MY WASHER WILL FILL, SOAK
Thanks for using FixYa. 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 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. 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
The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These
components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. The
transmission may not be shifting properly. 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.
Please do accept the solution if the issue is
resolved or else revert for further assistance.
on Jan 24, 2010