How To Fix A Washing Machine That Is Not Spinning or Draining

If your old or new washing machine does not spin we have some diy fix tips below to get it running again. The absolute first thing to do to your washing machine that will not spin or drain (whether it is top loading or front loading) is to perform a “Master Reset” to the washer. This should be completed before taking off parts or removing panels to make sure the computer control is not at fault. To fix your washer yourself, you may need to find your Washing Machine Service Repair manual.

Washing Machine Not Spinning

Sometimes the computer will send fault codes to the motor because of:
1. An electrical spike
2. A load imbalance
3. A fault in the computer module itself

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To perform the Master Reset, carefully unplug the washing machine from the power outlet and leave it unplugged for one minute. After one minute is up, plug the washer cord back into the wall. Next, open and close the door of the washing machine 6 times within 12 seconds to send a “reset” signal to all the components. (This is a common fix that many appliance repair mechanics use – it works on about 50% of all washing machines.) Once the reset has been completed set the washer to do a small load with no clothes in the washer. See if the washer goes through with the cycle as normal. If the washer performs correctly, then it has been reset and is fixed. If not refer to more troubleshooting techniques and causes of problems below.

If that did not solve the problem then it may be the “Lid Switch”. Top loading washing machines that have a faulty lid switch will not turn the agitator and the spin cycle will not start. However on some washing machine models it will still agitate but not spin. To properly check this you must remove the lid switch. (The lid switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame.) The proper procedure for removing the switch will vary by different washing machine models so look in the users manual guide that came with your washer for the proper removal procedure. Or type in your washing machines model number and company manufacturer into Google and do a check for “Washing Machine Remove Lid Switch Model# Serial#”. Remember to unplug your washer before you begin any testing or repairs. Once the switch is removed keep the wires coming from the washer attached to it so you can test it with a digital multimeter. Press the button on the switch to simulate closing the lid. When you have the lid CLOSED (button pressed in), the switch should have continuity. When the lid is OPEN (button not pressed in), the switch should have no continuity. If the switch does not have continuity when pressed in, the lid switch needs to be replaced. Find your washing machine lid switch. If the lid switch is functioning properly, go to the next step.

The second most common item to go bad in your washer is the “Water Level Control / Pressure Switch”. This is usually always the defective part when your washing machine pumps the water out but will not spin and also when the water overflows on your washer. You can check this yourself by removing the 4 screws that hold the control panel in place. Once removed you will see the Water Level Control Valve. To identify it look for the part with the small plastic tube attached to it. Once identified, pull the plastic hose off the water level switch and blow air into it. If the tube is clogged with soapy residue, then you can try forcing vinegar down the tube and in the switch itself by using a turkey baster as this will dissolve the soapy residue. If the switch is visibly cracked or burned you will need to replace it. To replace this switch, the proper procedure for removing the switch will vary by different washing machine models so look in the users manual guide that came with your washer for the proper removal procedure. Or type in your washing machines model number and company manufacturer into Google and do a check for “Washing Machine Remove Replace WLC Pressure Switch Model# Serial#”.

If the above troubleshooting procedures are not what you need then have a look at the “Washing Machine Quick Check Fix Guide” below to get help finding the cause of your problem.

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Washing machine quick check FIX guide to find washer problem

Question: My Top Load Whirlpool washing machine will not spin on the spin cycle for the regular wash anymore. It will spin if I put it on the presoak setting and then all it does is fill up with water and drain when it goes into the actual “spin” cycle. Both cycles will not agitate the clothes. Will I need to buy a new one or is there hope in saving my washer?

Answer 1 – Sounds like the coupling as that is usually the bad part in most Whirlpool models for the problem you are describing. The Whirlpool washer has no belts and is a direct drive gearbox. The motor coupling was a weak plastic part which has been replaced with a steel coupling as a direct replacement. However, if the washer does spin on presoak then it could be a bad switch. There should be repair information online for your model that can help you figure it out.

Answer 2 – Our washing machine had spin troubles also. It is a Kenmore front loading washer and only 1 year old. Try going on the Appliance Repair Questions website. Those guys are very helpful and some of them are actual appliance technicians that answer your questions free. We got advice and fixed our washer by replacing the motor control board which was about $130 online.

Answer 3 – If it spins on one setting but not another, then it would seem to me that it’s one of two things…

A – If it was a motor issue or a mechanical issue then it wouldn’t spin AT ALL. Seems more to be a control panel issue. It may be the timer itself. Test the timer.
B – Your particular brand of washer may have a sort of interlock or fail safe that prevents it from spinning if something else isn’t right in the system. Possibly a clogged drain or a pump not pumping? If the washer fills at a certain rate and it drains at a certain rate than this is probably not the cause. Do some tests and find out.

Get a wiring and parts diagram and look at the wiring on your washer and find out what leads to what to trace and test the components with a multimeter. Make sure those functions are turning on when they should.

Here are error codes for Amana, Asko, Beko, Bosch, Frigidaire, GE,
Hotpoint, Kenmore, LG, Maytag, Samsung, and Whirlpool washers.
Here is a webpage with ALL ERROR CODES for all washing machines.

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Top Loading Washing Machine Parts Location Schematic Diagram

front loading washing machine parts identification diagram

Front Loading Washing Machine Parts Location Diagram

Here is a Whirlpool Cabrio Washer User and Service Manual with all the diagnostic procedures to fix it.

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{ 726 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Beki Lou October 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm

My Hotpoint washer dryer works fine but the fast spin doesn’t seem to work. How do I resolve this problem?

2 DIY Project Help Tips October 16, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Hi Beki,
The belts on your Hotpoint Washer can become worn or damaged. Unplug the washer and remove the panel. Check the washer and replace any worn or damaged belts immediately. If you have a broken belt, replace it and check the pulley to make sure it’s not seized. A worn belt will cause the problem you have stated.

3 Romano Mahabeer November 19, 2013 at 6:02 am

I have a Samsung top load washing machine and when I do a wash, the machine works perfect. The drum works and the cloths washed but one day i got a burning smell coming from the machine and the machine just stopped spin drying. When it comes to spin drying the cloths, the drum does not spin. I have opened the back cover of the machine and the belt is OK. While the back cover was open I viewed the motor and tried spin drying once again and saw that the motor wants to run but does not. Please can you advise what may be wrong.

4 DIY Project Help Tips November 19, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Hi Romano,
If the motor isn’t running, thus not spinning, 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. 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.

5 Romano Mahabeer November 20, 2013 at 5:26 am

Hi thanks for the feedback.
Yesterday I went and checked once again and started up the machine and it started it’s normal cycle and I opened the lid of my top loader and the machine came to a stop and when i closed it, it continued to wash and once it came to spin drying the cloths it did not, after every 30sec it makes a ticking noise.

6 DIY Project Help Tips November 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Hi Romano,
When the washer tries to go into the spin cycle, this is when it is making the clicking noise?
Also, is the water draining out even though the washer will not spin?

7 Carol November 23, 2013 at 12:31 am

Our Amana front loading washer stopped spinning with 9 minutes to go. We followed your instructions on Master Re-Set and it worked!
Thank you so much.

8 RUBY JOHNSON November 23, 2013 at 7:49 am

My Whirlpool washing machine, takes in water and when it goes to wash it gives an error fault code. The drum does not spin. The only thing it does is takes in water and when it tries to wash it gives error message F1. Should the control board be replaced? Is there no other solution for it?

9 DIY Project Help Tips November 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm

From the fault code the computer board is displaying, F1 means the central electrical control unit (onboard computer) has failed. It looks to us that you have done some research and found this out yourself. We would like to give you further advice so you can repair the washer yourself. Can you give us a model number and year of your Whirlpool washing machine?

10 Michael November 27, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Beko WM61235 washing machine does not spin when washing, but if there is no load in the machine it works fine, drains and spins as it should. Could you help?

11 DIY Project Help Tips November 27, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Hi Michael,
With most Beko Washing Machines, if the load of clothing is too BIG (overloaded), the washer will not spin. The computer control board senses a load imbalance and or overload, and will abort the spin cycle. Before you try and replace any components or call a repair service, run a normal load of clothing in the washer but reduce the amount of clothes by about 30 to 40%. Do this just to test if the computer board is faulty and or sensing an overload. When the computer boards go bad or are on the fritz, the problem you have described may occur. So run a few different size loads and observe. If the problem is constant, ordering a new control board is most likely the best route. There are Beko washing machine parts for you to look at here….

12 Jesse James November 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I have a HE (high efficiency) top loading washer. It was overloaded. When I went to start a new load it filled but did not start agitating or start the cycle. It won’t drain either. Have tried resetting the motor and still nothing.

13 DIY Project Help Tips November 29, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Hi JJ-
Make sure the lid closes properly and that the “lid catch” is activating. If for some reason it does not make a connection, then the washer will just fill with water and do nothing after that.
Sometimes when washing clothing, a coin or similar item can become lodged in the bottom of the drum and become jammed therefore preventing the drum from spinning or agitating. Look in the bottom of the washer and see if anything may be stuck and jamming the drum.
Since you said you overloaded it, the extreme vibration and or force of an off balance spinning drum CAN loosen the motor, motor components or the wiring. So unplug your washer and remove the front panel and inspect inside the washer. Look to see if the motor coupling may have somehow come off, become disconnected or similar. We have seen motors loosen and short out, or loose wires in the washer that simply came unattached from the constant vibration.
If the 3 remedies do not work for you, please let us know the Model of your washer and we can look deeper into your issue.

14 cc December 1, 2013 at 3:36 am

I have an old top load washer. When it is spinning at the end of each cycle, it runs extra long. I usually have to stop it and it always stops fast and hard. Any help would be appreciated.

15 DIY Project Help Tips December 1, 2013 at 3:54 am

Hi CC,
When the mashing machine goes into spin mode at the END of the cycle, there is probably excessive water in the drum.
Sometimes the pump and or drain line may have something blocking it. With the older washing machines it may not stop the spin cycle towards the end because it knows there is excessive water in the drum.
You should check and make sure nothing is blocking the drain line and also the pump that pumps the water out.
There can be coins or other items that are in the pump or drain line that may be blocking it.
So, if it is possible, check out the items above and hopefully it will resolve your fault.

16 EI December 3, 2013 at 10:14 pm


I have Kenmore front load new washer. The problem I am recently facing with it is that it stops in mid-cycle, that is half-way through a regular cycle. It does not drain and spin the clothes and an “ND” error code appears in the end, and it stays like that with hours if I don’t stop the washer myself. Today I did a test of the washer by starting it without any clothes and there was no problem at all. Can you please tell me what might the problem be and how can I fix it?

Thank you in advance.

17 DIY Project Help Tips December 3, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Hi El,
If you have a brand new washing machine, it is unlikely any of the internal components are faulty.
FIRST THING, since you did a test with no clothing in the washer, now try a small load of clothing as a test and see what happens.
The issue of code ND = NOT DRAINING sounds like something is blocking the washer from draining in the drain hose or the pump itself. If your machine is brand new, the first thing to do is call the company you purchased it from. See if they can come out for free and troubleshoot your problem. If not and you are on your own here, then here is just a suggestion….
Press the “end of cycle” button to get the machine to go back into “normal” mode. Unplug the washer from the power outlet. Remove the panel on the back and locate the black drain pipe. (You may need a bucket or shop vac to catch the water if the machine did not drain). Remove the clamp holding the drain pipe on the pump. See if there is anything lodged in the drain pipe. Also look into the pump with a flashlight and see if there is anything obstructing the water from being pumped out. (This is what we recommend based on the fact that it is a new machine and assuming all the internal components are working properly)

18 EI December 4, 2013 at 2:22 am


I checked the drain hose and the pump (it showed 15 ohms resistance), so it seems everything is fine with them. I still have the same issue as before and now I even noticed that the problem with the “nd” code error happens when the rinse operation starts every time, no matter what cycle I choose, such as “normal”, bedding”, “delicate” etc. What I don’t understand is that how comes the washer functions normally when there are no clothes in it and it doesn’t function properly when there are clothes in it. What do you suggest me to do?
By the way, the washer is electronic/digital and it does not have the “end of cycle” button.

Thank you so much for your help.

19 DIY Project Help Tips December 4, 2013 at 3:31 am

Hi EI,
We are going to research this further… but a quick question to you is… could it be possible that the washer may have “Excessive Sudsing” when the clothes are in it? You say the washer works fine without clothes, so we assume there is no soap in the machine at that time. Did you change your laundry detergent lately? Excessive soap bubbles or suds will cause your machine to do exactly as you have described.

20 EI December 4, 2013 at 4:03 am

Hi again,

Well, you are exactly right. There was the “suds” code appearing also, but by checking the book guide of the washer itself I noticed that I might have used more detergent (I am always using “he” detergent) than I needed, so I started to reduce the amount of detergent to fix that problem, I am still using very little detergent so that the “suds” code doesn’t appear again, and it doesn’t, but the “nd” code keeps on appearing. What is the next step I should take?

21 DIY Project Help Tips December 4, 2013 at 4:09 am

Hello EI,
Try one more thing before we research further… Can you run a small load of clothing on a short wash cycle with NO detergent? Please observe and let us know the result.
Also your Kenmore Model # would be great.

22 Linda December 8, 2013 at 3:54 am

I have a Whirlpool top loading washing machine. It is about 8 to 9 years old. If I try to run two loads in succession, the second load will not go into a final spin cycle. I have to let the machine cool down for a couple hours and then it will usually work. There is also a hot smell that comes from the machine and the right lower front of the cabinet gets very warm.

23 DIY Project Help Tips December 9, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Hi Linda,
Since you have stated that the front right lower area of your washer gets hot and it produces a bad smell, we believe this is the motor overheating. The motor that spins the drum is thermally protected, meaning that if the motor gets too hot it will stop working to avoid damaging itself. There may be worn parts that are making the motor have to work harder. The smell may be the motor overheating and or a rubber belt that is not aligned properly and is getting worn out. If you can, remove the lower front panel and inspect inside using a flashlight. Look for any obvious signs of wear and possible loose or missing parts. If you do not find anything wrong, you may want to try and reduce the load in your washer as overloading can cause your motor to overheat and shut down.

24 Sharon December 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

You are the bomb, it worked, washer would not drain or spin opened and shut 6 times in 2 seconds and it worked. So far so good, that’s crazy. Thank you!!!!!!

25 S.K.Vatsa January 3, 2014 at 4:13 am

I have a Samsung top loading washing machine 5 to 6 years old. Recently I found that motor is running but not spinning. I try to swing by hand and again try. It moves but very slow and gradually increases the speed. The same situation during the rinsing mode. I am sure motor is perfect. Please let me know what to do for its proper working. I live in remote area and mechanic is not available near this area. May I check it myself? Please guide me.

26 STEVEN January 3, 2014 at 8:11 am

My washing machine is a Samsung top loader. It’s making noise when it spins as if something is failing to grip and the rotation is weak and slow. When it’s supposed to spin after spilling water, it just beeps and then stop. When I restart it it pours in water again to rinse but still makes noise when it tries to rotate/spin.

What can i do?

27 Jesica January 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm

I have a FEZ831AS1 Stack and successfully replaced the belt. Spin works fine, and now there is water being thrown out from the top of the tub… I am so frustrated! All the hoses we can find seem to be connected correctly and in good repair. The water is being splashed out inside the cabinet…

28 Jesica January 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Follow up. It was a sock in the drain line. Once we figured it out it was at least doable… Frustrating as all get out to diagnose!

29 Jesica January 5, 2014 at 12:35 am

3 socks stuck and removed before we finally got the drain to work… helluva a lot cheaper than a new pump!

30 Heloise January 8, 2014 at 12:16 pm


Thanks a million for the reset procedure. I was so fed up with the machine sometimes refusing to spin or drain the water and sometimes not – was about to throw it out and just buy a new one. It WORKED!


31 Andrew January 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

My washing machine has stopped working on any cycle. Water is coming in but it is not draining nor is the drum spinning. Could this still indicate a pump fault or is more likely to be something else? I found coins in the pump trap that could indicate it is damaged but don’t want to buy new pump if it will not solve the problem.

Thanks Andrew

32 Andie January 16, 2014 at 10:49 pm

HI! We have a Maytag top load washer that is about 5 years old. First it started off when in the spin cycle it sounded like something was stuck and rubbing under the agitator. Checked that, nothing. Now the noise is gone but now the agitator spins but the drum does not when in the spin cycle.

33 DIY Project Help Tips January 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm

Hi Andie,
First remove the front facing panel and check the engagement of the “mode” shifter on the pulley. When the washer is “agitating” the shifter coil is energized and the solenoid is pulled so the cam is disengaged with the drive pulley. In spin mode the shifter coil should be de-engergized. This allows the cam to engage the drive pulley so that the drum and agitator spin together. With the washer off the cam should be engaged with the pulley. If this is not happening the mode shifter is faulty. If it is engaged with the washer off but not when in spin mode, the motor inverter is bad.

34 DIY Project Help Tips January 18, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Hi Andrew,
Unplug the washer from power and remove the pump. Inspect internally for anything clogging or jamming it. If you found coins and other debris then this is an indication that there may be something preventing the pump from draining.

35 Georrge January 20, 2014 at 3:26 pm

I have a Samsung WA5451 top loader washing machine. The washer did not drain and there was the ND error code showing. After shutting down and restarting a few times it worked. It has been doing the same thing for couple weeks. Last night it did not and would not drain at all. I tested the washer in the demo mode and it is spinning. Any idea on what could be wrong? Also, how do I get access to the pump if I need to replace it? Thank you.

36 DIY Project Help Tips January 20, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Hi Georrge,
First check for a restriction in the drain hose to see if there is something blocking the pump from draining. If the drain hose is free of debris then do one test wash on the shortest time possible with NO clothing. Observe and see what happens. If the pump drains with no clothing, then likely there is a board malfunction. If it does not drain, then either the pump or a valve in the washer is clogged or faulty. On that specific washing machine the way to access the pump is removing screws in the top portion of the washer and the front panel should slide off. Here is a general video that will assist you with disassembling your washer.

37 tash January 26, 2014 at 8:27 am

Hello. I have a Samsung SW50USP Top Loader Washing machine. It starts as per normal, filling with water, completes the wash cycle, but when it comes to rinse it does nothing. It does not DRAIN OR SPIN. When trying a spin cycle, I hear a click from the back of the machine. After a while I get the error code 5E Displayed.
When i try the rinse and spin cycles with no clothes in it, she goes fine. What can the problem be? Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks

38 FB January 26, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Hi, I have a maytag 3000 series front loader washer. I just did a load and it stopped midcycle with e and f error codes. The washer was full of water and will not drain, rinse or spin. I tried unplugging it and also closing the door six times as recommended but there was no change. I tried different cycles but all that happens is the door lock engages than this low hum and nothing else. I removed all the sopping wet clothing to my slop sink and there is water still in the washer. (The water drains to a drain not to the sink). I have the dryer stacked on top of the washer and am not sure where to access any of the inside mechanism. Please help!

39 DIY Project Help Tips January 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Hi Tash,
If the water level is lower than the reset level in 10 minutes after starting of water drain, this error will occur. This error code is very common and can be read as being either “SE” or “5E”. This error can be cleared by pressing the Start or Pause button. Then the washing machine will then restart and attempt to drain out the water out once again.
Here is what to check…
Check pump filter is clear and there are no obstructions
Check the drain hose for obstruction
Check the drain hose is not kinked
Check the drain pump filter and clean if required
Check the air chamber and pressure sensor hose
Check drain pump
Check drain pump rotor
Check connections to water drain pump

40 DIY Project Help Tips January 28, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Hi FB,
If your washer will not drain out the water, check for a stuck object in the drain pump. If you hear it humming, then there is likely a problem with the drain pump unable to pump out the water. It might be jammed up with something from a previous wash. Something as small as a dime or penny can cause the problem you are describing. Since your machines are stacked, it might be wise to call a professional repairman to do this for you.

41 Scott February 6, 2014 at 3:53 am

I have a top load washing machine that runs through the wash cycle fine, then runs through the first rinse and spin cycle fine. But when it gets to the final rinse/spin cycle it fills up with water and then that’s it. The dial on the machine keeps moving from rinse to spin but it doesn’t drain or spin on the final cycle. It does exactly the same thing on permanent press. Tried resetting the machine but it did not help. I have had trouble finding information involving not finishing the final rinse/spin cycle and was hoping you could help. Thanks for any advice you may have.

42 DIY Project Help Tips February 7, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Hi Scott,
This sounds exactly like a “lid switch” issue. Sometimes the lid switch will be working just fine but it may break away from its position and will cause the washer to fill with water and not drain. Check that the lid switch is in its proper position and working as intended. Here is a video that will give you a general idea of removing and replacing a washing machine lid switch for a top loading washer.

43 annette February 15, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I have a front load washer Frigidaire approx. 5 years old and when I push the button for the load to start it blinks with fault code PAU. It is Model Number FAFW3511KWO and Serial Number 4C00503677.
Thanks for any help!

44 DIY Project Help Tips February 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Hi Annette,
PAU = PAUSE. Your washer may be confused and or holding things in memory (control board). The best quick fix for removing the PAU code is to UNPLUG your washing machine from the wall (or use the circuit breaker). Keep the power unplugged for 3 minutes and then plug it back in. Doing this will allow the capacitor on the control board to bleed off the previous things stored in memory therefore resetting the unit and making it usable.

45 Jon February 18, 2014 at 4:02 pm

I have a Samsung WD8704RJA. It has suddenly stopped working and displays 5E error. I have done all of the following but still it will not drain.

Check pump filter is clear and there are no obstructions
Check the drain hose for obstruction
Check the drain hose is not kinked
Check the drain pump filter and clean if required
Check drain pump
Check drain pump rotor
Check connections to water drain pump

I have even replaced the whole pump assembly but still fails to drain away?

What else could the problem be? Check the air chamber and pressure sensor hose? Where is this located? Does this connect to the pump?

46 DIY Project Help Tips February 19, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Hi Jon,
Check drainage of the pump filter for blockages (lint, coins hair, clips).
Check drain hose and waste connection for kinks and blockages.
Then select a spin cycle to drain the remaining water in the appliance.
Also check here for more info.

47 kim February 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

I overloaded my it will not do stopped after the wash cycle…water still in tub..

48 charlie February 23, 2014 at 7:56 am

Roper Washing Machine model # rab4232ew1 will not spin on the spin cycle

49 Paul February 26, 2014 at 1:13 am

I have a Samsung WA5451 Washer. It just started to act up during the final spin stage (doesn’t matter which wash type was selected). The final spin will start for a minute or two (building up speed) and then the machine stops, adds about 10 minutes to the wash and starts adding water again. I’m not sure to to fix this. This behavior is consistent and it never completes the final spin.
I’ve run the diagnostic test, draining works fine, spin test goes over 1000rpm, water temperatures are ok, the lid sensor correctly detects the open/closed state. Would you have any suggestions that I can try? Anything would be appreciated.

50 Paula Hemeon March 3, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Hello there! I am hoping you get this message. I am in Costa Rica and having issues with my LG direct drive front load washer. The issue I am having is that it would work fine if I put a small load and run it on quick wash or delicate cycle but if I put it with a normal load on the cotton/regular cycle it will wash fine until it gets down to few minutes of the wash cycle and then it adds another hour to the cycle. It gets stuck on the wash cycle for hours! Could you please let me know what could possibly be happening to my washing machine?
Thank you so much!


51 Terry March 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm

I have a Kenmore 3.5 quiet tumble front load washer, Model # 970-C45072-30. I have tried all the settings on it and when its time to spin all it does is tumble like it does when washing. It wont go into actual high spin speed and my clothes stay wet. PLEASE HELP.

52 elliot guidry March 14, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Kenmore washer dryer combo mod 41794812301…it fills with water, agitates but does not empty or spin…manually emptied tub but still does not spin.

53 DIY Project Help Tips March 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Hi Elliot,
Is there any sound all at when it gets to the spin cycle, like a hum or a click?
The first thing I would do is check the lid switch for continuity with a meter.

54 DIY Project Help Tips March 25, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Sounds as if the unit is detecting an incomplete drain or an unlocked door, hence the control will not initiate a hi speed spin. For troubleshooting purposes, try running the machine exactly as before but without any clothes and see if it completes the cycle.

55 DIY Project Help Tips March 25, 2014 at 4:29 pm

If the washer won’t spin the motor coupling may have failed as it is designed too if overloaded to protect the motor and transmission.
The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission.
Another problem may be the lid switch.

56 eric March 30, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Kenmore 70 series washer goes thru a complete cycle but does not spin at the end. I open lid and see clothing very wet as water does not drain out normally. If I turn the knob back around to spin then it spins and ends normally. Any suggestions?

57 David March 31, 2014 at 8:28 pm

I have a Kenmore washer that I bought 2 years ago. I never used it because I shipped it overseas to my vacation home.

Kenmore Top load Washer by Whirlpool Model # 11021102010

Just recently I tried to use it but the agitator won’t spin.
The water fills up and then it would pump it out without going to the wash cycles.
I had someone who is a technician check it out but he told me that he never worked on this kind of machine.
However, he told me that I may have to change the circuit board so I changed it with a brand new one from Sears.
The same thing is happening, now he tells me that it may have to re-program the machine and he doesn’t have a manual to do it.
Can you help me to troubleshoot?

58 DIY Project Help Tips April 2, 2014 at 7:14 pm

It sounds as if the “clutch disk” is not spinning.
Safely remove the panel and look inside and see if the motor is turning.
If the motor is turning and the clutch disk is not spinning then its usually a bad coupler that needs to be replaced.

59 DIY Project Help Tips April 2, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Sounds like a faulty timer switch (the knob you have to turn back around for it to spin again).
A Kenmore 70 series washer timer (knob) switch will be around $30 to $60 dollars online.
You can order one and install it yourself by following the instructions found in the packaging.

60 Jennifer April 7, 2014 at 8:31 pm

I have a Whirlpool washer, front load. When I start it up, it fills with water, the drum turns, and then after about 8 minutes it shuts off. All the lights flash, and then it beeps. We have checked the drain, it was clear. Checked the pump, it was clear, but the problem continues. What could it be?

61 DIY Project Help Tips April 9, 2014 at 7:34 pm

This error usually means “Suds lock”. Excessive soap in washer…
The first question in this situation is what type and amount of detergent are you using? Have you recently changed your detergent?
With this Whirlpool washer you must use only HE detergents and use a small amount.

62 Amanda Vader April 18, 2014 at 1:59 am

Overloaded my whirlpool duet wfw9550 washer last night. It tripped the breaker reset the breaker and it won’t do anything. Ran diagnostic everything worked except spin and no error codes have come up. Tried the master reset didn’t work. Cleaned out the pump filter area and the hose still nothing. When we try to run cycles it won’t do anything at all it. But during the diagnostic it works fine but still doesn’t spin. It spins freely when I stick my hand in the drum and turn it manually. Any help would be much appreciated.

63 DIY Project Help Tips April 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Hi Amanda,
During the normal wash cycle, does the washer produce an error code? Have you tried unplugging the washer overnight, and trying again in the morning? Sounds strange but some machines have a long period reset.

64 Maytag Issues April 18, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I have Maytag Atlantis top loading washer (about 10 years old). It will fill with water but will not agitate, spin or drain.
When it gets to the agitate stage there’s a mechanical buzz but no other action. This morning there was also a slight burning or heating smell.
-any ideas on where to start thanks

65 DIY Project Help Tips April 18, 2014 at 9:46 pm

This sounds as if the belt has broken or become worn. If possible, unplug the unit from power. Then open the unit up by removing the panel or panels and check the drive belts condition. Most likely it will need to be replaced. Doing this yourself will save you money instead of calling a repairman. Only take the washer apart if you are comfortable doing so. The Maytag Atlantis Top Loading Washer Drive Belt is here to order online if you choose to fix this yourself.

66 Maytag Issues April 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Thank you I’ll check that and follow up. Appreciate the advice

67 Maytag Issues April 20, 2014 at 2:53 am

The belt was dirty but seemed okay. However the transmission pulley only turns easily in the clockwise direction, counterlockwise there’s a lot of resistance much like pulling on a rubber band, and about every quarter turn the pulley wants to snap back in the other direction.

I’ve read elsewhere that if the transmission pulley doesn’t move freely it could indicate an issue with a gear being stripped, issue with bearings or other transmission problem. Does this sound like an avenue I have to explore?

Also other people in the household indicate that the washing machine motor was making loud sounds the previous night but now other than a mechanical buzz there is no action. The machine doesn’t drain out the water either. It will fill with water, buzz and do nothing else. Please advise, thanks in advance for your help.

68 DIY Project Help Tips April 21, 2014 at 5:47 pm

To see if there is a true issue with the transmission pulley, we recommend reading the information on this page that should help you to better understand the issue you are describing. Also, since we are unable to hear the buzzing sound of your washing machine, please listen to these different washing machine sound clips that can help you to isolate what the problem may be. If we could actually hear the loud noise your washer is making, we could instantly tell you what the problem is. So listen to the sound clips and let us know which sound is similar to your problem. By you hearing the sound that is identical to your washer issue, this may help you to determine what part to replace or what to troubleshoot next.

69 Ruth Ort April 22, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Can’t find a small button battery that was left in a pocket and put into the washing machine. It is a stackable Model 110 Kenmore machine. At one point it wouldn’t do anything, so I moved the dial to reset and it continues to do the wash without problems. The battery was not in the clothes nor in the dryer and anywhere on the floor. Should I be concerned or will the small button battery be pumped out of the machine? Please advise. I tried putting a wire hanger under the agitator but did not find anything. Thanks. p.s. Never lost anything else in the washer which is almost 5 yrs. old.

70 Maytag Issues April 23, 2014 at 2:09 pm

We used your sound clips and it turns out the issue was with the pump. Thanks for that link.

Now that I have the washing machine running, there’s an issue with the hot/cold. The machine will not fill with cold water. If set for hot wash or warm wash, the machine will fill with hot and warm. However it will not fill with cold for either wash or rinse. If set for cold, it will inlet warm water (tried turning off the hot at the faucet and there’s is a small amount of cold water into the tub when set to “cold”). Any advice you could give would be appreciated.

71 DIY Project Help Tips April 23, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Glad the washing machine sound clips helped isolate your problem. Concerning the cold water not working on your washing machine, check the valve on the cold water outlet on the wall to make sure it is fully open. If it is fully open, then the problem is in the washer itself or the cold water hose is clogged. If the cold water hose is clogged you will need to replace it. To test the cold water valve and the cold water hose, turn the cold water valve fully off in the wall, unscrew the cold water hose from the washer, put the end of cold water hose into an empty bucket and turn the water back on and see if the water comes on at the normal water pressure. This will tell you if the problem is in the wall or on the washer itself. If the hose and the valve on the wall are working, then it may be possible that there are issues with the water inlet valve on your washing machine. Here is a generalized Washing Machine Water Inlet Valve video to show the location of where the water inlet valve is located and how to remove and replace it.

72 DIY Project Help Tips April 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm

If the washing machine is now working, you do not need to be concerned. If there are intermittent issues with the washing machine running properly, then taking the washer apart and inspecting for foreign objects will be your best bet. If the small missing battery is in the washing machine, it is most likely located in the pump filter or in the pump itself. There are areas in the washing machine where things can accumulate and will NOT hurt your washer.

73 Chris April 27, 2014 at 12:55 am

Hi and thanks in advance
Our washer makes a buzz sound when we try to turn it on unless we start it in the middle of the cycle. In this case water will start and it will finish I’m guessing the rinse cycle part. Any ideas?

74 DIY Project Help Tips April 27, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Hi Chris,
Since we do not have Washing machine Make, Model, and Serial Number, listen to these washing machine fault sound clips to match up the sound your washer is making. By doing so it will give you a better idea of what the problem is to help you further troubleshoot the problem.

75 Chris April 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Thank you I have identified the washer buzzing sound and believe it to be a locked up motor. Thanks again

76 Ann Marie May 5, 2014 at 3:44 am

I have a Samsung WA400PJHDWR/AA Top Washer and for some reason it stopped at 30 min left. It doesn’t have an error code it just doesn’t do anything. I tried unplugging and opening and closing the lid. Nothing. How do you do a master reset on it please. Thank you.. :-)

77 DIY Project Help Tips May 5, 2014 at 5:34 am

Ann Marie,
Is the machine completely dead? Getting power? Does it light up? Try unplugging the machine for 15 minutes as this may reset the master control board.
Another thing to try…. Try this trick…. If the machine does have power but won’t start, press the door in a little and at the same time press start button. See if that brings it back to life.

78 Earl May 7, 2014 at 4:29 am

I have a Kenmore Front 3.5 Model 970-C45072-30 load washer that will not spin. I have cleaned out the Drain pump and hoses. The door locks as it should and will drain the water from the tub but not spin when required. I can not check the electrical for voltage as I do not have the tools. I am in an isolated location and do not have access to regular parts. Any suggestions??

