Washer Won’t Spin

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Washer Won’t Spin
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  • Washer Won’t Spin

    Cause 1 – Lid Switch Assembly

    The lid switch assembly is a component that keeps the washer from spinning when the lid is

    open. If the lid switch assembly becomes defective, the washer will fail to spin. Very important washer won’t spin.

    To determine
    whether the lid switch assembly has become defective, you must test the lid switch for continuity
    using a multimeter. If the lid switch does not have continuity, then replace it.

    Cause 2 – Motor Coupling

    The motor coupling connects the motor with the transmission of the washing machine. When the
    washer becomes overloaded, the motor coupling shuts off to protect itself and the transmission.
    The motor coupling can become defective through regular use. Check the motor coupling to see
    whether it has broken. If the motor coupling has become defective, then you must replace it.

    Cause 3 – Drive Belt

    Check the drive belt to see whether it is broken or loose. If the drive belt has snapped or become
    loose, then you must replace it.

    Cause 4 – Door Latch

    The door latch keeps the washer door closed while the washing machine is running. The washer
    starts running as soon as the washer door is closed. If the washer door does not close, then door
    switch will not allow the washer to run. Check the door latch for signs of damage. If it is
    damaged or fails to close, then you must replace it. To see whether the door latch has broken,
    you may use a multimeter to test switches on the door latch for continuity. If even one of the
    switches does not have continuity, then you must replace the switches.

    Cause 5 – Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly

    The door latch keeps the washer door closed while the washing machine is running. The washer
    starts running as soon as the washer door is closed. If the washer door does not close, then door
    switch will not allow the washer to run. Check the door latch for signs of damage. If it is
    damaged or fails to close, then you must replace it. To see whether the door latch has broken,
    you may use a multimeter to test switches on the door latch for continuity. If even one of the
    switches does not have continuity, then you must replace the switches.
  • Cause 6 – Motor Control Board

    The motor control board is responsible for powering the motor. If the motor control board has
    become defective, then the washer may malfunction or it may not start at all. Inspect the control
    board for any components that may have burned out. To see whether the motor control board has
    become defective, you must ensure that the control board is still powering the motor. If the
    control board itself has power, but is not powering the motor, then you must replace it.

    Cause 7 – Clutch

    The clutch assembly connects the transmission with the inner tub. Moreover, it causes the tub to
    gradually increase its spin speed. If the clutch has become damaged, then it can prevent the tub
    from spinning. Unfortunately, the clutch cannot be repaired. If it becomes damaged, you must
    replace it.

    Cause 8 – Drive Pulley

    The drive pulley is connected to the washer drum and, along with the drive belt and motor, it is
    responsible for rotating the drum. If the drive pulley becomes damaged, the drive belt can slip
    off, and the washer will fail to spin. Inspect the drive pulley. If it is defective, then you must
    replace it.

    Cause 9 – Clutch Band Kit

    The clutch connects the transmission with the inner tub. It causes the tub to gradually increase its
    spin speed. If the clutch has become damaged, it prevents the tub from spinning. If the clutch
    band kit is worn out, then you must replace it.

    Cause 10 – Stator Assembly

    The stator works with the rotor to produce an electromagnetic field that causes the tub to rotate.
    If the stator windings have become damaged, then the washer will fail to spin. Inspect the stator
    for damaged windings and other problems.

    Cause 11 – Rotor Assembly

    The rotor works with the stator to produce an electromagnetic field that causes the tub to rotate.
    If the rotor magnets or any part of the rotor have become damaged, then the washer will fail to
    spin. To see whether the rotor is broken, check it for signs of damage. If the rotor has become
    damaged, then you must replace it.
  • Cause 12 – Tub Bearing

    The tub bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub of the washing machine. The tub
    bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing is defective, it can lock
    up and prevent the washer from spinning. The washer may also make a loud rumbling noise.
    Replacing the tub bearing is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the
    washer. If the tub bearing is defective, we recommend replacing both the outer tub and bearing
    as an assembly.

    Cause 13 – Tub Seal and Bearing Kit

    The tub bearing and seal is mounted in the middle of the outer tub of the washing machine. The
    tub bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing is defective, it can
    lock up and prevent the washer from spinning. The washer may also make a loud rumbling noise.
    Replacing the tub bearing is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the
    washer. If the tub bearing is defective, we recommend replacing both the outer tub and bearing.

    Cause 14 – Rear Drum with Bearing

    The rear drum has a bearing or bearings in it to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub
    bearing system is defective the washer can become very noisy and the tub can stop spinning. On
    some machines bearings are sold separately from the rear drum, however we recommend
    replacing both the outer drum and bearing as an assembly if the manufacturer offers the
    components together because removing and pressing in the new bearing can be exceptionally
    difficult. Be aware that replacing the outer tub and bearing is also not easy and can be very
    costly.

    Cause 15 – Bearing

    The bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub. The bearing helps to keep the inner tub
    spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing is defective, and the bearing is sold separately, replace it. If
    the bearing is not available separately, replace the outer tub and bearing as an assembly.
    Replacing the outer tub and bearing is a difficult and costly repair—if the bearing is defective,
    consider replacing the entire washing machine.

    Cause 16 – Drive Motor

    The drive motor might be defective. However, the drive motor is rarely at fault for this symptom.
    Before replacing the drive motor, first check all of the more commonly defective washer
    components. If none of those components are defective, consider replacing the drive motor. To
    determine if the drive motor is defective, first ensure that the motor is getting power. If the drive
    motor hums but doesn’t run, is noisy, or does not turn freely, replace it.
  • Cause 17 – Basket Drive

    The basket drive sits on top of the transmission and engages with the inner tub. If the
    transmission is engaging to spin, and the outer tub spins slowly or does not spin at all, the spin
    tube tabs may be stripped. Alternatively, the drive block on the spin tube may be stripped.
    Inspect both the spin tube tabs and the drive block. If the spin tube tabs and drive block are not
    worn out, the clutch pads on the basket drive are likely worn out. If the clutch pads are worn out,
    you must replace the basket drive.

    Cause 18 – Transmission

    The washer transmission can become damaged or wear out. The transmissions gears can give out
    which prevent the washer from spinning spin. This is very rare, though. So, you should check all
    the parts that are usually the source of the problem before replacing the transmission itself.

    Cause 19 – Door Lock

    Check the door strike assembly for signs damage. If the door strike has become damaged, then
    you must replace it, as it is not repairable.

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