Candy washing machine does not pick up speed during spin cycle

Candy washing machine does not pick up speed during spin cycle

If the machine has completed its cycle, but there is still water in the drum and the clothes are completely wet, you can safely conclude that it is not gaining enough speed during the spin cycle. There is no need to worry, this problem is common for the Candy washing machine and is not always associated with some serious breakdown. In this article, we will look at the possible sources of this problem and provide you with instructions on how to resolve them.

Why can't the machine spin the drum?

Wet laundry is unpleasant to deal with. And finishing the work for the “home assistant” not only takes a long time, but is also fraught, because a breakdown that is not canceled in time can aggravate the problem to the point of complete breakdown of the unit. It is necessary to deal with all possible causes of spinning in a timely manner in order to avoid big troubles later. Specifically in the case of the Candy washing machine, situations may be as follows:

  • A program without spin was selected,
  • There is an imbalance of the drum,
  • The drain does not work as it should,
  • The tachogenerator has broken down,
  • The electric motor stopped working,
  • Drum bearings are worn out,
  • The control board does not work,
  • The drum does not rotate because a foreign body has entered the tank.

In most cases, all this can be resolved on your own. The exception is when the problem is a burnt-out control module. In this situation, it will not be possible to do the repairs yourself and you will have to call a specialist. In order to correctly determine the source of the problem, it is necessary to conduct competent diagnostics and identify all possible causes. Below are detailed instructions for this.

Has the correct mode been started?

Often, the spin cycle of the Candy washing machine stops functioning normally. The reason for this is an imbalance in the drum. This problem occurs when the laundry is overloaded and improperly distributed along the walls of the tank.

A similar problem is quite easy to notice: the machine will try to spin up, but without much success. Its cycle will end 7-15 minutes earlier than the time that was set, and the laundry will be wet. This situation needs to be corrected like this:

  • Wait for the hatch to unlock and open the door;
  • We take out some of the laundry (if there is an overload), unravel the “clump” or vice versa, add items (if there is a shortage);
  • Close the hatch tightly;
  • Start the spin cycle;
  • Check the laundry for dryness.

It is also worth noting that unbalance malfunction has a very bad effect on the shaft, bearing assembly and shock absorbers, so it must be avoided in every possible way. Always be careful about how much laundry you load. For example, in a Candy washing machine, which has a capacity of up to 5 kg, you need to wash at least 1 kg of laundry. In units with a maximum of 8-9 kg - 2.5 kg.


No engine speed data

A faulty tachogenerator is also the reason why the spin may not work. The mentioned device, also called a Hall sensor, monitors the number of revolutions made by the engine and transmits all information to the control board. When it breaks down, the connection is lost and the system stops receiving the necessary information, which is why it begins to reduce engine power for safety reasons. Such a breakdown is often caused by incorrect operation of the machine, namely:

  • Constant overload of the machine with laundry,
  • Too long and continuous use of the machine,
  • Loose fastenings,
  • Damaged wiring and contacts that could come loose,
  • Sudden voltage surge or short circuit.

First of all, we carefully examine the wires and tighten the terminals if necessary. We clean and insulate the conductor, then test the sensor with a multimeter and evaluate the result. If there are any deviations from the norm, we replace it with an analogue one.

Engine lost power

A different situation arises when the engine is not able to accelerate to the power that is required. Such braking in commutator motors occurs when the electrical panels are worn out: the main processes of the machine proceed as always, but there is no possibility of spinning. If other stages of the cycle are difficult to complete, it means that the engine itself has failed. To make sure of this, you need to do the following:

  • Disconnect the machine from all communications,
  • Unscrew the back cover,
  • Remove the drive belt,
  • Disconnect all connected places,
  • Loosen the retaining fasteners,
  • Swing the motor and remove it from the grooves.

Then we go over the body with a cloth and check for damage. Typically, if the engine is burned out, you will notice an unpleasant burning smell and notice charred wires and stains. After this, we redirect our attention to the electrical panels. We remove them from the engine on both sides, open them and measure the length of the tip. If the length of the tip is less than 0.7 mm, you can safely change the pair for a new one and do not forget to ring the coils.

Drum bearings are to blame

In order to understand that the bearing assembly is to blame, you need to listen to the sounds coming from the machine. Any atypical noise is a signal that the seals have served their purpose and have leaked, which is why the bearings are “awarded” with grease and corrosion. It will be impossible to return these parts to normal, so they will have to be replaced.

The next instruction will not be so simple. First of all, you will have to find suitable replacements, focusing on the serial number of the Candy washing machine. Then you will need to disassemble it, going as far as removing the tank and counterweights. Then you have to knock out the rings that have rusted, and at the same time try not to damage the shaft and walls of the drum. The work will also be difficult because the person who undertakes the repair on his own does not have a special puller and all other important tools and materials.

Before you decide to get down to business, approach this issue as seriously as possible and think about whether you really have the strength and experience to do such work. You risk damaging the wiring or damaging the pipes to the tank. However, you should understand: if you turn to a specialist for help, such repairs will be quite expensive. Sometimes replacing a unit and seals costs a third of the price of a new car.