79 DIY Project Help Tips May 7, 2014 at 5:22 am

The “no spin” problem with your 3.5 cubic feet Kenmore Front Load Washer sounds to us like a defective door lock assembly. With that particular Kenmore washer, when there is a faulty door lock switch, the machine will do EVERYTHING except spin. You could try and “jumper” around the switch. Another common part to fail is the motor control board. If you do not have a multimeter to check for voltage or continuity, we suggest unplugging the machine and removing the panels and perform a visual inspection. Is the washing machine producing an Error Code?

80 Mark May 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Hello RR.

I wonder if you can help me please.

I have a Hotpoint WF440P which has worked fairly well until recently. At first it would wash fine but when it came to rinse, the drum would not always rotate much – yet when it came to spinning away it would go.

A couple of days ago it didn’t seem to be turning as much as it usually did even on the wash cycle – long gaps between turning. Yet when it WAS turning it was smooth and quiet as always.

Today, there was NO drive on the wash cycle and (being an electrical engineer), I removed the lid and had a look around. I found that if I “nudged” the drum drive wheel with a screwdriver, it would often then run happily – until it stopped ready to go back the other way. If it was “bump started” it would do that too – at first.

Then it simply refused to run anymore at all.

I thought “brushes or worn commutator”, turned machine upside down, removed brushes (hardly worn), commutator a little grubby but not worn). I cleaned the commutator and replaced brushes. Still not a sausage. Pump works fine (waste not blocked) and drum rotates freely and no unpleasant noises from anywhere.

I have checked lose connections and found none, I cannot find a motor run capacitor (and doubt that would be intermittent). the only thing I have wondered is that at the back of the motor appears to be a shaft-position sensor with two red wires coming out of it. I could see no easy way to remove it but dripped some isopropyl alcohol in to the gaps while turning the drum by hand – so spinning the motor quite quickly.

Still nothing.

Do you have any ideas as to what it might be that could start of intermittently and then just fail totally? If you reckon it might be the shaft position sensor, is there a way to remove it without special tools?

Sorry for the long explanation but I wanted to bring you up to date with what I have tried so far.

Kind Regards

81 DIY Project Help Tips May 9, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Hi Mark,
Can you tell us the serial number of your machine? Does the machine have a “year manufactured” date stamp? Also, since you are an electrical engineer, have you tested the door switch? A faulty or “on the fritz” door switch can make the machine run intermittently. Cold water supply is turned fully on or open? There is no burning or electrical smell from the machine? Also, the sensor on the motor you are speaking of, is it actually attached to the motor itself? Please describe further. Here is a troubleshooting guide for the Hotpoint WF440P Washing Machine. It is a .PDF file that you can download or view in your browser. Once the pdf file loads, scroll down to Step 8 as there may be some extra info to assist you.

82 Trudy May 15, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Need help!

I have a front loading Frigidaire washing machine that is not spinning the water out properly.
Any ideas what is wrong?

83 DIY Project Help Tips May 16, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Hi Trudy,
Is the machine draining out the water? Model number?

84 Mark May 17, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Thank you for the info RR.

I went through the PDF info and checked the switch (all fine). also no burning smell at all, water supply fine (and filled / emptied quickly).

Ended up finding several unknown faults (small leak on drum surround, perished rubber on door seal, small leak from pump and the controller hd a lot of corrosion to it – though all components were still working.

In the end, decide to simly get another machine as a friend was getting rid of one. So taken pump out and the main motor (flexible things that work on AC and DC from about 20 volts upwards) from my old machine and the rest of the machine has been scrapped.

Wondering if I can make a hobbyist style centrifuge using the old motor. More fun to be had :)

Again, thank you for your feedback but in the end, a backlog of laundry and a friend with a machine to spare curtainled further diagnostics!

85 Jessica May 23, 2014 at 1:44 am

I have a whirlpool top loading washer that is about 5 years old. Sometimes it spins and sometimes it doesn’t. The water is drained but clothes are still dripping wet. I tried the reset procedure in the article, and that did not work. I manually pushed the drum about a quarter turn myself, and then it would spin again. Not sure how long this fix will last. Does anyone know what the root of the problem might be?

86 Jacob May 26, 2014 at 6:33 pm

I have a hotpoint WD62 washer dryer for 15 years.
Recently in mid cycle it blew the plug fuse. Having replaced the fused the door would not open. I tried starting new cycle but the door would still not open. After some investigation I was able to open the door by pushing on the silicone switch. Also the earth wire had come off the motor. Now the drum does not turn at all. It seems it wants to turn and I can hear clicking noise from the timer switch. I have checked the belt brushes and the motor seems to be working. Water comes in and drains but the drum does not turn at all in wash or spin. The drum is not stuck or anything I am baffled as what the cause may be.
Thanks in advance.

87 DIY Project Help Tips May 26, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Be absolutely sure the machine and motor is grounded (earth wire). Also be sure you have used the correct fuse in the plug. When that particular washer does everything BUT the drum does not spin, it is almost always the brushes. If you have a multimeter test for continuity across the brushes. If the circuit is OPEN then the brushes need replaced.

88 happy May 29, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Amazingly the reset of opening and closing door 6 times in 12 seconds worked. So chuffed. Thank you!

89 Greda Brown May 29, 2014 at 4:54 pm

My whirlpool washer goes through all cycles but will not do a final spin.clothes are still full of water machine says final spin but it is not spinning.

90 DIY Project Help Tips May 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm

We will need the model number of your Whirlpool washer to assist you. The problem you are having could be a list of nearly 500 faults for “washer no spin” without the model number. Please provide us with this information so we may troubleshoot the issue for you.

91 Chris May 29, 2014 at 6:28 pm

We have a 27 year old Maytag washer, top loading, that has always worked well. Today it started really vibrating and walking around, and the tumbler is hard to turn. The repair shop on the phone said that the neoprene pads under the tumbler are probably shot and that there is no replacement part. He advised to get a new washer. Are there any other options?

92 DIY Project Help Tips May 29, 2014 at 7:01 pm

The only thing you could do besides buying the correct part and installing it is adding anti vibration feet under the washer itself. Here is one of our pages that can help you with troubleshooting a vibrating washer.

93 Linda May 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm

My Whirlpool washer wouldn’t drain or spin, in any mode. I watched some YouTube videos, checked out the lid switch and it was fine. The motor made no sound when I put it on any of the drain/spin speeds/settings. Just before I gave up on fixing the problem myself, I came across this site. None of the other sites had even mention “reset”. I tried that next and “Abra Kadabra”, my washer is working perfectly!
Thank you so much! Something so simple, and I could have had to pay for a service call and wait for a repair man (with a tub full of water and wet towels) who would have done the same thing !

Thank you so much ! You are my Hero !

94 D June 1, 2014 at 1:21 am

I have a Whirlpool washer. The wash cycle works great. It will rinse..BUT it wont spin out. Each cycle it does the same thing. Ive tried unplugging then raising and letting down lid to reset, but it is still not spinning out. What could be wrong

95 Stevie June 1, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Hi have a Kenmore 110.26432501
The washer was banging around heavily in a spin cycle, so I instinctively opened the lid to stop it (vs. pushing in the button).
After adjusting clothing distribution, I closed the lid, and it would not start spinning again. It would start a rinse cycle again, but no drain or spin.
I tried the reset trick, but no luck.
Please help!

96 DIY Project Help Tips June 1, 2014 at 8:25 pm

Does it sound like it is spinning (when it should be in spin mode) and it is NOT spinning? Is it making a humming noise? Because if so here is a common reason a whirlpool washer will not spin that could be the issue with your washer. What is the model number of your Whirlpool washer?

97 DIY Project Help Tips June 1, 2014 at 8:34 pm

Give it some time to cool down. Sometimes the motor has a reset that is set to a time delay or thermally protected. It will shut off and won’t come back on for several minutes until the motor has cooled off. Remove clothes, give it an hour, then start the cycle again with the washer completely empty. If this does not work, unplug it and plug it back in to reset it. If this does not work then it sounds like the belt may now be misaligned or broken because of the overloaded washer. If you are able, unplug machine and remove panel and inspect belt. Repair as needed.

98 David June 7, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Hi! We have a Whirlpool AWO/R 4205 front loading washing machine (5kg 1200 spin) which is about 5 years old.

Over the past few months there would be the occasional wash when the clothes would be wringing wet at the end of the cycle. A further ‘spin only’ cycle would then be required to give a satisfactory, maximum spin result.

However, the washing machine has now stopped doing a final, maximum spin, merely draining the machine followed only by intermittent slower spins. And attempting to do a maximum spin only cycle merely produces the same, intermittent, slow spin. The machine has also to be stopped manually as these slower, intermittent slow spins are relentless and the wash cycle doesn’t complete.

Also, just in case this is relevant, when turning the control knob to the off position in order to stop the cycle and allow the door to be opened – after the requisite time lapse, the door opens but the ‘door open’ light no longer comes on.

I’m not concerned about the light – I just mention it in case it helps. But before splashing out on a new machine I just thought I’d seek out your advice.

Many thanks!


99 DIY Project Help Tips June 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Hi David,

The problem you are describing for your Whirlpool front loading washer sounds like the clutch and or brake assembly is worn thus causing your specific issue. If possible, open the machine up and look at the clutch and brake assembly and inspect for wear. If you find any of these parts worn or broken, here are the parts that should be the exact ones that are needed for your specific washer. Here is the clutch assembly and the brake for your washer. (If you are going to order the parts to fix your washer online, please be sure to double check that the parts are the ones for your washer). The prices are not exactly low cost, so your best bet may be to call a technician to further troubleshoot the issue or research online to find a new low cost washing machine.

100 Vlad June 10, 2014 at 2:36 am

On a front loading Frigidaire FAFW3801LW3, it does not drain when it is full of clothes. I have cleaned out the drain and filter. There are no error codes. The strange thing is that it seems to work fine when it is empty of clothes. Thanks in advance for any help.


101 DIY Project Help Tips June 10, 2014 at 6:53 pm

Have you checked the drive belt? If your washing machine will drain with NO CLOTHES in it, then it sounds as if the belt may be worn. When clothes are in the washer and it does not drain or spin properly, always check the drive belt for wear.

102 toya June 13, 2014 at 10:32 pm

i did the washer reset by unplugging etc and it worked !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was sooo nervous, i kept trying other rinse cycles and it kept agitating the clothes but not draining or spinning out the water!!

103 peter June 14, 2014 at 10:39 am


104 DIY Project Help Tips June 14, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Hi Peter,
Since the washer was working before it was moved, it may have been banged around. It is very possible that the DRIVE BELT has fallen off of the pulleys and therefore will not spin. This may also explain why there is no noise as the motor running by itself is more than likely very quiet. The noise you hear when everything is working properly is the drum and belt turning. So, remove the panels after power is disconnected and check DRIVE BELT. Here is a link to the HOTPOINT WMF 740 WASHING MACHINE DRIVE BELT that SHOULD fix your washing machine if you happen to need to replace it.

105 John S June 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Hi RR,
I have a Maytag LAT9406AAE Washer with 2 belts. After the last load of clothes it drained but didn’t spin.
It will agitate and drain and run a cycle except for spin. It doesn’t leak anywhere. I have changed the 2 belts under the machine and tested the motor. Everything seems to work except spinning. With the belts off, the large bottom pulley will turn easily counter clockwise but once it gets to a point clockwise it is virtually stuck and will barely turn. With the belts on and tightened, the smaller agitation belt works but the larger belt slips on the large pulley and won’t turn the tub to spin. I checked for any clothes that may be stuck along the tub sides and don’t find anything.
I like this washer and would like to rebuild it but I don’t want to buy and replace parts that I don’t need. Any troubleshooting suggestions and any suggestions on what parts to start replacing 1st, 2nd, 3rd… would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you. John

106 DIY Project Help Tips June 14, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Hi John S,
Have you tested the LID SWITCH ASSEMBLY? A Maytag washer with your model number will not spin, but WILL drain when the LID SWITCH has become defective. If you have a multimeter go ahead and test it to be sure the switch is working properly. If you find that the LID SWITCH needs replaced, there are many trustworthy appliance supply stores online. Repair Clinic and Parts Select are both reliable sources for Washing Machine parts.

107 Derek June 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm

I have a Smeg front loader washer and it will not spin. I have checked the filter and it is clear and spinning okay.

108 DIY Project Help Tips June 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm

You did not give us enough info to properly assist you. However, the Smeg washers have a weakness, the drum pulley wheel is made from a cheap material. This causes the pulley to wear out and become unstable causing the belt to fall off. Pop open the panel and have a look inside to see if the pulley is at fault and the belt is hanging off.

109 Whirlpool Problems June 20, 2014 at 4:31 am

Whirlpool washer model no. LSP8245AW0 will not finish spin or fully drain. Attempts to start spin but won’t finish and clothes are still dripping. I do not think that it drains after the wash cycle before the rinse cycle. Agitates just fine. Could it be the drain pump or is it more likely to be something else?

110 DIY Project Help Tips June 20, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Many times a washer will not fully drain out the water because a small object such as a sock or similar gets caught in the drain pump or the drain hose. We understand you stated it will not spin but we recommend inspecting those items first as troubleshooting “no spin” gets more technical. If the pump and the hose are clear of clogs, let us know and we will guide you as to what to do next.

111 Whirlpool Problems June 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm

I can manually drain it by taking the drain hose and putting it to the level of the floor. I will check the drain pump to see if something is stuck in it.

112 Chris June 23, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Hi I have a whirlpool awo/d 5556 washer, it does the wash well and drains but wash is dripping wet and dosen’t spin. I have checked the pump and it’s free as it drains ok. Any ideas please? Thanks Chris

113 DIY Project Help Tips June 23, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Hi Chris,
Any washer that will wash, drain, but WILL NOT spin, could mean a worn out drive motor coupling. If you are able to open your washer then this is what you need to check. Inspect the drive motor coupling and determine if the part is worn out and needs replaced. Here is a picture of a motor coupling to show the part in question.

114 jed June 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Hi I have a Beko washing machine and it has stopped working. It fills with water on a cycle but wont spin or drain. Ive cleaned the filter but no joy. Could u advise me what to do?

115 DIY Project Help Tips June 25, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Hi Jed,
One thing to try quick is to reset the control board to see if that is at fault. Simply unplug the machine from power for a minute or two. Plug the machine back in, then PRESS AND HOLD THE START BUTTON for about 5 seconds. Holding the button in will allow the control board to reset and may fix the machine. That may or may not help, but if not, can you please let us know your Beko washing machine model number? The model number is XXXXXXX and is printed on the front control panel and starts with a W.

116 Ami Dhillon June 28, 2014 at 3:11 pm

I thought I should share my experience. Our washing machine wasn’t spinning at all (top load). I then set the machine for spin and opened the lid but operated the switch manually with a cocktail stick, I just wanted to see what was happening as with the closed lid you can’t see it. The drum would spin very slowly and then it was stopping and struggling to spin. I noticed a small piece of clothing stuck between the drum and the machine body. I took the cloth out and hey presto, it started to work.

So before you call for an engineer and pay for the call out, its worth inspecting the machine or any kind of blockage first.

117 holly July 1, 2014 at 12:57 pm

My Simpson EZI sensor swf10761 Washing machine stopped working. I’ve tried everything to get it going. I went in there when I thought it was finished with a load and it had moved. I moved it back took everything out and put the next load in. Went back later and it hadn’t done anything. It locks the door and that’s it. I cleaned the filter and there was some plastic in there. I’ve been washing new fluffy blankets and towels today and lots of them. Please help I have 4 weeks to go until I have a baby and I need my washing machine and can’t afford a new one.

118 DIY Project Help Tips July 1, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Hi Holly,
It sounds like you overloaded your washing machine. As you stated, when you came back to check it, it had moved or “walked”. The machine will move around when overloading occurs. Overloading a washing machine can cause parts to vibrate loose and create problems. The easiest solution is to wait a few hours and then try running a wash cycle. The reason for this is because the motor is thermally protected and will not power up if overheated. Overloading a washer causes the motor to work extra hard and causes overheating issues. The motor protects itself from damage by shutting down. So give it some time and try again. If allowing the washer motor time to cool down does not work, there could be parts such as a belt or pulley that fell off or are not properly aligned. You will need to safely remove panels and inspect the inside of the washer.

119 Amy Critchley July 2, 2014 at 5:45 pm

I have a Bosch washer dryer that will not run through a full cycle. It goes through wash and rinse but then stops before completing final rinse and spin. It goes back to the beginning of the cycle! If I put it on spin cycke it doesn’t move! Please help!

120 DIY Project Help Tips July 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Hi Amy,
The problem may be that the drain is blocked. This will cause your washer to “not spin”. Have you checked to see if there is a blockage in the drain? Check the drain hose and the drain itself. This is the most common reason for a Bosch Washer not draining. (Have you tried the Reset procedure that is at the top of this page?) If the drain is not blocked, then the motor brushes, the printed circuit board (PCB), or a wiring harness may have come loose or could be at fault.
If you need further assistance, please send us the Model number of your Bosch washing machine.

121 Rachael July 3, 2014 at 9:47 am

Hi I have a Samsung WF0600NCS front loader washer. I have a problem with using the spin function. Whenever I put it on spin, it spins so fast that it starts shaking and vibrating so strong that most times I have to turn it off. This leaves my clothes still soaked. Please help thanks.

122 DIY Project Help Tips July 3, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Hi Rachael,
There may be a very simple reason this is happening. One or more of the legs (or feet) on the washer may not be seated flat on the floor. If the machine is not perfectly flat, the machine will vibrate and move around. Look and see that the 4 legs at bottom are level on the floor. If one leg is not flat on the floor, simply turn it counter clockwise to move it downward. Once all 4 legs are flat, try running an empty load and see if the problem still occurs. If the legs are all touching the floor, then there may be an imbalance. Try running the machine with no clothes and see if the vibration still occurs. The washer may have also been overloaded. If you still have the same issue after fixing the legs and running a cycle with less clothes, please let us know.

123 Yafei July 4, 2014 at 4:52 am

I have LG Front Loading Washer (model no WM0532HW) and it stopped working after about 3 minutes and the Error Code is LE

We did reset 3 times (unplug and plug, open and close door 6 times within 12 seconds) and it does not work…not sure what to do and hope to get some advice

124 Liana July 4, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I have a Roper (whirlpool), model # RAX7245KQO which is not spinning and rinsing. I have tried all the cycles and when it reaches rinse and spin cycle it stops. When I moved the knob it made the clicking sound but nothing is happening. This all started when I tried to wash the blanket, so I know there is nothing stuck in there, but the load might have been heavy for the machine. I have tried resetting using the unplug and lid technique with no result. I do not have the manual on the machine as it came with the house when I moved in couple of years back. Please help!

125 Karen July 6, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Yippeee, the advice about the reset worked a treat. Thank you ❤

126 DIY Project Help Tips July 7, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Sounds like you overloaded the machine when the blanket was added. The first thing to check should be the belt which turns the drum. It may have moved around on the pulley and fell off. Second, it may be the motor coupling that may have become damaged or become loose. Here is a whirlpool washer repair video that will show how to take apart and what to remove and replace if needed.

127 DIY Project Help Tips July 7, 2014 at 8:45 pm

Hi Yafei,
The LE error code can mean a few things. Mostly it will give the LE error code if the machine has excessive suds. This means that the wrong detergent is being used. The LG washing machine you have is HE or high efficiency, meaning that you have to use HE detergent or low sudsing detergent. Is it possible someone has added the wrong type of soap? Overloading the washer can also give you the LE error code. Reset the machine and try washing with no clothes in it and see if the LE error disappears. If you continue to have the error, the next steps will be to start replacing parts in this order… Hall Effect Sensor, Stator Assembly, Control Board.

128 Jose July 7, 2014 at 11:01 pm


I have front load GE washer machine.

The machine loads water in any cycle, that is OK, but when need start to spin, the motor not start or machine not send signal for that. I replace the Control Board, but have the same problem. I make a M-Reset but not work. I put the timer on spin option but nothing happens, not work, only have a noise of that machine is on.

What part i need verify or replace for re-work my machine for start spin?

Remember, machine load water to level and pump extract all water w/out problem, the problem is for spin….

129 DIY Project Help Tips July 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Hi Jose,
Have you opened the machine and checked the belt and pulleys? It sounds as if a belt has snapped. If the machine goes through the cycles but it does not spin… check the belt. If you open up the washer and that is not your issue, let us know your washing machine model number so we may research further.

130 scot July 9, 2014 at 3:48 am

I have a frontload maytag neptune washer. It will not spin. Other than the master reset, does anyone have a suggestion prior to making a service call?

131 Lynne July 9, 2014 at 1:38 pm

I have a resurrected Whirlpool top loader washer WTW5200SQ0. Years ago, it went way off balance, the agitator came off, and it wouldn’t spin any more. It was left outside, full of rainwater, for a year. When I got it, I replaced a lot of internal parts: the transmission (worn shaft), motor coupling, clutch, brake and drive tube, centerpost bearings, drive block, and the bolt and rubber washer that holds the agitator in place. Yay, it worked, and I used it for 8 months. Now, the timer is getting really hard to turn and sometimes the machine won’t start into spin cycle until I open the lid and turn the basket about 3/4 around. Where I live, sometimes the electrical supply is inconsistent. Could it be that not having sufficient current prevents the machine from setting up to start spinning? Or could a dying timer be the trouble? Or both?
(The washer still lives outside, gets covered with a tarp when not in use. I do one load of laundry early in the morning, when the temperature is still cool, and before other people start using the power supply.)

132 DIY Project Help Tips July 9, 2014 at 8:22 pm

First of all, keeping the washer outside in the elements is not an ideal place to keep a washer and expect it to work perfectly. It sounds like the washer being located outside is having a corroding effect on the timer dial. Have you taken the timer out and inspected it for rust and corrosion? The wiring on the timer may also be at fault or the wiring in the machine as a whole. Have you taken the panels off lately and inspected the wiring and controls for rust/corrosion? It sounds like you have replaced many different parts 8 months ago. It is possible that the machine has gained new problems in that time frame from being outside. It is difficult to give useful advice when the washer is located outside. We do not know where you reside or what type of weather conditions the machine is subjected too.

133 Richard July 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Hi, My Maytag A506 washer does not spin. I replaced the belts today; the lid switch appears to be working properly – at least, it shuts the motor off when I open the lid and resumes when I close it. Like John S. above, (June 14, 2014) the motor spins but the belt just slips on the pulley. When I remove the belt I can turn the tub pulley easily in the counter clockwise direction (agitation); clockwise I can turn it, but with considerable difficulty. I have the machine up on jackstands and I have the front panel removed so I can observe what’s happening. Any advice or suggestions?

134 DIY Project Help Tips July 15, 2014 at 10:34 pm

Hi Richard,
The belts and lid switch are the first items to replace when having an issue such as NO SPIN with the Maytag A506. Since you have already replaced the belts and the lid switch is ok, the next part to have a look at is the Brake Assembly. This WILL be the solution if the machine is NOT spinning but STILL pumping out the water. Have a look here for the part we believe you will need and a brief “how to” remove and replace summary.

135 Lynne July 16, 2014 at 6:53 pm

I agree that keeping the washer inside would be better for it, but there is a lack of space. The best I could do was to elevate the machine on four 2 x 2 concrete pavers and cover it with a heavy vinyl tarp when not in use. I live in the northern part of Florida; the washing machine sits in a little wooded area so it doesn’t have direct sunlight on it. The wooded area has yearly temperatures ranging from 35 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit and never gets any frost in winter. Most of the year, the washer enjoys temps from 50 to 80. Because it is sheltered by the trees, the tarp covering the washer is less exposed to rain than it would be if the washer sat in an open area of the property. You might say that the machine is semi-retired and enjoying the best of the Florida weather!
Regarding the timer issue: I looked inside the console; the wires and timer did not have any signs of rust or corrosion, BUT the timer was sitting cockeyed, thereby causing the metal ring on the control knob to rub against the console. Perhaps something bumped the control knob. Repositioning it did the trick and now it turns the way it should.
The machine still has an intermittent problem not starting to spin unless I manually turn the basket 1/2 to 3/4 turn around (until it reaches the point where it can’t be turned further). I haven’t figured out why this happens. Once I get the basket in position, it starts spinning as soon as I close the lid, and it spins quite well. When I remove the clothes at the end of the cycle, they are just damp, they smell very clean, and they dry very quickly on the clothesline.

136 DIY Project Help Tips July 16, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Hi Lynne,
Glad to hear your washing machine is retired in sunny Florida!! So…….. It sounds like the machine is still usable and your clothes are not soaked but slightly damp. Is the lid switch attached to the machine as it should be and getting a good contact by the lid plunger? Is your washer draining most of the water out at the end of the cycle? Does it spin at high speed at the end of the cycle or is it an intermittent spin? Does the machine produce a clicking noise when it tries to go into spin mode before you have to turn the drum manually? Is it fully draining out the water? Depending on these factors, have a look here to read a little bit more in depth on the different combinations of faults. Hope this helps!

137 dan July 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm

I have an AMANA washer machine 5 years old, it starts normally but is not spinning and draining anymore. I open drainage pump, looks OK. Any advice?

138 Buster July 20, 2014 at 5:16 pm

I have a Samsung front load washer. It appears to have stopped draining. I checked and cleaned the filter, checked for obstructions in all the hoses. I tested the pump motor and it ran when hooked up to a 120 power source. While performing the power test I noticed water leaking from the motor. It was foul smelling, so I disassembled the motor to find the motor compartment filled with water. I cleaned out the compartment, cleaned and silicone the O-rings, reassembled and poured water into the pump and let stand. After an hour or so, I disassembled the motor again, only to find water back in the compartment. I am guessing, this should not be happening. Can you verify? Would this cause the pump to stop operating after a period of time?

139 Everett Brewer July 20, 2014 at 8:12 pm

We have a GE top loading washing machine. The machine will fill with water, go through the cycle and drain. However, during this time it will not agitate or spin out. Tried the master reset without any luck. Any more advice?

140 Julie July 22, 2014 at 1:27 am

My whirlpool top loader fills but does not start any cycle i.e it does not spin. What can cause this to happen.

141 DIY Project Help Tips July 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm

The most common reason for the problem you are describing is a faulty lid switch. Check the switch with a multimeter.

142 DIY Project Help Tips July 23, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Unplug machine and remove panels. Have a look inside for any obvious signs of wear or broken parts. If you can give us any more details such as model number we can give better troubleshooting advice.

143 DIY Project Help Tips July 23, 2014 at 8:00 pm

After you reassembled the motor, was it still leaking? Can you provide us with your model number please?

144 DIY Project Help Tips July 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm

We do not have enough info to give you detailed troubleshooting advice. However, have you safely opened up the machine and checked for a worn or broken drive belt?

145 Julia Cooke July 28, 2014 at 6:55 am

We have a Maytag Performa PAVT234AWW washing machine which I apparently severely over loaded with clothes and a heavy, yet small, throw rug. It “scorched” the belt, belt fell off, and also melted the plastic motor pulley. The washing machine wouldn’t do anything and had to be emptied by hand, water and all contents. The washing machine was laid on its right side, and husband pulled off/removed what was left of the melted motor pulley and replaced it with a similar plastic motor pulley from a Crosley motor since a separate replacement motor pulley isn’t available, only a whole new motor for that model number. He also put on a new belt. The washing machine was put upright, etc., and now the washing machine fills great, agitates great, drains fine (but continues to agitate at the same time while draining, not sure if that’s normal or not), but WON’T SPIN. We even have let the machine “rest” in the upright position thinking that would help but does not. Any ideas?

146 DIY Project Help Tips July 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Hi Julia,
Run the washer empty. Let it go through all cycles. When it is in the SPIN mode, SAFELY reach in and see if you can turn the inner tub easily by hand. If YOU CAN TURN IT FREELY by hand, then your brake has released. This would mean your belt, brake, motor pivot and trust bearing kit are all fine and your transmission may be the issue. IF YOU CANNOT TURN THE TUB FREELY then your brake is still holding. Make sure the motor is pivoting back and forth freely and inspect the thrust bearing and pulley assembly. Check for items stuck between the tubs such as a sock or similar as this can cause the washer to not spin.

147 Julia Cooke July 29, 2014 at 5:34 am

While waiting for your reply, which was quick, THANK YOU, I’ve been thinking and staring at the washer and found that if I PRESS DOWN REAL HARD and then release on the agitator it would start to spin. I went directly to the spin cycle, no water in it, to do this. I also took apart the entire agitator and didn’t find anything like yarn or a sock, etc., stuck or wrapped around the metal shaft. I HAD TO PRESS DOWN HARD to get the top dispenser cup on the agitator when I assembled the agitator’s three parts, and by your instructions I then ran the washer empty. It filled, then agitated COUNTERCLOCKWISE a nice amount of time, emptied (still agitating the whole time), then did spin fast CLOCKWISE still again agitating the whole time. It seemed to spin an awful long time after the water was out so I manually nudged the timer dial to stop and fill to rinse. It filled and almost immediately agitated and simultaneously spun CLOCKWISE, not giving a decent final rinse cycle. As it did spin on its own both times during the wash cycle there was no need to reach in and turn the inner tub by hand. It seems like its brain is muddled up and just can’t go through the right motions in the right order. I hate to be a bother but any other ideas? I only do at most three loads a week and the washer is almost as new in spite of its age and the trouble I’m now having after the ruined belt episode.

148 DIY Project Help Tips July 29, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Hi Julia,
If the washer is agitating while spinning (spin mode) it sounds like there is a transmission issue. If the washer is going into a true agitation cycle during spin cycle, then your transmission is definitely to blame. The motor turns clockwise for spin and counter clockwise for agitate. It is possible something has come loose or broken and locked the spin gear with the agitator gear. Here is a page from Maytag that has some Transmission Schematics to look at to determine if you may need to order parts. Those parts breakdowns will also let you see how the transmission is put together. To really know what the problem may be, it sounds like you will need to take the washing machine apart and have a look at the transmission. See if there are any visible broken or loose parts that may be creating the issue. Let us know if you have any other info to give us that may be able to further assist you.

149 Sara July 30, 2014 at 6:59 pm

I have a Samsung top load washer. Recently it stopped in the middle of a cycle and will not drain and makes a buzzing noise if I try to start it on any cycle. I’ve unplugged it and that didn’t help. Anytime I press start it makes the noise. Any help?

150 DIY Project Help Tips July 31, 2014 at 5:32 pm

Hi Sara,
This is a very common problem with an older washer when an internal part fails. The washer will make a buzzing sound as it is trying to run, has power, but a broken part is making it impossible. You will most likely have to replace a part or parts on your washer. The most likely parts that have gone bad are in order beginning with most likely first… 1. Motor Coupling 2. Water Pump (possible something is jammed inside) 3. Motor 4. Gear Box. Do you smell a burning smell when the washer is making the buzzing or humming sound? Can you supply us with the model number of your Samsung Washing machine? Thanks.

151 Amy August 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm

I have a Maytag Front loading washer that isn’t spinning or draining. I took the front panel off, removed the filter and a bunch of nasty smelling water came pouring out. The filter wasn’t very dirty, but I cleaned it, but it all back together and I still get the “f” code when I try to restart the laundry. Could there be a clog somewhere else? There is almost a grinding type of noise when I start the washer before it gives me the code.

152 DIY Project Help Tips August 5, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Hi Amy,
A grinding noise will usually mean a bearing is going bad or the transmission is having issues. Is there any type of metal or plastic shavings under the machine? Without the model number we can’t give precise advice… We would need model number, age of washer, and exact error code displayed.

153 Jackie Gear August 9, 2014 at 3:12 pm

11/2008 purchased
Whirlpool Front-Loading Washer
Model #WFW9600TA01
I get a flashing “SUD” sometimes and other times it is flashing F35
Service men come out and put parts on and it is ok for a while and then it starts again and the cycle goes on. Whirlpool even totally replaced the machine 6 mos. after purchase. But it still goes on with this new machine. Any suggestions besides never buying Whirlpool again and definitely never pay $4,000.00 for a pair of appliances again when a $200.00 one will work as well, probably better.
Thanks Jackie “frustrated”

154 Michelle August 9, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I have an Amana model #LWA20AW. It will not agitate or spin. I can move the drum freely counterclockwise, but stops within a quarter turn clockwise. Any suggestions?

155 Sue August 9, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I have a Kenmore front load washer that’s about 6years old. It will fill with water, but will not drain or spin and it runs through the complete cycle in about 3 minutes flat. I’ve tried running it on all the other cycles and run it empty but the same results happen. My husband has to manually drain the water. But I am most concerned as to why the dial runs through the entire cycle so fast? I’d love any help!

156 bigray August 10, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I have a samsung front load washer wf209anw. I have fixed every problem that has occurred since 2010 except 1. During any normal wash and rinse agitation, the drum will tumble left, pause, then tumble right and so on. However when doing towels it will not handle more than 4 or 5 towels. Any more and the obvious extra water weight causes a problem during wash/rinse left/right agitation. It moves barely left, pause, then barely right etc.. everything else during acts normal, and no codes. Any ideas?

157 Franko August 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Hi I have an Indesit washing machine. On no load (no clothing) the machine goes through the whole cycle and hot washes, drains and spins perfectly. When I put a load in it, the timer switch clicks and turns then stops and nothing happens. (I am not overloading it) Any ideas. Thanks in advance.

