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. From a faulty lid switch to a broken drive belt, we’ll help you diagnose a Samsung front load washer not spinning.
Samsung Front Load Washer Not Spinning? Here are 4 Reasons Why
Though detergent and water are vital components to getting your clothes clean, the washer’s spinning motion is just as important. Fortunately, there are some common answers when you notice your Samsung front load washer not spinning.
#1. Faulty Lid Switch Assembly
A malfunctioning lid switch is one of the more common reasons you have 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.
#2. 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 signs of wear and tear. A drive belt showing any damage will need to be replaced.
#3. Failed Motor Coupling
The motor coupling connects the washer’s motor and transmission, and 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.
#4. 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 to be replaced.
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 help with a washing machine repair.