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The washing machine does not spin but its not the belt. It dies all the other functions except that. what can be the problem and what is the solution?

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If the machine will spin but not agitate, then the transmission needs to be checked. You should probably get an estimate from an appliance tech to see if it is better to replace the part or the machine.

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THE MACHINE RUNS VERY WELL QUIET UNTIL THE FINAL SPIN CYCLE THEN FROM THE BACK OF THE MACHINE THERE IS A SQUEAL THAT GETS LOADER AS THE SPEED PICKS UP


This may well be the drum drive belt in the back of the washing machine. This belt transfers drive from the motor to the drum for both wash cycles and spinning. If the belt is slipping slightly on the pulley then a squeal may well be heard on the spin cycle and will change in pitch as the speed of the drum increases. At lower speeds (wash cycles) the belt probably won't slip. I don't personally know of this model but there is usually a tension adjustment nut/bolt near the motor to tighten the belt and stop it slipping.

Dec 26, 2013 | Kenmore 3.8 cu. ft. HE4t Front Load Washer

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Drum has stopped moving


Hello, these is usually the drive belt,the drive belt is the easiest parts to replace.

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Jun 10, 2010 | Hotpoint WMM39 Front Load Washer

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I have a GE Mod. WJRE5550H1WW washer. It appears that all the functions work except the spin cycle. Is there something I can do ? The machine is just over two years old. Thanks for...


The drive belt may have been broken, worn, or has slipped off. Reset the washer then restart a new cycle and check if it will tumble or not. The belt is indeed not in good operating condition should the washer seem to complete the wash cycle but does not tumble or spin.

Unplug the washer for 2 minutes then plug it back in. Open and close the lid seven times to reset the motor and the inverter.

The inverter on the top of the motor flashes a code to indicate a fault. Take the washer front panel off to access the motor and the inverter and see the blinking LED. Look into the seam where the top meets front panel. There is a clip on each side; push a flat head screwdriver into the clip to release it Pull the top of the front panel and slide it up to remove it. Check belt and the LED for the code. Black powdery substance at the base of the washer is a sign that the belt is worn; replace it.

May 25, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Washer will not spin


Hi, If it doesnt spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:
  • If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.
  • If the motor isn't 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 replace it.
Thank you !

May 10, 2010 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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Machine will not agitate during rinse cycle of normal wash.


The brake is part of the mechanism to function the spinning. The agitation is another mechanism to function in the other direction of the same motor. This mechanism is below of the other. The helix part needs to replace to fix this. This should be done when you change the brake. Of course this is a result from the brake change since you have take this apart before you can get in the spinning mechanism. It is good that now you don't have to touch the spinning mechanism, but only the agitation mechanism. It is not from the tight belt. Hope this can help.

Jan 09, 2010 | Dryers

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Won't spin


you are not telling me enough information???most likly belt at rear of machine loose/or off

Nov 11, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Magic Chef Washer will not Aggitate / Spin


The best thing to do at this point is to get back to the belt and inspect everything, this can normally be done by unscrewing the back panel. It may also open from the top, not exactly sure. Always call a pro if you dont feel comfortable doing any repairs yourself.

Sep 23, 2009 | Magic Chef CAV4000AWW Top Load Washer

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Washer runs and does all functions except spin. i have it apart but dont see a belt. is it contained in its own cover


probably isnt one look for a coupling on the end of the motor shaft next to the tub

Sep 07, 2009 | Washing Machines

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2320l hoover washing machine wont spin fast to dain all water ...on any program ...all other things ok ...can hear grinding noise when washing ..dont use machine at moment ..like metal rubbing:)


If your washer won't spin, check these:

It doesn't pump or spin
It pumps, but doesn't spin
It spins only with the lid closed
It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:

  • If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.

  • If the motor isn't 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 replace it.

It pumps, but doesn't spin If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. 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 replace it.

  • 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 belts.)

  • 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. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.

It spins only with the lid closed For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.

May 23, 2009 | Washing Machines

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