158 Archie August 11, 2014 at 4:55 am

I have a 7yo S800 Smeg Top Loader, it has been working fine until today. It won’t drain and spin at last cycle and simply stops while water is still in it. What could be wrong and how do I go about DYI fixing it. Thanks.

159 DIY Project Help Tips August 11, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Hi Jackie,
We have to ask this before anything… Are you using an HE washing detergent?

This error code indicates that excessive detergent suds occurred during the cycle.
If a “Sud” or “Sd” error code is displayed, or if you can see excessive suds in the window:
There are too many suds in the washing machine. The washer will not be able to spin out water with the excess suds. When “Sud” or “Sd” is displayed, the washer automatically extends the rinse time to remove the excess suds.

160 Archie August 12, 2014 at 7:47 am

It’s Archie not Jackie. :) I was able to sort it out, thanks to your forum/blog – it gave me the confidence to open the rear panel of my washer. I checked the drain hose and found my daughter’s sock stuck in it. Not sure how it wiggled its way from the main basin into the drain holes then to the hose. Now it’s running as good as new. Thanks. Sometimes we take things for granted, never really realised how important my washer is until it played up. Won’t hurt to give it a wipe down clean once in awhile, just so it behaves itself.

161 DIY Project Help Tips August 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Can you please let us know the age of your machine?

162 DIY Project Help Tips August 12, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Can you provide us with a Model # of your Kenmore washer?

163 DIY Project Help Tips August 12, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Hi Bigray,
The first thing we must ask is… Has this been a problem from the beginning or has this issue recently started?

164 DIY Project Help Tips August 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Hi Franko,
Can you tell us if the lights on the panel are flashing when the timer is clicking and then stops?

165 renu August 13, 2014 at 7:32 am

my samsung semi automatic top loader washing machine rotates in one direction in wash cycle. how to restore the to and fro motion? drain and spin is working perfect.

166 jen August 13, 2014 at 11:05 am

my frigidaire frontload washer is acting up when it gets to 6 minuites it take forever to get off to the next number and now it is not catching the spin mode anything i can do

167 DIY Project Help Tips August 13, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Hi Renu,
A top loading washer that ONLY agitates in only one direction may have a worn out plastic agitator, a failed shaft on the transmission output, or the transmission has a failed gear inside. The transmission shaft is normally splined and the center of the plastic agitator will have a matching spline to ensure a tight fit. If any of these items are worn out, the problem you are having may occur. You will need to take the agitator out and inspect it and the transmission shaft. If these are ok then the transmission is the most likely the problem. We would suggest calling a repair person or buying a new washer if the transmission is shot.

168 DIY Project Help Tips August 13, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Hi Jen,
The machine is not spinning AND the timer is not functioning properly? Can you provide us with a model number so we can research further?

169 Ben Wilkinson August 15, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Hi there,

My Beko 5KG A+A Class 1000 rpm has stopped spinning and I’ve tried various of techniques to fix it including the ‘Off at the Wall for 1 min and open/close door 6 times within 12 seconds’ however due to me not being too savvy with washing machines and plumbing in general I can not get my machine to spin.

I did notice that there was a grinding sound comming from the machine before, however wouldn’t know where to look for such places to try and fix the problem. There was a foriegn object in the front drainaway however (I imagine) this wouldn’t have been the issue?

Could you please help and let me know how to fix my machine,

Kind Regards.

170 DIY Project Help Tips August 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Hi Ben,
The first thing a washer will do is go into the wash cycle. This is also called Agitating. Is the washer agitating? If so, after it is finished agitating the clothes, does it try to go into the spin mode and fails? Or will the machine not work properly from the moment you try to wash clothes? Let us know and we will further assist.

While we wait for your response, press and hold the start button in for several seconds. This will reset the control board and may possibly fix your problem if it is NOT a mechanical issue. Once you reset it, start a new wash cycle and see how it goes from there.

171 Jean Kost August 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm

My sister has a 5 year old Whirlpool top loading washer. It fills with water, makes a noise, but won’t agitate. When she manually turned on the spin cycle, the water just drained out of the washer. The drum didn’t spin. She also pushed the lid button so she could keep the lid opened to see if the drum would spin. That’s how she knew the drum wouldn’t spin. Any ideas about what is going on would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!

172 DIY Project Help Tips August 18, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Hi Jean,
We would suggest unplugging the machine and removing the panel. Check to see if the belt or pulley is at fault. If the machine is making noise, then that tells us the motor is working but the connection between it and the agitator is at fault.

173 Tracy Feener August 21, 2014 at 4:11 am

Hi I have a front loader. It goes through the washing cycle but won’t continue to the rinse cycle. We have to push the button in order for it to rinse. This only happens in the summer time. In the winter months it works fine..Kenmore model..110. 47512604. Ser…hlw4164554. Type..832
About 4 months.

174 Beth M August 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm

I have a Whirlpool- Auto Load Sensing w/ triple spray top load washer. Its 3.5 years old, I share it with others in my house and one of them said it was not going into the spin cycle. I checked it out but had no prob. One day it did it again and all the washer did was humm when it got to the spin cycle and it wont drain. It does it on all types of cycles when it gets to that part. Any help you can give me would be great.

175 DIY Project Help Tips August 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Hi Beth,
Your Whirlpool washer may have one of these faults… (Perform all of these checks safely, find your washing machine service manual and unplug the machine when performing checks)
1. If it will not agitate or drain when it is set to spin, you may have something jammed in the pump. To check this you will need to remove the pump. Check internal pump and get the obstruction out if that is the issue.
2. The motor coupling may be the problem. You will need to disassemble the machine and visually inspect.
3. If the washer has a wire harness on the motor, there could be a bad connection were it plugs into the motor. This would make it work sometimes and other times not work properly.

176 DIY Project Help Tips August 21, 2014 at 8:01 pm

Hi Tracy,
So the only problem you are having is MANUALLY having to press the button to move it into RINSE mode? What happens when it is done with the washing cycle? Does it buzz, click, anything?

177 Nigel Birch August 22, 2014 at 10:58 am


My Bosch Maxx has stopped spinning this morning. There was a fairly substantial load in there (bedding etc). Over the last week or so there has been a very slight “scraping” sound when spinning but today it’s completely stopped. The machine is at least 8 years old.
What do you think?

178 DIY Project Help Tips August 22, 2014 at 6:55 pm

Hi Nigel,
Run a wash cycle with the machine empty. Once it has ran for a few minutes, cancel it and turn the controls to spin. Does it pump the water out? Let us know as this step will assist us with knowing where the problem may be.

179 Carolina August 22, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Super useful!! Followed the steps exactly… Step 1. Reset; my machine still didn’t work. Step 2- Check lid switch *ding ding ding* took it out, went to appliance store 39 dollars later finished my load of laundry that was stuck. Don’t panic people research online. And try before buying a new washer! 38 dollars to 500-800 dollars. Big difference. Thank you! thank you! Big hug. By the way I’m a 28 year old girl. I did it all myself. Ladies your men too busy or can’t ..don’t hesitate to try yourself.

180 Katie Quella August 25, 2014 at 1:03 am

I have a whirlpool ultimate care 2 imperial series model lsn10000j01
Seriel num CL 3138915 type 111 and it stopped mid cycle after agitation but no further actions after agitation.. No draining.. No spinning.. Checked hose.. All clear.. Reset several times..nothing.. No noise or anything after it agitates and then it just sits quiet . This comes at a REALLY BAD TIME… Fours kids.. Single mom and school starts tomorrow.. Car broke down and no laundry mat in walking distance so I HAVE to DIY this and be super mom. Thank you so much!!!

181 DIY Project Help Tips August 25, 2014 at 5:35 am

Hi Katie,
Is there any type of clicking noise once it tries to go into spin mode?
It is possible the machine was heavily overloaded and/or the spin drive could be weak… Try to run a cycle with no clothing in the unit. Does the washer go into spin mode?

182 Cami August 25, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I have a GE top load washer. It goes through the entire cycle, but will not drain and spin. It makes the noise but won’t spin. I have to then cancel the cycle and then manually go to just drain/spin cycle and it will then spin and drain. Ever hear of this?

183 ceica August 25, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Hello. I have a top load that wont drain or spin. Its obly agitates and washes. My husband replace the drain pump with a brand new one today and we still have the same problem. Any ideas it is a Frigidaire model # GLWS1649AS1 serial # XC22316528

184 DIY Project Help Tips August 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Hi Ceica,
When a top load washer only agitates and will not spin, there could be a few different things that are causing the issue…

You may have something stuck in between the inner wash basket and the outer tub. Look for a something that may be lodged in the wash basket. At times a sock or small washcloth gets jammed in between the inner wash basket and the outer tub. The machine will usually still agitate and wash but will not spin. If there is nothing jammed in between the inner basket and outer tub, you may have a transmission issue…

There is a one way lower spin bearing that may have failed and is locking the transmission when it tries to spin. Try to turn the transmission by hand and see if it is difficult to turn and or makes a clicking noise. In one direction it should NOT turn at all and the other it should turn nice and smooth without any clicking noise. If your washer is below 5 years old, it is possible the transmission may still be under warranty if the transmission turns out to be the issue…

Here is some info on the parts that are most likely to fail on your Frigidaire washer with the NO SPIN issue.

185 DIY Project Help Tips August 25, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Hi Cami,
Does this happen every time you wash clothing? Have you tried running the machine completely empty? Do you have a model number for us to further research?
If your washer will go through the wash cycle, will not spin, still makes noise, and will not advance until you manually advance to spin…
We would suspect a bad contact in your timer or faulty control board. We would suggest to remove and replace the timer or control board.

186 jim August 27, 2014 at 3:24 am

I have an old Whirlpool Model # LSQ8243HQ0 Ultimate Care 2, Heavy Duty Super Capacity Plus Top Loading Washer – does this have out of balance sensor? We have had to reset the machine several times by unplugging and then opening the lid quickly to get the washer to completely spin and drain the load. Is there a part that can be replaced that will help with this washer constantly getting an out of balance fault? It seems to be super sensitive when the load is not really that bad out of balance? When it gets out of balance it seems to not complete the fastest final spin to completely dry the load. It will spin and drain completely on smaller loads, but seems to have trouble completely draining/spinning on larger heavier loads. If clutch ends up being fine – what else could it be?

187 CHarles August 27, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Hi, I have a Maytag Washer and just bought a Timer for it. I watched a tutorial and was able to change it myself but I have the same results as before. It will fill up with water for rinse ‘only’ it wont’ wash nor spin cycle. What could be my issue? -THanks

188 DIY Project Help Tips August 27, 2014 at 11:24 pm

Hi Jim,
The imbalance may be caused by the machine not being completely level. This can be from one or more of the washer legs not being properly adjusted. If you have a level, lay it on top of the washer to be sure it is perfectly level. If not, thread the appropriate leg up or down to get the machine level again. If it is level your other problem could be a broken or missing suspension spring. On the bottom of the tub, there are multiple springs holding the tub in the center position. Remove the panel to gain access and check to be sure the springs are in place. Here is a video to show how to take the washing machine apart to access the suspension springs.

189 DIY Project Help Tips August 27, 2014 at 11:31 pm

Hi Charles,
Sounds like the LID SWITCH. If the washer will fill with water and then stop, the machine thinks the lid is open so it will not proceed to the next phase which would be to agitate. The lid switch is probably bad and stuck in the OPEN position. You will need to remove and replace the lid switch. If after replacing the lid switch the same problem is happening, the next part to replace would be the CYCLE SELECTOR SWITCH/KNOB.

190 Jason August 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm

Samsung top load washer when on spin cycle bumps and bangs until it stops. Right about the time it starts to speed up.

191 Mike September 2, 2014 at 12:57 am

I have a 7 year old kenmore 700 series top load washer- it runs through the normal wash cycle, but will not do the final spin for that setting- it will drain to prepare for the final spin, but then just sits there and ultimately times off. If I catch it during the final spin cycle, I can get it to work by rotating the drum a time or two. It also seems to work good for a few days too if I unplug it for a couple minutes (will run through all cycles perfectly including final spin), but it then again starts skipping the final spin. I replaced the coupler and lid switch last week- worked good for a few days, but now again skipping the final spin- any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

192 Kurt September 2, 2014 at 1:40 am

Hello we have a Samsung top loader WA5451ANW/XAA02 Yesterday the washer “stuck” in the middle of a wash cycle and failed to drain/spin to the finish. We emptied the dripping wet clothes and attempted to restart the cycle. The door lock engaged but nothing happened after that. Normally, there is a sound like a motor/pump starting immediately after the door locks and a smallish amount of water is pushed out of the drain hose into the tub. This time, nothing after the door lock, not even noises. Also, no error codes!

First, I found the auxilliary drain hose in the back and drained the tub with a shop vac. So at least the water was out of the washer!

I put it into Service Mode and water fill worked and the Quick Spin Mode ramped all the way up to the max 1100 rpm. Nothing when I tried the drain mode. I did the following

Check pump filter is clear and there are no obstructions
Check the drain hose for obstruction
Check the drain hose is not kinked
Check the drain pump filter and clean if required
Check the air chamber and pressure sensor hose

and no dice. I unplugged and removed the drain pump but I don’t have a tester to see if it requires replacement and I am not sure what else to do (there was water in parts where it seemed like there should not have been). After I removed it, I ran a wash cycle with the drain pump unhooked and after the door locked, it did sound as if it was moving toward the next steps (I had unhooked the fill hoses so no water ran into the tub). Any ideas???

193 Tayna September 2, 2014 at 1:49 am

I have a GE top load washing machine and had been using it all day and in my last load, of course, thw machine will not agitate or spin. It fills and drains ni problem. When it is suppose to be washing and spinning it makes a “humming” noise and smells of something burning. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

194 Annie September 2, 2014 at 9:10 am

I have a beko wm6123w washing machine and it made a very loud noise all through the spin cycle yesterday, gone to use it today and it does nothing other than lights work and water enters drum on beginning of a cycle but no movement of drum or anything! Turning the empty drum by hand is absolutely fine and no different to normal and belt in intact. Is this a cheap fix?

195 michelle September 2, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Well, I have a top load general motor washer (I know bad choice! ) It stopped agitating and spinning a few months back. I found the ‘reset’ your motor help and it work’s. Now it has done it again and the reset failed. Any help for me? It is mod# word6100g1wt I will never ever ever purchase a general electric again! This is the 4th time it has broken and it is 3 yrs old

196 DIY Project Help Tips September 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Have you tested the lid switch? A faulty lid switch is the most common reason for no-spin with top loading washing machines.

197 DIY Project Help Tips September 3, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Hi Annie,
Safely unplug from power and remove the service panel. Look inside of the machine to see if there are any obvious signs of malfunction. A belt or pulley may have worn or become loose causing your problem.

198 DIY Project Help Tips September 3, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Hi Tanya,
Sounds like the washer may have a worn out belt or motor issue. Safely remove the panel and look inside to see if there are obvious signs of malfunction. A belt is a cheap fix and easy to fix yourself.

199 DIY Project Help Tips September 3, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Hi Kurt,
For the problem you have described, you have done exactly as you should have in checking the drain pump and the drain hose. The issues you have described sounds like the drain pump is at fault. If there is nothing obstructing the pump or the drain hose, it may be best to replace the drain pump or buy a multimeter and test it yourself. The drain pump for your washer is around $50 dollars and a multimeter is around $25 to $50 dollars. If you purchase a multimeter and then find that the pump is bad you will be out around $75 to $100 dollars but you will have a meter to use for future troubleshooting. We would suggest buying a meter and testing the drain pump to be totally sure.

200 DIY Project Help Tips September 3, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Hi Mike,
If the final spin cycle is a higher spin speed then it may be a two speed motor and one of the start capacitors is going bad. It could also be that one of the windings on the motor is going out. Also, possibly a loose pulley, incorrectly installed lid switch, transmission, gears, etc.

201 DIY Project Help Tips September 3, 2014 at 8:46 pm

Hi Jason,
Your machine is probably imbalanced. Meaning overloaded and or to many heavier items on one side. Simply even out the weight by moving the clothes around to create a “balanced load”. If this does not fix the issue, your agitator may be faulty and or a spring may have detached from the bottom.

202 Mary September 6, 2014 at 5:34 pm

Kindly help i have a samsung washing machine front loader. After a period of quick wash, the door refuse to open. This is a machine have been using for over 3yrs now working perfectly.
I will very much appreciate if i can get a solution to this.


203 Urv smith September 8, 2014 at 1:21 am

Kenmore front load washer model 110.46462501 will not spin at all on any cycle, it will drain though.

Please help.

204 DIY Project Help Tips September 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Most likely the door/lid switch. Do you have a multimeter to test it? Also could be a broken belt or an issue with the motor.

205 DIY Project Help Tips September 8, 2014 at 5:08 pm

Is the machine stopping during the cycle or is the door on your Samsung front loading washing machine not opening up at the end of the wash cycle?
Most front load washers have a small door located near the base. The door can be opened with a flat blade screwdriver. Inside the small door you should find an emergency pull release for the machine door.
Have you tried unplugging the machine for an hour or so? Once an hour is up, plug it back in and put it on the rinse cycle and let it run a wash cycle until it has finished, then try the door. If it still will not open then wait a few minutes, switch it back on to power it up and then try the door.

206 elaine lynch September 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm

My washing machine will agitate, but sometimes it spins. I have to give it several spins after it stops, but sometimes it catches on to spin and sometimes I have to turn it with my hand to give it a start. Sometimes it does a regular spin and sometimes its slow.

207 DIY Project Help Tips September 8, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Could be a worn out belt, pulley, capacitor, motor…etc.

208 clare September 14, 2014 at 3:30 pm

I have a Maytag Atlantis top loader washing machine and goes through the whole cycle but won’t drain the water.

209 Jess September 15, 2014 at 9:07 pm

I have the same problem as Andrew:
My washing machine has stopped working on any cycle. Water is coming in but it is not draining nor is the drum spinning. Pump system was cleaned out and out came a one sock, a handkerchief and some dirt. However, the washing machine still does not work. Can the pump system cause such a defect if there has been debris in the pump system?
Thanks in advance!

210 Pranav September 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm

Hi I have a LG F8091MDL2 front loading washing machine. The problem is when I turn on the machine and select any option like spin, on all categories: cotton, delicate, easy care etc, the machine starts spinning but doesn’t spin fast. It shows an overload message even if there is no clothes in it and stops spinning. This is a new washing machine I bought. Can u help me with this? Can u tell me the reset procedure for this or any solution for this problem?

211 DIY Project Help Tips September 16, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Hi Pranav,
If the washer is new we would suggest calling the company that sold it to you and trying to get some warranty work done.
However… The issue you have explained sounds to us like a sensor is at fault. It may also be possible that the drum is out of balance and has activated the imbalance detection (overload).
You can also try this manual reset that works for most LG brand washing machines….
1 – Unplug the washer’s electrical cord.
2 – Open the door of the washer and spin the unit’s basket by placing your hands on the inside of the machine and spinning it 360 degrees.
3 – Wait 60 seconds to allow any activity within the machine to halt.
4 – Plug the washer’s electrical cord back into the outlet.
5 – Try a load of laundry to determine whether this simple but usually effective manual reset has fixed the problem.

212 DIY Project Help Tips September 16, 2014 at 7:21 pm

What brand and model is your washing machine? Also, have you tried the reset method at the top of this page? To answer your question, the pump, once debris has been removed, will work with no issue. We would recommend trying the reset of your washer once you are sure there are no other issues such as items clogging the pump.

213 DIY Project Help Tips September 16, 2014 at 7:33 pm

Hi Clare,
The most common reason we have seen for a washer not draining is a sock or similar stuck in the drain pump. You may need to examine the pump for an obstruction. When the unit “doesn’t drain” is the washer still 100% full of water or does it appear that SOME of the water has drained?

214 Mohamad September 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I have a Samsung Front load WF203ANS it stops mid cycle full of water. wont drain. I have replace the drain pump but it still no go.
if i run on rinse and spin for 21 min cycle. it works until 11 min left the wont do anything. I checked the door it locked. also if i get it to drian it will not drain completly.

215 DIY Project Help Tips September 18, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Dear M,
If you have tested the lid switch and it is working properly, the next item that is MOST LIKELY to fail is the Water Inlet Valve. You can test it and determine if you need to replace. Your washer has a cold water rinse and if it can’t fill with cold water it will just sit waiting for the cold water to enter which never happens. Run a test wash on COLD water only. If there is cold water supplied during parts of the wash cycle then the valve is not the problem. If the valve is good and working properly, the next part to replace would be the Main Control Board. The control board will usually cost around $150 dollars so make sure that a faulty board is really the problem before ordering one.

216 amanda September 23, 2014 at 2:40 am

My washer sounds like it is spinning but it is not, the clothes are still soggy after the spin cycle. I held down the lever to watch and the motor is working but tub is not moving at all. I take my hand and give the tub a spin and it starts working like it is supposed to.

217 Francine September 25, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Hi, I have a whirlpool front load washer, it will not drain or spin, I took the panel off on the front of the washer and drain the water and cleaned out the tray. I put everything back and started the washer again and this time it washed but did not drain. I had a repair guy from Sears come out and he took the top off and would not fix it because the owner before me worked on it. The wires were taped up and you could smell it burning, (I think the wires was crossed up, but I’m not a repair person) What can I do, I can’t get my money back and the dryer works great (knock on wood). Please help.

218 DIY Project Help Tips September 25, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Hi Francine,
If your washer WAS working properly before, then something is preventing the washer from draining. A kinked or bent drain hose or the drain in the wall may be too slow to drain out the water. If the drain is slow it may prevent the washer from draining properly. As for the wiring that was done in the past, your best bet will be to call a service company and tell them your situation. Tell them it was wired by someone in the past and it may be incorrectly wired. Make sure they agree to troubleshoot the problem before they come out. For the sake of safety, if your washer has a burning smell, do not use it until a professional has checked it to be sure it is safe to use.

219 DIY Project Help Tips September 25, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Hi Amanda,
Your lid switch is working if you held it down and you can hear the motor getting power. So the next 2 things that could be wrong is the motor coupling or the drive belt. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission assembly. This coupling is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded. If it is damaged or worn, the motor will run but the tub will not spin. If the drive belt is broken or not tight, it will be loose on the pulleys and the washer won’t spin properly. Have a look in the washer to see if these parts are worn and replace if needed.

220 Francine September 25, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Thank you, I will check the hose in the back of the washer, and I will let the next repair person know about the wires.


221 Gabe September 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm

I have a GE washer and it works but stopped spinning. It agitates, drains… but does spin. I have checked the hoses, lid and power supply. Is there anything else I can check?

222 DIY Project Help Tips September 29, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Does the washer motor spin or make any kind of noise at all in spin mode? If not, and it is an older model washer, we would say the timer is at fault. If you hear the motor making a noise like it is trying to run when in spin mode, then check the motor coupling, drive belt, and pulleys for any obvious visual signs of wear.

223 Sabastin October 1, 2014 at 2:40 am

I have Maytag Laundry (Stacked) with Gas dryer, bought during 2008. Was working good for so long. Very recently, when I go to switch the load of cloths to the dryer, washer would have stopped.
Checked with small load and no load also, doesn’t work. Can any appliance expert help me please.

224 DIY Project Help Tips October 1, 2014 at 9:31 am

Can you tell us exactly what happens when you shut the door and set the washer to “wash”? Is it completely dead OR makes a sound but won’t spin OR spins but doesn’t finish the cycle?

225 lisa October 1, 2014 at 6:12 pm

I have a samsung WF328aaw/xaa that I just recently replaced the back half of tub (bearing failure) and spider arm support (cracking). It’s all put back together now and I to test, I tried the rinse and spin cycle. The water fills correctly and there are no leaks. When it tries to spin, however, it seems the rotor tries to spin but only moves about an inch, it clicks, and then tries to reverse directions but only moves about an inch. There is no error code and it just keeps doing this until I pause and unplug it. I have taken it apart and made sure all parts are secured and put together properly (I have done this twice now) but the same thing happens each time I reassemble. Do I not have it on correctly or what am I missing to get this to work? I can’t spend any more on this machine, and only kept it because I did the work myself and really liked how the machine cleaned up until it blew the bearings. I only bought the machine about 4 years ago. Thanks for any help you can give me.

226 DIY Project Help Tips October 1, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Hi Lisa,
We see what may be happening here… With the washer off and empty, open the door and reach in and turn the inner drum by hand back and forth. Does the drum move easily or do you feel some resistance?

227 Lisa October 1, 2014 at 6:42 pm

No resistance, moves freely both directions. I can also move the rotor both direction in back both directions.

228 DIY Project Help Tips October 1, 2014 at 6:51 pm

When the washing machine is trying to turn the drum, do you hear the motor working at all? Does it start, then you hear a “click” and the motor noise stops? Do you hear the motor running, but the drum is not moving as it should? What happens if you let the washer go through a complete cycle? Does it finish the cycle? Please give us as many details as possible so we may troubleshoot your issue further. Thanks.

229 Lisa October 1, 2014 at 6:59 pm

I can hear motor run both directions. It will try to spin one direction, moves about an inch and then reverses direction, moves about an inch and reverses direction and just keeps repeating this until I pause it, turn the power off, and unplug it. I have not run an entire cycle because I didn’t want to start the machine and have it not work which is why I thought it best to test it in the rinse/spin cycle. I can try a short full cycle and get back to you.

230 lisa October 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

Ok….I tried to run a load and the washer drum won’t even spin while water enters at the beginning of the cycle. it just keeps trying to rotate, moving an inch or so, then reversing and doing the same thing. Same as when I tried the rinse cycle. It just keeps starting the rotation and changing directions after it has moved an inch. I didn’t let it keep running since it was pointless and I didn’t want to do any damage to anything but it doesn’t stop or give me an error message. I am still at a loss. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. thanks!

231 DIY Project Help Tips October 1, 2014 at 9:15 pm

The reason we asked to run a full cycle was to see if the washer will properly drain out the water even though the drum won’t spin. If it drains the water, then there may be issues with part of the motor assembly and its components. Possibly the Stator or Rotor Assembly. If the machine does not drain, then other factors exist.

232 lisa October 1, 2014 at 9:30 pm

The machine drains fine. When I had it on rinse and spin, the machine drained. I can hear the motor working and see the rotor start to spin in the back but it is almost as if the rotor cover is loose but it isn’t. When it begins to spin, the rotor cover seems to wiggle ever so slightly but the nut is tightened as tightly as it can be. It spins freely when off both directions but when it is on trying to spin it is as if something is stopping it (like if i stuck a screwdriver through the rotor openings to prevent it from rotating) then it reverses and does the same thing in the opposite direction. I am completely baffled.

233 lisa October 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm

I FINALLY got a 3E error on the spin cycle. I am going to check the hall sensors for tight connections and will advise.

234 tequawna October 2, 2014 at 3:10 am

Hi my washer stopped on the spin cycle and never spinned to get the water out and as i turned the knob no controls worked but the rinse cycle then just stopped all together! What could be wrong with it???

235 lisa October 2, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Thank you for all of your assistance. Last night I followed all of the electrical for both the motor and control board double checking everything, including connections. This required some disassembly of things but it was the right thing to do, as luck would have it, there was one loose connection in the control board that was still connected but must have loosened when I initially reassembled the everything. Once i pushed the connection tight, everything worked like a charm and I have executed heavy loads of towels as well as clothing. I am one happy DIYer!!!

236 DIY Project Help Tips October 2, 2014 at 8:02 pm

We are very happy to hear that you got your washer running! Great job!

237 DIY Project Help Tips October 2, 2014 at 8:07 pm

What brand and model number is your washer? Is the washer getting electrical power?

238 Charles October 3, 2014 at 11:55 pm

I have a Kenmore top load washer. It was used when i got it and i had to pin the switch. Now it will fill and wash but will not spin out, It was pumping out but now it won’t do that either… The top is off and the switch is out and in several pieces! (think i need a new one). But i’m wondering if i should check the pump while the front is off the washer? I’m working in very limited space and have a bad back. Don’t want to have to re do all this! model no.110. 92582420.

239 DIY Project Help Tips October 4, 2014 at 12:08 am

You are pinning the lid switch or the controls? Either way, the problem you are describing sounds to us like a bad lid switch. The washer is designed to fill and wash with the lid open but will not spin for safety reasons. If the lid switch is bad (in the normally “open” position) it will fill, wash, but will not spin or drain. We would suggest ordering a new lid switch online. Let us know and if this is not your problem and we will help you troubleshoot further.

240 PAULINE October 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm

The drum in my washing machine will not turn. There was a smell of burning and it is a Candy Aquaviva 1300 model washer.

241 DIY Project Help Tips October 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm

Hi Pauline,
Check the machines filter and see if it is blocked. Usually if it cannot drain, it will not be able to spin. The filter should be located at the bottom of the front of the machine. Check this first and if the filter needs cleaned, clean it out. Next run a short wash cycle and see if this has fixed the issue. The burning smell may be the machines motor or pump overheating.

242 Nick October 7, 2014 at 10:22 pm

I have a GE HE front load washer. When the it hits any of the spin cycles, it makes the noise as if it’s spinning but the drum doesn’t move. It is draining the water. I can only assume it is a belt, does this sound correct?

Thanks in advance for your help!


243 DIY Project Help Tips October 7, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Hi Nick,
If it is not a direct drive style washer then yes most likely it is a frayed or broken belt. We would suggest to open the service panel and take a peek inside to be sure it is the belt before you order a new one. Be aware that direct drive washers do not use a belt. Also… for us to know exactly what your issue may be, we would need your washers model number for us to properly troubleshoot.

244 Tina October 8, 2014 at 3:12 am

My Amana front load washer model NFW7200TW stops at the rinse cycle. I’ve tried different wash cycles and they all stop at the rinse. The machine does spin and does drain depending which cycle it’s on. I usually use the quick wash cycle but it stops at the 28 minute point and the cloths are still wet. Tried hand wash cycle and it managed to spin the water out so I could put them in the dryer.

245 Julie October 9, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I have a whirlpool front load washer that is only 3 years old. idon’t have the serial number with me, but I just recently moved my washer to my new home and I know that it’s probablly nothing serious.but I can’t figure out what the flashing light is saying the error code is. It’s not digital but it flashes 6 times and pauses then flashes once. The water fills and it spins a few times but then stops and starts flashing and beeping. Should I try resetting it first?

246 DIY Project Help Tips October 10, 2014 at 7:48 pm

Yes try the reset procedure and then see if the issue is resolved.

247 James October 12, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Hi Pal, my LG Fuzzy Logic top loader is giving a DE error, the magnet was missing, I replaced it, but am still having the fault. Is there a reset pattern that I need to perform, eg opening and closing the lid a few times to reset the program?
Please could you help.

248 Tom V October 13, 2014 at 2:27 am

Perhaps you can help.
I’ve read mos all the problems people are having and mine is not that different.
I have a Samsung Front loader M# WF405ATPAWR/A2
S# Y6YC5AED506043v
In a normal cycle or quick wash It fills with water, then trys to spin but it just jerks a little clockwise then the same backwards. It does this severtimes then after about five minutes (sitting on the 19 minute cycle time) it starts counting down again then repeats the attempt to spin the drum. Ultimately, it gives up with a 3E code.
I’ve tried the reset options you’ve mentioned to no avail.
I’ve also pulled my sopping wet clothes out and just tried a rinse spin option, same results.
Any thoughts before I push it off a cliff?

249 Tom V October 13, 2014 at 5:24 am

So, While I await a response, I took the motor apart and cleaned the stator and the rotor.
I re assembled everything and got the same results.
I might add that I can spin it freely by hand with no power.
In addition to dismantling the motor, I took the control board assembly off and re-jacked the connectors.
This did nothing either.

250 DIY Project Help Tips October 13, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Hi Tom,
Have you carefully inspected the wiring harness for the motor? Check for loose wiring or a problem with the harness itself. Have you tried running a “quick test mode” to test the motor?

251 DIY Project Help Tips October 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Hi James,
This is a fairly common issue. There is no switch in the area, just the magnet which tells the computer that the door is closed. Are you sure the magnet is installed properly? Do you still get the DE error code even with the new magnet installed?

252 Paula J Carreon October 14, 2014 at 7:28 am

Just a quick question….I am starting to have problems with my front loader Samsung. Recently I have been putting OdoBan Laundry Disinfectant in the Bleach compartment, as it eliminates the ugly odors with the front-loaders. Could this cause problems with my washer? Thank you!!

253 Dianne October 14, 2014 at 9:18 pm

I have a Samsung HE front load washer. It has been going through the wash cycle fine but when it gets to the drain/spin cycle it resets the time and starts over. I’m not getting any error messages its just restarting the time. Its a never ending load of laundry, lol! Do you have any ideas on how to fix it?
Thank you!

254 vverlin kelly October 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm

I have 2 1/2 year old Samsung top load washer. Works well until the rinse cycle, it will rinse but gets to spin then vibrates and adds minutes to start rinse cycle over, no standing water but clothes are soaking wet. It does it all the time. Sometimes it shows DC code but cloths are evenly distributed. Model #wa400pjhdwr/aa. Are there any help 4 same, please anything to fix the problem is greatly appreciated.

