Washing Machine Not Spinning

Has your laundry routine been disrupted by a washing machine that refuses to spin? At Go Assist, we understand the frustration when your trusty appliance suddenly stops cooperating. That's why our team of experts is dedicated to providing affordable washing machine repairs, ensuring your household chores continue uninterrupted.

Picture this: you've loaded up your machine with a fresh load of laundry, eagerly anticipating clean clothes, only to find the drum stubbornly stationery when you hit start. Or perhaps, midway through a cycle, your machine comes to an unexpected halt, leaving you in a lurch. Before contemplating costly replacements, consider Go Assist's high-quality repair services as your solution. 

Washing machine not spinning solutions 

What causes a washing machine to stop spinning? The reasons can vary, and often diagnosing the issue is simpler than you might think.

The drum does not spin at the end of a cycle

Normally, the drum will spin during the rinse and wash cycles, but if it spins slowly or remains motionless post-cycle, several culprits could be at play:

  • Overloaded drum: The drum is equipped with a safety mechanism that senses the load balance and then triggers the motor to spin. If you have heavy clothing items or a single piece of heavy fabric, it could have upset the balance of the machine, thus preventing the drum from spinning. Remove some heavier clothes to see if the machine starts spinning again.
  • Water not draining: If the water is taking a long time to drain, the drum will not spin till all the water has been drained. On other occasions, the water may not drain at all. Check the drain hose for any obstructions and remove them. If there are no obstructions, the drain pump might be faulty and will need an inspection.
  • The filter is blocked: Some washing machines are equipped with a filter. If this filter is blocked, the machine will not spin or spin slowly. Extract the filter, clean it, and put it back again. Check whether the drum spins or not.
  • A fault in the pressure switch: The pressure switch is a switch that signals the drum to start spinning when it senses that the water has been drained from the drum. If the switch is blocked, it might malfunction, and cause the machine to ‘think’ that there is water in the drum, when in reality, there isn’t any. You can remove the switch, clean it, and try again. If it still does not work, you will need a replacement.

The drum does not spin at all

If your washing machine’s wash drum refuses to spin at all, regardless of whether it is in the wash, rinse, or spin cycle, then the issue may unfortunately be more severe: 

  • Broken or loose drive belt: It might be that the drive belt has become loose or broken down. You can test this by trying to turn the drum using your hand; if you don’t encounter some resistance in doing so or if you hear a weird sound, the belt is at fault and will need to be replaced.
  • Worn-out carbon brushes: The drum motor might be faulty and the carbon brushes could have become charred or worn out. Nevertheless, you will need to replace the motor.

Fast reliable washing machine repairs 

While some DIY fixes are feasible, most drum-related repairs require professional intervention. Trust the expertise of one of our qualified appliance engineers to restore your washing machine's functionality without breaking the bank. 

Book your washing machine repair online today or for more information and answers to popular washing machine questions, visit our FAQ page. Keep your laundry routine running smoothly with Go Assist. 


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