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What causes the spin cycle to stop working on a washer?

What causes the spin cycle to stop working on a washer?

An unbalanced load of laundry is one of the most common causes of an inadequate spin cycle. Sometimes clothing can settle on one side of the drum, throwing off the motion of the washing machine. If you suspect a distribution problem, try rearranging your clumped-up wet laundry and running the spin cycle again.

What causes a front-load washer not to spin?

Front-load washer tubs spin thanks to a drive belt that runs off of the motor. A loose, frayed, or torn belt could be why your washer won’t spin. Overloading your washing machine can cause the belt to loosen or become worn out. Inspect the drive belt closely.

How do I know if my motor coupler is bad?

If the washer fills to the selected level and you hear the motor running but the washer is not agitating, set the dial on the spin cycle. If the washer drains the water and you hear the motor running (making noise but not spinning), it is likely you have a broken motor coupler.

Why won’t my washer spin heavy loads?

A hefty load of bedding or towels can impede the spin cycle when they clump together in the washer drum. Pause your washer’s cycle and rearrange laundry so it’s balanced on either side of the washer drum. If this doesn’t do the trick, remove some items and add them to a lighter load later.

How do you know if your washing machine is agitating?

Taking the agitator apart is the only way to tell if this is truly the problem. The upper half of your machine’s agitator pulls the clothing to the bottom of your appliance tub. If the agitator is not working properly, due to failing agitator dogs, your clothes will remain at the top of the tub.

How do you know if a drive block is bad?

The drive block, which attaches to the top of the spin tube, rotates the spin basket when the washer is in spin mode. If the drive block wears out, the basket wobbles and rattles during the spin mode or won’t spin at all.