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Laundry piling up because your washer won’t spin? Don’t worry — we’re here to help you troubleshoot the issue and get your washing machine back up and running. Let’s dive into some common causes and practical solutions.

  1. Oversized or Imbalanced Load: An oversized or imbalanced load can cause the washer to stop spinning (or spin less efficiently). Try a lighter load and make sure your fabrics are distributed evenly inside the drum.
  2. Obstructions: Inspect the washer drum for any obstructions that may be hindering the spinning action. Remove any debris or foreign objects that you find.
  3. Faulty Lid Switch: If the lid switch is defective, the washer may not engage in the spin cycle as a safety precaution. Check the lid switch for any signs of damage or wear and replace it if necessary.
  4. Broken Drive Belt: A loose or broken drive belt can cause a squeaking noise and prevent the drum from spinning. Referring to your washer’s user manual, inspect the belt for looseness or signs of damage, such as cracks or fraying. Tighten or replace it if needed.
  5. Clogged Drain Pump: A clogged drain pump can obstruct the flow of water, preventing the washer from draining properly and, consequently, spinning. Clear any debris or foreign objects from the drain pump to restore proper function.
  6. Motor Issues: The motor is what makes your drum spin, so a malfunctioning motor can be a serious problem. Unfortunately, it is also a complex issue, and one better diagnosed by a professional. If none of the above issues seem to be causing the problem, consider contacting a washing machine repair technician.

When to Seek Professional Assistance

If you’ve tried these troubleshooting steps and your washer still won’t spin, it may be time to seek professional assistance. A qualified technician can diagnose the problem and recommend the best course of action to get your washing machine back in working order.

However, if your washer is an older model, repairs may cost more than the unit is worth. Consider upgrading your washing machine at Aaron’s! With a HUGE selection and flexible rent to own payment options, you’re bound to find something that suits your style and your needs.