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Re: Washer doesn't spin
Does the machine pump water out? Could be there is some block in the outlet pipe, check by opening machine's rear panel.
- Does the motor spin ?
- In case your machine uses a belt for drum's movment, check that belt isn't broken or loose.
In case motor receives power, check for motor's resistace and free movement while turning it by hand.
If it dosen't get power looks like its a timer problem. Caution re electrical connections, unplug before examining rear.
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if the machine fails to spin and makes noise there are thee things to check .if it fails to drain the water check if something is stuck on the drain pump no 2 turn the drum with your hand and check if the drum is moving freely if not something is stuck between the drum and the housing if the bearings are faulty the machine spins but makes alot of noise towards the end of the cycle i hope this will help you.
It's very difficult to advise on a noisy washing machine because you can't describe noises accurately enough. People often describe the same noises quite differently.
Generally though, if a washing machine is rumbling, and noisy on spin,
the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on
washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing
seal fails. To check for drum bearing failure you can take the belt off
and spin the drum by hand. If the drum rumbles when spun then the
bearings have probably gone.
Another drum bearing failure symptom is excessive up and down play in
the drum which can be checked for by lifting the drum up and down from
the drum lip behind the door seal. A further symptom of drum bearing
failure is a brown rust patch underneath the washing machine and down
the back of the outer drum, underneath the drum pulley (where the belt
goes) There are usually two small holes at the back of the drum bearings
where water that has got past the drum bearing seal trickles out, and
it's usually stained with grease and rust.
Other causes of a noisy washing machine are coins and other obstructions
inside the water pump. This will cause noise when the washing machine
is emptying the water. Coins or other obstructions can get trapped
between the outer tub and the inner drum. This would produce a lot of
noise on spin as they coins get tossed around inside. Usually, spinning
the drum by hand will not reproduce the noise in the case of coins as
the coins drop to the bottom of the tub when the washing machine isn't
A light scraping noise when the drum is turned by hand is usually a bra wire trapped between the tub and drum.
A high pitched squealing or harsh noise can be motor bearing wear. This
can also be checked for by taking the belt off and running the motor
A knocking noise can be a loose tub weight. This would be worse with
heavy loads and would not be present on spin with no washing in. This is
because the knocking noise is caused when the tub (or outer drum)
shakes about on spin. Without washing inside the drum the tub doesn't
move. Another symptom of a loose tub weight is grey concrete dust under
the washing machine.
It's very tempting to ignore noises while the washing machine is still
otherwise working. Some noises can be ignored as they will not develop
into serious faults. Other noises, if left, will cause extensive damage
and can end up costing considerably more than if tackled early or these
days writing the washing machine off. Of course the problem is that you
can't tell which of the categories a noise falls into - so ignore them
at your own risk.
You would hear the bearings in the spin cycle if it was them ....it would sound like you are at the airport...you will probably find that a bra wire has caught itself inbetween the drum and the tub and is scratching as it goes around.
Don't know what type of washing machine you have since you did not provide a model number. But if it is a front loader, and it makes a loud noise when spinning, the problem could be that the support arms have failed. It would cause the machine not to be able to spin properly. To confirm the problem, unload the washer. Spin the wash drum by hand, and notice if the drum sags or wobbles when it spins. If it does not turn smoothly, then chances are the spider arms are broken. It is big job and expensive to fix. Get a few estimates before deciding whether it worth fixing.
If you put it onto just the drain cycle does it still make the noise without the drum spinning,if so then you can expect to find something stuck in the pump.If it is only doing it on the spin cycle then something has found its way into the drum.
Check the pump end first.
Sounds loike the main drum bearings have failed.
Spin the drum by hand from the front, and if it feels rough, or is rumbling or grating, then the main bearigs have failed.
Quite an expensive repair, unless it is covered by the Hotpoint 5 year parts guarantee, check with Hotpoint.
There are three reasons for such awful noise during spinning. Either the drum or the bearing turning the drum. Check for drum bearing failure if your washing machine is noisy on the spin cycle. Drum bearing failure is common when the bearing seals start allowing water to enter. You can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand, and if the drum rumbles, replace the bearings.