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Washing machine won't spin

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  • golfteacher Feb 08, 2008

    Can hear pump draining water.....pump continues to run, but drum does not spin.

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From http://www.diyfaq.org.uk/electrical/washing_machine_faq.htm

Why won't my washer spin? There are several reasons for this fault. First a washer will not spin if there is water in the tub. If this is the case, then check “Why won't my washer empty?”. Even though the washer might have emptied the water, the machine might be misled into 'thinking' there is still water left in the machine due to a blocked pressure barrel (see “My washer is leaking, why?”). If the belt has become detached or loose, the drum will not spin, nor will it spin if you have a faulty motor, module or timer. Usually a motor will have carbon brushes which slowly wear away. There needs to be enough material left to touch the commutator and have enough spring left in them to make sure there is a good contact. If the brushes in the motor are OK then you need to check the circuit across the terminals on the motor, because there is a thermal overload switch inside which may have tripped. Should the motor be OK, or be the type that doesn't have brushes (induction), then the chances are you need to test the speed control module. This is a circuit board that directly controls the speed of the motor. It may be found on or near the timer, or sometimes at the base of the machine, and usually requires specialist equipment to determine its worthiness.

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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SOURCE: whirlpool washing machine won`t spin or pump out

1-check the drain hose maybe cloged 2-check the drain filter maybe filed with materials 3- check no spin mode maybe you selected thank you

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

mumma_1
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SOURCE: washing machine won't drain and spin after rinse

It sounds like you have a blocked pump. I have read that the pump is connected directly to the motor. You will need some tools at hand before you try to disconnect the pump from the motor.
Make sure that you disconnect the machine from the power supply. Tilt the machine back to access the pump from the bottom of the machine. It will be connected to the motor with clips. Have some towels ready to mop up the water.
I hope this works for you.

Posted on Jul 27, 2011

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SOURCE: my hotpoint wd 860 washing machine won't spin and

Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Indesit (Hotpoint, Ariston) 'F05' decodes as 'pump'blocked'.

I would gently suggest as a first step that you clean the drain motor/pump lint tray/filter. So many 'faults' are caused by blocked filters and many machines will not even go to rinse or spin or release the door lock if there is any water still left inside.
Following are my complete and generic guidance notes for checking both the drain motor filter and the drain motor ;-0)
REMOVE POWER AND ENSURE YOU HAVE A WATER RECEPTACLE/RAGS TO SOAK UP THE WATER WHICH IS BOUND TO POUR OUT (alternatively use a wet vac as sensibly suggested by VinnyB1234!)
If you are unsure where the filter is, it is often behind the front lower (kick) panel (or in some machines at the rear in an awkward position!). These panels are either held on by (plasic) screws or will just pull off. Most filters are held in by a round cover/knob. Sometimes the filter will not come out with the cover and you will have to persuade it to come out to play.

It's surprising what people have found in theirs! It is always worthwhile checking it on a regular basis.
Now- whilst the filter is removed it is normally possible to see the drain motor and ensure it is not jammed by a foreign object such as a needle or a toothpick. It should be able to be turned by hand/finger- the power IS OFF!
At this point it is also possible to test if the motor works. No clothes or water in the machine, select a spin cycle and put the power back on. You should be able to see the motor turning at some point, possibly straight away. Using something suitable like a glove see if it is easy to briefly slow the motor down. If it is easy then the motor is malfunctioning.

If this has assisted you please consider a 4 thumbs up for the rating.
Thanks and good luck!
John C

Posted on Jul 29, 2011

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SOURCE: Kenmore 300 Series Top Loading

wont work at all in spin cycle the started switch stops working in spin cycle

Posted on Aug 01, 2011

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SOURCE: Roper washing machine fills and

Hi m3gamma1,

Before the Spin Cycle should start, all water must be drained out of the machine. If it does not start, it could likely mean the Drain pump may be clogged. Please follow my below tip on the fix:

ACCESS, DRAIN & CLEAN THE DRAIN PUMP FILTER...

If this does not help, the drain pump may be faulty.

Kind Regards

JEDEMEYER1

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