How to Diagnose a Samsung Front Load Washer Not Spinning

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Try This if Your Samsung Front Load Washer Won’t Spin

Most of us load our washer with dirty clothes and detergent, turn it on, and leave it to do its work. That’s why it can be a surprise to find a washer full of soaked clothes at the end of a cycle. If your Samsung front load washer won’t spin we’ll help you determine why.

How Do I Fix my Samsung Front Load Washer that Won’t Spin?

  • Check if the load is too big, too small, or uneven.
  • Restart your washer.
  • Check for blockages in the drain pump filter and drain pump hose.
  • Determine if your door switch is faulty.
  • Inspect the drive belt and drive pulley for wear and tear.
  • Check for a failed motor coupling.
  • Call Just-In Time for professional repair.

Though detergent and water are vital components to cleaning your clothes, the washer’s spinning motion is just as important. Fortunately, there are some common answers if you notice your Samsung front load washer won’t spin.

Uneven Load

If the load your trying to wash isn’t even, your Samsung front load washer won’t spin. This is one of the most common causes and arguably easiest to fix.

If you’re washing a single heavy item, try maneuvering it, so it counterbalances the drum. You could even try adding a few towels to balance out the weight.samsung front load washer won't spin

Too Big of a Load

Depending on the model of your Samsung front load washer, there are minimums and maximums for how much you can have in a load.

If you have a load that’s too big, your items won’t wash thoroughly, and it will cause the machine to work harder. Splitting the load into two loads will ensure all your laundry is clean.

Too Small of a Load

If you don’t have enough items it could cause your washer to go off balance and could be the cause of why your Samsung front load washer won’t spin. Try adding a few more things, such as towels, to balance the washer.

Failed Program

Sometimes your Samsung front loader washer can become overwhelmed and shut down. If this happens, it could be why your Samsung front load washer won’t spin. Restarting it may solve the issue.

To restart your Samsung washer:

1. Turn the machine off.

2. Unplug it and wait a couple of minutes.

3. Plug it back in and turn it on.

4. Try starting a load.

Blocked Drain Pump Filter or Hose

A blocked filter or hose can prevent your Samsung washer from draining water, which can cause it not to spin.

A drain pump filter protects the pump from a build-up of lint and other things that can cause obstruction. If the drain pump filter is blocked, water will not be able to drain to the pump, which can cause standing water and keep your washer from spinning.

A drain hose moves dirty water out of the washing machine and into the sewer system at the end of each cycle. If the drain hose is blocked, water will not be able to drain, which can cause your Samsung washer to not spin.

To prevent water damage to your home or damage to the washer, contact a professional to clear blockages.

Faulty Lid Switch Assembly

A malfunctioning lid switch is another common reason for a Samsung front load washer not spinning. The lid switch is a safety mechanism that prevents the motor from starting if the washer door is open. But if the door is closed and the switch is malfunctioning, it still won’t permit the motor to start, and your Samsung front loader washing machine won’t spin.

To determine if your lid switch is faulty, it will need to be tested with a multimeter to determine if it has continuity. If it doesn’t have continuity, it will need to be replaced.

Broken Drive Belt

The drive belt connects the drive and motor pulley to spin the washer tub. Over time, the belt can wear out and develop fraying, thinning, or tears. When this happens, it may be unable to turn the washer tub, and you’ll notice your Samsung washing machine not spinning.

A broken drive belt will need to be inspected for wear and tear. A drive belt showing any damage will need to be replaced.

Failed Motor Coupling

The motor coupling connects the washer’s motor and transmission; if it gets worn over time, your washer won’t spin. It will also fail to protect the motor and transmission if the machine is habitually overloaded. Knowing how to load a washer properly can help avoid this problem.

The motor coupling will have to be inspected to determine if it has failed. If so, it will need to be replaced.

Worn Out Drive Pulley

The drive pulley is connected to the washer drum and works with the drive belt and motor pulley to spin the washer tub. The pulley can eventually wear out; the result being your Samsung front loader washing machine won’t spin.

The drive pulley should be inspected for signs of wear to determine if it needs replacement.

These common causes should help answer why you may have a Samsung front load washer not spinning. If your Samsung washer is still struggling to spin, Just-in Time Appliance can provide professional washing machine repair.

Justin Duby

Justin Duby

Justin Duby, a Grants Pass native, opened Just-in Time Appliance Repair in 2014 after working with his grandparents in the appliance repair business for almost 10 years. Just attends various training programs throughout the year to keeps his skills sharp.

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