255 DIY Project Help Tips October 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Hi Vverlin Kelly,
The DC error code you are getting indicates a leveling issue. This issue is more than likely why your washer is not working as designed. What exactly does the DC error code mean? DC error on your Samsung washer means the load is unbalanced. You will need to make sure your washer is sitting level on your floor. If you have a level, lay it on top of the washer and adjust the feet or legs as necessary. If the floor is warped you can use a piece of wood or similar to help get the washing machine on a perfectly level surface. Another issue could be a faulty hall sensor. If the hall sensor is bad, then usually you will get the DC error code even if the washer is level. If the washer is level and the hall sensor is working properly, then you probably will need new suspension rods. The rods can wear out and cause the tub to bounce which in turn causes the unbalanced load issue.

256 DIY Project Help Tips October 15, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Hi Dianne,
Can you please provide us with a model number? There could be nearly 20 different reasons for the issue you have described. For us to narrow it down we need to know the exact model number. The model number should be in the area where the door opens and closes.

257 DIY Project Help Tips October 15, 2014 at 10:14 pm

Hi Paula,
What type of problems are you having with your Samsung front loader?
To answer your question… If the OdoBan mixture is concentrated, it may bubble up and cause an issue. Dilute the mixture if it is concentrated to avoid this. You should also clean out the dispenser tray every month to avoid mold growth. It should pop out from the back and you can soak the complete tray in hot water in your sink. Here is our page that describes How To Clean An HE Washer. We actually use OdoBan to disinfect our washer every month. We dilute our concentrated mixture first and pour it inside the tub and set it on max hot water.

258 Charles October 15, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Like i said, I knew the switch was bad because it fell apart in my hand as i was removing it!
And happily doing laundry now, Had to wait 4 days for part… Thanks guy’s and gals.

259 Sue October 18, 2014 at 1:26 am

Hi I have a Samsung top load washer model wa5471 2 yrs old
Washer would not spin the finally spin water drains out then about 9 min
Left tries to spin then refills with water ….called repairman told me plate clutch /assembly
$374 part was put in … First 2 loads worked great then same problem came back !
So mad could blow the machine up !

260 DIY Project Help Tips October 18, 2014 at 1:55 am

Hi Sue,
First of all if you had a professional technician come out and diagnose your washer and the part he diagnosed to replace was wrong, they should come back out for free. Pay for the new part they diagnose the second time but refuse to pay the labor charges. Have you called them and are they aware they did not properly troubleshoot your washer?

Is the washer displaying an Error Code?

Either way… There may be an issue with the timer/control board. It does not seem to us that anything mechanical could make the washer keep refilling with water. There may be a bad part of the control board that repeats itself. There are “Weight sensors” that figure out how much water to add after the clothing is added. It is possible there is a malfunction with the sensors. They are not adjustable so if there is an issue with them, they need to be replaced.

261 Ged October 18, 2014 at 7:22 am

My whirlpool front load washing machine model wfs1073dd will only do the final spin function with a heavy load towels etc
If the load is normal it skips the final spin cycle leaving clothes dripping wet any ideas????
Pump is clean and free

262 Chris October 18, 2014 at 2:18 pm

I have a front load Samsung washer model WF397. The error code TE came up and I read everywhere that the temperature sensor went. I bought the part and replaced it myself. Drained the washer and the code still will not clear. I’ve taken the washer apart and haven’t seen any dreaded cut or corroded wires as some others have posted.

Can anyone help me out as to why the error code wont clear??

Thx in advance

263 DIY Project Help Tips October 18, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Hi Ged,
How old is your washing machine? Are you getting an error code? Have you tried removing power from the machine for a few minutes to try a reset? Try that and then run a quick load with no clothing to see what happens and if an error code appears. If you have to add extra heavy items to force your front load washer to go into final spin mode… The transmission may be beginning to fail. This however may not be your specific issue as most washers (with similar problems) will not go into the final spin with a small load, not the other way around.

264 DIY Project Help Tips October 18, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Hi Chris,
You did the correct thing by inspecting and replacing the temperature sensor after getting the TE error code. Since you have replaced the sensor, is the washing machine working properly now besides the error code being displayed? The machine may be sensing something is wrong with the sensor or the sensors connections. You stated you did not see any damaged or disconnected wires. We would recommend looking at all wiring harnesses and connections on the back of the control board and under the tub. We have seen issues with the orange and white wires (or possibly yellow) chaffing under the tub and corroding at the connections. If the wire connections under the tub are rusty, you may want to replace the connectors or wire brush the rust off so they can make a good connection. If the sensor is working properly and the wires are all connected, the constant error code displaying should be able to be cleared by removing power from the machine for a few minutes.

265 Chris October 18, 2014 at 9:47 pm

Hi and thx for getting back to me so fast. I have inspected all the wiring and I can’t find anything wrong. The code hasn’t cleared and the washer still won’t run. I tried leaving it unplugged overnight. Still does the same thing. Its only 4 days out of warrant and I am still waiting to hear from samsung.

266 Ged October 19, 2014 at 6:58 am

Hi thanks for fast response
No the final spin cycle with no load wasn’t done just skips to end with no error code
The washer completes all parts of the cycle intermediate spins etc no error codes
The timer says it has 9 min left this seems to last for nearly 15 min slow spin and drain then goes to 6 min left then program just ends
Flashes open door no fast spin carried out the machine is just 3 years old

267 Megan October 19, 2014 at 7:16 pm

My top load whirlpool washer will not engage the lid lock to start any cycle. It clicks, the indicator light flashes and the agitator makes a whirring noise. I attempted the Master Reset but it did not work. The washer came with my house when I bought it and there was no manual please help.

268 DIY Project Help Tips October 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm

Hi Megan,
Can you provide us with the model number of your Whirlpool washer? When you shut the lid, you hear a click, the light flashes, and the tub turns or makes a noise but does not turn? Have you observed what happens if you let the washer try to run a full cycle?

269 DIY Project Help Tips October 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm

It could be a multitude of things meaning a control board problem or faulty sensors/wiring. Have you taken the machine apart and inspected the wiring and mechanical aspects of the washer?

270 Scott October 21, 2014 at 1:24 am


I have a 5 year old front load whirlpool and the other day the machine stopped spinning. So i thought the load was to uneven so i changed the load and then it worked for about 4 more loads. the last load i put in it would spin. I have a burning motor smell and the water did not leave the drum. I took all the cloths out and tried it but it still won’t spin or do anything. I hear a click some where inside the washing machine but do not now where to start to look. The washing machine also smells like a motor burning. Can you help??? Can not afford a new washer right now.


271 DIY Project Help Tips October 21, 2014 at 1:41 am

Hi Scott,
A clicking noise with “no spin” or agitation including a rubber or electrical smell would most likely indicate a faulty motor coupler. A burning smell could also indicate a failed drive belt or motor. We would need the model number to know exactly.
We would suggest to remove the machine from power. Slide the unit out and remove the service panel and have a look inside. More than likely you will see a very obvious problem. The part that you find that has failed can most likely be ordered online and you should be up and running again in no time.
If you do not see any issues visually, please get back to us with your model number and we will troubleshoot further.

272 Karen October 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

My top loading Frigidaire washer dryer combo model will not agitate in the initial cycle but will drain and the spin cycle at the end works. The washer is a couple of years old now. Please help.

273 DIY Project Help Tips October 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Hi Karen,
Have you ran the washer with different wash cycle modes? What happens during the wash cycle when it does not agitate? Does it hum, buzz, make sound? Do you smell a burning or electrical smell?
The problem with your washing machine that will not agitate but WILL spin and drain could be the following… The agitation (wash) cycle cannot start until the water level switch is triggered and tells the timer that it is full and can proceed. See if you can move the drain hose out of the stand pipe just enough to increase the air gap.

274 Crystal October 22, 2014 at 4:30 pm

I have a GE Washer model WDSR2080DSWW that will not drain or spin. It agitates fine but when it gets to the drain/spin cycle it does nothing except you can hear the timer running or whatever that sound is that moves the knob around the cycles and the knob will go around through the cycle but doesn’t drain or spin. I had a very heavy blanket and pillow in it so we took them out and tried it again but it didn’t help. We tried leaving the lid up when it was filling with water because it will usually drain out by itself if the lid is left open too long but it wouldn’t drain out. Any ideas about what’s wrong?

275 DIY Project Help Tips October 22, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Hi Crystal,
We would recommend removing the front panel and letting the machine run a short cycle and observe what is taking place. Use caution when doing this. Is the transmission pulley turning? How about the clutch?

These are 4 things MAY be your issue. Depending on the age of your washing machine, it may make more sense to simply replace it. Once you troubleshoot your washer and find the parts you need, do the math to see if it is worth fixing yourself, calling a GE technician, or replacing the washer with a new one.

GE top load washing machine will agitate but no spin or drain:
1. Test the lid switch with a multimeter to be SURE it is working. Replace lid switch if needed.
2. The tube to the water level sensor switch may be clogged. If this is the case the washer cannot go into spin cycle because the sensor thinks there is still water in the drum. Look into the tube and blow through it to remove the clog.
3. Drain pump could have failed or is clogged. Remove clog or replace drain pump.
4. The clutch may be failing. Remove and replace the clutch assembly.

Parts for your GE washer are here.


276 G October 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm

We have a Kenmore 800 Series washing machine that recently is not spinning all the water out of the clothes. When the tub is empty, we find a small piece of rusted metal in the tub. What is failing? Thanks.

277 DIY Project Help Tips October 24, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Hi G,
Do you have a model number for us? This will help us to pinpoint your exact issue.
If your Kenmore 800 washer is working properly in all other aspects (besides not spinning out all the water at the end of the cycle) then more than likely it is one part that is failing.
The Sensor Switch is most likely the part that has failed on your washer. When this sensor fails, the washer will never fully get all the water out of your clothing. This switch is located in the control panel. This part is made by Whirlpool but will work with Kenmore. The part is Whirlpool Part # W10292584 Sensor Switch. As for the piece of rusted metal that you found in the tub, is this happening frequently or was it a one time thing? Size? Shape? Any other issues with the washer such as overfilling or agitating as the water is filling the tub?

278 Chris October 24, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Just an update to my previous question regarding my error code TE on a Samsung front load washer. I had changed the thermistor sensor and it still didn’t work. The repair guy came today and stated the the board was dead and he ordered a new one. Should he about another week.

279 Melissa October 27, 2014 at 12:23 am

I have a Kenmore front loading washer model 402.49032011. During the spin cycle it made a louder noise, when I went to look it smelled a little hot and now it won’t spin. What might be the problem?

280 Kevin October 27, 2014 at 1:19 am

Hey RR,
I have a Maytag LAT5000ABW top loading washer with 2 belts and it will not agitate or spin but it does drain the water. There is noise and a burning smell when it’s supposed to agitate/spin. I have already replaced the belts and tension springs under the motor. The transmission drive pulley only goes in one direction freely. Help please …. 😀

281 DIY Project Help Tips October 27, 2014 at 6:44 pm

Hi Kevin,
If you start the washer as normal, close the lid, the washer will just sit and make noise until it gets to the drain cycle and it will drain? If this is the case, does the washer make any type of burning smell since you have replaced the belts? Is it a mechanical noise or high pitched friction noise?

282 DIY Project Help Tips October 27, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Hi Melissa,
If you run a full cycle on empty, will the washing machine agitate and drain? The only phase of operation is that it is not spinning? Was the smell an electrical smell or a rubber burning smell? Does the drum seem to be aligned as it was before the noise? Can you describe the noise?

283 Kevin October 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm

RR, the burning smell is still present after the belt change but only on the wash cycle and I believe when I set it to spin mode the unit just sits there. As soon as I smell the burning and hear the noise I stop the machine. As for the type of sound I would say it’s a mixture of both mechanical and high pitched. The machine is at my in-laws and I’m not there now but can record it and post for you to hear tommorow.

284 DIY Project Help Tips October 27, 2014 at 7:44 pm

Hi Kevin,
Just a few other reasons for why you are having issues with your washer… It may be possible that the belts are slipping or the pulley may be slipping? The high pitched sound could be the motor pulley spinning at high speed but the belt may not be the exact tightness to grip. If the washer will not move the drum (agitate or spin) another issue could be the transmission is at fault. Also you may want to check the clutch assembly. If your lid switch is at fault then the machine will usually not agitate or spin. However if the machine is making noise it sounds as if it is attempting to run but the problem sounds to be with the belts, pulleys, clutch, or transmission. Have you removed the panel and observed what is happening while the machine is making the noise? This will more than likely tell you visually exactly what is causing your issue. If you would like to post the noise/video on YouTube, please do and then send us the link so we can further troubleshoot. Thanks!

285 Kevin October 30, 2014 at 2:46 am

I have just uploaded video it’s not the best camera work but you’ll get the gist. So apparently the machine is agitating now but not consistently, however it still won’t spin. You’ll see that I attempt to push on the motor increasing the tension of the belts. Check out the link and let me know what you think. Video

286 DIY Project Help Tips October 30, 2014 at 5:20 am


Most probable reasons for a Maytag Top Load Washing Machine to Agitate, Drain, but not Spin.

FIRST… Check and be sure nothing is stuck between the inner and outer tubs. Remove the clamp that goes on the outer tub near the top. Then pull upwards on the outer tub and it will come off. Carefully check between the washer tubs and with any luck you will hopefully find a stuck sock or similar causing your problem.

If that was not your issue then see below for a few other suggestions…

– The basket drive could be weak. Run the machine on spin with nothing in the unit and see if it spins.

– If you can hear the motor running during the spin cycle, check the drive block as it may be stripped out. If the shaft is spinning around inside the drive block then the block is stripped out and needs to be replaced.

– The Clutch/Brake may be the problem IF you can start the washer spin cycle by hand. The clutch pads may be worn down therefore the surface where the pads touch may be too smooth. This would cause the pads to not grab thus letting pressure be relieved from the brake. Also, the washers transmission may be leaking oil on the clutch which could cause it to slip.

– Motor failing.

– Bad Brake/Clutch Assy.

– Loose Belts.

– Slipping Pulley.

Also, here are all of the parts breakdown sheets you may need to identify parts and location.
Let us know what you find by doing more troubleshooting.

287 Kevin October 30, 2014 at 11:36 am

Okay thanks RR .. I’ll tackle the slipping pulley and Tub possibility first and let you know what I stumble accross. Wish me luck
~ Kevin

288 Heather November 6, 2014 at 12:03 am

hi , I have a Kenmore top loading washing machine that will not spin out or drain. what could be the problem and what is an easy way to fix.?

289 DIY Project Help Tips November 6, 2014 at 12:20 am

Hi Heather,
Most likely a failed lid switch. The lid switch is a safety mechanism so the washer will not spin when the lid is open. When you open the lid, there should be a small piece of plastic or metal (attached to the lid itself) that drops down into a hole on the edge of the machine where the lid closes. Turn the washer completely off and disconnect power. Then carefully put the end of a screwdriver (or similar) into this hole and you should hear the lid switch clicking. Do not push down into the hole too far, maybe only a 1/2 inch or so. If there is no click then the switch could be bad. If you hear it click then it may have failed electrically and not mechanically. A lid switch for a top load Kenmore washer will be available on Amazon for a good price.

290 Molly November 6, 2014 at 10:00 pm

I have an older top loading Kenmore. I want to pre-soak certain items, but each time I do, the washer then drains the water and detergent, so I have to add more to actually wash. I just want it to soak, and THEN wash in the same water/detergent.

291 DIY Project Help Tips November 6, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Hi Molly,
Are you setting the washer on “pre-soak” mode or simply opening the lid to stop the machine from running? On some older machines, you can open the lid after it fills with water to stop the machine from running, you could use that time to let your clothes pre-soak. Then shut the lid and the machine will resume its wash cycle.

292 Iliya November 8, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Hi there!
I have an old 10+ yo Italian I think, “Atlantic” washing machine. It works just fine when it’s empty or with very low amount of clothes in it. A bit more than let’s say a pair of jeans and it doesn’t make full spins or centrifuge but it seems like it tries to, but doesn’t have the power to do so. I checked the belts but it seems like it’s not them. I’m sorry if you can’t understand everything, English is not my native language.

293 tim November 8, 2014 at 4:34 pm

My GE washer fills with water but it will not spin or wash it acts like the door is open is this the door switch? it is a top load.

294 DIY Project Help Tips November 10, 2014 at 10:11 am

Hi Tim,
Yes that is exactly what happens when a lid switch has gone bad either mechanically or electrically. Order one online using Amazon (they carry thousands of appliance parts and MUCH cheaper than most everywhere else), install it and you should be back in business.

295 DIY Project Help Tips November 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

Hi Iliya,
Most likely the machine is out of balance either by worn/missing springs or something similar. If the drum or tub is not centered properly the machine will do as you are describing. Open the side panel and inspect visually to see if the drum is centered and that all the springs are in place. Sometimes one spring will fall off and the problem you have described will occur.

296 Jackie November 13, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Thank you so much for your free advice. It’s appreciated. I have a top load Maytag about 5 years old. It agitates, spins and drains just fine until it gets to the final spin cycle. It will not spin nor drain. I have already replaced the lid switch and tried the “reset” procedure listed above with no luck What is the next step? The know that we use to set the cycles? Thank you again for your help.


297 DIY Project Help Tips November 14, 2014 at 4:36 am

Hi Jackie,
So after the washer goes through the agitate, spin, and the drain cycle, it goes into another final cycle where it fills with water again and at this stage the problem occurs?

298 Johann November 16, 2014 at 12:28 am

Hi, our top load washer xqb60-803clps does not spin at all, it only makes a fast clicking noise. I have opened it up but don’t see anything major wrong with it. Also nothing spins when it makes the clicking noise.

299 Charles November 17, 2014 at 5:07 pm

I’m back with the Kenmore 110.92582420! Replaced the lid switch and all went well and fine till after a few weeks it decides it now don’t want to drain or spin! Did the wash cycle then quit still full of water and of course wet clothes… It would agitate through wash cycle then clank like it was going to spin as well as slurp like the pump was going to pump out, (like my description’s?) But just stop! Could barely turn agitator, (the Main one below the dogs) Then it popped and spins freely now! But the basket still won’t turn by hand! I fear iv’e broken the coupling but don’t think it was the problem… Help! And could you E-Mail me because i’m not getting updates to these posts…
Thank you for any help you can give!

300 Chris November 18, 2014 at 11:56 am

I live in Italy and have a 220V Whirlpool washer mod 3XWTW5705SW0 the problem is when the spin cycle is over and the drum is going to stop is stops very hard and abrupt to where it moves the machine. I am a missionary on the field and need some help

301 kayla finch November 18, 2014 at 9:19 pm

We have a frigiderie affinity front loader washing machine… the washer fills with water but doesn’t spin when it comes time too… but we can set it to spin only an the water drains but still doesn’t spin?? I am unsure as to what could cause this my husband took it apart an the drum an motor both spin freely by hand. . Any tips? Thanks in advance

302 kayla finch November 18, 2014 at 9:24 pm

My washer won’t spin but still drains it’s a front load frigiderie affinity… master reset did not work we have a lot of electrical surges

303 Ashley November 23, 2014 at 5:33 pm

Hi I have a Hoover front loading washing machine that’s not working…. It takes the water in then when it’s due to spin or turn it just makes a really loud noise then stops and i currently have washing that is stuck inside in the water any idea what it could be?


304 DIY Project Help Tips November 24, 2014 at 9:10 am

Hi Ashley,
Sounds like the direct drive is not functioning properly or the tub is not aligned correctly. Is it possible the washer was overloaded with large blankets or similar? Best to remove the service panel, grab a flashlight and have a look inside. If it is something that has simply fallen out of alignment it should be an easy DIY fix.

305 David November 25, 2014 at 11:27 pm

Hi, I have a Roper (Whirlpool) top loader. The spin cycle is not working properly, even the spin at the end of the rinse cycle. The water drains and the shell tries to spin but doesn’t get enough momentum to reach full spin. Sometimes I can get it going by helping it spin by hand, and once it gets going it will complete the cycle perfectly. It seems like the clothes get caught up on the agitator blades at the bottom of the shell and it keeps the shell from spinning, or gaining enough momentum to get to full speed. Is this possible? Thank you for your help!

306 DIY Project Help Tips November 25, 2014 at 11:52 pm

Hi David,
A slow spin on a top load washer can be because of a faulty clutch, brakes that stick, a worn drive block, motor coupler, clothing STUCK between the tubs, and or a faulty gearcase.

Most likely your washing machine problem will be because of a bad clutch and possibly a motor coupler. If you replace those 2 items this will most likely fix your problem. You can buy the parts online but be sure to buy genuine Whirlpool replacement parts as there are others out there that are cheap but will not last very long.

If you have any other questions or need more help just write another comment and we will respond back ASAP. Thanks.

307 Steven November 26, 2014 at 12:13 am

I have a KitchenAid top loading washing machine. Everything works and starts fine, but usually about halfway through the cycle it stops. In order to get it started again I need to pound on the lid, or open and let the lid drop down hard, and then it will finish the load and drain just fine. Would this be a faulty lid switch?

Thank you in advance!

308 DIY Project Help Tips November 26, 2014 at 12:24 am

Hi Steven,
Yes absolutely that is the problem. The lid switch may just need to be simply adjusted or the piece on the lid that makes contact with the lid switch may be bent or the rubber piece on the end may have fallen off. Check everything and make the proper adjustments to try and fix the problem. If not a lid switch for a KitchenAid top loading washing machine should be from about $8 dollars to about $30 dollars. You will find that Whirlpool makes most of the universal lid switches for washing machines.

309 Mike November 26, 2014 at 3:07 am

After the final spin cycle, with the agitator spinning, the spin cycle stops and nothing happens. The normal clicking near the controls happens but then nothing. The water doesn’t drain. Is it the pump? It was working Saturday then stopped Sunday.

310 DIY Project Help Tips November 26, 2014 at 5:40 am

The clicking noise is the control(s) ending the current cycle then momentarily the pump should start pumping out the water (draining). Check electrical connections to and from the pump and test for open circuit resistance with a continuity meter. Also check for blockages as an obstruction can jam a pump and prevent it from running. They are not very strong and something small can stop them from pumping. So see if it is getting power and also check for a blockage. If it is receiving power and there is no blockage, it may be a component of the control panel not functioning properly.

311 Zarir November 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm


my washing machine is samsung top loader. my problem is the washing machine seem not spinning. the tub just spin a bit to the right and then to the left and it keep doing just that. try to reset as you mention but still the same. any advise? is the motor faulty or the electronic part?

312 DIY Project Help Tips November 28, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Hi Zarir,
What is the model number of your Samsung top load washing machine? Are you getting an error code?
Have you tried setting the washer to a different wash cycle and running it completely empty and see the result?

313 Johnathan Ramey December 2, 2014 at 2:19 am

i have a Whirlpool washer that will not cycle – here is what i have done so far with no results

-Bypassed the lid switch
-installed brand new timer

Symptoms so far include

-starting cycle but getting to rise and or spin with out engaging
-I hear the timer power up but when then i here a click deep down with in the washer and the timer stops
-when i leave it unplugged for some time it will work correctly and engage in spin and rise after being plugged in

Is there some thing im missing — please help

314 DIY Project Help Tips December 2, 2014 at 2:47 am

Hi Johnathan,
The lid switch may have come loose on the housing and the washer lid can’t push the button down to complete the electrical cycle.
Even though you replaced it, be sure it is secure and aligned properly.

315 Olya December 4, 2014 at 12:31 am

We have Frigidaire Front Load Washing Machine FAFW3801LW3 and it is a year and a half old.
Suddenly it stopped working: no spinning, no draining. It fills a little with water and then – calmness. The timer on the control board is running like showing that the washing cycle is running, but actually there are no sounds from the machine.
My husband has cleaned the drain, belts and motor are fine, replaced the control board. We have reset the machine several times. First time on the screen was LOC and it didn’t start the cycle at all though the door/ lid was closed. After next reset the machine started the cycle but after locking the door and filling it with a little of water nothing happens: No spinning, no draining. It doesn’t work with or without clothes.
Maybe it was overloaded several times but with light clothes, but nevertheless it was working after it.
Any advice will highly appreciated! Thank you very much in advance!!!!!

316 DIY Project Help Tips December 4, 2014 at 2:19 am

We have recently worked on that exact model washer, same problem… We found that the wiring harness was bad. We also replaced the control board and after much troubleshooting and ended up being one section of the wiring harness being bad. Carefully examine the wiring harness to see if there is any visible damage. If not you will need to use a multimeter to find if that is in fact the root of your problem. Here is the EXACT wiring harness that fixed our problem that will POSSIBLY be your solution also. It is not cheap so be sure this is the part you need before buying it.

Let us know how everything works out and if you need more assistance please let us know.

317 Viv December 4, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Hi, I have a front loading Hotpoint Aquarius , its spinning ok but not draining. I have checked the outlet pipe and all looks ok. Could it be the pump? Thanks

318 DIY Project Help Tips December 5, 2014 at 12:54 am

Check the pump to be sure it is operating properly. Sometimes a small article of clothing can get stuck in it and prevent it from draining the water out. Have you also checked the filter at the front bottom right on your washer? How to clear a blocked pump on your Hotpoint Washing Machine

319 Jamie Phipps December 14, 2014 at 5:38 am

Hi! We have a GE Top Loading Washer (Model# GTWN3000M1WS). The washer won’t agitate or spin. Fills with water and drains only. We tried resetting it by unplugging for a minute and then opening and closing the lid 6 times in 12 seconds within 30 seconds or replugging it back in. The reset worked once (kind of). It agitated the clothes and drained, but then it stopped working again. The red light is flashing three times, which we understand to be a software issue. We’ve checked the belt, cogs, and lid sensor with an ohm meter. We are trying to figure out if the reset doesn’t work, is our only option to buy a new motor or replace the washer? Thank You! Jamie

320 DIY Project Help Tips December 14, 2014 at 10:54 pm

Have you removed the panel and inspected inside the washer? You may have a faulty timer, a faulty lid switch, a bad drive belt, and or a motor.

321 Rob R. December 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

I used the master reset technique….unplug for 1 minute, then open/close/open/close/open/close/open/close/open/close/open/close….and it WORKED. for 2 months now i’ve been pulling my hair out bc of my darn washer…thank YOU!

322 M December 19, 2014 at 4:20 am

We were having to smack the lid to get the washer to come on, so we watched the you tube videos then changed the broken switch, but the machine is still not working. I think maybe we have another problem… because the washer stopped during the wash cycle. I could not turn the agitator it just locked up and I don’t know if that it’s normal. It just seems like it I missed something. The lid switch replacement bought at the local Sears parts store didn’t come with wires as we’d seen on the videos. (The switch was broken.) Is there a video which shows the replacement on an 800 series washer? And LASTLY, the brackets popped off and fell to the floor when I used the screw driver. I had a hard time putting them back into place. Again…is there a video to SHOW me how to put them back into place? Or a clear explanation.

323 DIY Project Help Tips December 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm

You never gave us the brand of your washer. We believe you are needing info on a Kenmore 80 series, above you stated 800. Please reply back with this info and the model number. Also the model number of the lid switch part number you purchased from Sears.

324 wasinda December 20, 2014 at 10:06 pm

i use an LG toploader that spins for few seconds and then stops. it then displays the dE error sign even though the lid is closed.

325 DIY Project Help Tips December 21, 2014 at 10:23 pm

The DE fault code can appear if something is caught in the door, if you paused the machine during wash or if the door is damaged. Remove any item that may be stuck in the washer’s door. If you are still getting the DE error code then unplug the machine for five minutes. Plug it back in and power it back on. This may reset the error code and fix your issue.

If the door is stuck closed power off the machine and unplug it. After five minutes plug it back in and restart the machine. Try to open the door again. The locked door and the DE error is simply a safety precaution. Try the reset procedure and your washer should be back to normal.

326 Jim December 23, 2014 at 1:59 am

This is the best ever troubleshooting post I had after searching online. I was able to make my GE washer spinning again with the code reset. You guys rock!

327 keith moy December 26, 2014 at 5:52 pm

frigidaire washer trun on light come on and normal noise but it not spinning or moving, open washer and the spring was broken replace it and the washer still not moving

328 Robert Motiwalla December 28, 2014 at 11:04 pm


I recently had a problem with my old top loading Frigidaire FWS833AS2 where it would stop right before the rinse and spin cycle. thought it was the pump, replaced it and it still did that. I messed around with the lid switch and I have been able to make it work for a month now.

Today it did that a few times, so I messed with the lid switch and it came back on. Now finally it stopped in the middle of the normal wash cycle and there is/was a slight burning smell. Now it will not turn back on, on any setting.

After waiting a while (30 minutes) the machine will try to turn back on when I pull the knob. It makes a very pathetic whirring sort of noise for maybe 10 seconds, then cuts out again. Any idea what the problem is?


329 Sharon December 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm

I have an Amana model number NFW7200TW. It goes through the whole wash cycle until it gets to the 8 minute mark for the spin cycle and it never gets past it. It spins but never gets up to speed and then just keeps trying. I don’t get an error code, It will do this for an hour if I let it. Not sure what to check first.

330 Sheri Berhenke December 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I have a roper top loading washing machine that just stopped spinning. It just sits and makes humming noise. Any suggestions.

331 Tim December 30, 2014 at 6:31 pm

I have a top loading maytag washer MAVT236AWW . when it spins it makes a grinding noise. When we moved it there was a pile of plastic shavings under the washer. It also will not spin at top speed even when there is nothing in it. I have taken the sides off of the washing machine an checked out the drive pulley and it is still very sturdy no signs of worn gears from the outside. When the tub is spinning it slaps the side of the machine like the load is unbalanced What could be the problem

332 DIY Project Help Tips December 31, 2014 at 4:03 am

Your washer may have missing or loose springs or adjustment levers that hold the tub in the center. Check to see if a spring or similar is broken or missing.

333 DIY Project Help Tips December 31, 2014 at 4:03 am

Most likely the belt has broken. If the machine is making noise but nothing moves, it’s the belt.

334 DIY Project Help Tips December 31, 2014 at 4:11 am

Does your washer drain?

335 DIY Project Help Tips December 31, 2014 at 4:18 am

Possibly the burning smell is a frayed belt. You will probably need to replace the belt and while you are at it buy a new lid switch. Once those 2 parts are installed, test the machine and be sure everything is working properly. These 2 items will hopefully remedy your issue.

336 DIY Project Help Tips December 31, 2014 at 4:27 am

Which spring was broken? Have you checked the belt?

337 Ty January 2, 2015 at 8:50 pm

Samsung front load washing machine model # WF209ANW/XAA
Recently had this given to me by a neighbor that had no insight about anything… (Sketchy but I took it) plugged it in hooked up the hoses turned it on and tried a normal wash… Does not run water or spin just locks and unlocks door… Put it on the rinse spin cycle and motor makes weird noises like it’s trying to spin and the door locks and unlocks again… Searched the house and opened all gate valves fully and came back to try the normal cycle… Tried selecting warm/warm and it skips over itself… Selected cold/cold and it sprayed for a few seconds and then I stopped it to see if the tub would leak… Let it set for an hour and water is still in the bottom so I’m satisfied there’s no leaking issues but now on normal or any selection it just sits there and does not run water or do anything… I’ve tried the unplug and reset advice to no avail… Appreciate any feedback

338 adam January 2, 2015 at 9:45 pm

i have a GE Infusor Guide that is 3 years old. When doing laundry the washer will not spin up fast on the last spin cycle ( it is spinning, just not fast). I tried the code reset, the belt looks and feels fine. Seems like the motor doesn’t have enough HP to spin fast anymore. The washer fills, drains, and agitates like it is suppose too. Please help


339 Susan January 3, 2015 at 1:33 am

I have a Whirlpool HE washer, model# WTW495OXW3 that is not spinning out. I called a repair man today and he told me that all the belt are fine and that its the microprocessor that needs to be replaced. The machine is just over 2yrs old and I am having an issue with this diagnosis. He told me that it would cost apron $250.00 for the part and that I should just get a new washer. I did call Whirlpool to complain and they told me that had not heard of this issue before. Who is giving me the run around here? Do you have any suggestions if this diagnosis is forrest or any ideas. Thank you!

340 AJ D January 4, 2015 at 12:40 am

Hey there. I have a hotpoint top load. The number on the service paper is 175d2750g381. It does everything but spin dry. It oscillates, but when the spin comes, nothing. I have checked the belt and it’s fine. The top switch is fine as it oscillates. What’s my next step? Ps.. thanks for your time!

341 norm January 4, 2015 at 6:21 pm

we have a splendide 2000s and I can’t get the access cover off to clear out any objects which may be inside. I have followed the instructions in the manual. It turns to a full stop in both directions, but will not pull out even when I try using pliers. what’s happening?? hope you can help me.

342 DIY Project Help Tips January 6, 2015 at 2:39 am

Can you explain in a little more detail? Are you talking about the filter cover?

343 DIY Project Help Tips January 6, 2015 at 2:47 am

Aj D,
Have you made sure the lid switch is making contact with the lid? It may be broken mechanically or not getting electrical power so the machine thinks the lid is not being closed.

