Spin Cycle Not Working on Washer

It is truly frustrating to have the spin cycle on your washer quit working, leaving you with a sopping load of laundry. This is a guide about spin cycle not working on washer.
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November 25, 2016 Flag
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I have a Kenmore front loading washer model # 41744052400 that won't spin. It will agitate and drain, but will only spin when I run the diagnostics. I replaced the door switch and the front control panel with used, but tested ones and still have the same problem. It does make a loud buzzing noise when it is supposed to spin, but it also makes this noise when I force the spin through diagnostics. Any ideas?

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March 28, 2016 Flag
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I have a Kenmore, model 10502 990 top loader, type 110. The year it was installed was 2001. It works well, but the washer's spin cycle does not get out sufficient water from the clothing. What is your best guess with what is wrong and should I just call repair rather than try to fix it on my own?

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March 29, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you for your reply. I still would like to know or have someone guess at what may need to be fixed...

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March 29, 20162 found this helpful

I think it depends on the cost of repair services in your community. I have a similarly aged machine, and a few years ago the spin cycle quit working. At that time, our local repair person popped over, fixed the machine in less than 30 minutes, as it is a very common problem, and I have been washing merrily ever since. The bill was less than $100, including the new part. As well, a few weeks later, it happened again, and the fellow repaired it again, free of charge, as he said it should have lasted longer! If you have such a repair person, call them in. My fellow was able to diagnose the problem over the phone. I always think it is a good idea to call in someone who knows what they are doing rather than fool around for hours and days trying to do such repairs by oneself. Be sure that the advice you get from a repair person is valid. I've had advice from a car dealership regarding the price to repair my car vs. the cost of a newer model. The dealership was really interested in selling me the newer car. A repair shop that only did repairs fixed my car, with quite major repairs, but much less than the cost of another one. And the car ran for several more years.

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August 2, 20160 found this helpful

February 27, 2014 Flag
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My GE washer is 3 years old (model#GHWP1000MOWW), it will drain the water out, but will not spin. It makes a sound like it's spinning, but it isn't. Thanks.

By Scott H.

March 2, 20140 found this helpful
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Howdy. I had this happen to me about a year back. After me researching this on the web. I decided it was the lid switch. When you put down your lid to the washer... it starts a mechanism. I also talked with people where I ordered my parts from and they agreed... it was the lid switch.

I ordered it (less than $50.00 including s/h), and then installed it ourselves (me and my husband). I found out how to replace it by using youtube. I watched the video several times and even kept it up and was running back and forth from the washer to the computer. We got it replaced and it worked like a dream.

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October 31, 20160 found this helpful

What was the part you had to order?

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November 21, 20160 found this helpful

March 22, 2015 Flag
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I have a Whirlpool washer model #wtw5500xw2 that won't spin all the water out of the clothes. Can someone tell me what could be the problem? It's driving me crazy.

By Mrs N

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March 22, 20150 found this helpful
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You can contact Whirlpool customer service via email or phone-see the information below:

WHIRLPOOL

Save time by checking your appliance information before contacting us. Manuals & Literature

PHONE:

US: 1-866-698-2538

Canada: 1-800-688-2002

Hour of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST

Please locate the appliance's model and serial number before calling.

Need help finding your model and serial number?

EMAIL:

http://www.whirlpool.com/contact-us/

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February 24, 2015 Flag
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My washer is washing, but will not spin. I got new motor couplers, but it is still not working.

By Lisa

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February 25, 20150 found this helpful

You can contact the manufacturer-most companies have assistance for owners. You do not state the manufacturer's name, however, you can search online for the website. The big question in major appliances is whether to repair or buy new. This article, from the very helpful "how stuff works" site, can help you decide:

http://home.howstuffworks.com/appli ... eplace-or-repair-washing-machine.htm

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February 25, 20150 found this helpful

This sounds like there may be a belt broken. You can purchase a new belt from either the manufacturer or even sometimes local repair and parts places have them in stock. They are fairly easy to replace yourself.

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February 28, 20150 found this helpful

March 6, 2015 Flag
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My washer will drain, but not spin. It is fine on the wash cycle, but once it starts to drain it makes a loud noise and then won't spin.

By Linda S.

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March 6, 20150 found this helpful

We had to replace our old washer with a similar (same?) problem. The washer was over 20 years so not surprizing. Sears had a deal (and still may) for a service tech to examine the problem for $75. If we bought a new washer, Sears would credit the $75. As we knew the washer was most probably headed for washer heaven with the sad requiem sound of dying, we bought a new washer.

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March 7, 20151 found this helpful

If you have a reliable repair person, you could call and consult. When my machine wouldn't spin, the repairman diagnosed the problem over the phone, and when he came to fix it, took less than an hour and charged a very reasonable price. It was much cheaper than a new machine!

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April 12, 2014 Flag
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My washing machine will wash but the spin cycle will not spin or drain the tub what do I do to repair that?

By Shelly H. from Manteca, CA

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April 14, 20140 found this helpful

Try Youtube. I've said a ton of money watching DIY videos.

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April 15, 20140 found this helpful

You call a repair man.

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April 15, 20140 found this helpful

December 27, 2014 Flag
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My washer will wash, but won't finsh doing the rinse cycle or the spin cycle. It leaves all the water in the washer. What do I do?

By Amber H

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December 27, 20140 found this helpful

The washer problem could be many possibilities and would probably be difficult for someone to answer from this site. Suggest an evaluation by a repair service.

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June 10, 20160 found this helpful

My washer will wash, but won't finsh doing the rinse cycle and the spin cycle. It leaves all the water in the washer.

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September 5, 2015 Flag
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Our GE washer will not spin when it has a load of clothes. It washes, rinses, and drains but will not spin. However, if you run it empty all cycles work fine. Any ideas?

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September 6, 20150 found this helpful

I had a wonderful repairman in my community. My idea is to call a repair shop and talk to someone there. If you have access to a good repair person, it will likely be an easy thing to fix for someone who knows what they are doing. These people train for these jobs; I always think it is best to consult an expert.

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January 25, 2015 Flag
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I have Kenmore front loading washer, model no. 417.43042200. My washer takes forever to run through its spin cycle. Sometimes the first load runs the normal amount of time. Usually the second load is were it hangs up, it typically gets to the final spin cycle and keeps going and going. If I advance the dial a tick it will finish out. I have a couple questions: Is this a timer problem or the board that controls the timer? Is this something I could get parts for and replace myself without requiring a full compliment of specialized equipment? I bought this washer in 2002 for about $400, am I kidding myself with even thinking about repairing this unit?

By RCB

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January 26, 20150 found this helpful

We had a problem with an old washer in our rented house. We decided to have Sears check the washer for a fee of $75; our experience with Sears is good and, at the time, their special deal was that we would receive $75 off a new washer. A Sears service man checked the washer and stated the repair cost would be more than the cost of a new washer. After he explained what was needed, we agreed to buy a new washer. We received $75 off the new Sears Kenmore washer.

You do not say your washer's age, but you have had it for 12 years now. You can request a service find the problem for a fee. At least you will know your choices.

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December 18, 2014 Flag
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My washing machine drums, started to make loud beating noise and after awhile stopped working.

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