Front Load Washer Won't Spin

  • Troubleshooting

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    Is the door closed tightly?

    Make sure you've closed the loading door all the way.

    Is the dispenser door closed?

    Make sure the door is closed or inserted completely.

    Is the load too small?

    If the load is too small, the machine may not spin. Add additional clothes to balance out the load and try again.

    Door Lock

    Important: Unplug the washer from its power source before starting any inspection or repair work.

    Front load washers have a door lock to keep the door closed during the spin cycle. If the door is closed, but the machine won't spin, it could be a probelm with the door lock. Within the lock is a switch that signals the washer to proceed with the spin cycle. If the door is shut but the machine won't move on to the spin, it's possibly a problem with the locking mechanism or switch.

    To test, use a multimeter on the switch to check for continuity. If defective, you'll need to replace the part.

    Door Lock Motor and Switch Assembly

    The door lock might be working fine, but the motor or switch might be faulty. Test any switches for continuity, and if one shows an open circuit, replace it.

    Drive Belt

    A broken or loose drive belt can cause your washer to not spin. Check the belt, as it could be worn out. When it's not tight against the pulleys, the washer won't operate properly.