's working and clear.
If the water doesn't drain does that mean your washer doesn't spin after washing. Could be a loose or broken belt.
It's overfillingIf your washer is overfilling, check these:Water-inlet valveWater-level switchWater-inlet valveA defect in the water-inlet valve may mean that it's no longer able to shut off completely when the electricity has been turned off to it. If this occurs, the valve may leak and drip water into the clothes tub. In time, the water may accumulate substantially. If this happens, you need to replace the valve.Water-level switchA defect--or an obstruction--in the water-level switch may mean that it can't tell the water to shut off. So the machine overflows. This switch senses the water level in the clothes tub. It's usually a diaphragm device with a small, clear tube attached between the switch and the bottom of the washer's outer tub. As the water level in the tub increases, the pressure on the air in the tube increases. When the pressure reaches a certain level, it activates the switch, shuts off the water, and signals the timer to begin the agitate cycle. You can either clear any obstruction in the tube or replace the water-level switch.
This is a fairly easy fix. No parts needed. The problem is with the air tight tube that goes from the bottom of the tub to the water level switch. Trash and sediment gets in the hose and won't allow the pressure to build in the tube and shut down the selected water level. Solution: remove the air tight rubber tube from the switch. Blow out the trash and sediment from the tube. Secure the tube back on the switch and pump the water out of the machine. Retry. Note to gain access to the switch you must remove the screws holding down the console and flip it up.
Water level controls - The water level control is also know as a pressure switch, this is where you set the water level ( small - medium - large ). The water level control is responsible to shut off the power to the fill valve and direct that power to the timer so the washing machine can start up. The WLC has electrical contacts in it that sends power to the fill valve and when the WLC is satisfied the water level is correct the electrical contacts open power to the fill valve and send the power to the timer and the washer starts. Picture of thishere. How the water level control knows when it is time to shut the water off is, a air tight hose runs from the outer washer tank to the water level control. As the water fills the outer tank air is pushed up the hose, depending on which setting you have made ( small- medium - large ) is takes a certain amount of this pressure to make the WLC cycle over and shut off the water and send this power to the timer. If this hose develops a leak or a pin hole the washer can over fill as the WLC may not be able to shut the water off. The water level control can also break down and allow the washer to over fill as well. Testing a water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a Testing a water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter.Testing a water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter.Testing a water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter. A couple of tips from readers (Thankx!! ): ~ If you have a loose hose on the water level control or tank end, use a plastic wire tie to help hold the hose tighter and make a tight fit. ~ The water level tube (tube that runs from the square box), access panel on the outer drum where the bleach tube also ends) from the pressure sensor switch (front panel) can become clogged. Or the two holes from the outer tub into this square box panel on the outside of the outer tub can become clogged. Either clog, I am told by my help repair guy can cause the sensor to think that there is still too much water in the tub and so will not allow motor to activate spin. ~ If the water level control contact is bad, it may also stop the filling ok, but not tell the washer to start agitating.
The pressure tube switch tubing gets clogged on these machines. The best way to repair is remove the 4 torx screws securing the control panel, On the water level switch remove clear tube from switch, with some water in tub, i suck water up and back down the tube, clearing the tube. After tube is clear spin machine for 3 mins. Test water fill again.