344 DIY Project Help Tips January 6, 2015 at 2:56 am

Did the repairman take the panels off and physically examine the washer? It is possible the control panel may be at fault but there are parts in the washer that could be causing the problems besides just the belts. We have seen this sort of issue before and it was simply a loose wiring harness. Take the front panel off to gain access to get to the control board and be sure all wire harnesses are making contact and are secure. You could also remove the service panel and let the machine run and visually watch with a flashlight to see what exactly happens when the machine gets to the spin cycle.

345 DIY Project Help Tips January 6, 2015 at 3:00 am

Check the pulleys to be sure they are tight. Also the belt may be worn as when the clothing is in the washer the weight of the tub is heavy and difficult to turn therefore stretching out the belt to the point where it turns but the grip on the pulley is sliding and causing the NOT SPINNING FAST ENOUGH issue. Best thing to do is buy a new belt and while you are replacing it check everything else to be sure everything is secure and tight.

346 DIY Project Help Tips January 6, 2015 at 3:06 am

First open the top of the washer to gain access to the control board and see if a wire harness may be loose or not connected at all. Then open the service panel and check the inside of the machine to see if there is anything loose or out of position. If you continue to have issues then it may be best to replace the control board as it seems the machine is doing unexpected abnormal things.

347 norm January 6, 2015 at 2:17 pm

It’s the access cover to the water pump down in the lower right corner front panel of the machine. The one they say to remove occasionally to check for foreign objects.

348 brandon January 6, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Hello, i have an older maytag top loading washer. It is not agitating but will spin when set on rinse/spin

349 eh January 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm

My whirlpool washer won’t drain the water and it has the error code FH.

350 AJ D January 7, 2015 at 7:27 pm

The lid switch seems fine. When it’s oscillating, it stops when i open and re starts when I close. Furthermore, now it wont fill pour water in. I had shut the valves, when I re open, I go to start a load and no water pumps. I’m beginning to think it’s electrical, as the cycles are no longer lining up with the spots on the dial. (I put it on heavy,and it oscillates, I ask it to spin, it thinks it’s done)

351 DIY Project Help Tips January 7, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Aj D,
You could replace the timer or dial, and see if the water inlet valve where the water enters the washer is working properly. Yes replacing the complete washer is an option but the issue you are having is probably just one simple part that needs replaced. Do some extra troubleshooting before you start shopping for a new washer.

352 DIY Project Help Tips January 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Once the washer is full of water and agitating, does it sometimes fill again until finally you get the error FH? We have seen this condition caused by a water level switch pressure tube that has gotten caught in the pulley. It then rubs a hole in the tube and will cause a slow leak which evetually overfills the machine.

353 DIY Project Help Tips January 7, 2015 at 9:14 pm

Some older models have multiple belts. Also different pulleys to agitate and to spin. Check to be sure one of the belts are not frayed or broken. Just so we can be sure, can you supply us with the model number of your washer?? You also could have a bad timer.

354 DIY Project Help Tips January 7, 2015 at 9:17 pm

It should just screw out. If not then there may be so much gunk in there it is preventing it from being removed. Are you using a tool to remove it or just by hand? You may want to get a tool and try to pry the cover without damaging it.

355 Julie wells January 7, 2015 at 11:14 pm

Hello I have an indesit washer/dryer and I think I over loaded if, it stopped on the spin and drain cycle and now it will work on everything else besides the drain and spin cycle.. :(

356 DIY Project Help Tips January 7, 2015 at 11:58 pm

Check that the lid switch did not come loose or disconnect. You can also try turning power off to the machine for 10 minutes and see if that does a reset. If not there may be a sensor in the machine that needs reset. You will need to check your manual.

357 amy January 9, 2015 at 12:17 pm

Hi, I have a Whirlpool washer and it fills water in, takes a Lil spin, drains but doesn’t spin dry.My clothes are still soaking wet inside. Please help on what seems to be the problem here. Also, my dryer doesn’t even dry…you can hear the sound as if it was drying but its not moving inside…and the heat is not working

358 DIY Project Help Tips January 9, 2015 at 8:45 pm

What model number is your washer? If it is a top load washer then it may be a bad lid switch.

The dryer problem could be, a 240V machine only getting 120V, a bad thermal fuse, and or a bad belt. Check to be sure your dryer is getting full 240v by checking your breaker at the breaker box as sometimes these have 2 breakers and one of them may be off. A thermal fuse will not allow your dryer to get heat when it is bad. A broken belt will make it so your dryer drum will not turn.

359 Kevin January 13, 2015 at 3:02 pm

I have a Kenmore top loader that doesn’t spin on the spin cycle when in normal wash mode (agitates at slow/fast) but will spin on the delicate cycle (agitates at slow/slow) However in the normal mode, if I lift the lid then close it again, it will start to spin. Drains OK on both cycles. Has been making major clunking noises when changing modes from wash to spin even in delicate.

Any ideas would be appreciated


360 DIY Project Help Tips January 13, 2015 at 9:12 pm

Sounds like the timer or selector switch has some bad spots on it. Also there may be an issue with the lid switch. It could be a combination problem. If you could supply us with the Model number of your Kenmore washer we could investigate further.

361 Danni January 14, 2015 at 1:35 am

Also look for articles of clothing wedged in between the tub & the outside. Our Whirlpool washer wouldn’t spin, so we used the reset method. Didn’t work. Tore the washer apart for the coupler. It was fine. Was cleaning it up to put back together to check switch & hubby found an old sock that looked like it was spun around itself a zillion times wedged in between the drum & the “casing” causing the drum not to spin.

362 Shenita January 14, 2015 at 6:39 pm

My top load General Electric washing machine was washing the loads of clothes and sometimes spinning, sometimes not. Now it is loading the machine with water, but instead of washing, the machine makes a clicking noise. What do I need to do

363 DIY Project Help Tips January 14, 2015 at 6:49 pm

On top load washers, when they stop spinning or spin intermittently, the lid switch is usually to blame. Remove and replace the lid switch. The clicking noise may be the lid switch clicking in but electrically it is not working. A top load washer WILL NOT SPIN if the lid switch is faulty or if the lid is left in the open position.

364 Kevin January 14, 2015 at 7:54 pm


My top loader is a Kenmore 80 series Mod 110.23812100 S/N CM5032722. Tried the reset 3 times and problem remains the same. No spin on normal but does start to spin after I lift lid and close it.


365 DIY Project Help Tips January 14, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Remove and Replace the Lid Switch.

366 Kim Martin January 15, 2015 at 3:40 am

I have an older model top loading whirlpool washer. It will not spin unless you open the lid and give the basket a “boost”. Any ideas? Thx!

367 DIY Project Help Tips January 15, 2015 at 3:05 pm

When you have to “help” your washing machine start to spin by using your hand and turning it, it will usually mean you have something worn out on your washer that needs replaced.

More than likely there is oil leaking onto the clutch. Lean the washer back against the wall and look under it and see if you find a streak or puddle of oil. If so you have to replace a few parts. The parts you will need will be a gear case top seal, a clutch and a drive coupler.

If you find no oil under your washer let us know and we will happily give further advice.

368 Renee January 15, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Hi– this website is so helpful! My Kenmore top loader (Model 110.26912691) stopped working during the spin cycle last night–all I heard was a loud crashing and crunching sound. It never finished the cycle and apparently never drained. It will oscillate on any cycle, but it will neither drain nor spin. I tried the reset to no avail. Any suggestions? Also, out of curiosity, what is a reasonable ballpark that I should expect to pay a repairman for a service call? I have always heard it’s horribly expensive, but perhaps you can give me a range of what to expect. Thanks for all of your advice on this page!


369 DIY Project Help Tips January 15, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Most likely your issue is your lid switch has gone bad either electrically or mechanically. This is what makes your top load washer spin and it is there for safety. It could also be that there is something lodged or clogging the drain pump. These 2 issues are what we believe could be causing your issue.

Service technician costs can vary. Most charge around $80 to $120 just to come out and then over charge you on the parts. Find one that will troubleshoot your problem for free…. Yes they do exist! Look online and call a few to see what they offer. If you call a repair person to fix this issue it will probably be over $250.

370 felipe January 19, 2015 at 5:11 pm

I have a Samsung WA5451 Washer. It just started to act up during the final spin stage (doesn’t matter which wash type was selected). The final spin will start for a minute or two (building up speed) and then the machine stops, adds about 10 minutes to the wash and starts adding water again. I’m not sure to to fix this. This behavior is consistent and it never completes the final spin.
I’ve run the diagnostic test, draining works fine, spin test goes over 1000rpm, water temperatures are ok, the lid sensor correctly detects the open/closed state. Would you have any suggestions that I can try? Anything would be appreciated.

371 DIY Project Help Tips January 19, 2015 at 9:06 pm

Unplug for 15 minutes. Plug back in and run a quick load EMPTY. See what happens. Are you getting an error code?

372 Brian January 19, 2015 at 9:42 pm

I have a Samsung front loader (WF328aaw/xaa) that has developed a problem with the spin. It does still spin, but just barely. While making a sad squeaking sound, it manages to go around once a second or so. Needless to say, I have to fix this as the clothes come out dripping wet. Any ideas on what might have failed? I’ve successfully replaced the heating element a couple times in the dryer, so I’m feeling bold here and will try to do this myself.

373 DIY Project Help Tips January 19, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Since it “barely” works, it is most likely these parts…

Stator Assembly and or Rotor Assembly – If the washer won’t spin the stator assembly at the back of the washer tub might be bad or damaged. The rotor is essentially one half of a motor, it interacts with the tub by creating a strong electro-magnet. If the rotor fails or is damaged the washer might not spin or agitate. Check the rotor for damaged magnets.

374 Scott January 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Hi my bosch washer wont spin. The belt is fine and. Its draining ok but wont spin at all. What can it be?

375 DIY Project Help Tips January 20, 2015 at 11:50 pm

Is it a top loading washer or front loading washer? If top loader, then most likely the lid switch is bad. A front loader can be a number of things. You would need to check inside the machine to see if there is anything mechanically wrong. If the belt is fine, then it could be a motor issue or other. You will need to do some troubleshooting.

376 Charlene Bailey January 21, 2015 at 7:21 am

We have a Samsung top loader WA456DRHDWR/AA. The plastic pump housing blew apart and flooded our house. I have talked to Samsung and they were aware that this particular model has had this default. The problem is, they no longer make the part, nor do they make the replacement part. Our machine was manufactured on May 15 2013. That is the date on the washer info, as well as the pump. The pump is fine. Samsung has been of no help. Is there a way that we can somehow attach the pump to the frame of washer while being able to stabilize the drum. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

377 DIY Project Help Tips January 21, 2015 at 8:14 pm

Instead of reinventing the wheel………. Try looking on Ebay, Amazon, and specialized appliance parts companies online. We bet you can find that part as it is probably still on someones shelf collecting dust. Check this link on Ebay and see if this is the Samsung Drain Pump Assembly you need. Also, we have seen an upgrade kit for your particular washer to fix the issue with the pump. You should be able to find it on the same Ebay page.

If you do not want to simply buy the exact replacement part in fear of the flooding issue again, it would be possible to mount it elsewhere. You would need to possibly extend some of the hoses, drill holes, and position it in an area where it would have no interference with the drum.

378 Dave Hill January 22, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Absolutely brilliant website. Just fixed the mother in law’s washing machine that would not spin in 2 minutes flat using your tip for master reset. Now my backside’s the source of the sun!
Thanks a million.

379 Dylan January 28, 2015 at 10:30 pm

First of all Kenmore/Sears help is horrible. I have a Kenmore 800 model #110.29822800 washer machine. The water on the rinse cycle will not drain. It drains fine and spins out the water for the initial wash cycle, but fails to do that for the rinse cycle. Any ideas what could be going wrong? I was told by Sears it could be a lid switch issue, but it agitates and spins fine for the wash cycle. Thinking it might be a dial switch issue. Could you please offer any assistance? Thank you.

380 DIY Project Help Tips January 29, 2015 at 9:16 pm

If the washer drains on the initial wash cycle, and does not in the final cycle, it is most probable an electrical, timer, or wiring issue. A bad lid switch would prevent your machine from spinning and draining. However your lid switch could be having intermittent issues. Check it with a multimeter and go from there.

381 Ray January 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Hi I have a Top Load Kenmore 90 Series Washing Machine.
The Washing Machine wasnt spinning and it was making a heavy vibration noise and so I researched that it may be a Motor Coupler so I removed and replaced the coupler and I also decided to replace the pump since I had it apart.
I put it all back to together correctly and I turned on the spin cycle and it is still making the same vibration noise and still Not spinning. I took off the Washing Machine housing / shell and I am looking at the motor area and I am not sure what I should be looking for. I did see a rubber belt that looked in bad shape around some kind of round stationary housing down below under the tub area and It didnt look like it was attached to anything so it didnt seem like it was a necessary item. Other than that I dont know what could possibly cause the Washing Machine Not to spin.
Just an FYI when I moved the washing machine to work on it the first time I happen to notice some kind of narrow and thin half a circle metal Clip
Thank you

382 DIY Project Help Tips January 29, 2015 at 11:32 pm

Sounds like a classic case of a BAD LID SWITCH. Have you checked your lid switch mechanically and electrically?

383 John January 30, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Hi I have a kenmore washer model 417.44152400 that will do everything but spin I have replaced the motor control board and the panel control board it still won’t spin it will however spin if I do the diagnostic test can you help please

384 Kyle January 30, 2015 at 4:50 pm

I have a Maytag Centennial Washer, Model # mvwc450xw2—top loader HE-no agitator (but some how it agitates me!) ….The washer will wash loads then drain them but will not spin them out. Sometimes we go back and put it on Drain and Spin and it will work….it will spin the clothes…sometimes it will not. I am told it works if we add the “additional rinse” cycle on. Very frustrating. Any thoughts?

385 Nigel Waugh February 2, 2015 at 7:58 am

I have a LG 7kg top loader that won’t fill with water. When you turn it on and let the water fill it just run’s out of the drain hose. Is there some sort of valve that could be faulty?

386 DIY Project Help Tips February 3, 2015 at 1:14 am

Your washer DRAIN HOSE is causing a siphoning condition.
Your washing machine drain hose is pushed way too far into the stand pipe in the wall.
There needs to be an air gap and by having the drain pipe pushed too far there is no air gap.
This creates a vacuum or siphoning affect and the water is pulled out of the washer as it fills with water.

What you need to do is pull the drain hose out of the stand pipe and put it back in making sure it is not in the wall too far or too deep.
There needs to be a bend at the apex of the drain hose.
It needs to be above the height of the wash tub.
Once you have the drain pipe or hose in the exact position you need it to be in to not cause siphoning, tie the drain hose to the water fill hoses with a plastic zip tie so it can’t fall back down deep or pull out.

387 DIY Project Help Tips February 3, 2015 at 1:31 am

The washer Lid switch is the most common no spin and no final spin symptom. Draining is a separate function. Lid switch to agitate may be a sometimes issue. Lid switch is most common problem as this will break away from its mounting screws and drop away from the actuating push finger yet still appear to be in place.

388 DIY Project Help Tips February 3, 2015 at 1:41 am

The washer Lid switch (AND OR DOOR LATCH) is the most common no spin and no final spin symptom. Draining is a separate function. This page has all the parts you need for your exact washer…. Parts for Kenmore Washer 417.44152400.

389 paul February 3, 2015 at 1:55 am

I have a whirlpool front loader and its working ok, except when it spins its making piercing noises and grinding noises. When i take my wash out, and give it a wee spin with my hand, it again grinds and doesn’t sound right. Its not so bad when it spins clockwise, but when it turns the other way, anti clockwise, it starts grinding and making grinding noises? Any idea why this may be happening? Any advice would be greatly appreciated..thanks, Paul

390 DIY Project Help Tips February 3, 2015 at 2:14 am

Hi Paul,
You may have a bad main bearing. We can tell you the exact part that is causing your issue if you give us a model number of your front load whirlpool washer. Please reply to this with model number and we will research further.

391 paul oneill February 3, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Hey there. Thanks for replying. My Whirlpool Front Load Washer is model # AWO 3761 /5/S

392 DIY Project Help Tips February 3, 2015 at 10:11 pm

Whirlpool Front Load Washer Model Number AWO 3761 making a grinding noise will most likely be because of a bad rear bearing. If the rear bearing has failed it will mean the replacement of the entire rear tub shell. The bearing is molded into the plastic and cannot be replaced separately. This is not a very good design but that’s just the way it is on this particular washer. It could also be a broken tub support on the spin basket. Is there any type of burning smell when the grinding noise is happening?

393 paul oneill February 4, 2015 at 2:16 am

There’s no burning smell. I’ve been having a look online and on Youtube and if it is the bearing, which i think you’re right in saying, well its a pretty big job, and I’m useless at these things. Do you think I’m better just getting a new machine? I’ve had this one for over ten yrs and its already been repaired once, about five yrs ago which cost me well over 100 pounds…

394 Russ hillier February 4, 2015 at 2:20 am

Hi there, I’ve been pulling my hair out trying to fix my washer, I have a samsung sw80sp top loader, at first I got a 5e code while the machine was in soak mode, so I drained the water manually now I try to do a normal cycle no water goes in and I get the 4e code after 4 minutes, I have checked all hoses and pump there are no blockages anywhere and also used the reset method to no avail, please help me

395 DIY Project Help Tips February 4, 2015 at 2:26 am

If the machine is that old and it needs a new bearing, yes sir it is time for a new washer. You could get it repaired but it would most likely cost half of what a new machine will cost. A brand new washing machine will benefit you by having a warranty and saving you money in electricity costs.

396 DIY Project Help Tips February 4, 2015 at 2:33 am

The 5E error code means that it is taking the washer MORE than 15 minutes to drain. This could only mean that there is a clog or blockage somewhere.
First… Clean the debris filter.
Then… Make sure the drain hose is not clogged. To be sure, detach the drain hose from washing machine. Run water through it in the sink to be sure it is clear and free of blockage. Also, make sure the drain hose is installed correctly. Another issue could be that there is something large lodged or jammed in the drain pump not letting the water flow out properly. If the filter and drain hose is clear, then the drain pump is probably clogged.

The 4E error code means the washer is not getting water. Check to be sure that you have turned the water to the washer back on (hot and cold). If they are on then check the water mesh hose filter for debris. Also be sure the washer water line hoses are not bent. Water mesh filter instructions here

397 Emily February 4, 2015 at 2:36 am

Thankyou!! I unplugged it and did the door thing and it worked!!!

398 paul oneill February 4, 2015 at 2:41 am

Thanks for that. I think it is time for a new machine. One last question, would it be dangerous to keep using it? Would it blow up or anything if it was spinning fast?

399 DIY Project Help Tips February 4, 2015 at 2:50 am

That is up to you. But…. Since it is not an electrical issue, it MAY be safe to use for a few more washes. However, if the bearing completely falls out, the shaft or tub COULD chafe on an electrical component and cause the machine to short out and blow the breaker or fuse. If the bearing is not completely worn and just making noise, it may last a hundred more washes, who really knows.

It may be wise to take the machine apart to be sure it is the bearing. It may be something else that would not cause you to replace the machine.

400 tae raines February 5, 2015 at 7:28 pm

I have a whirlpool top loading washing machine and while I was washing clothes it stopped and didn’t drain any water and when I try to turn it on it just makes a buzzing sound

401 DIY Project Help Tips February 6, 2015 at 2:14 am

When a washer makes a buzzing sound, the most common fault is that there is something stuck in the pump and blocking it. The buzzing sound occurs as the drain pump tries to run but something is blocking it and the “buzzing” noise occurs. You will need to remove the drain pump and check for objects jamming it. If you do not know how to access the drain pump, do a search on YouTube with your brand and model number and you will find videos that show the complete procedure.

402 Jane February 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm

I have a front loading Samsung washer (WF218anw/aa-01) that drains, but will not spin. Once the door is shut and the cycle “begins” (with two clicks), the motor hums, but the drum does not turn. Could this be a motor coupler? I don’t think it’s the pump (since it drains and is clear) or the door latch, since water does start to run. Thank you!

403 colin February 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm

I have a AWE6517 top loader. Wont let in water, so changed water inlet solenoid and it worked for about 10 washes, then stopped, changed solenoid again, it worked for a time then same problem. HELP.

404 DIY Project Help Tips February 6, 2015 at 8:19 pm

Check to see if you are getting the proper voltage to that solenoid. Also, are you buying aftermarket parts or genuine OEM?

405 DIY Project Help Tips February 6, 2015 at 8:30 pm

What happens if you try and run the wahser on the “Spin Only” cycle. If you hear the motor running, but the tub is not spinning, shut it down and open the door and try to turn the tub by hand. Does the drum turn normally without much effort? Is the tub centered or look off center at all? Does the tub rub against the door seal? If you hear humming, try to distinguish if the motor is actually turning or if it is trying to turn but unable to thus the humming sound is heard. Is your washer still under warranty?

406 Jane February 7, 2015 at 5:19 am

I tried running “Spin Only” and it’s just like running any of the other cycles–I can hear the motor running but the tub does not spin. I turned it by hand and it turns normally and doesn’t look off center or rub against the door seal. I think, but I’m not positive, that the motor is turning. In fact, it sounds pretty much like it did when it operated normally, only now it’s just not turning the tub. I think it’s technically not a humming sound, just the motor running, but no spin.

407 Jane February 7, 2015 at 5:19 pm

The machine is no longer under warranty and is five years old. I tried running in the “Spin Only” cycle and it’s the same as with all the other cycles, a click, the sound of the motor running, another click, the sound of the motor, and then nothing. The drum does turn normally without effort and is centered, not rubbing against the door seal. It does sound like the motor is actually turning, I think, and not just trying to turn, but I’m not completely positive. It makes the noise for about three or four seconds and then stops and is quiet, so maybe that means it’s not actually turning over?

408 DIY Project Help Tips February 7, 2015 at 6:33 pm

IF MOTOR RUNS, THEN STOPS: If it seems the motor runs but then stops when it is supposed to be is wash or spin mode, then it could be a number of things. However if you hear the motor run, then we can almost be sure the motor works. It seems that something is telling the motor to turn off. Possibly the control board is faulty, has loose wires, or a timer is not working properly.

IF MOTOR RUNS THROUGH COMPLETE CYCLE: If the motor is making noise the whole time it should be running a cycle but the drum is not turning then a belt or motor coupler is most likely bad.

409 Sharat February 10, 2015 at 4:37 am

I have semi automatic LG 7.0 (P8031R3F) model washing machine. The washer works fine – but the dryer is not spinning. Earlier it did stop but after several lid closings – it started working. I suspect due to 1. Over Load, 2. Any motor belt slip. 3. Faulty dryer (Needs new one). Any suggestions plz. Thank you.

410 DIY Project Help Tips February 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm

You may have a bad door switch. If the door switch is failing the dryer may work sporadically. Check where the door shuts and makes contact with the switch and check for any obvious signs of damage. You can take the switch out and check with a multimeter. Another issue could be the belt is frayed and slips on occasion. You would have to open the machine up to check visually. Is the heater heating despite the non turning drum?

411 Jordan February 11, 2015 at 4:06 am

I have a ge top load washer that will not drain completely. The clothes are still a little wet. How can I drain all the water to check the pump?

412 Felipe February 13, 2015 at 1:00 am

I have a Samsung WA456DRHDWR/AA Washer. It just started to act up about 4 months ago, the washer is only 2 years old. During the final spin stage (doesn’t matter which wash type was selected). The final spin will start for a minute or two (building up speed) and then the machine stops, adds about 10 minutes to the wash and starts adding water again over and over again. I’m not sure to to fix this. This behavior is consistent and it never completes the final spin.
I’ve run the diagnostic test, draining works fine, spin test goes over 1000rpm, water temperatures are ok, the lid sensor correctly detects the open/closed state. Try disconnecting from power and plug back it would work one time an go back to the same problem. I did lower the speed of the spin to medium during the final spin and it worked for a couple of days on and off. Would you have any suggestions that I can try? Anything would be appreciated.

PS I also searched the web and if I am not mistaken there have been problems with this machine.

413 Chris February 13, 2015 at 2:58 pm

I have a front loading Beko WM1412 which suddenly stopped spinning and produced a burning smell. I immediately switched it off and removed all the clothes. I then attempted to run it on a short cycle whilst empty but now all I get is clicking sound from the rear of the machine. It does however fill up with water. The belt has been checked and is in very good shape. I must admit I had overloaded the machine at the time of the fault, which is not something I’d done before, so, my thinking is that the overloading has fried the electrics…..I don’t know. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

414 sarah February 13, 2015 at 11:17 pm

Hotpoint front loader washer stopped spinning and still water in the tub and showing F1 error.

415 Felipe February 15, 2015 at 2:48 am


I do not want to put you on the spot but under 1K which washer would you buy and expect the longer time without any problems? I have a Maytag that lasted 8 years and a Sansung that only lasted 2.


416 DIY Project Help Tips February 16, 2015 at 11:58 pm

We honestly cannot say which washer is better. Consumer Reports is a good website to check for which washing machine is best and recommended.

417 DIY Project Help Tips February 17, 2015 at 12:17 am

Try unplugging the machine for 10 minutes. If the F01 or F1 error code keeps appearing, then this indicates a fault in the Motor or the Control Board. But there is a procedure that Hotpoint says can fix it…

The Hotpoint service manual says:
Unplug the washing machine. Take the rear panel off. The main board is bottom left when viewed from the rear. Take the board out. Take the plugs off and plug them on again to ensure they are clean, dry and tight fitting. Check the circuit board for any obvious damage. Check the motor plug and wiring.

If the F1 error code keeps appearing after the service check method above, then either the motor or board needs replaced for sure. You can either check the components yourself or call a repair person to be safe.

418 DIY Project Help Tips February 17, 2015 at 12:19 am

Unplug the machine for 10 minutes and see if that resets it. A component may have overheated from overloading the machine and just needs time to cool down.

419 DIY Project Help Tips February 17, 2015 at 12:25 am

The most likely component that is causing your issue is the main control board. Seems that everything is working mechanically by what you have said. If the control board is adding extra time to the wash cycle and is stopping for no reason, then the control board is most likely at fault. You can try to see if possibly there are loose wires or a loose wiring harness going to or from the control board. If the wires are loose then the problem you stated can occur.

420 DIY Project Help Tips February 17, 2015 at 12:43 am

Take the drain hose out of the wall behind the washer and put the end of it in a large bucket that can hold all the water that is trapped in the washer. Then access the pump and remove any debris that is causing your NO DRAIN issue.

421 Felipe February 17, 2015 at 12:44 am

I appreciate all the help provided, I did forget to say that during the spin the washer shakes sometimes a little sometimes more with the same result. I will check the board wires to see if I find any loose cables; in the mean time my wife loss her patience and bought a Maytag Bravos XL MVWB725BW which she was told is a really good machine. Let hope :)

422 Chitwntyrk February 18, 2015 at 5:52 am

Hello- I have a #EWFLS70JRR Frontload Electrolux. The E58 error code comes up when I have clothes in it but will wash fine without clothes. I have follow the test and even replaced the motor and the motor and motor control board and I still get the same e58 error code.
I have no idea what else to do as I could not find a weight sensor-
Please help?

423 DIY Project Help Tips February 18, 2015 at 10:22 pm

If you have clothing in the washer, at what point does the e58 error code appear? E58 could mean a number of issues, but mostly that the motor is overheating or a higher than usual motor current caused by different issues. Since you replaced the motor and motor control board, did anything change from the previous issue or was it exactly the same? When you run the washer empty, does it go through all cycles perfectly? No errors? No burning smell? No different types of sound coming from washer?

424 Chitwntyrk February 19, 2015 at 4:15 am

RR, It usually does not error out until quite sometime has passed. But when clothes are in the machine it does not act the way it does when empty. (tumbling back and forth, spinning. It acts as if it can sense it has clothes in it and does not go into the full spins) WE tested the ohms as it recommended and all was fine, so I ordered a brand new control board- but it did the same thing. I thought it had to have a weight sensor but I could not find one in the parts list so I ordered a new motor. Same problem- E58. No clothes will work fine goes into a full 1400 rpm spin like a champ. All cycles that I have tried without clothes no errors, no burning smell no funny noises. Now that I have so much invest with new parts in this machine I would really like to get it to work? Anything else I can check? Thanks so much for getting back to me!

425 DIY Project Help Tips February 19, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Have you tried running the diagnostic or test mode? Just curious if the machine completes a full diagnostic test.

426 Jordan Miller February 20, 2015 at 2:36 pm

I have a Kenmore Elite top loader. The other day it stopped agitating and spinning. It fills normally, but when it goes into either of these modes, there is a low hum from the machine and the lights in the room dim. This sounds like some sort of electrical problem to me but I haven’t found anything quite like it online. Please help. Thank you.

427 DIY Project Help Tips February 20, 2015 at 10:13 pm

This sounds like more of a mechanical issue than electrical. If the lights in the room dim and the machine is humming, most likely the motor is trying to run but something is not allowing it to. Possibly the transmission is bad or the motor itself. The clue here being that the lights in the room dim.
We would recommend taking the service panel off and running the machine while shining a flashlight inside to see. You may have a better understanding of what is causing this issue.

428 Huey February 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm

I have a Hotpoint washing machine. It is not spinning on spin cycle. I tried to reset the system and also blew air through the pressure switch and the clear hose. Still not working. When I blow air through the clear hose, I hear the air releasing somewhere inside. Is that ok or should it it not make air release? The lid switch seems to be fine and the water level seems to work properly. I don’t know what else to try.

429 caleb February 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

I have an older washer but the bottom of the washer won’t drain. I try putting it on a spin cycle but it won’t turn, it just makes a noise

430 DIY Project Help Tips February 23, 2015 at 10:23 pm

Does the washer agitate? If your washer is a top loading and it will not spin, usually this indicates a faulty lid switch. However if your washer is making a strange noise, it could be something binding up and not letting the washer spin. Bad belt, coupler, transmission, clutch, etc. Can you supply us with more details?

431 DIY Project Help Tips February 23, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Check the other end of the pressure switch hose. Depending on how hard you blew air through it, it should not leak out the other end. This switch or hose may not be your issue. Have you tested the lid switch both electrically and mechanically? We will need to have your Hotpoint washer model number to assist you to troubleshoot your issue.

432 Chitwntyrk February 25, 2015 at 3:19 am

RR, It will complete diagnostic cycle perfectly without clothes. With clothes as I mentioned it will error out on the drain/spin test portion.

Please help as I am desperate! This makes no sense to run perfectly without clothes only to error out E58 with clothes.

Thanks In Advance,

433 Brad February 27, 2015 at 7:31 am

Hello, I have a Kenmore 27″ stack able washer dryer model #970-C98802-10. It fills with water but then does not engage the agitator. You can hear the timer inside the control panel quietly ticking away but nothing happens. Now the funny part, the agitator engages and washes no problem when you set it to “delicate”. But nothing happens when you go to the “Regular” or “Permanent Press” cycles.
I have tried a re-set as you suggested. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

434 DIY Project Help Tips February 27, 2015 at 7:59 pm

This sounds as if the timer has a few bad spots on it. We would recommend to remove and replace the timer assembly.

435 Meta February 27, 2015 at 11:25 pm

I have a Roper RTW4740YQO that is about 2 1/2 years old. I tried the master reset as suggested above with no success. The lid lock light is coming on between various cycles and the washing machine does not go into the next cycle. The red light is generally flashing, and sometimes the lid is actually locked, but other times it is not. Sometimes the green light indicating the cycle is also blinking. When I press “pause/unlock lid” button, it now takes several minutes to respond. I have to press this button several times and wait, to get the machine to move into the next cycle. When it does not, I have to reset the whole thing. I was thinking lid switch or shift actuator? Thank you! This site is great.

436 caitlin February 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm

How do you fix a washing machine when lights are flashing on it?
Can you help me please?

437 Kim March 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm

I have a Kenmore front end 970-c41032-00 washer machine that will not engage in final spin but water is being released from the washer machine properly. IT just won’t engage in the super fast speed at the end

438 KH March 2, 2015 at 4:41 pm

My whirlpool top loading machine sounds as though it is slipping occasionally as it agitates and is hit and miss on spinning out, it seems as though the spinning out problem becomes worse the more loads I run back to back. Where should I start to troubleshoot?

439 DIY Project Help Tips March 2, 2015 at 10:59 pm

Motor coupler OR Agitator Dogs are worn out. Start troubleshooting there.

440 DIY Project Help Tips March 2, 2015 at 11:03 pm

It could be the door latch malfunctioning. You could test with a meter if you are able.
You could also… pull the pump, clear any debris, clear the drain hose, clear the boot hose, reattach everything and do a test run.

441 DIY Project Help Tips March 2, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Please tell us the model number and brand of your washer?
You could try unplugging the washer for 10 minutes and see if that resets it.

442 DIY Project Help Tips March 2, 2015 at 11:08 pm

Cheapest and easiest way to start troubleshooting would be to test the lid switch with a meter to be sure it is working properly. If it is not then you may have a control board or dial assembly issue.

