My machine won't spin the clothes at the end of the wash cycle (sometimes) and as a result I have to either try to wash them again or am left to squeeze the water out by hand and then put them in the dryer to dry.
I thought I could fix it myself by checking on the belt,transmission, or celenoid etc. When I looked under the washer, there was no belt or celenoid to check out??? Now I am at a loss as to what to try to do to correct the problem and any help would be appreciated.
The motor has two opposing shafts coming out of it, one is for the pump and the other for the tub portion which I assume controlls the wash action as well as the spin action. There is a solid state controll connected to the side of the machines motor. I am not sure if this is the right section to put this question since I am not sure of the model number on the machine. It says Whirlpool commercial quality super capacity on the top of the machine.
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Re: whirlpool spin problem
First check the top door lid switch that it is making a good contact. put it in spin and play with the switch manually . it will not spin if this is not pushed in enough or is loose. does it click solidly.
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Washing machine usually have different wash cycles you can chose from. The washing machine should go into a spin mode to get most of the water out of the cloths at the end of the wash cycle. You might try another wash cycle on the washer and see if the washer goes into spin mode and gets most of the water out. If it goes into spin mode on one cycle and not another my experience has been it is the timer which is part of the switch where you chose which wash cycle you want.. My experience is only working on my washers and driers of the last 40 years. I have washed cloths with what ever cycle worked till I could change timer.
The final cycle of any washing machine, including Whirlpool units, is
the spin cycle. During this cycle, water is sucked out of the load,
preparing the clothes for the dryer. If your spin cycle isn't working
properly, your clothes will be extremely wet, which increases the length
of the drying process. Troubleshoot, and repair this problem yourself
to save money
1 Measure your drainpipe to make sure it is no taller than 96 inches in height and no shorter than 30 inches; otherwise, it won't pump enough water from the washer, or the water may flow back to the washer.
2 Look at the dial selection to make sure you have selected the proper spin speed for the material you are washing. Choose the highest spin speed for that particular material. If you choose the "no spin" or "low spin" option, your whirlpool washer might not remove all of the water from your clothes.
3 Check if you have chosen the appropriate wash cycle for the type of material you are washing. The whirlpool washing machine drains quite a bit more slowly on the "Delicate" and "Hand Wash" cycles.
4 Check for excessive soap suds accumulating in the washing machine. whirlpool recommends you use only high-efficiency detergent in whirlpool washers. Other detergents can cause excessive soap suds, which could cause the washing machine to operate at a slower spin speed than selected, resulting in sopping wet clothes.
5 Add more clothing items to the washing load. If you wash only one large item, like a coat or blanket, the washer might become unbalanced and react by lowering the spin speed, causing the machine to not drain as it should during the spin cycle.
6 Examine your drain hose for clogs or kinks. Straighten the hose out to allow water to flow through. Eliminate blockage in the drainpipe or utility sink.
the problem is your spin program is normal but the machine could not do its job usually there is broken pin clucth under the spinning tube and sometimes the spin gear.this is due to overlload problem. you should brought the machine to your trusted machine repairer as this cost you around US 100-200 in comparison if you buy new one
If the washer seems to complete all of its cycles, but it doesn't spin:
1) Be sure the load of clothes is not lop-sided. If the tub becomes unbalanced, it may spin erratically or not at all. Open the lid after 2 minute gap and reposition the clothes. This automatically resets an off-balance shut-off switch. Close the lid and re-try.
2) Check the lid switch and the tab on the lid that strikes it. If the plastic tab is broken, the washer may halt during the spin cycle. If the switch doesn't click when you press and release it, it's probably broken. If you're experienced at home repair, you can remove the switch, test it, and replace it if needed; otherwise, call an appliance repair service person.
3) The belt may be loose, worn, or broken. If you're fairly handy, tighten or replace the belt, otherwise call an appliance repairperson.
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