Samsung Washer Won’t Spin

If you are experiencing a Samsung washer not spinning issue or something isn’t working as it should, don’t worry.

There is a good chance that this article will help you diagnose the problem and provide you with solutions so that your machine will work like new.

From washers to dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, and more, Samsung has a wide array of products designed for quality and value without the high price tag of competitors.

However some machines might be defective or wrong for their purpose, but with Samsung’s great reputation in the industry, customers can trust that they’ll end up with reliable appliances that perform well and last a long time.

Samsung Washer Won’t Spin

samsung washer won't spin

To prevent washing from piling up in one area, remove the front and back of your washing machine. Check that the spin cycle is working correctly, otherwise check the motor. Check inside the drum to ensure there’s plenty of room for items to tumble and are not stuck together: if so, get a friend to rearrange them while you start a new wash cycle.

The following are some issues with Samsung washers that don’t spin.

Causing Door Latches

The door latch is used to keep the washer’s door closed while it is in operation. If the door latch isn’t securely tightened in place, it can disengage and prevent the washer from beginning a cycle.

The exact cause of this issue can be traced to either a defective mechanical or electrical component. Inspect the latch for any signs of damage. If you notice any physical issues, replace them completely with a new one.

To determine if your door latch has failed due to an electrical defect, use your multimeter to test both switches on the latch itself and see if they have continuity when pressed.

If one or both of the switches fail to have continuity when activated, replace them with brand new ones as soon as possible.

Motor Coupling Issue

The motor coupling connects the washing machine to the transmission system. This part is important because it protects both the motor and transmission if there is overloading of laundry when doing a load.

The coupling can also break naturally with regular usage, or if your clothes are too heavy for instance.

Inspect the motor coupling to determine whether it has failed by looking for tears or cracks in it. If this part has broken, you will need to replace it before using your washing machine again.

Switch Assembly For Lid

lid switch assembly

The lid switch assembly prevents the washer from spinning when the lid is open. If the washer doesn’t spin, it’s probably due to a faulty lid switch.

To troubleshoot and test whether or not the lid switch itself is faulty, you will need to use a multimeter to check for continuity on all three wires as well as perform a resistance test.

If either method turns up with no results or defective results, replace the lid switch assembly immediately to prevent your washer from breaking down completely.

Defective Clutch

The clutch assembly helps keep the transmission and the inner tub synchronized by providing an even flow of power.

If the connection between these two parts becomes worn, it can cause a hindrance to the inner tub’s spinning.

However, if this part is worn out then there is not much that you can do because it cannot be repaired. The only solution then is to replace it before problems arise later on.

Faulty Drive Pulley

The drive pulley in your car connects to the spin belt and works with the motor to rotate it. If this pulley is worn down, the belt may slip and prevent the spinners from spinning.

Remove the defective pulley and replace it with one that’s been thoroughly tested to withstand prolonged wear and tear.

Malfunctioning Rotor Assembly

The rotor interacts with the stator to produce a strong electromagnetic field in order to rotate the tub in either direction.

If either the magnets on the rotor or any part of it are defective/damaged (not rotating properly), then this will cause your washer to be defective. To determine if the rotor is really clinically dead, we inspect the rotor for any problems.

If we see anything wrong such as damaged wiring, that would indicate a failure of diagnosis and thus treatment (we replace) may be needed.

Bearing Error

The bearing on the outer tub is what keeps it spinning smoothly. If this part fails, you will have a hard time getting your machine to run properly and you might be better off just buying a new washer altogether.

It’s important to make sure that as an owner of a specific kind of laundry machine, you can trust the people who sell parts that go on it so you always know what you’re getting and how well it’ll work with other appliances before one buys them.

Samsung Washer Won’t Spin

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