443 Clayton March 6, 2015 at 1:00 am

when spin cycle is done on my topload washer,the clothes seem to be sopping wet . is it not spinning long enough?

444 DIY Project Help Tips March 6, 2015 at 1:13 am

Your spin cycle is probably spinning at the appropriate time length, but your drain pump or pump hose is probably slightly obstructed. Which means that all the water is NOT FULLY being pumped out. When this is the case one must remove power, open panel, and inspect pump, impeller, and drain hose for any obstructions.

445 miriam March 7, 2015 at 3:00 am

Hi. I have a Kenmore model for 17440 52401 front loading high efficiency suddenly stopped doing any of the spin cycles including the final spin. It does wash the clothes with the drums spinning during the wash cycle but nothing happens after water drains. I followed your advice for a reset but that did not work. Sears repair was going to come out but they basically told me over the phone it is probably a control panel short and will cost $400. I am about to buy a new washer but am just wondering if replacing the control panel is something realistic for someone who is not very handy person.the washer is almost 10 years old. It had been working perfectly until this happened. Is it even worth it to fix?

446 DIY Project Help Tips March 7, 2015 at 3:11 am

It would depend on exactly what is causing the washer to stop spinning. You may have a wiring harness loose or a bad (shorted) wire that connects to the control board. You could open the panel (unplug the machine first) and check visually if everything looks securely connected or possibly a burned shorted wire. If you do not see any visual signs of a problem, then yes it may be the control board. Inspect the wiring and control board and let us know what you find if anything.

447 Jacob March 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm

My LG WFT6571 T/LOAD-6.5KG TURBO DRUM wont spin and makes noise. What can I do? Thank you!

448 DIY Project Help Tips March 10, 2015 at 7:35 pm

If it will NOT SPIN and makes noise, obviously there is a mechanical issue. You will have to unplug the machine from electrical power, open the service panel, and have a look inside. Something has more than likely broken or has become worn causing the machine to not spin and be noisy.

449 Jacob March 10, 2015 at 9:52 pm


This washing machine has just been used for only 6 weeks. Can still be a mechanical issue?


450 DIY Project Help Tips March 10, 2015 at 10:16 pm

6 weeks? Is it not under warranty? And yes anything can break or malfunction whether old or new. Hopefully you have a warranty. If not explain more about your broken washer and we will be happy to assist further.

451 John March 13, 2015 at 1:17 am

I own a 2003 model of a front loading washer ‘Kenmore’ but it is a Frigidaire, as ‘Kenmore’ a Sears brand, was out-sourced to other manufacturers like Whirlpool, Frigidaire, etc. Problem: The final spin no longer ‘kicks-in’. I have checked the water pump–it is spotless. After all of these years, and after over another $600.00 for repairs, I am determined to do DIY. The latest thing I have found is a wonderful YouTube Video with a fine person who shows how to ‘zero-in’ on a common 70 plus percent problem with ‘my issue’ of not final max. spin. It has to do with the ‘Door Lock & Switch Assembly’. I took this part ‘apart’ and closed a contact to make it ‘closer’ to a signal at the end spin cycle….forgive me for not being very technical. In the meantime, I have ordered off of eBay a replacement ‘new’ ‘Door Lock & Switch Assembly], Part #1317632… But/But, in the meantime, after my bending the brass bar to get closer to the ‘switch’ kick-in…….the final spin does not always work. Sometimes, it does work when I remove most of the laundry [soaking-wet load] from the washer—and then the final max. spin kicks in. My Question is—while I’m waiting for my ‘new’ switch/door lock assembly to arrive. Is there a prodocol to re-program my panel to ‘accept’ a heavier load of laundry [more than 2 items], in order to do the ‘final max. spin’. ‘H’

452 DIY Project Help Tips March 13, 2015 at 2:03 am

The door lock and switch assembly that you have on order, should fix your complete issue once installed. One of the items the control board checks is the spin enable switch in the door latch assembly. If that switch is open, the control board will not allow the drum to go into full or final spin mode. So if your old door lock switch assembly was faulty, the new one should correct your problem. Once you install the new assembly, let us know how it goes and if you need additional assistance please let us know. PS: There is no way to reprogram the machine to work better with heavier loads…. just wait for the assembly and you should be ok.

453 John March 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Thank so, so much, for your efficient response to my ‘final spin’ issue with my front load washer. And I am greatful for your ‘support’ on this …. When the item arrives, I will install it myself. I’m getting pretty good at that diy door switch thing….And I prefer to do the installation, going in through the doorway, by removing the retaining wire on the rubber door seal — pulling it out from the bottom where the spring is located. And, just as I was thinking about the issue of ‘programming for heavier loads’….which is way over my head….Your PS: comment give me confidence that I am on the right track on this one. I have just become so tired of pouring out $$$, year after year, to have a professional attend my home to do repairs. I can’t thank you enough, and I hope to keep you posted. Regards, from Canada.

454 Sandi Hamlyn March 14, 2015 at 7:28 pm

I have an old Roper. It won’t spin or drain, but washes fine. We called a repair man and when he mentioned “It’s probably your lid switch, have your husband do it”, I laughed and hung up on him. We found the proper lid switch for our model and ordered it online. Today we put it in and tried the washer. It seemed to have the same issue, so I checked here and found your tips, I have tried the reset and it doesn’t seem to be working. So just wondering what my next step is.

455 Rebecca March 15, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Thank you ! My washer is working again !!!

456 DIY Project Help Tips March 16, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Your drain pump is most likely clogged. Do you hear a buzzing or humming sound when the washer tries to drain? Check if foreign objects are jamming the pump. Also, remove the drain hose and be sure it is not clogged.

457 Fudge March 18, 2015 at 9:46 am


I have a BEKO WCE 15065 S front loader washing machine that is less than 2 years old, the problem is that the machines starts spinning after washing even when i set the machine on NO Spin. What could be the problem because it happens all the time for the past 4 months.

458 DIY Project Help Tips March 18, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Washers should have a 2 yr warranty. Have you checked to see if it is under warranty still?
If the washer spins AFTER it is completed washing. It is most likely a fault on the the control board. Can you explain with a bit more detail?

459 Christophe Carlier March 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Thank you for sharing more information on fixing the dryer. Mine has not been functioning properly for the past couple weeks and it is very frustrating. My clothes are in the dryer for over an hour and they are still not dry. It is like it is blowing out cold air and nothing gets hot. My washing machine is not working very well either. Like you said, it might be an electrical spike, a load imbalance or a fault in the computer module. I will have a professional help me out to fix these problems. Thanks, have a nice day!

460 John March 21, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Thx for the tip, on my road to diy repair to correct the non-high speed spin not happening on my front load washer. It is a Kenmore Model 3970-C44072-00. I’ve tracked similar parts to the Frigidaire Model #970-C48112-10. I recently acquired a ‘new’ Washer Door Lock & Switch Assembly for Frigidaire part #131763202. I’m getting pretty good at instal/uninstall parts with my washer. I went in thru the front of my front load washer, took the spring loaded retainer ring off the rubber seal, pulled the seal back at the 3 o’clock position [of course, unplugged the machine, first], undid the 2 screws that hold the part, unplugged the 3 connections–and installed the new part [parts were identical, with the exception of the colour red on the wax switch [the old one was white]. The problem still exists over 90 percent of the time. Sometimes, when I do a Quick Wash or a Rinse & Spin, in order to get the soaking wet clothes dry…..I have to remove most of the load, and I do not overload the machine. But even with that, I am not always guaranteed a fast spin to make the clothes drier. NEW STRATEGY: I am now looking at replacement for the Motor Control Board [or spin control board]. I removed the one in my machine—-it has two connections and is held in with two screws—situated to the left rear bottom of the machine. I checked visuals on the internet and I believe the part I’m looking for is a Westinghouse #134149220 [also Frigidaire OEM part]. There seems to be a ton of many other numbers involved, ie: serial no’s, etc. But this part, looking at it on the internet, seems to be identical to the part in my machine. I might even try a used, working replacement, or even a refurbished one. I have lost my Fear of working on my washer myself. What are your thoughts on this approach? By the way, the drive belt on my washer tub/motor connection appears to be in good condition. And for easy access, I have placed two roller supports underneath my washer [ones similar to rollers placed under refrigerators]….sure makes access easy! Hope to hear from you, soon!

461 John March 22, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Hello, I have a top load whirlpool, model LSQ8543JQ1. It stops halfway before it gets to rinse full of water without draining. I have checked and replaced lid switch, courier and motor but still the same issue. Any advice on what’s next. Or cut my losses and get a new washer.

462 DIY Project Help Tips March 23, 2015 at 8:21 pm

Be sure the drain pump and/or drain tube is not plugged up. Most washers will not spin or rinse properly if the drain pump is clogged.

463 DIY Project Help Tips March 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm

The door assembly is much cheaper than the control board. Usually when the problem you have exists, the best thing to do (money wise) is to replace the door assembly first. If that does not fix the issue (such as in your case) the next step would be to replace the control board. If you can find a used but confirmed working control board, by all means get that instead of a brand new board. Let us know if you install another control board and the outcome.

464 Chris March 25, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Purchased a Samsung model WF338AAB “VRT Steam” front loading washer with a fair amount of water in the tumbler, I drained the water out and then tried spin only cycles, but didnt spin at all, no motor sounds etc. No error codes at all. Tried resetting it, didnt make any difference. I have not connected it to the water yet. The controls all light up. So it would seem the washer isn’t spinning or draining. I’m trying to fix it myselt. I have some of it apart and was going to remove the front door assy, then will have access to the door switch and drain pump. I don’t want to move it in the laundry and connect it to the water until I can get it to spin as there is no room to take it apart or work on it and since it doesn’t appear to be draining much if any I will have to dry it out again to take it apart.

The door switch I was hoping to check continuity on and the drain pump once I get it out will be able to see if its clogged or not. I’m trying to determine if its most likely the door switch, drain pump, motor, some other board or switch, etc.

​My specific questions are:

If the drain pump stopped working, wouldn’t there be a nd error?

If the drain pump stopped working, but the water was drained out by manually drying it out;

Wouldn’t the washer still spin at least?

Would the door switch make it not spin and not drain also?

What is the most likely culprit?

I have a multimeter, I take out the door switch, what is the best method to check it for continuity?

Any suggestions welcome,

Thank you

465 DIY Project Help Tips March 25, 2015 at 8:09 pm

Just so we are on the same page, you have NEVER connected it to water as of yet?

466 John March 25, 2015 at 8:20 pm

I have a 2003 Frigidaire front load washer and am in the process of diy, due to it not going into a final maximum spin cycle. I have since replaced the Door Lock & Switch Assembly, but the problem still exists. My next step is to access a Motor Control Board [spin control board], which is located at the rear of the washer, and is easily removed by unscrewing the 2 Phillips screws and unplugging the two wire connectors. I have no problem with the pump–it works fine, and everything up to the fast spin works o.k. I have downloaded several diy repair videos, and because I just got so tired of dishing out the $$$ for a professional to attend, I decided to take over, and am enjoying the journey. I have placed two refrigerator plastic roller assemblies under the washing, so that I can easily move it from the wall. I’m getting pretty good at accessing the washer and its parts and have made myself familiar with how to replace them. I feel, every time I access the washer I earn $100 an hour! Good feeling. I hope my next step works with the installation of the control board, and I hope to let you know on this site.

467 DIY Project Help Tips March 25, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Are you using brand new parts to repair or finding them used? Where are you getting replacement appliance parts from?

468 John March 25, 2015 at 9:31 pm

My next replacement part will be a refurbished or used workable part. I check for parts on the internet, and no longer will purchase brand new parts, unless they are a last resort and unless they are not over-priced. I’m looking at one part right now, but don’t wish to reveal where it is, because I think it is the only one on that listing, and I wouldn’t want to jeopardize my attempt to acquire it. I know you’ll understand. But if I am lucky enough to get the part from this particular source, I will then reveal my m.o.

469 DIY Project Help Tips March 25, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Completely understandable. We are not trying to grab your next part. We are curious if you are using brand new replacement parts or used but workable. In our experience, if doing repairs for yourself, this is a completely logical way to DIY. However, if you are repairing an appliance as a service call or professionally, used parts are not usually able to be warrantied for an acceptable amount of time. The risk is having the used replacement part failing early and being forced to complete the whole procedure over again.

470 John March 25, 2015 at 11:15 pm

You Guys are great, and thank you for understanding! I’m a Senior and I just got so ‘tee’d off’ to say it lightly with pouring out every spare penny to keep my washer alive, that I decided to get brave and educate myself with the wonderful diy videos, and I now have confidence to take it forward. I am doing the diy repairs Only for myself. And, by the way, I have taken photos of my particular machine and close-ups of the parts involved up till now. But I will re-emphasize that I will take a chance on only purchasing ‘used’ or ‘refurbished’, because I have seen some very greedy prices out there….I don’t know how some folks live with themselves! Anyway, if you are interested, I can provide photos of my situation in order to help others. My model that I purchased from Sears in Canada was their ‘Kenmore’…..I had to be a Detective Colombo and was determined to identify who the heck manufactured this Kenmore for Sears. I was successful in tracking the model down to Frigidaire Model #970-C48112-10, and also was able to track down compatible parts made by Westinghouse, etc., and along with the part numbers. I gained confidence on this when I successfully acquired the Door Lock & Switch Assembly [notorious for the wax switch]……thru your help and thru my dogged determination to persist, I feel confident going forward to my next step for the ‘spin board’. And yes, I have done the resets, ie: unplug – close door – wait a minute or so – plug in – open & close door 6 times in 12 seconds! To no avail! You have been very kind to this Canadian, and when I get my next part and install it, I hope it words, and I will let you know! I do very much appreciate your support! I don’t know how people can keep a clean conscience when they charge Seniors, time and time again, for house calls bordering $100. That can buy me a lot of Sardines! ‘H’

471 DIY Project Help Tips March 25, 2015 at 11:41 pm

Great! Please keep us updated on how the repair goes and if you have any issues with using refurbished appliance parts.

472 Chris March 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Yes, I received it with the tumbler having standing water in it. I was told it wasn’t draining and I have tried to get it to spin with out any success, hence it doesnt seem to be spinning or draining. I have drained and dryed out the washer. Unless its necesssary I do not see the sense of filling it with water again.

473 Mike March 26, 2015 at 4:30 pm

I have a Kenmore 80 Series top loader that will agitate but not spin. If I open the lid and rotate the tub manually then close the lid and initiate the spin cycle again it will usually work, although this may take anywhere from two to 20 times to work.
Any ideas on what the problem might be?
Thank you,

474 DIY Project Help Tips March 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm

You may have a bad or severely worn out motor coupler/coupling. If the coupler is worn, the washer will usually agitate but not always spin. Hence you having to assist the tub to spin every time. Do some troubleshooting and see what you can find.

475 DIY Project Help Tips March 26, 2015 at 8:53 pm

Sounds like drain pump has issues… You should remove the drain pump. Inspect for foreign objects. Be sure ALL drain aspects of washer are clean and clear. Once sure, put machine back together and hook to water. Run normal empty load. If you are still having issues then you will know it is not the drain pump. Also, your particular washer will not operate properly without water being hooked up. So we recommend as stated above before replacing anything.

476 Lyndsey March 31, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Hi there, I have a Whirlpool front loader AW0D 5556, and It keeps flashing up clean pump. I’ve cleaned the filter out and pump seems clear. It’s now started to stop mid cycles, but I can get it to finish its cycle after a few attempts! and it seems to be spinning and emptying fine. Any suggestions? Many thanks.

477 DIY Project Help Tips March 31, 2015 at 1:48 pm

Is it draining properly every wash cycle? What is the error code showing?
Your drain pump may be clogged internally. It may also be the drain hose is slightly bend or clogged. Have you examined the drain hose? The filter is one thing and you have already cleaned that out but the pump probably has a few things jamming it once in awhile therefore your washer works sometimes and other times it does not. Wow, that was a long sentence… Anyway, to get to the pump, we would advise to watch a YouTube video or 2 to see how it is done. If a front load washer does not spin, it usually means the drain pump is at fault.

478 DAnny March 31, 2015 at 4:09 pm

i have a top loader GE top loader gtwn3000mws and it will not spin. The aggitator will work but when it comes to the drain and spin cycle it will not spin. I had read up and some of my findings are that it could be the lid sensor. some machines will fill and aggitate but wont spin if that sensor is bad… please help thanks

479 DIY Project Help Tips March 31, 2015 at 9:59 pm

If your top load washer is agitating but NOT spinning or draining, the most likely part that has failed is the lid switch. Test it with a meter to see if it is working properly. Another issue could be your drain pump or hose is clogged therefore not letting the washer spin since it cannot drain. So check the lid switch and drain pump/hose for problems. NOTE: It may be possible that the lid switch is ok, it may have just bent on the bracket and it is not aligned correctly to make contact with the washer lid.

480 Kim April 1, 2015 at 3:30 am

I bought a LG WM3570 front load washing machine two weeks ago. I’ve been using it on medium spin setting and had no problem. Today I set it on HIGH spin and problem occurred. It kept spinning and spinning but it doesn’t seem to speed up to finish. It was stuck on the remaining time 9 min. I had to stop the machine. There was no error code. My husband installed it and our laundry room is carpeted. Any ideas?
Thank you so much.

481 John April 1, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Hi Kim. You may see my previous comments on this site. My Frigidaire front load washer [Kenmore] is 12 years old, and won’t go into a final maximum spin, either. I have tried the following procedures to date — Master reset, where you unplug the machine, leave it for a minute; plug the machine back in. Then open & close the door 6 times in 12 seconds. This didn’t work for me. The next thing I did was obtain a door switch assembly and installed it. Still no change. I am now waiting for my Spin Control Board to arrive and I will install it. If this works, I will post on this site for everyone’s information. I got so tired of paying a pro to attend the house and pay $$$ over the years that I download DIY videos from the internet which have given me the confidence to do it myself…..the control board tells the motor when to spin and is an easy removal/install procedure.

482 Richard Inigo April 1, 2015 at 3:25 pm

My Sharp ES S107X fully automatic washing machine washes ok, except it does not drain and returns E3.

Please help.

483 DIY Project Help Tips April 1, 2015 at 9:12 pm

The drain pump and or hose may be clogged. Inspect both and remove foreign objects if needed.

484 Fanessa April 2, 2015 at 12:58 am

I have an 11yr. Old whirlpool top load washer.. fills with water, agitates, but when gets to spin cycle.. nothing
Happens ..timer not run ..not spin on any other cycles (, delicates).. water not drain either, just stops??? Any ideas???? I’m not able to DIY so would have to call repair man… which I’m sure would be costly..

485 DIY Project Help Tips April 2, 2015 at 1:06 am

The 2 things that may be wrong would be… The lid switch is bad OR the drain pump/hose is clogged. Most likely it is the lid switch. The lid switch is a safety device that will not let the machine spin if it is pressed in. It is basically a simple switch that the lid presses to let the machine run safely. The lid switch bracket may also be bent or the push rod on the lid that pushes the switch could be bent or not centered. If the drain pump is clogged, the washer will not drain therefore the machine will not go into spin mode. You will need to check both of these parts. The lid switch is most likely so check that first and let us know what you find.

486 Tim Safka April 3, 2015 at 4:40 pm

I have a ge top load washer will fill , drain but will not spin. I have replaced the water level switch and still no spin any help ?
model# WSHE5240D1WW

487 Barb April 3, 2015 at 5:42 pm

I have had three different top loading washers since I moved into my new home three years ago. Each one has died the same death. The washers start out ok but then start to struggle to spin properly, especially if I wash more than one load a day. Eventually the washers will not spin at all. All three have done this and all three start to sound like a plane taking off when they begin to spin and then stop suddenly during the spin cycle. These are three different makes and models of washers. Any thoughts on this? I asked two of my handy friends about whether they thought the out dated electric in the home may have something to do with this, one said it was likely, one said absolutely not.

488 DIY Project Help Tips April 3, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Electricity to the washer will not cause a problem of this sort. This is a mechanical issue where you are having parts wear out causing the washers to not spin. This probably means the washers are wearing out the motor coupler prematurely. The cause for this could be a defect in material of the part in question but if it has happened to 3 top loaders in 3 years then something else is going on here. Are you overloading the washers? Huge blankets, multiple towels at once? Have you ever taken any of the washers apart to look and see what the problem may be? What have you done with the 2 previous washers that did not spin?

489 DIY Project Help Tips April 3, 2015 at 9:52 pm

The next part you should test is the lid switch. A defective lid switch will cause your washer to not spin. Washing machine lid switches be found on Amazon for a low price and usually you can get next day or same day delivery.

490 Matthew Matrona April 5, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Thank you for this website. Just fixed my washer. It needed to be reset.

491 Barb April 6, 2015 at 3:20 pm


I don’t think I have been overloading them, I haven’t ever had these issues before and I’ve been doing laundry for quite some time. I had one of the washers fixed, only to have it happen again. But, this may be an issue of my teenager using the washer inappropriately. I will call the repairman and let you know how it goes!


492 KC April 6, 2015 at 5:32 pm

2004 Frigidaire 5700 Top loader. Leaking, put in new tub seal and new trunion (old corroded). No leaks, got 20 washes then belt burned. Replaced old worn belt. Everything works fine, agitates perfect.. EXCEPT belt wont catch on start of spin cycles. Drain pump checked, ok. Both trans and motor wheels clean, lubed, and spin fine. Tension idler pulley SEEMS fine but there is none of that slippage during start up of spin cycle I’ve read about. **Spin cycle will start if spin tub or trans housing is given slight small push/turn, then belt catches and PERFECT spin cycle** No squealing noise on spin. I would think if not idler then spin bearing or lower trans bearing sticking but both spin easy by hand and no noise. IM STUMPED!

493 DIY Project Help Tips April 6, 2015 at 8:10 pm

How much play is in the belt with tension idler? Is the belt you have replaced the exact one recommended for your Frigidaire washer? Is it OEM?

494 KC April 6, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Exact OEM in Blue Electrolux/Frigidaire plastic bag, matching #. The play is not that much, like a car’s belt. The Idler pulley is very firm to push in and snaps back in place when I replaced the belt.

495 DIY Project Help Tips April 7, 2015 at 12:17 am

Have you removed the service panel and SAFELY looked inside with a flashlight to observe exactly what is happening when the washer is in wash mode?

496 John April 7, 2015 at 12:48 am

I’m not a top loader washer repair expert, by any means. I’m in the process of diy repair on my Frigidaire front loader……waiting for arrival of spin control board. But thru my diy travels and viewing videos… was for diy repair on a top loader……if I may put this one out there for you…..maybe it could be the ‘clutch’, and from what I viewed, diy clutch repair did not seem super complicated. And any repair done diy is cheaper than always having to call a professional. Good luck! ‘H’

497 KC April 7, 2015 at 7:10 pm

RR- In wash mode A-Okay. I went and pushed in the belt and it went all the way to the metal housing that covers the spring of the Idler Pulley Arm assembly, and without that much effort. That seemed too slack to me. I then took a pair of channel locks and grabbed a hold of the Idler Pulley Arm via the bolt that sticks out above it’s plastic wheel. That allowed me to pull it towards the front of the machine, increasing belt tension. I waited for the wash drain, then the motor kicks in for start of spin. WITHOUT pulling the Idler Pulley arm the belt did NOT start the spin and began to heat on the motor wheel. Pulling the Idler Pulley Arm and increasing tension the belt did “catch” and the spin started.

All that leads me to it is a weak Idler Pulley spring that will need to be replaced. Increase belt tension to allow it to catch. That spring which appears to have some rust probably got loose during the other replace/repair and I’ll see if this fixes it. The lower transmission bearing could have also gotten stickier with water and rust from the previous leak and may be just too much for the belt to overcome in spin direction, if that’s the case then it’s done as a trans is not worth the cost.

498 DIY Project Help Tips April 7, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Make sure you replace the idler spring with same exact OEM. If your transmission is in question, do you hear any type of grinding or chaffing noise while the washer does run normally?

499 KC April 8, 2015 at 12:31 am

Instead of replacing the spring… Would moving the current idler arm spring from the farthest hole from the front of the machine where it currently is on the metal base, to one of the two nearer holes make the spring push harder on the belt?

500 John April 8, 2015 at 1:42 am

Eureka! My ‘new’ part arrived Today. It’s the Motor Control Board [Speed Control Assembly or Spin Control Board or Speed Control Board] for my Kenmore Front Load Washer [2003 model], made by Frigidaire. I tracked down the actual maker of my Sears Kenmore and used the Frigidaire Model #970-C48112-10, to locate parts on the internet. From your previous instructions, after I removed the ‘old’ board and installed the ‘new’ one and plugged the Washer back into the wall socket, I ‘Reset’ the Washer by opening and closing the door 6 times in 12 seconds. And note also that previous ‘resets’ did not correct the non-spin on the final maximum spin. As I previously commented, I had replaced the Door Lock Assembly in the hopes it would solve the ‘maximum final spin’ issue, but it did not. The problem was the Motor Control Board. All I needed was a Philips Screw Driver to undo the 16 screws on the back panel and the two screws holding down the ‘old’ Motor Control Board. Feeling pretty good about saving around $100, by not having to call in a Professional! Just had to share my joy with you fine folks on this site!

501 Jaclyn Hernandez April 8, 2015 at 5:16 am

My front load washer keeps saying Sr. and sometimes nd or SUDs and all the time when the washer is off it rings and says Sr and it’s having trouble draining and drain pump is new !!

502 DIY Project Help Tips April 8, 2015 at 7:10 pm

What type of washer do you have and what is model number? ND error code means no drain but you say you have a new drain pump? Is the washer new and if not how many years old?
Have you checked drain hose to be sure it is not clogged or kinked? If washer is giving you multiple different error codes for apparently no real reason, it may mean your control board is bad and needs replaced.

503 DIY Project Help Tips April 8, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Yes give it a try if that is an option. If that works than great problem solved. If not then get a new spring and maybe a new belt if the one that is in use is frayed in the slightest.

504 Claudia April 8, 2015 at 7:26 pm

What could it be if the noise is coming behind the washing machine – the machine is “not” on. We checked for water leaks, but there are none. We shut off the hot and cold water, but there is still a slight ticking noise. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

505 DIY Project Help Tips April 8, 2015 at 8:52 pm

Is it an actual ticking sound or possibly a water dripping sound? If ticking, could it be the washer timer is still mechanically moving forward even while power is off?

506 Rachel April 9, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Thanks so much for the website! Just fixed the washing machine by doing a computer reset which we had no idea about! Cheers again.

507 Nitasha April 9, 2015 at 6:14 pm

I have an Amana top load washer that’s almost 7 years old. I’ve never had problems with it. I was washing a load of my daughter’s peed bedding and my toddlers’ clothes and it went off balance. I went down to rearrange the load and by the time I got to the washer it was moving on to the spin cycle…except it never did spin. It hummed for a minute then stopped. Then hummed again then stopped. It did this repeatedly until I unplugged it.

We tried to do a small load from the start and it filled with water but wouldn’t do anything further. I sent my husband to get a lid switch even though that doesn’t seem to be the problem and the appliance store he was going to buy it at told him that it didn’t seem like we should need to replace that. I tried the motor reset and it didn’t work. What else should I try?

508 DIY Project Help Tips April 9, 2015 at 8:32 pm

If you overloaded the washer, then the motor may have overheated. That may be where the humming sound was coming from. Lid switch does not seem like the issue because if so the power would not go to the motor if lid switch was bad. If motor was humming, then you know power was getting to it. So give the washer time to cool down. If after giving it time to cool down the problem persists, you may need to open up washer and see if either belt or coupler is shot.

509 Nitasha April 10, 2015 at 7:10 am

Thanks. It’s been since Monday so I think I’ll try to open it up and check out the belt and coupling. Nothing looks wrong at a glance but hopefully we can figure out the problem instead of forking out money for a new washer. Thanks for the help! :)

510 Scott April 12, 2015 at 8:39 am

THIS IS ALL I needed in the middle of the night as I sit here doing my TAXES (yes, I procrastinate), with church in the morning and ALL my clothes (that fit) sitting in a tub of water! So I search the web, watch too many (and too long) YouTube videos on how to take my washer all apart, check this thing, poke that thing, get one of these and do this… I’m in the freakin’ Twilight Zone. But just when all was lost, here is one last site – and it says to unplug the machine, plug it back in, and open/shut the door 6 times. What?! This must be a joke. But it’s too easy NOT to try. One, two, three, four, five, six… Spin cycle continues, water draining… I’m still in shock. I guess there really are white knights left in the world – thank you! So I guess now I don’t have to wear that Santa suit to church in the morning…

511 Lou April 12, 2015 at 7:06 pm

We have a top load HE sears washer that won’t spin. It stops at the spin cycle and the lid light light blinks. We had to unplug and replug the washer in to release the lid lock. Any ideas on the cause? Please email me back ASAP you can as the dirty laundry is piling up. Thanks so much

512 Lou April 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm

How do I test the lid switch, my model has 4 wires

513 DIY Project Help Tips April 13, 2015 at 9:58 am

What color are the wires? Also, are the wires connected into a wiring harness?

514 DIY Project Help Tips April 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

Your other question was about the lid switch so we see you have most likely found the issue. Let us know if it ends up being a bad lid switch.

515 heidi April 17, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Hi. I have Amana top loader. Never gave me a problem until last week. Washer ended, I lifted the lid still water in washer. Its not draining on the last spin. I have turned the knob back around to spin again so it will drain the water. Any idea whats wrong??

516 DIY Project Help Tips April 20, 2015 at 8:52 pm

You may have a clogged or faulty drain pump. Also, you could have an issue with the timer not working properly at the right time. Check drain pump for issues.

517 John 'H' April 20, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Here’s the latest on my front-load Kenmore ‘Frigidaire’ Washer DIY repair……Love all of the DIY repair videos, and they have given me the ‘confidence’ to know the ‘enemy’…..when that happens, ‘fear’ subsides and ‘dogged determination’ sets in. Latest up-date; After the master resets, the door switch replacement, I was able to get a ‘new’ Motor Control Board [aka: Spin Control Board]. THIS was the problem… now spins perflectly, with one exception. The new ‘problem’ can be 1 or 2 things: either worn-out bearings in the rear tub assembly [inner & outer bearings & inner bearing seal’….OR…..the Spindle arms are cracked…..OR….the shaft ^brass baseç just needs to be cleaned and lightly greased. I have now found the Devil in the details. Here it is, and I know you know what Ièm talking about—–There is a èplanned obsolenceè, or maybe not…..however, in the inner Stainless Steel tub assembly; at the rear of that assembly is a spyder-arm assembly housing the shaft that runs through the outer rear plastic Tub assembly to connect with the wheel & belt hook-up to the motor. The spyder-arm assembly is Aluminum, and is connected to the Stainless Steel Inner Drum—-two different metals—-Suicide èTime-Bomb for corrosion failures. In my country of Canada, Kenmore warranties the Stainless Steel Inner Drum for 25 years…….Now, I know WHY! The Trick is when the drum fails, with cracks in the Spyder Arms and the drum wanders all over the place—banging against the outer Rear Plastic Drum, with bearings being prematurely worn, as a direct result of the Aluminum arms cracking from corrosion—-the èProfessional Reapriè asks the Customer to pay for a brand New Rear Outer Drum that comes complete with the Outer & Inner Bearings and Inner Bearing Seal already assembled in the New Rear Outer Drum. The Inner Stainless Steel Drum, being warranteed for 25 years is èfreeè. However, You, as a Customer will have to fork out over $200 for the Outer Tub ^Drumç; not to mention the Professional fees for delivery and installation. Donèt believe you cannot replace the failed bearings yourself. I just received a new set of bearings to fit the Outer Tub. I do have vibration issues with the Inner Tub spinning. I exhausted the weight distribution issues, the feet blancing issues, and I know the Culprit, as I have previously mentioned. With the DIY videos, I can take my machine apart in my mind, and know to remove the sensitive Motor Control Board out of the washer, so as not to destroy the delicate computer board. Before I delve into my next DIY project—to remove the èoldè bearings if they are indeed the problem. I will order a new Tub Seal, so that it is on hand. I will not give up, and I hope this helps others with Front Loaders!

518 Amber April 22, 2015 at 7:50 pm

I have a top load whirlpool washer. Everything works fine except the spin cycle at the end. Water still drains fine. Agitate works okay. At first I thought the problem may be the lid switch. When I open the lid, the agitate cycle stops fine and continues on when I close the lid. Does this mean it is something other than the lid switch? If so what? Thanks!

519 DIY Project Help Tips April 22, 2015 at 8:12 pm

What is the model number of your Top Load Whirlpool washer?

520 Amber April 22, 2015 at 9:38 pm

type 111

521 DIY Project Help Tips April 22, 2015 at 10:11 pm

You may have a bad spot on the timer itself. Sometimes if this is the case, the timer will seem to work properly but when entering some cycles of wash it will malfunction and not go into the next cycle. You may want to open the unit up and check the timer visually to be sure there is nothing burnt or damaged. Also, do you hear any strange noises or is there any odd smells coming from your washer when it is running? Here is the Users Manual for your washer if that helps.

