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Washing machine won't go to spin cycle if there are towels in it


Washing machines have trouble if they are overloaded and the load gets out of balance. This occurs most often with towels. Open the machine and lift the towels out and put them back in evenly to get the load to finish. You will see how heavy they are when full of water. In future, try running with a few less towels and see if it works ok. You have found the other 'fix' by draining and running spin only which probably resettles the load.

May 11, 2017 | Washing Machines

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How do I check if something is keeping my washer tub from spinning


open lid use your hands to turn 2 full turns to the left and 2 to the right. some times the belt or pully slips off and doing must put it back on track. works for me all the time.. usually caused by heavier loads like towels etc

Mar 03, 2013 | Washing Machines

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We put a heavy blanket in the washer and the load stopped suddenly with a washer full of water. It wouldn't spin or empty and made a weak sound but nothing worked. We had to manually empty the water....


Usually that means the drive belt is loose and slipping. You should be able to tighten or replace the belt.
To test the belt you have to remove the washer back.

Jul 29, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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During the spin cycles in the wash the machine makes a loud whining noise while spinning? As soon as the cycle is finished the problem goes away. Is this a faulty belt or what. Please help.


Either the belt or you transmission could be slipping and it making the belt work harder on a full load. Try running the spin cycle without water to see if you hear it. If you do then it is the belt, but if you only hear with water then it is your transmission.

Apr 18, 2011 | Frigidaire FEX831CS Top Load Stacked...

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Is the motor supposed to not be fixed to tension


The motor is spring loaded to keep tention on the belt. The belt is designed to slip. When the washer is full of water the motor starts at 1725 RPM and the belt is a little loose. As the drum empties its water the belt gets tighter and the speed picks up to spin the water out of the cloths. If the cloths are not comming out as dry as they should, replace the belt. As the belt starts to wear it becomes shiny and doesn't grip the pully properly and slips too much.
I hope this helps.

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Maytag washer will not spin, clutch slipping


Sound like it's time to go shopping, sorry

Jun 20, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Laod with bath towels won't spin out


hi, you may find that the towels when wet are to heavy for the belt to grip the drum if it spins with normal clothes in you need to reduce the load when you wash your towels, hope this helps.

Feb 11, 2009 | Magic Chef CAV4000AWW Top Load Washer

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Ultima wt940 Not spinning


Hi.

Possible slack belt which will slip with full load of water and washing, check tension, or maybe motor fault. the motor can sometimes work o/k on spin, but not on wash

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