Front loader wont spin
It doesn't spin
If your washer won't spin, check these:
If the motor is running, the lid switch may be
defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at
all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the
door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the
washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to
The motor coupler may be broken. Many
Whirlpool®-manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive
motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of
the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time,
the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.
A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one
or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it
with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts
are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive
The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may
use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears
out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch
is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to
hire a qualified appliance repair technician.
The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands
use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction,
for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn
out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this
happens, you need to replace the entire motor.
The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older
washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an
electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially
defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex
system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a
qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.
The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or
seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the
outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound
during the spin cycle.
May 15, 2010 |
Samsung Washing Machines