522 Amber April 22, 2015 at 10:18 pm

The washer still completes the spin cycle and drains the water. The drum just does not spin. The is not a bad smell or noise that I have noticed

523 DIY Project Help Tips April 22, 2015 at 10:28 pm

So it agitates, and drains but the drum does not turn at all? Correct?
If so you may have clutch, belt, or lid switch issues.

524 Amber April 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm

Thank you very much, you have been very helpful. Thinking I need to spend some time taking it apart to confirm the issue.

525 Amanda April 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Hi I’ve got a white knight washer that doesn’t want to finish it’s spin cycle then trips the electricity??

526 DIY Project Help Tips April 28, 2015 at 9:47 pm

If the washer is tripping the breaker, you should call a professional as this could be a fire hazard.

527 GLT May 3, 2015 at 4:20 am

My washing machine stops half way through. Initially drain of water stopped so there was water left and cloths soaked in water, can you please advise if this can be repaired?

528 DIY Project Help Tips May 5, 2015 at 12:01 am

What is make and model of your washer? If it runs through the wash cycle but the only issue is the drain cycle, you more than likely have blockage in the drain pump or drain hose. Check for foreign objects clogging the drain pump and or hose.

529 Paul May 7, 2015 at 5:27 am

The spin motor of my PANASONIC NA-W507B washing machine has the following specifications:

YYG-4DE Spin Motor
230V 60Hz .57A 4P
3.8 mocofarad/450V

It comes to stop gradually and won’t start at times. I checked the capacitor through a tester and it reads 3.746. What made my spinner stop from running?

530 DIY Project Help Tips May 7, 2015 at 5:48 am

How did you test the capacitor? The capacitor needs to be tested by setting your multimeter on Ohms.
It could be another part on your washer that may be going bad. Can you tell us if the washer goes through all cycles but will just not spin? Does it drain? How old is the washer?

531 Paul May 7, 2015 at 6:06 am

At micro farad setting of my tester, I did connect the +(red) to the red wire of the capacitor while black(common) to the blue wire of the capacitor. All other functions are okay. My unit is now about 3 years.

532 DIY Project Help Tips May 7, 2015 at 6:12 am

Have you checked to see if the correct power voltage is being supplied to the motor? Could also be a wiring issue or control panel issue. You should troubleshoot further by checking all wiring and making sure the washer is getting correct power voltage. If all tests good, then motor may need replaced, test as needed.

533 Lisa Lomask May 9, 2015 at 2:14 am

Hi I have a Kenmore 90 series top loader and when it gets to the spin cycle it doesnt move and makes the loudest noise . Can you tell me what it is?

534 DIY Project Help Tips May 11, 2015 at 10:33 pm

If your Kenmore 90 washer will not spin, but makes a loud noise, it is possibly the belt is damaged or the motor is not working properly. Does the washer agitate at first? Does the drum turn at all? What do you do when the washer starts making the loud noise? Assuming the washer fills with water, does the washer drain if you put it into drain cycle? Can you describe the noise? Is it a clicking noise? One time noise? Constant noise?

535 Tony May 12, 2015 at 8:52 am

I have a Samsung WA400. Couple of years and multiple headaches later I am still struggling with this washer. I had the Samsung repairman move my pump motor in reference to a tech bulletin. I have already gone through one motor prior to that. After the technician left, the washer worked well for about two weeks. Now I get 3E errors or the washer bangs around hard on spin cycle and resets itself, adding 20ish minutes.

536 DIY Project Help Tips May 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm

Corrective action is Evaluate wire harness for loose or unhooked connections then go to Quick Test Mode to test motor. Your issue could be the hall sensor also. Have you checked that as well?

537 Mark May 13, 2015 at 5:47 am

I have a Frigidaire front loading HE washer. There is an excessive amount of water and soap suds in the door seal/gasket at the bottom. I have cut down on the soap and have the same result only with less suds. Do you have any advice?

538 Mark May 13, 2015 at 5:57 am

I made and error in my previous post. I have a front loading HE Kenmore 48102701 washing machine. It will not drain at the bottom of the door seal/gasket. There is a large build up of soap suds after the cycle completes. I have reduced the amount of detergent that I use, but with the same result only fewer suds. Do you have any advice or suggestions?

539 DIY Project Help Tips May 13, 2015 at 6:04 am

Are you using liquid HE washing machine detergent? If so how much do you use? What brand? You are putting it in the detergent compartment and not directly in the tub right?
Are you saying there is a buildup of suds on the bottom of the rubber door gasket? Your washer drains out the water, correct?
You are simply having an issue with too many suds on the door seal gasket after the cycle ends yes?

540 John May 13, 2015 at 6:54 am

When I had a build-up of water in my front door gasket, it was due to the rubber gasket design. An improved design gasket which allowed the water to properly drain into the tub was installed, and that solved the problem on my ‘Kenmore’ [Frigidaire 970-C48112-10] front load washer.

541 LL LAVAREZ May 15, 2015 at 9:58 am

Hi, My washing machine is Sharp capable of doing washing and drying. The problem is the spin dryer does not rotate when timer is set. What could be wrong with the spin dryer? Model # ES5510TSW

542 matt May 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm

I have a Beko front loading washing machine and for a few weeks now it’s been very noisy whilst spinning. That noisy that it drowns out the TV. This morning it’s stopped spinning. I thought it might be the bearings but I wondered if there’s an easier and cheaper solution to my problem?

543 DIY Project Help Tips May 15, 2015 at 6:29 pm

If it has been noisy for some time and now your Beko washer is now not spinning, you may have a motor, coupler, direct drive, or belt problem depending on your washer model. We recommend to unplug, open service panel and with a flashlight, see if there are obvious signs of wear or breakage. The noise indicated a problem and should have been investigated when it first started.

544 DIY Project Help Tips May 15, 2015 at 6:32 pm

You may have belt, wiring, or a motor issue. It is difficult to say without more information. Does the washer work properly? Is it only when in dryer mode the machine is not working? Do you hear any noise at all when trying to run the dryer? Please give us more details.

545 John May 15, 2015 at 9:44 pm

Hi, Matt. I have a 13-year old ‘Kenmore’ [made by Frigidaire] front loading washer. To make a long story short — please check to see what your Warranty covers, ie: Inner Stainless Steel Drum, etc. What I have discovered with my front-loader is that a common problem is the Stainless Steel Inner Drum — at the rear of this drum there is a spider assembly made out of Aluminum which supports the shaft that protrudes through the rear outer plastic Rear Outer Drum to run the belt-driven wheel [in my model]. There is Heavy noise, first. Then when it gets worse…..banging, which will destroy the outer Plastic Rear Tub and its Bearings. The problem with the Stainless Steel and Aluminum marriage on the Inner Drum is that ‘corrosion’ issues happen with these two different metals, and the Bearings can also fail. When the corrosion becomes serious enough, the spider arm [Aluminum] that supports the Shaft that enables the drum to spin —- one of these arms, from heavy corrosion, Breaks! This is the Devil in the Details! Please check this out for yourself. Good luck and best wishes, from Canada, ‘H’

546 DIY Project Help Tips May 15, 2015 at 10:28 pm

Thank you very much for your helpful and useful comments. We appreciate them and so does all the thousands of people having problems with their washing machine. Please keep giving your helpful advice!! You are helping many people! Thanks again!

547 John May 16, 2015 at 12:01 am

To: DIY Project Help Tips

I can’t begin to tell you how much your kind words of appreciation for my humble comments means to me. “RR” — my comments are from ‘real experience’ and I appreciate support from DIY videos and this site. I have my Kenmore front load washer [13 years old now], after a steel inner tub replacement only 2 years ago, which also required the rear outer plastic tub with installed bearings to be replaced. And, as you no doubt know, when the ‘banging starts’, it’s replacement time and those rear bearings & seal and shot! In anticipation of the next failure, I got a complete Kenmore set of rear outer plastic tub bearings – 2 bearings [outer & inner] plus the seal — purchased from eBay. I also purchased the outer tub Gasket. I have memorized the procedure to take my machine apart from watching the various DIY Repair Videos on line. It’s a biggy when it comes to DIY, but you indeed will be making your own $100 an hour by going thru the procedures. My ‘Kenmore’, which is a Frigidaire model, which also has Westinghouse parts……I had to be an Inspector Colombo to track these numbers down, but I now know them ‘by site’, and the fear is gone! I am lucky, in Canada, because there is a 25-year Warranty on the inner Stainless Steel Tub …. Now, I know Why…’s the corrosion issues with the spider Aluminum arms on the rear of the Stainless Steel Tub……they will surely, eventually fail! I would stress to other front-loader owners to reduce their HE soap to only 1 Tablespoon and make sure they rinse & drain their washings. The reason is, I have found, the front loaders do not use anywhere near the amount of Water in the wash, and if you continue to use a lot of soap…….Well, corrosion problems! I used to change Rollerskate bearings and Motorcycle bearings, so I know not to damage the races when I install new ones. Another ‘scheme’ is that with my particular washer, when they replace the Stainless Steel Inner Tub ‘for free’……you have to also buy the outer Rear Tub with the pre-installed bearings….and that will run you over $200 Cdn, or even more today. So, if you run into this problem, and are lucky enough to find a set of bearings on-line for around $45.00 and have the spare time……You will indeed make $100 per hour salary for you, plus saving $150.00 on not having to buy a complete Rear Outer Tub housing with bearings! Thx again, for appreciate my humble efforts! Regards, from Canada, ‘H’

548 Adria May 20, 2015 at 12:59 am

I have a kenmore 700 series, top loading washer, runs fine until it gets to the spin cycle, it just skips over it, and when i open the lid its full of water, however when i turn the dial to spin again, it spins and works fine, its getting annoying to have to turn the dial back to get it to spin the clothes. any fixes?

549 DIY Project Help Tips May 20, 2015 at 1:04 am

The problem you are describing is most likely the timer motor itself. It may have a short therefore causing the spin cycle to be skipped over. You can use a multimeter to test it to be sure. If you do find it to be bad, make sure to replace the complete timer and motor assembly.

550 Greg May 20, 2015 at 10:11 am

My Samsung SW50ASP top-loader fills, drains and spins just fine, but when it’s trying to wash or rinse it makes a grating noise and the drum and impeller don’t seem to move, despite the motor turning. The control panel shows no errors. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.

551 DIY Project Help Tips May 20, 2015 at 7:30 pm

If the motor is running but the drum is not spinning, your washer may have a Frozen Pump Pulley or a Broken Pump Belt. If you want to check the pulley, remove the pump and try to rotate the pulley by hand. If it doesn’t turn freely then replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks worn out you can replace it. Make sure you check the pump pulley before you change the belt.

552 Richard May 22, 2015 at 2:29 am

Hello ,
I have a whirlpool model number LSQ8243HQ0. My machine makes a weird humming noise from the control panel I removed the panel and it was coming from the timer and will not spin. I checked the coupler is was broken I replaced and still it will not spin. I have cleaned out the water pump still will not spin. I contacted my local appliance store and they attempted to sell me a new washing machine. I found a timer switch for a decent price how can you tell for sure that it is the timer that is broken thanks !

553 DIY Project Help Tips May 22, 2015 at 2:49 am

It may be the timer but is difficult to say if you have just replaced the motor coupler. Have you tested the lid switch? Does the washer agitate and when it comes to spin does nothing? Using the schematics in this Sears Whirlpool parts list, can you tell us the part number you replaced for the coupler and the part number of the timer you assume may be bad? Is this the timer you will be replacing?

554 Richard May 22, 2015 at 3:02 am

I have not tested the lid switch but it appears to be working when I open the lid it stops allowing water to enter the drum. The coupler part number is 3364003 and the timer is part number 3953321. I am currently running the machine to see if it is the lid issue

555 Richard May 22, 2015 at 3:32 am

I have tested the lid switch it works properly. I ran a cycle it fills fine it agitates but when it comes to the spin cycle it makes a clicking noise from the timer switch and will not drain. Thank you for all your help in the matter

556 DIY Project Help Tips May 22, 2015 at 3:36 am

If you have checked every internal mechanical part that allows the washer to spin and all is good (including lid switch), then yes the timer MAY be the issue. The timer is not cheap. Our appliance parts database shows $126.22 US dollars.

557 tizoc sosa May 23, 2015 at 4:58 am

I have a whirlpool model number WFW94HEAC front load. Everything works fine until it’s time to spin dry. It looks as if it’s going to spin and actually does so but at a very slow pace. The time stays the same and it keeps repeating this cycle. Clothes are still very damp. Please help! Thanks!

558 Mary May 23, 2015 at 1:12 pm

My kenmore washer is coming on like it’s going to wash but it isn’t turning. I don’t know why?

559 vicki burns May 25, 2015 at 1:15 pm

My washer will not drain all the water out…. It pauses at the Last cycle….why? How to fix??

560 Dave May 25, 2015 at 7:07 pm

We have a Maytag washer, model# MAV6000AWW, serial # 10496372WY. It fills and goes through the fill and wash cycle fine, but then stops. If you leave it long enough, sometimes it will start to agitate again when it has moved to the rinse cycle. Occasionally if you turned the dial all the way around to rinse it would work for a load. Next load it would do the same thing. That final stopped working also, Then we started moving the dial to the extra rinse position and that worked. After washing a couple loads this way, the washer would no longer do anything. Found that the GFI was popped. I ordered a new timer. Did some more reading and found that it might be the mother board. Pulled the timer and mother board, nothing looks burnt. Don’t want to open the timer package if the board is the problem. Ideas? Thanks!

561 DIY Project Help Tips May 26, 2015 at 9:00 pm

For the issue you have described, it is most likely the timer but more troubleshooting should be done. The board you are talking about is the temp control board that is below the timer, correct? Does the timer feel as if the motor mechanism is easier to turn, harder to turn, or no change at all? What exactly happens after the wash cycle completes, you said it just stops, is there any clicking or unusual noises coming from the washer at this time? If you let the washer sit at this point, you said sometimes it will go into the rinse cycle. Do you have to ALWAYS turn the timer to get it into the rinse cycle or if left long enough does it go into the cycle itself?

562 DIY Project Help Tips May 26, 2015 at 9:02 pm

You may have a clogged drain filter if you have a front load washer. Pull out filter and clean. If you have a top loader, you may have a clogged pump, kinked drain hose or other. Can you tell us which washer you are having draining issues with? Make and model number please?

563 DIY Project Help Tips May 26, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Do you have a front load or top load washer? If top loader, it may be the lid switch. Let us know and we can assist further.

564 DIY Project Help Tips May 26, 2015 at 9:22 pm

If your front load washer is going into the spin dry cycle but moving slow, it may be sensing that the load is to full. This could also indicate a motor speed issue or central control unit issue. Have you ran the washer on a full wash cycle empty? Doing this will tell you if the washer is seeing a overload issue or not. If running empty results in the same slow spin, then further troubleshooting will be needed. As we said, it may be a motor speed issue or central control unit problem. Also, could you let us know if your washer model number is WFW94HEAC0 or WFW94HEAC2 so we can further help to troubleshoot?

565 Dave May 27, 2015 at 11:12 am

Yes the circuit board is on the bottom of the timer. No change to the timer that I can tell. After the wash cycle the machine stops. The timer is still ticking and moving, but the machine usually does not do anything. Sometimes if you leave is long enough, it will start the wash cycle again, but never the rinse cycle. The only way we can get it to drain he water is to move the timer to the extra rinse. During the extra rinse, all it does is drain the water. There is no rinse water added.

566 DIY Project Help Tips May 27, 2015 at 8:02 pm

If the washer is starting the wash cycle when left long enough SOMETIMES, it sounds like either the timer has bad spots, or the control board attached to bottom of timer may be experiencing periodic issues. The timer sounds like it is working mechanically since it advances, but the electrical part of it may be the problem. You could remove the timer, inspect it, and be sure the wiring is secure. You should also be able to test it with a meter. Once you do this, you will be able to know which is the problem. If the wiring on timer is secure and not burned, it tests good with a meter, then you will know it is the control board under the timer.

A faulty timer will work on some cycles and not others. A timer contact that controls that particular cycle may be stuck in the open position. Check the timer for continuity on the contacts.

567 Dave May 28, 2015 at 12:51 am

We used the washer today. A couple loads the we had the same problem. Then on a couple small loads it worked properly. Then would not spin / rinse on a load. The last two loads worked normal. Does this sound like more of a timer problem then a board problem? I would think if the board were bad that it would be bad all the time. Thoughts?

568 DIY Project Help Tips May 28, 2015 at 4:34 pm

You are correct on that assumption. If the washer is periodically NOT going through all wash cycles, then the timer is most likely the issue. However, their may be a loose wire harness on the timer or control board or elsewhere or possibly the lid switch is on the fritz. Be sure to check the wiring to make sure it is secure. If all wiring is secure, then we would recommend to TEST THE WASHING MACHINE TIMER with a meter. If that proves to be working correctly, then the board will need replaced. It does sound like it may be a faulty timer, but check it to be completely sure before you spend the $50 to $150 dollars first.

569 Danny Jagdat June 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Hello Folks, I have a Kenmore front loader purchased in 2006. It had stopped spinning and overflowed. I opened it up and saw that the belt was okay, motor had no signs of burning out and decided to try it again on rinse/spin. It started to fill up but the did not spin. The pump was working as it was pushing the water out.

I then decided to try to perform the Master Reset. Afterwards there was nothing. Won’t even fill up. Is it the switch in the door?

I did see that the suspension bar on one side was broken and will replace it but I’m sure that’s not the cause.

I appreciate your input.

570 mike June 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

My whirlpool front loader washing machine when it wants to spin its blinking on the timer like there is a short circuit and the motor just kick but doesn’t move but its draining water nicely

571 Sam June 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm


My top loading Samsung washing machine stopped spinning and draining Water after i in rush had switched off the machine while it was washing. What should i do? Please help!

572 Johan June 7, 2015 at 6:39 pm

I have a Candy Aquamatic T10 washing machine that refuses to enter the spin cycle. It washes and spins normally, but just sits there making a slow ticking noise during the spin cycle. It drains fine and doesn’t appear to be clogged. Any ideas on what might be causing this?

573 Charlene June 8, 2015 at 9:55 pm

i have a beko washing machine that will not drain or spin or even end cycle just keeps going its full off water still

574 Gloria June 10, 2015 at 3:33 am

I have a Kenmore model 23832100 series 80 washer. It will go through the wash cycle, but the water will not drain and will not spin. I can hear the clicking sound as if is going to the next cycle, but nothing happens. It was in the middle of the washing when a circuit was over loaded and had to be reset. I have tried going thru all the cycle, but the same thing continues to happen the water remains and no spinning. Any ideas?

575 James Cochran June 11, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Extremely impressed with how long you’ve been keeping up with the comments on this page. Kudos to your dedication. I also have an issue with my washer
Short backstory, I moved, kept the washer in storage for a little over 1.5 years. Just installed it in my new home, and the spin cycle doesn’t work. The agitator works, the pressure switch (which was behind the load size dial) is free of obstructions. The machine stops humming away when i open the lid, and during the spin cycle the machine is making noise and pumping out water.
I’m pretty sure I’ll need a new part, but I don’t want to get the wrong one for my machine.
It’s a Kenmore Model #110.26632500 if that helps. I looked on a replacement parts page and didn’t see a belt as possible replacement part. What do you think it is?

576 vimala jagannath June 13, 2015 at 8:44 am

I own a LG 7 kg Turbo Fuzzy logic Top load washing machine. From the past one month it is not working properly. The programme is going higher and higher and the timer is going back and forth again and again without completing the washing. For example when I set it to 48 minutes, it works till 24 minutes and goes back to 35 minutes then once again when it reaches 18 minutes it goes back to 35 minutes. I don’t understand what is wrong.

577 Suzie June 13, 2015 at 6:31 pm

I hope someone can help me with my problem. I have a Whirlpool Duet front loading washer that will not spin. First, I cleared and emptied the drain plug. That was nasty and plugged with some sort of plastic. Turned on and still no spin. Removed the back and seen that the drive belt had slipped off but not damaged. I tried to put it back on but the pulley has seized. It’s like something is stuck in it and not letting it move. I can move it about an inch or so but no further. Please tell me this is NOT the gear shaft that needs replacing. From everything I have seen on this it will be a pain to take apart and replace. Everything I have inspected so far looks good, no corrosion, leaks wear or tear. It just seems as though it is STUCK. Can you help?? I appreciate any advice. Thank you 😉

578 eric June 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm

i have a samsung washer model number is wa456drhdsu/aa,washer won’t spin or wash unless i take the back off and wiggle the tub then it will wash or spin and after 20 minutes of doing that it will finish on it own and if i put a load in right after that one it will do fine

579 DIY Project Help Tips June 15, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Could be a timer or loose wiring. Open washer and visually inspect.

580 DIY Project Help Tips June 15, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Possible lid switch fault. Also maybe a clogged drain pump. Open and clean drain pump first. USE CAUTION!

581 John June 15, 2015 at 8:08 pm

If you can find my earlier comments re my Kenmore front loader, they may be quite useful. My problem with the ‘not spinning’ with a proper laundry load turned out to be the Motor Control Board [which is situated at the rear left bottom of the washer and is held in place by two Phillips screws & a circuit plug. This is a fragile item. And if you do decide to replace it with one from eBay, etc., please handle it with care as it is it’s own computer board [these things are fragile]. I initially did a Reset….no-go. Then I replaced the front door switch — still, no-go. It turned out to be the Motor Control Board [or Spin Control Model—another name for it]. There is a Devil in front loaders and that is the Stainless Steel Drum is attached to an Aluminum spider arm bracket which houses the shaft that juts out of the rear of the unit, thru the outer rear plastic drum and is attacked to the belt-driven wheel, in order to turn the drum. Corrosion issues occur with these two different metals coming in contact, and thus, the bearings eventually fail. Good luck, and there are some good DIY videos on YouTube. Respects, from Canada. ‘H’

582 Kelly June 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm

hi we have a top loader that washes but wont spin it throws out an error. have tried the reset and the no problem with door. please help

583 DIY Project Help Tips June 16, 2015 at 11:44 pm

What error code? Make and Model?

584 Gail June 21, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Hi trying to unlock the child lock on my Amana front load washing machine, book tells me to press soil level and signal buttons but I don’t know what the signal button is, I thought it was the chime button but I don’t think that is right. Can you help me please?

585 Mary June 22, 2015 at 1:51 am

Thank you for the unplug/reset washer. I was so happy that it worked. Thank You Thank You

586 DIY Project Help Tips June 22, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Is the water fully drained out of the washer?
Have you tried unplugging machine for 30 seconds to reset?
You can hold down chime and delay til a code comes up. Then turn off washer and then back on. Hold down control knob 10 sec turn off again and restart as usual.

587 Annmarie June 22, 2015 at 10:43 pm

My whirlpool washer won’t spin or drain it washes and fills with water just won’t drain or spin

588 DIY Project Help Tips June 22, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Ann Marie,
Most likely your washer has a bad lid switch. Ir it could be a clogged drain pump that needs to be unclogged and cleaned.

589 Maryposita June 27, 2015 at 1:44 pm

My Whirlpool top load washer machine washes, but when is about to drain and spin, at the end of the cycle, it gives an error code. I try opening the door and it goes back to the last 12 minutes. It can go as far as the last 10 then it stops, gives the error code and I open the door and boom, ,back to the last 12 minute. The complete cycle is about 40 minutes, but it just won’t go past the last 12.

590 Shoey June 29, 2015 at 3:46 am

first tried to do a wash but the water hose was not on to fill the machine.
I went to check on it and saw the error code this is how I found out the water was shut off.
Now my washer door is locked and I can not open it.
It is making a buzzing sound like it is trying to drain the water out. there is no water to drain. the door lock light is flashing.

591 DIY Project Help Tips June 29, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Please tell us make and model number of washer.

592 DIY Project Help Tips June 29, 2015 at 6:57 pm

What is the error code on your Whirlpool top load?

593 Larry July 3, 2015 at 5:57 pm

5 Yr old GE top load washer will not handle anything other than lite load. Wife washed two rugs and washer stopped completely. Has water in tub and will not do anything but hum. Unplugged, lifted lid 5-6 times, and tried a couple other fixes to reset with no luck. Model is GTWN4950L0WS. Any / all suggestions to try are appreciated.

594 DIY Project Help Tips July 3, 2015 at 6:07 pm

It may be possible that the heavy load of rugs may have knocked some springs off the drum causing it to become off balance. The hum may be the motor trying to turn the drum but cannot if the springs are off. This may or may not be the case. However… You will need to open the service panel and see if the drum is centered or possibly something else may have broke inside the washer.

595 ZAR July 3, 2015 at 6:12 pm

We have an older Kenmore Heavy Duty washer that stopped operating during the spin cycle (wont spin). I spent some time inspecting the washer and everything mechanical appears to be working properly. I checked the belt and all the the pulleys are fine.I took the agitator off and inspected the shaft,all looks fine, I by-passed the lid switch,still nothing, I would appreciate any help,If its a “fixable” job, would rather do that then shell out the money for a new one…

596 DIY Project Help Tips July 3, 2015 at 6:17 pm

Have you tested the motor?

597 ZAR July 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

I do not have a tester to be able to check the motor. However, I had removed the back panel and set the knob to spin and everything was functioning and moving freely. The belt and pulleys were moving normally but the wash tub did not move…

598 DIY Project Help Tips July 6, 2015 at 9:39 pm

Bad Bearing?

599 Ethan July 7, 2015 at 2:32 am

My Whirlpool washing machine, model number WTW4850XQ0 is not completing its spin cycle. It will complete its wash cycle but when the load is done the clothes are still soaking wet. When I try to run a drain and spin cycle it will seem like it’s trying to start but then the lid lock will flash. Cancelling the cycle will cause the spin light to turn off but the lid lock light will continue to flash until I either unplug the washing machine or let it sit until it eventually turns off and unlocks on its own. Any suggestions on what I need to do to fix this?

600 DIY Project Help Tips July 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Sounds like a control board issue. Be sure all wire harnesses are secure. Test machine completely empty. If still an issue replace control board.

601 Dennis Quinn July 7, 2015 at 8:29 pm

I have a Kenmore 70 series washer model 110 it was in storage for quite a while before I got it. I was told it had not been used much. I traded some old coins for it as I am on disability and could not afford to buy a washer but needed one. It washes awesome drains great but does not spin. I take the knob and turn it all the way around to a mark I made on the dial and it then will spin and spray water as normal. Then on the rinse cycle it does the same thing. Sometimes it will work normal and spin for all cycles correctly sometimes it spins correctly on the extra rinse cycle correctly and sometimes not. I was told its junk I was told its the timer I was told so many different things I have no idea but I cannot afford a new washer but it does clean great just wish I did not have to stand there while doing laundry. Can anyone help???

602 DIY Project Help Tips July 7, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Yes it sounds like the timer assembly is on the fritz. If your Kenmore washing machine is model number 11082874820, then here is the Kenmore washer timer you need to fix your washer problems. Could also be the lid switch performing in a strange way. Here is the lid switch that MAY be causing issues also.

603 John July 7, 2015 at 9:07 pm

If you’re working with a Front Loader Washer, I have found that my Kenmore ‘made by Frigidaire’ problem turned out to be the Motor Control Board [please check my earlier long write-up]….. The problem was not in the reset, nor was it in the door Switch. The Motor Control Board [Spin Board] is located to the left rear of the machine. I got a replacement from eBay. Please/Please handle your ‘replacement part’ with care….it may come in a bubble pack. Remember, this is a ‘computer board’ and is ‘fragile’. I replaced my Board and everything is back to normal. I have a ten-plus year old machine. The devil in the details with certain front loaders is the Stainless Steel Drum and ‘corrosion’ problems with the spider bracket made out of Aluminum, and eventually this tends to wear out the Bearings!

604 Kayla Lane July 7, 2015 at 10:02 pm

What if my washing machine will spin very small loads, but not regular size loads? So it does spin sometimes, but not always..

605 DIY Project Help Tips July 7, 2015 at 10:18 pm

Then you may have a balance or off center issue.

606 Scott July 10, 2015 at 12:41 am

I have a Samsung top load washer, it was working fine, now for some reason the inner tub and whatever the other blue ring is are grinding on each other any ideas on what it could be, its level. But for some reason it started doing it. I’m clueless

607 Vick July 10, 2015 at 7:53 am

Hi ,i have a frontloader samsung washing machine.It goes through wash and rinse cycles.when it goes to spin cycle the timer changes the timming of cycle and does not spin.i could hear drain pump operating and sounds like it wants to spin but doesnt spin.what could be the issues?

608 DIY Project Help Tips July 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm

What is the model number of your Samsung front load washer?

609 DIY Project Help Tips July 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Was the past wash load over filled? May have set it off balance. What is the model number?

610 Lloyd July 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Hi, I have a washing machine that is producing a clicking noise as the spin cycle begins and starts to get up to speed. The clicking is in sync with the speed of the spin, so as the spin cycle accelerates, so does the clicking. The odd thing is that just before the spin cycle is at full speed, the clicking stops. Any ideas on what I can look for?

611 DIY Project Help Tips July 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Is it a front load or top load washer? The brand and model number will help us to assist you.

612 Lloyd July 14, 2015 at 3:09 am

It is a top loader.
Model LSQ9549PW2

613 zaid July 14, 2015 at 5:07 pm

I have a Samsung washer 4yrs old which will not spin. I manage to drain the water out by low the hose down then redo the washing sequence with low level, then on wash its agitates only on the right then after draining again i lower the hose down and taking it on spin its spin but not fast.

614 DIY Project Help Tips July 14, 2015 at 8:41 pm

Please give us Model Number of your Samsung washing machine. Also, are you having to move the drain hose around each time you do a wash cycle? Please explain further.

615 Lloyd July 14, 2015 at 8:42 pm

It is a top load washer.

616 DIY Project Help Tips July 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Possibly it is out of balance. Have you checked under machine to be sure the springs that hold the drum center are in place? Does washer still work properly despite the clicking?

617 Lloyd July 17, 2015 at 2:29 pm

Looking under the machine, all the springs look to be in place and intact. Shifting the tub around and it springs back to a central position. The washer does work properly despite the clicking.

618 Dan July 23, 2015 at 4:49 pm

My lg front loader washer agitates in each mode works great thru the whole cycle and spins slow but the last 10 min during the rinse and spin cycle the timer stays at 10 and agitates back and forth for awhile still staying at 10 min until it shuts off blinking UE, I’ve tried unplugging for a couple min opening and closing the door a bunch of times that someone posted to try and sit thru almost each mode still the same result, the washer came with the house I bought this last January it just started acting up and I put a level on it and It was not level front to back by a lot so I leveled it, unplugged, and tried again still the same. Please help before I call service guy and he steals my hard earned money.

619 DIY Project Help Tips July 23, 2015 at 8:26 pm

The LG washer UE error does mean the machine is not balanced. We understand you leveled the floor but is the washer drum off center? The washer may also have a bad sensor or part of the control board that is telling the washer it is off balance when in fact it is not. You may also want to trace all wires to be sure they are securely connected and in place.

620 Zeillie July 25, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Our washer (a Kenmore 80 series top-loader) recently stopped spinning yesterday. I think the main cause might be overloading the washer too much. The rinse part works perfectly, except it does not drain the water probably due to the spinner/drum not working. I’ve also noticed the drum part surrounding the interior seems a bit off, one side locked in and the other side looks a bit loopy? (sorry for the inadequate wording and phrases). I’ll be thankful for any answers.

621 DIY Project Help Tips July 27, 2015 at 11:42 pm

Have you checked lid switch? Is washer out of balance when in a cycle? Tub seems to be off center? If not draining the pump could be clogged therefore making the washer have trouble draining properly. DO you have a multimeter?

622 anna July 28, 2015 at 2:30 am

I have a Fisher And Paykel washer fresh 5.0 smart drive 9 that won’t spin. This is the first time it’s happened. And ideas of what’s wrong with it? It also still has water in it that wont drain for some reason.

623 Shelley Renaud July 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm

I have a Maytag Neptune front load washer that is about 12 years old. It fills with water and does nothing else….the time runs through the cycle with the door locked and when the cycle ends we have to bail the water out. It did show a LR error code last night once. Any ideas??

624 DIY Project Help Tips July 29, 2015 at 12:14 am

The LR code means “locked rotor”. This tells you the control is not seeing the motor turning. When the LR code is displayed the motor has stopped turning. The LR code means the control has tried to turn the motor but cannot. The error code can be caused by to large of a clothing load. Try running a rinse and spin cycle empty and see if the washer completes the cycle.

625 DIY Project Help Tips July 29, 2015 at 12:19 am

Check the lid switch and the drain pump. If the washer cannot drain it will not spin. Drain pump may be clogged. Also if your washer has a drain filter, clean it out and replace and see if that fixes the issue.

626 Chris July 29, 2015 at 8:50 am

I have Whirlpool front loading washing machine that will fill with water then it will do nothing with the water sitting in the drum. Do I have a lid switch problem ? And how do you test that ?

627 DIY Project Help Tips July 29, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Front load washers do not have the typical lid switch, your washer has a door latch switch. The door latch switch could be your issue. You can test any electrical part with a multi-meter to be sure it is working properly. You may also have other issues. You may want to trace all the wiring and be sure no wire harnesses have come loose or detached. What is your model number?

