Electrolux washing machine does not spin

Electrolux washing machine does not spin

Everyone has encountered a situation where a washing machine stops working completely or partially at the most inopportune moment. But there is an even worse situation: you buy a brand new appliance, put in laundry and discover that one of its functions refuses to work. In this article we will look at what to do if such a function turns out to be spinning clothes using the example of an Electrolux washing machine.

Choose a different mode

If you find that your laundry remains wet after washing, do not rush to call a professional. The most common and common reason that the machine does not spin is the use of a program in which spinning is not used. Such programs could be:

  • Wool washing,
  • Washing silk,
  • Gentle wash.

To make sure that this is the case, use the instructions for the machine (if you don’t have it on hand, find it on the Internet). If the mode you are using does not involve spinning, simply run it separately at the end of the wash. The advantage is that these problems are not related to technical faults and can be fixed without doing the repairs yourself or taking the machine to a service center.

Laundry was folded incorrectly

As a rule, modern models of washing machines have an overload detection function (this is a situation when the weight of the laundry is too large, and the machine cannot cope with the load). If your machine does not have such a mode, trouble occurs.

  • The laundry is washed without any visible problems.
  • When the spin starts, the machine tries to spin the drum, but this does not happen due to the heavy weight of the laundry.
  • Attempts are repeated several more times.
  • If the drum does not start rotating, the washing machine stops working, and you end up with wet laundry on your hands.

If the spin does not work precisely for this reason, at the end of the wash you should try to take out the laundry and spread it evenly over the drum. This will prevent the laundry from forming a heavy lump and reduce the load on the drum.

There is a lot of water in the tank

Another reason that the machine does not start spinning clothes may be that there is too much water in the tank. Before spinning, the washing machine drains the water, and during spinning it additionally gets rid of water coming out of the laundry being spun. If you suspect that the machine has stopped spinning because of this, do the following:

  • Unscrew the drain filter,
  • Check it for unnecessary items, then clean it,
  • Check to see if there is a blockage in the drain hose or in the drain pipe leading to the pump from the tank. If there is a blockage, remove it,
  • Put the hoses and filter back in place and check the operation of the machine again.

Hall sensor does not work

A Hall sensor or tachometer is a device inside the washing machine that detects and controls the rotation speed of the drum. If it is faulty, the machine may incorrectly determine the number of revolutions, causing the spin to be either unsatisfactory or completely absent.

The main culprit for tachometer failure is frequent loading of too many laundries into the machine. In addition, the Hall sensor may become loose, or the contacts may come loose.

To check the operation of the tachometer, you will have to remove the motor. After this, check all contacts, cleaning them if necessary, and tighten the fastening. If this does not help and the sensor itself is faulty, you will have to buy a new one.

The motor is broken

The main culprit for breakdowns or unsatisfactory engine performance is wear of the brushes - because of this, the engine cannot accelerate the drum to a sufficient number of revolutions for spinning. If you want to try to fix the engine yourself, you will have to get to it first. To do this, follow these steps.

  • Remove the washing machine body.
  • Disconnect the belt from the motor and disconnect the wires.
  • Unscrew the engine.

Check the brushes on the motor, test the coils and windings. If something is faulty, replace it. If the problem is too large, the easiest way is to replace the motor completely.

The control module has failed

The control module is the command center of the washing machine. All signals pass through it, after processing which the necessary commands are sent to other parts of the machine. If you have checked the mode, the weight of the laundry, the water in the tank, the tachometer and the engine, the only option left is with the module. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to check it yourself, let alone repair the module - you’ll have to call a technician.

Next, we will consider situations when the spin works, but there are “minor troubles.” If you hear extraneous knocking noises while spinning or washing clothes, most likely there are foreign objects in the space between the tub and the drum. To correct the situation, it is necessary to remove the heating element and remove foreign objects. Although the situation, as a rule, does not affect the quality of washing or spinning, you should not delay it: foreign things in the machine can lead to its complete malfunction.

Also, extraneous sounds in the washing machine may indicate wear of the bearings. In this case, disassemble the car and check if they are leaking. If any of the problems cannot be solved on your own, do not worry, not everything can be solved without special tools and knowledge. Just contact a specialist - even if it hits your wallet a little, it will help you save both time and nerves.