Why Doesn’t My Washer Drain or Spin?

Why Doesn't My Washer Drain or Spin

You don’t know what to do if your washing machine suddenly stops spinning or draining? To help you solve the problem yourself, in this article we will tell you about the possible causes and solutions.

Important: if you are faced with a serious problem and need a washing machine repair – call a professional technician.

Below are tips that will help you to solve the problem.

  1. Verify a machine’s power supply

The washing machine won’t even turn on if there is a problem with the power source. Make sure the power wire is connected before doing anything else. If the load is unbalanced, the powerful movements of a machine, which occur more frequently, may accidentally unhook the power cable. If the cable is knotted, try loosening it to make it more flexible. Reset the circuit breaker if the machine is plugged in and still does not work. Once you’ve located a circuit breaker, look for it and see whether it’s on. In that case, you must turn it off. After waiting for five seconds, turn it back on.

  1. Restart the device

If the washer does not spin or drain, perform a reset. Use the reset on a machine if it has this feature. This can be accomplished by unplugging the washer for a few minutes and then plugging it back in. Then try opening and closing the door repeatedly for 12 seconds. This will instruct a device to restart everything.

  1. Check A Machine’s Position 

Make sure the machine is even on the floor. Machines that are crooked or unstable are usually set to shut off automatically to prevent accidents. Try adjusting the legs of your machine if it is crooked or unbalanced, and make sure it is held firmly in place.

  1. Rebalance a washer’s load

Your washing machine may stop working properly if the laundry is not properly distributed in it. While most washing machines try to balance all laundry items automatically, there are those that have problems when the laundry load is too large.

Too many clothes, sheets, towels and other bulky garments – all of which are highly absorbent – are one of the most common causes of imbalances. In this case, you need to rearrange the garments to prevent them from sticking to one side.

After that, close the washing machine’s lid and wait for it to start up again. It should start up again when the load has been sufficiently distributed.

  1. Verify a washer’s water level control

Your machine may not be emptying or spinning because of a malfunctioning water level control. Opening a machine’s control panel and looking for the plastic tubing that is attached to a water level valve will help you remedy this. If it’s clogged, try completely cleaning a blockage with vinegar. Replace the rusted valve if that is what is wrong.

  1. Remove Coin Traps

The built-in coin trap’s function stops foreign items from exiting a drain by catching them. When there is a draining problem, the coin trap often includes an easy-access panel that can be checked and cleaned out.

  1. Avoid using the extension cord

Instead of the extension cord, a strong power cord must be plugged directly into the outlet. Many extension cords are unable to conduct enough power to start a washing machine’s motor, which can therefore overheat and shut down. Once the motor cools down, the washing machine should resume normal operation, although problems may still occur. Also, using an extension cord can shorten the life of a washing machine.

Final Thoughts

It won’t be too difficult to solve the problem after identifying the possible cause preventing your washer from emptying or spinning. However, you should consider hiring a professional plumber if you cannot resolve the issue on your own. They will be able to help you with the issue so that you can permanently solve it.

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