628 Jenny July 30, 2015 at 12:24 am

I have a front loader Beko WMB651441L. It sometimes works normally and sometimes the drum is not spinning the full circle at the start and is making a lot of noise. I have to try and reset and wait at least 3 times to get it going again. A recommended by a friend technician came but it was working normally do he thinks is the control panel or computer. Does someone know what’s wrong with it. It is second hand and no receipt is under 2 years old.

629 DIY Project Help Tips July 30, 2015 at 2:59 am

It may be possible that you have a loose wiring harness therefore the washer works sometimes. Trace all the wires from the control panel and make sure all wires are connected and secure.

630 John July 30, 2015 at 11:37 pm

Jenny: Hope you can read some of my earlier comments on my experience with my Kenmore front loading washer [made by Frigidaire for Sears–Canada]. My unit is 10 years old. A couple of years ago, my inside Stainless Steel Tub with spyder arm shaft assembly was replaced, along with the Rear Outer Drum assembly [I say “assembly” because the inner and outer bearings are pre-installed in the Rear Outer Drum]. Prior to this ‘repair’ the Washer inside Stainless Steel drum was ‘banging’ loudly. The reason for this is that the design of the spyder assembly which is attached to the Stainless Steel drum “fails”, due to the drum being of Stainless Steel. The Spyder arm assembly supporting the shaft is Aluminum……”Corrosion” issues! Since then, I have had “spin issues”. Tried “Reset”, tried replacement of Door Lock assembly…….it turned out to be the Motor Control Board or Spin Control Board. This, on my model, is a ‘computer board’ located at the left rear bottom of my washer. This was the Problem. I got one from eBay and put it in myself….it was easy as there is only one wire harness attachment and two screws holding it in the machine. From my research, the ‘design’ of front load washers like mine is ‘flawed’ due to the metal corrosion. And also, it’s a ‘racket’, because when your Stainless Steel inside drum gives out due to the spyder arm assembly ‘breaking’, it starts “banging loudly”—it tends to ‘damage’ the Rear Outer plastic drum—thus a replacement of that is also needed to complete the repair. You can get a pair of bearings for the rear Outer Drum on eBay—-and if you think your Stainless Steel Inner drum wobbles too much…..Before it starts “banging” and doing more damage… may be time to get some bearings to have on hand, And if you’re lucky, you can take out the two old ‘bearings’ and tap in the ‘new ones’. I say “lucky” because if your Spyder Arm Assembly is not ‘broken’, it could mean that only the ‘bearings’ need replacement. [The bearings—2 of them, come with a bearing seal]. This way, you won’t be put out over $200 plus just to buy a whole Rear Outer Tub with bearings already installed! My machine in Canada was warrantied by Sears—for 25 Years. Now, I know why! There are DIY videos galore on the internet for repairs!

631 Saif July 31, 2015 at 7:14 pm

I have a front load washer and it works fine, the only problem is it has some difficult time to start the final spin cycle or it starts spinning but once it builds up the speed it stops and adds up time and fill water as a rinse cycle.

632 DIY Project Help Tips July 31, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Depending on make and model of your washer, there may be a speed sensor malfunction or you are overfilling with clothing. What company makes your washer and what is the model number?

633 Harriett August 4, 2015 at 1:48 am

I have a Whirlpool top loader. It will not spin the water out after the wash cycle. It’s like the timer stops, because there’s a cut off sound from the timer after the wash . Help .

634 Lee August 4, 2015 at 4:29 am

The washer says Kenmore 800. We bought it about 4 years ago because it only uses the amount of water required by the weight of the clothes. Two problems: wobbles and roars even without a load. With a load the whole house shakes. All other functions are fine, except that the sequence appears to be shifted, i.e., what I expect at the beginning of a cycle occurs at the end. I usually hear the water valves opening and the tub filling–instead we start right off with agitation and the sound of filling in the background. At the end of the spin cycle instead of stopping, the tub begins to fill, continues until the tub is 1/3 full, then stops. It’s as if the timer was late for Act I and then at the end of Act III couldn’t stand to go home and thus started Act I again.

635 DIY Project Help Tips August 4, 2015 at 7:23 pm

You have 2 problems, vibration/shaking and timer washer cycles out of sync.
For the vibrating shaking issue, check to be sure that the springs or straps are in place that hold the tub centered.
For the timing sequence issue, either some wiring is backwards or possibly the timer itself is not working properly.
Have you opened the washing machine and just done a simple visual check yet?

636 DIY Project Help Tips August 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm

If the timer is stopping the washer from going from spin to drain, then you may have a bad timer. It may also be that the drain pump is so clogged and the timer tries to let it drain but shuts off. You can try checking to be sure the drain pump is not clogged therefore not letting the washer drain.
Does the washer spin or just agitate? Does the washer complete all cycles but at the end it won’t drain? You could also have a lid switch issue depending on what point your washer stops.
What Whirlpool washing machine model number do you have?

637 Len August 5, 2015 at 9:05 pm

Tried the MASTER RESET and it FIXED my problem in one minute!!
Wish I had not purchased and installed the control timer before doing that :)
Thank you very much for the tip!
Great public service for DIYrs…

638 R.Ramdas August 6, 2015 at 10:39 am

I have a Samsung 13Kg Top Loader Nano Silver Washing Machine. Could be a 2003 – 2005 Model.
It Washes and works well except that recently, it started picking up like a ratchet clicking noise during the wash cycle only.
The Spin/rinse all works well and the drain also works well.

639 DIY Project Help Tips August 6, 2015 at 10:08 pm

It may be that the tub is off balance or a part inside the washer is loose. The only option is to open the panel up and look inside for any obvious signs of a problem.
Try running the washer on the shortest cycle empty and see if the noise is still present.

640 Leo August 7, 2015 at 3:22 am

Hi, I am glad to find this website. I have a top load Whirlpool washer, and have an issue with spinning. It agitates fine, drains fine, but won’t spin. I can hear a good motor sound though during spin cycle. Interestingly, sometimes it does spin. After going through websites, I changed the lid switch, but did not work. Now I am thinking of issues of broken motor coupling or clutching. Am I going in the right direction? Any other suggestion to pinpoint where is the problem? Thank you.

641 DIY Project Help Tips August 7, 2015 at 4:57 am

The most likely reason for a top load washer to spins on occasion is……. The motor coupler or coupling is beginning to wear out slowly. As you probably know it is made of a hard plastic or hard rubber material. We would first suggest to open the washer up and check the coupling. You will probably see extreme wear meaning this is your issue and this is what needs to be replaced to fix the NO SPIN issue. Remove and replace.

642 Shanna August 13, 2015 at 5:29 pm

I have a Maytag washer and it washes but doesn’t drain well. We end up wring out the clothes at the bottom of washer

643 DIY Project Help Tips August 13, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Have a look at the drain pump and hose. The drain pump may be clogged up or the drain hose could be kinked. What model number is your Maytag washer?

644 Melissa August 14, 2015 at 9:57 pm

I have a Samsung top loader (model WA400PJHDWR/AA) that runs through the cycles, but at the end, spins and instead of stopping, either starts the rinse cycle all over again or starts all the way at the beginning again! Is there anything I can try to fix it?

645 DIY Project Help Tips August 14, 2015 at 10:53 pm

You may have an issue with the water pressure switch or possibly the control panel / timer. Check wiring behind control panel to be sure all wire harnesses are secure and attached.

646 Becky August 15, 2015 at 4:13 pm

I had a Maytag top load that stopped draining and spinning. My husband took it out and bought a used Kenmore to replace it. It is now doing the same thing after only one week. However, if I run a drain and spin cycle after the normal cycle has finished, it will usually go ahead and drain and spin out the clothes. Any suggestions on this?

647 DIY Project Help Tips August 15, 2015 at 7:41 pm

You may have a bad timer mechanism. If you have to move the timer to another setting after the initial wash cycle did not complete properly, you should test or replace the timer. We are assuming you have a another top load washer. What is the model number of your used Kenmore washer?

648 rubbie August 22, 2015 at 4:48 pm

i have a 10 year old Kenmore top loader washer. It does not spin on the rinse cycle or drain. What could be the problem?

649 Denice August 23, 2015 at 6:02 pm

It worked! Who would have thought that unplugging it and opening/closing the lid would reset the mechanism!!! Not me. Mine is working like a dream. Thanks for the money-saving tip!

650 Rick August 24, 2015 at 3:25 am

Kenmore top loader. It will fill and agitate but it will not spin and empty the water and the time does not progress.

651 ZAR August 24, 2015 at 11:18 am

Follow up to our Washing Machine issue….
Threw it out, bought a new one. Loving the new one. Problem solved!

652 DIY Project Help Tips August 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm

What is the model number of your Kenmore Top Loader?
Could be lid switch, clogged drain pump, or bad timer.

653 DIY Project Help Tips August 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Either lid switch or drain pump.
Most likely the lid switch.
Buy one on Amazon or SearsPartsDirect for around 15 dollars.

654 William Page August 26, 2015 at 5:29 pm


655 Kim MacLennan August 27, 2015 at 2:21 am

Our Amana front loading washer was making a low pitched gravely sound (not buzzing) and would not drain. We purchased and installed a new pump, but the same thing happened. If I lower the drain tubing the water does flow out and then the spin cycle will work. Any ideas what else could be wrong?

656 Jean-Guy August 27, 2015 at 5:58 am

I have an Amana washer Model NFW7200TW and after the machine completes the wash rinse cycle, the spin cycle does not engage. It is like if the timer is out of wack. Is the computer at fault here? The pump does not drain the water properly, only in the middle of the wash cycle. I opened the back panel and removed the pump. Upon examination, I noticed that one of the 3 blades is broken. I assume there is imbalance in the functioning of the pump. Can it be the cause of the erratic working of the spin cycle?

657 DIY Project Help Tips August 27, 2015 at 6:58 pm

You may have 2 problems. Yes the broken blade can be an issue but if it drains at one point and not another, than not likely your MAIN cause. Most likely you have a wacky lid switch or a timer that has bad or burned spots. If you have a multimeter test the timer and while you are at it have a look at the lid switch. Make sure switch is aligned properly.

658 DIY Project Help Tips August 27, 2015 at 7:01 pm

If the washer works fine when removing the drain tube to floor level, that means either the drain tube is positioned too high up, the drain in the wall is clogged, or both. First determine if the drain hose is positioned properly. If so, you may need to have someone come out and check the actual drain in the wall to be sure it is not plugged up.

659 Leo August 27, 2015 at 11:17 pm

Thank you so much for your wonderful master reset tip that got my Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washer (ATF8000FS1) to start. The nagging problem is its inability to start even though all the lights are on. I even replaced the door lock assembly twice to no avail (worked once or twice). Your tip got it to start; however, the second load did not work and I had to press the Start button quickly many times to get it to start again.

So, it appears the washer is still having some problems by not starting consistently. Do you have any suggestions? I have tried to ask a repairman to come but had to cancel because I got it to start after replacing the door lock assembly but then it failed again. Another problem is the location of the washer as it is stacked beneath a dryer in a tight closet. Thus, having it repaired could be very costly due to the placement. Otherwise, I would think I could attempt some repairs myself.

660 Jean-Guy August 28, 2015 at 1:12 am

Thanks for your prompt response. I failed to mention that my machine is front load and and as you mentioned, the pump does not seem to be the culprit of the SPIN cycle not engaging since it works when I managed to bypass manually the 9 min mark on the Quick Wash program (where it got stuck for a patient 10-15 min.) I suspect the timer in the electronics panel is at fault because when the program reaches 9 min the machine makes a little noise and then nothing follows. This seems to repeat every 2-3 minutes. I would not know how to identify the timer component of the electronics panel…..

661 DIY Project Help Tips August 28, 2015 at 5:39 am

Have you taken apart the control panel and inspected for loose wire harnesses? Check wires to be sure the vibration has not loosened something. If all else checks out you may need to look into replacing the board or timer.

662 DIY Project Help Tips August 28, 2015 at 5:43 am

Were the door lock assy you bought OEM or generic replacements? If after installing the door lock the machine worked, but the second wash attempt did not, then either a sensor or possibly wiring is to blame. Does the current door lock assy test ok with a meter?

663 John August 28, 2015 at 9:14 pm

My problem, after replacing the door lock switch, and also, doing the resets. It ended up being the Motor Control Board or Spin Control Board, which is located at the rear, left bottom of my Sears-Kenmore [Frigidaire] front loading washer. I was able to access one on eBay, after I did thorough research of my particular model. I saved mega bucks by installing the new board myself. My Control Board was held down by only 2 Philips head screws and is connected by a wiring harness that is easily unplugged. Please make sure your machine is unplugged and that you are grounded when you ‘touch’ your New Control Board…… Again, Computers are sensitive, even to static. My machine, over ten years old, is up and running again. Plus, I am aware of the time-bomb with the inner stainless steel tub that is connected to the Aluminum spider assembly which holds the shaft…….Corrosion issues! Hope you can find my previous comments made several weeks, months ago. I really have researched this. The Control/Spin Board is a very easy fix for you!

664 Oscar August 31, 2015 at 10:13 pm

I have a front loading GE washing machine. I’m not sure what the model is, but these are the model numbers that show up on our owners/repairs manual :
1. GBVH6250
2. GCVH6260
3. WCVH6260
4. WBVH6240
5. WHDVH626

The washer has been having several issues that I unfortunately can’t figure out. When the machine was working, it was going through cycles and pausing numerous times. It didn’t matter what cycle it was set on, it would pause frequently. After dealing with the pausing for a few days, we noticed that it would have some really rough final spins while still having pausing issues(not sure if it was simply because of being loaded improperly/consisted of towels and jeans). A few days after that, the machine has stopped spinning and filling and it only performs the drain function. It sounds like it’s stuck on a continuous drain cycle no matter which was cycle we put it in (I’m also sure there is no water in the machine what it’s trying to drain).

After this all occurred, I decided to pull off the top panel and the back panel to take a better look (not mechanically inclined so not sure how much good this did). The belt looks good and it is still attached. I turned the drum manually to make sure it wasn’t suck or grinding on anything and it turned nicely. I checked the Hot and Cold water connections to make sure there was no build-up (read somewhere that this might cause some of the problems I’m experiencing). These connections were fine. Water pressure was also fine. I checked all of the bolts and wires and didn’t notice anything that stuck out as a “red-flag”. I drained pump at the bottom of the washer and found multiple items lodged in the hose. Took the time to take everything out and put it back on. Since I don’t have an electrical reader of any sort I was unable to check and see if my control module/motor were working properly. The motor “seemed” fine but I’m not an expert so I was just looking at it cosmetically.

After all of this I looked up how to put the washer in a diagnostic mode. Once in the diagnostic mode I performed a few tests to see what all was working. The washer will do everything BUT any of the spin diagnostics. It will fill up with hot/cold water (I found this curious because it won’t do it when the washer is out of diagnostic mode). It will light up to check all LED’s, and it will pump water out. Just not spin. I also got some codes (Hopefully I wrote them down right): 52, 48, 22.

A friend of mine is convinced that it is the pump and that I need to replace it…but I’m not so sure. When I go home today I’ll try the “Master Rest” but hopefully you have some suggestions so I don’t go and buy numerous/unnecessary parts! Thank you so much!

665 DIY Project Help Tips August 31, 2015 at 10:37 pm

It sounds as if a large load of clothing pushed the washer out of balance by being overloaded. If everything worked properly in diagnostic mode except spin, it may be a damaged or faulty door locking assembly, your drain pump may be clogged or inoperable from objects being pumped into it. Did the error codes have a letter in front of them like E52 or E48? Please try and see the exact error codes and get back to us after you try the master reset. Your washer may not respond to the washer reset but if you can give us the EXACT error codes, we can assist further.

666 Oscar September 1, 2015 at 1:45 am

The codes that are given are the following:

Thanks again!

667 DIY Project Help Tips September 1, 2015 at 6:45 am

The first and main error code E54 means the Control Unit is not getting the signal that the motor is turning so it shuts off. The problem could be in the control board, inverter, wiring, motor, or the door lock assembly. Check all of the wiring harnesses. Clean and reset all of the electrical connections. If that does not fix the washer then replace the control unit. This fixes the issue you are having most of the time but not guaranteed. If you have a multimeter it would really help to test the components we have listed before replacing anything.

668 Oscar September 1, 2015 at 4:02 pm

Thank ya’ll so much! I’m going to borrow a multimeter today and hopefully get some definitive answers as to what to replace!

669 Ros September 3, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Having problems with Toshiba washing machine aw-8480 s that cannot spin but still can wash clothes. Can you please advice me to solve the problem.

670 DIY Project Help Tips September 3, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Can you give us more info? What exactly happens when your Toshiba washer goes through a cycle? Everything works as normal except spin? Have you opened up back of machine to see if there are any obvious signs of a problem?

671 terry jones September 4, 2015 at 3:00 pm

I have an Amana NFW7200TW front load washing machine. I changed the door lever on Tuesday, we were able to do a few loads of laundry, but now the machine is throwing the “od” code, something about open door or haven’t closed the door in 2 cycles. I can’t remember the exact wording and don’t have manual with me. Will this reset work? Or is there something else wrong? Thanks!

672 Beverly September 4, 2015 at 4:48 pm

My Kenmore model #24832200 will just click in the wash or spin cycle. The water will drain from the tub.. Advice to solve this problem?

673 DIY Project Help Tips September 8, 2015 at 9:38 pm

The “od” error code means The door has not been opened after two complete wash cycles. Door switch was not seen open since the last two final spins Diagnostic code 17.
Possible issue is bad door switch, test with a multimeter to be sure.

674 Taresa September 9, 2015 at 7:06 pm

We have an old top loader washing machine… I started a wash and the machine has filled with water but now it sounds like timer is not connecting or something. The timer is making the humming, clicking noise but washer isn’t doing anything. Now it’s full of water just sitting there. Please help!!! Thanks!!

675 DIY Project Help Tips September 9, 2015 at 7:21 pm

If the washer is humming and not draining, the drain pump is either clogged, bad, or drain hose is crimped. Check all drain components and if all check good then more than likely the timer on your top load washer has gone bad and needs to be replaced.

676 Nelson September 9, 2015 at 10:01 pm

Samsung washing machine does not spin.. after it comes on for 5 seconds, it just displays 1E and drains all water.. and at this stage it hangs.

677 DIY Project Help Tips September 9, 2015 at 10:16 pm

Samsung washing machine error code 1E is an indication of “oversudsing” or a water level error. This is almost always caused by using too much bleach, softener, detergent or non-HE detergent. However, this could mean there is an issue with the water level sensor.

678 sean grant September 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm

When I completed a load of washing this morning, the clothes were still very foamy. Now my wife has tried to do the load again and there is still a pool of water in the bottom. Also, the machine will now not spin at all. Please help

679 DIY Project Help Tips September 10, 2015 at 4:29 pm

Sean Grant,
If your clothing is “foamy” you may be using to much detergent. If there is a pool of water in the bottom, you may have a drain issue. Unplug the washer for 5 minutes to try and reset. Next, run a short wash cycle on cold empty. Also, your washing machine model number will help us to get to a more exact recommendation.

680 Paul Dunne September 11, 2015 at 3:38 pm

I have a Bosch classic 1000 express front load washing machine. Approx 10 yrs old. The machine was working fine except for the bearing on the motor was getting a bit noisy. I replaced the bearing but now the machine does not appear to complete any cycles. It will fill and empty no problem. But when it starts to spin it is like it is loosing the run signal and stops, then it times out and moves to the next phase of the wash cycle. I have tried the same with the belt removed to eliminate imbalance in the drum, even though it appears fine. Any help would be appreciated.

681 DIY Project Help Tips September 11, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Paul Dunne,
It sounds as if something such as a wiring harness or an electrical component came loose or detached when you replaced the bearing. It may have been something loose to begin with and taking the washer apart made it detach. We would suggest to trace all wiring harnesses from the top controls and move downward. There may be a motor control sensor that is loose. Find the loose wire and secure it into its original position. If it turns out to NOT be a loose wiring issue, let us know and we can troubleshoot further.

682 mad September 16, 2015 at 11:50 am

I have a Toshiba AW-8480 SM, from time to time i do forget some coins in my pants pocket. Usually i remove the PULSATOR so i can remove the coins from under it and then put every thing back together. Two days ago i did the same thing except i forgot to put back the washer that in between the PULSATOR the drive shaft. I did replace it with a new washer but the spinning cycle does not work, i tried to spin only but it also refuse to spin. Is it the washer problem or something else?

683 delvin September 16, 2015 at 11:59 am

I have a Frigidaire Gallery top loader which washes fine but when it comes down to spinning and draining the water off the clothes its not working and also I smell of rubbery burning smell what could it be?

684 DIY Project Help Tips September 16, 2015 at 9:13 pm

When your top load washer is spinning, the rubber belt is in use. If you smell rubber burning, then the belt is about to shred or is misaligned. You should order a new belt for your washer. Inspect the washer first to be sure the belt is causing your issue. This is a common issue with many top load washers. Burning rubber smell = bad belt or misaligned belt.

685 DIY Project Help Tips September 16, 2015 at 9:17 pm

Have you checked the lid or door switch? If your washer will not spin, usually the lid or door switch is bad. Test with a meter to be sure.

686 Tim D. September 19, 2015 at 3:19 pm

I have an 18 year old washer that has a random problem with spinning. After washing it goes to drain and spin but sometimes it gets stuck and only drains with a somewhat loud motor hum. It may catch with a clunk and start spinning, or it may wait until it reverses direction where it will catch. If you hear it humming you can go and lift the lid. As soon as the motor spins to a stop there is a clunk and then you close the lid. Spins fine until the next full spin cycle starts. Everything else works fine. I don’t want to replace the wrong component so I would love some expert help!

687 Sarah September 20, 2015 at 10:44 am

I have a Bosch Maxx which I’ve had for years. The drum has suddenly stopped turning – I have tried the reset you suggested – unplugging it for a minute, then opening and closing the door six times. I tried starting a short wash and it filled up, but still didn’t turn. It drains fine. Nothing happens when I put it on ‘Spin’ only. Any ideas what I could try next?

688 Jennifer Youngdahl September 20, 2015 at 6:19 pm

Thank you, thank you so much for this clearly written and easy to follow tutorial. I thought I was going to have to replace my Whirlpool top loader, and with two special needs kids at home we just don’t have the extra income to spend. A simple reset did the trick! We are thrilled!

689 DIY Project Help Tips September 21, 2015 at 9:10 pm

Can you supply us with the model number of your Bosch Maxx Washing Machine?

690 DIY Project Help Tips September 21, 2015 at 9:24 pm

It sounds like either the clutch or motor coupler is worn out and causing your issue (if you have a top load washer). Can you give us make and model of your washing machine to assist further?

691 Matzc2v September 22, 2015 at 12:05 pm

I have problem with Samsung washer machine. It cant spin. Can you solve my problem?

692 hopewell maxwell September 22, 2015 at 2:14 pm

My Samsung top loader model WA13V9 has been idle for some time. I went to use it and it comes on and before you finish giving commands it times out and displays error: 0E. What could be the problem?

693 DIY Project Help Tips September 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Hopewell Maxwell,
Samsung Washer Error Code OE = Too much washing liquid may have been added. Remove power to the appliance, wait 30 seconds then turn the power supply back on. The drain pump should operate to drain the washing machine.

694 DIY Project Help Tips September 22, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Please supply us with model number and a detailed description of your Samsung washer issue.

695 Leo September 22, 2015 at 5:31 pm

“Was the door lock assembly you bought OEM or generic replacements? If after installing the door lock the machine worked, but the second wash attempt did not, then either a sensor or possibly wiring is to blame. Does the current door lock assembly test okay with a meter?”

I bought the door lock assembly from amazon and it had the same part number as the original. I don’t have a meter to test the assembly. You mentioned that “either a sensor or possibly wiring is to blame,” Did you mean the master “control board sensor” or the “wire harness kit” for the door lock assembly? Thanks.

696 DIY Project Help Tips September 22, 2015 at 5:43 pm

We mean all the components you mentioned. If you do not have a meter or do not know how to use one, get one and learn, it will save you loads of money in the long run. In the meantime…
Check the wiring harnesses on ALL components to be they are secure. The main control board may be faulty, check it for burn marks and other obvious signs of damage.

697 Nicole September 24, 2015 at 5:13 pm

I have a Kenmore 80 series top leading washer (model#23812100) that won’t drain or spin (or anything else at this point). For a while now, every so many loads, it wouldn’t fully spin the water out of the clothes. It would complete the cycle, but the clothes would still be soaking wet. I just did a 2nd rinse cycle and when I came back to it, it’s full of water (no suds). No matter where I turn the dial, it makes a slight buzzing noise, but nothing happens. I did unplug it for a minute and opened and closed the lid a dozen times, but still nothing.

698 DIY Project Help Tips September 24, 2015 at 8:00 pm

If machine is buzzing, that MAY mean a part is binding up and unable to move. You could have a number of issues. First, be sure the lid switch is in working order. Then check drain hose and drain pump to be sure nothing is clogged and making the washer unable to drain. Buzzing may also mean a bad motor, bad timer switch or other. Check the components we mentioned and go from there. Any other questions? We will be happy to answer.

699 Lori September 24, 2015 at 9:59 pm

We have a top loader Maytag Bravo washer that doesn’t spin. Clothes are drenched. We tried resetting and that didn’t help. Any advice?

700 DIY Project Help Tips September 24, 2015 at 11:47 pm

Most likely you have a bad lid switch. If the lid switch is faulty, the machine will agitate the clothing but will not spin or drain. If you have a meter you can test the lid switch or check it visually and make sure the washer plunger is pushing on it when the top load door closes.

701 bonnie September 27, 2015 at 9:37 pm

I overloaded my washer. Now it will not do anything. It stopped after the wash cycle. Water still in tub. I unloaded it. Let the timer still run it tries to start and then just hums for a minute and then stops. Will not do anything else.

702 Jerry September 27, 2015 at 11:31 pm

My washing machine has a start up problem. When you start it the water will pump in then it is supposed to spin. It doesn’t spin and a error signal shows up. It takes a while of trying and it will finally work.

703 Mark September 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The reset trick worked, thank you

704 DIY Project Help Tips September 28, 2015 at 9:03 pm

Please supply us with a make and model number of your washer. If the washer is not spinning, what error signal shows up? An error code or a beeping? If there is an error code please let us know the code and we can provide answers to fix.

705 DIY Project Help Tips September 28, 2015 at 9:06 pm

Unload the washer completely. Unplug the washer for 5 minutes. See if that resets the washer. Humming may mean a belt or other part broke or is not working properly if the washer was heavily overloaded. Can you please provide us with a make and model number of your washer and we can assist with helping you fix your washer?

706 bonnie September 29, 2015 at 1:09 am

Ok so i did reset on the machine and tried it this morning. It is running through cycles and spinning but whining very loudly there is no smell coming from it. It is not draining when i checked the drain hose during the drain cycle it was just trickling.

707 DIY Project Help Tips September 29, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Your drain pump is most likely clogged or jammed with foreign objects. You will need to take the pump apart and remove anything lodging inside to fix the issue.

708 Richard September 29, 2015 at 9:46 pm

My Electrolux ewf1495 front load washer won’t spin in any of the settings. It wants to spin in both directions but a couple of attempts it stops. No codes are showing on the control panel and I have tried the master reset without any success, I have cleaned the drain filter. Plus I read the manual provided and it says something about a electronic unbalance detection device? Any suggestions?

709 Kyle September 30, 2015 at 1:56 am

I have a front load Kenmore 4906 model. It drains fine but will not spin. I opened the back and the motor is turning, but not the drum inside. You can turn the inside drum by hand and it seems to “lock” into place. As soon as the washer calls to spin it “jumps” out of place. Is this something I can fix myself? A coupler or something?

710 Lisa September 30, 2015 at 11:42 am

We have a BOSCH MAXX900. It has stopped spinning. After reading your advice, we took the main board off and can see a burnt out area on the main board/control panel. Would it be worth getting a new main board or is it more worthy to purchase a new washing machine.?? Appreciate your advice. Thank you in advance. Kind Regards Lisa.

711 maggie September 30, 2015 at 3:28 pm

Just replaced the lid switch on my Whirlpool washer and still doesn’t work can you tell me what it could be? Do you have any ideas?

712 DIY Project Help Tips September 30, 2015 at 6:59 pm

Can you give us your washing machine symptoms? Model number of your Whirlpool?
If lid switch did not fix your washer, you may have a wiring problem, or possibly the lid is not coming in contact with your lid switch. Do you hear a clicking sound when you shut the washer lid?

713 DIY Project Help Tips September 30, 2015 at 7:04 pm

A burnt board can be fixed if you know what component on the board is bad. Is the burnt area of the control board for your Bosch washing machine a capacitor? If so a capacitor can be purchased for next to nothing and re-soldered into place. If the board is not repairable by yourself… Have you checked to see what prices are for a new board? Most modern new style washers can be very expensive, a board may cost 1/8th of the price of a new washer. You could buy a used board or have it repaired by a professional. Do some research and you may be able to get the board fixed for much much cheaper than a new board or for that matter a new washer.

714 DIY Project Help Tips September 30, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Does your front load washer make any type of scraping, rubbing, or screeching noises when running? If not spinning and it seems to jump out of place, does it show an error code? Can you supply us with the full model and serial number?

715 DIY Project Help Tips September 30, 2015 at 7:26 pm

Have you washed a large load of towels or blankets in the last load? If the washer senses an imbalance it will try to correct the problem and display an error code. If you have no error code, the control board may need reset. Have you made sure the drain filter is back in place correctly? Your washer may not be operating properly if the drain pump is clogged, when you cleaned the filter, was it full of gunk? Is your washer on level ground? Was it moved lately? Have you tried washing on a quick wash cycle with no clothing and see what happens? Try a few test washes and see if the washer gives you an error code. You may have a loose wire harness somewhere near the board causing your issue too. Check to be sure all wire harnesses are attached and secure.

716 Ekimmy Robinson October 3, 2015 at 5:24 pm

My Amana wash machine will wash and Rinse but will not spin turns on and off with no problem.

717 DIY Project Help Tips October 6, 2015 at 10:26 pm

If your Amana washer will wash and rinse but will not spin it could mean the lid switch is not working but the timer keeps going thus allowing it to rinse. You may also have a bad clutch or transmission issue. Can you supply us with the model number of your Amana washer?

718 camil October 9, 2015 at 8:56 pm

I need a help, my washing machine shows me fault error code E23. It’s Bosch way32890sn. It was stopping pump but now pump is working normal. I tested water going out. I can’t open door. When I want start machine coming up fault e23. Please help me.

719 DIY Project Help Tips October 10, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Bosch washer error code E23 means a fault with the drain pump. This would mean that either the drain pump, wiring or main control board is bad. The code means the wrong resistance value from the drain pump. Try and unplug the washer for 10 minutes to reset it. If you still get error E23 you need to begin testing parts with a multimeter, most likely you have a bad drain pump.

720 Aj October 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm

Add “check drum rotation” to troubleshooting chart. If the drum doesn’t rotate freely, check to see if the pump is jammed or the drum is jammed. If not, the bearing has seized. On a Frigidaire front loader, check for the presence of the pump filter. If missing, that may be the source of the drum jam. Shine a flashlight through the drum and if you find a clear plastic tube jammed behind the drum, that’s the problem.

721 Alex October 11, 2015 at 7:37 pm

I have a Candy front loading washing machine, model GO 510/1-16S, S/N 3100246608370593, that will work fine in all cycles, but without any load. When I place any kind of load, even a very light one, the machine will stop mid cycle giving an E3 (I think) fault code.

722 DIY Project Help Tips October 12, 2015 at 7:26 pm

Candy washing machine displaying an E3 error means:
The washer has not drained in time allowed – washing machine fails to drain out water
Check that filter is not blocked or obstructed, Check drain hose is clear of any blockage or obstruction, Check wiring to drain pump, Check drain pump is not defective, Check level sensor or switch, Check wiring to level sensor.

723 Norm October 13, 2015 at 2:20 am

I have a GE front loader which acts normal until it goes to the final rinse cycle. It agitates back and forth normally, and then abruptly the door unlocked light goes on, and all activity stops before the rinse cycle starts. This happens on all of the different settings, such as “delicate” or “normal”. I have tried the reset thing, but to no help.

724 Arie October 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm

I have a top loading Hitachi washing machine, model SF160GJ MG serial no. 20800208. It doesn’t spin and a error signal shows F9. What is your advice to solve the problem?

725 DIY Project Help Tips October 13, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Hitachi washing machine error code f9 means a PUMP FAULT. Check the pump to be sure it is getting power. Check to be sure it is not clogged or jammed. Check pump hose to be sure there is no blockage. Do you have a multimeter?

726 DIY Project Help Tips October 13, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Your GE front loader may stop at that moment and the door issue occurs as you may have a blocked drain pump or drain hose. This means at the final rinse, it drains the water out. If the pump is blocked, the washer cannot drain. Check drain pump for something that may be clogged in there or a bent or clogged drain hose.

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