Hotpoint Washer Won’t Spin Or Agitate. There is no spinning or agitation in my Hotpoint washing machine.
Check the drive belt to see if it is worn out and needs to be replaced. A broken or improperly attached drive belt should be replaced.
The motor coupling of my washer will likely need to be repaired if it is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and transmission.
Hotpoint Washer Won’t Spin Or Agitate
We just can’t get this thing to work! The Hotpoint Washer is not spinning or agitating. We’re going to inspect the drive belt to ensure it isn’t broken, and that it’s properly in place on the pulleys. If the belt is broken or off the pulleys, we’ll replace it.
This article discusses some problems with Hotpoint washers that won’t spin or agitate.
Assembly Of The Rotors
The motor interacts with the motor housing to create a strong electromagnetic field (the magnetic field rotates the tub in either direction), which will spin and agitate your clothes.
If there is any damage to the motor, your washer will not perform as it should, so you will have no option but to replace the motor.
Inspecting the rotor and determining if it’s defective or damaged is easy simply inspect the parts of the washer that make contact with your clothing, along with all its moving parts.
If you find that these are damaged in any way, you will know that it is time to replace them as soon as possible.
Problems With Drive Motors
The washer may have a defective drive motor, but this is rarely the cause of this particular noise.
First, check the more common parts that can be replaced and see if they are to blame for causing the noise such as bearings, drums, and pump.
If none of these components are found to be defective, then consider replacing the defective motor for improved efficiency.
To determine whether or not the motor is faulty all you need to do is ensure it’s getting enough power.
If it’s not turning on or humming loudly when it does, then there’s a high chance that your motor has failed and needs replacing.
Assembly for lid switches
The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open, which can cause damage to other components.
If you know that the lid switch is defective, replace it by testing its continuity (which describes an electrical property) with a multimeter.
Once this test has been conducted and results indicate that the switch is no longer operable, then the faulty lid switch needs to be replaced.
Error With Motor Coupling
The motor coupling of a washing machine connects the motor to the transmission.
During heavy use, the coupling will slip to reduce strain on both the gears and shaft of the motor.
If your washing machine is overloaded, check for visible damage from overloaded laundry, or broken/snapped couplings.
Inspect both the gearbox and the motor housing; if any part of either (broken or missing pieces) is observed, replace the washing machine hub assembly.
The transmission component of your washing machine may be broken. If only one of the motors works, or neither motor works; then you must check the transmission mechanism that powers both motors as well as the lid switch located beneath the transmission.
Also, note if a specific problem is happening after cycle completion and if this occurs throughout all cycles.
If each problem takes place across different settings, but not all at once, then you might consider replacing the transmission instead.
Control Board For Motors
The motor control board is the part of the washer that supplies power to the motor that aids in spinning fur and lint out of clothing.
The machine will not function properly if the motor control board is not functioning correctly, or may stop working altogether.
First, ensure that there are not any burnt-out parts by checking them before replacing the control board.
Check to see if you can feel any heat coming from any components on your new motor control board. If none of these things are occurring, you may have a faulty motor control board.
Defective Door Latch
The door latch is a part of the washer that can be found on the outside of the front panel and secures the door shut.
If the door fails to latch shut, this could prevent it from starting as well as other issues such as not spinning or draining when running a cycle.
The most common issue regarding this could be either mechanical or electrical failure, both being quite simple to fix yourself.
First, try inspecting if there are any cracks or defects on the latch itself and make sure that everything is opening and closing properly by manually checking for latching issues.
Next, you can use a multimeter to check for continuity within certain parts of the door latch switch.
Hotpoint Washer Won’t Spin Or Agitate