What To Do Washing Machine Stuck Spinning

What To Do Washing Machine Stuck Spinning

Most homemakers are so accustomed to the flawless operation of the washing machine that in the event of an unexpected stop or a problem with the quality of washing, they do not know what to do and where to turn for help. So naturally, the correct way out is to call a service center specialist who repairs washing machines. There are many such workshops in Coimbatore, but sometimes the queue in each of them can postpone the visit of the master even for a week.

But not every time, the car stops due to a severe technical breakdown. Quite often, the culprits of freezes and failures are the users themselves or external factors unrelated to the equipment's operation. In this short article, we will describe the most common causes that lead to situations where the washing machine freezes and also consider what you can do to restore performance yourself.

The washing machine stuck on spin.

Usually, unexpected stops happen when the washing machine runs in spin mode or when the washer tries to enter this stage. But not every time does such a stop indicate a breakdown of the machine. Often, a program failure of an Indesit washing machine or a washing machine under a different brand occurs due to power surges or a sharp change in pressure in the water supply.

Therefore, before starting to search for a cause related to the operation of the equipment, it is necessary to reboot the washer. It is enough to de-energize the washing machine for a quarter of an hour by unplugging the cord from the electrical outlet or turning off the circuit breaker. After that, the washer started in a new way.

If the failure of the washing machine program were the culprit for interrupting the wash, after restarting, it would work as before, and the visit of the master will not be needed. But if the program stops unexpectedly again, you need to contact the service center or try to get to the bottom of the truth yourself.

The washing machine stopped during washing.

If the washing machine freezes and restarting the software part does not work, the culprit of the problem is determined by how much time has passed since the start. Therefore, it helps to determine at what stage the washing machine freezes a timer showing the remaining time until the end of the cycle.

Stopping the machine at the beginning of washing is usually associated with a lack of water supply, an open hatch or an overload of the drum. But if the process started, the water warmed up, the washing machine completed a significant part of the program and only then stopped, should seek the reason in the absence of a drain or problems associated with the drum rotation.

The built-in self-diagnosis system also hints at a suspected faulty node. After an emergency stop, it displays the so-called error code on the display or the front panel indicators. The interpretation of service messages is usually given in the user manual or on the manufacturer's Internet portal.

Let us consider in more detail the reasons that can cause a sudden stop of the washer at each stage of the washing cycle.

The washing machine stops rinsing.

In all models of washing machines, the transition to the rinsing stage has preceded by draining the wastewater from the tank. And suppose the water level sensor (pressure switch) does not confirm the emptying of the tank. In that case, the washing is interrupted, and a service message (error code) has displayed on the display or front panel indicators about a failure or malfunction of one of the nodes.

As practice shows, the culprit that the washing machine hangs on rinsing, most often, is a blockage or breakdown in the drain path. To make sure that, it is necessary to start the drain manually by setting the desired option on the control panel of the washer (the method of manually removing water in each model differently. More details about this read in the user manual). If even with this method of starting, the water does not want to drain, you need to check the following elements of the drain path:

  1. Cleanliness of the drain filter.
  2. Serviceability of the drainage pump.
  3. No blockages in the drain hose.
  4. The patency of the internal nozzles of the washer.

But before signing on the washer, ensure the water flows freely into the external sewer. To do this, remove the end of the drain hose from the sewer tee and lower it into the bathroom, sink or large container. If the water starts to leave, you should look for the problem in the sewer and call a plumber.

However, one of the most common reasons why the washing machine does not switch to rinsing and spinning is the need for a drain due to a clogged drain filter. Therefore, it should always do its cleaning first in case of any problems with the drain. For cleaning, it is enough:

  1. De-energize the washing machine and turn off the supply of tap water.
  2. Substitute a flat vessel of sufficient capacity under the cork.
  3. Unscrew the filter plug (usually located at the bottom of the washer in a special compartment under the hatch or under a narrow plastic false panel).
  4. Drain the used fluid.

If water flows out through the drain filter plug, but does not leave through the drain hose, carefully inspect the hose from outside the machine. If there are sharp kinks, straighten them, and try to feel the seals inside. Replace with a new one if necessary.

Sometimes water refuses to drain even through the filter plug. In such cases, the blockage must have occurred in one of the pipes inside the machine. And it would help if you invited the master of the service center or, after disassembling the washer and opening the clamps, clean the drain system yourself.

Quite often, water quickly leaves through the drain hose lowered below the level of the tank but is not pumped out of the system forcibly. In such cases, the drain pump must have failed, or the control controller is not supplying voltage to the pump. To check if the voltage is provided to the pump, remove the wall of the washer, and measure the voltage in parallel with the terminal with a tester or multimeter. If the indicators are standard and the pump is silent, it probably failed and needs to be replaced.

The washing machine does not go to the next mode.

Another common reason for stopping the washer is the unwillingness of the program to switch the wash to spin. But before looking for why the washing machine hangs on the spin cycle, ensure that the selected washing subprogram provides for turning and that the algorithm does not include a manual start after a long soak.

Also, the washing machine does not enter the spin mode in cases where:

  1. Should place more clothing in the drum.
  2. Only one voluminous or too-heavy thing is loaded.
  3. A foreign object has fallen into the gap between the tank and the drum, preventing rotation.
  4. The drum bearing has worn out.

If, with an incorrect load, it is enough to independently correct the mistake made when sorting or laying things in the drum, then when wedging the drum, you will have to disassemble the washer partially and, when replacing the bearings, almost completely. Therefore, it is better to entrust these operations to specialists.

  1. In addition, spinning in the washing machine may not turn on due to the following:
  2. A failed water level sensor (pressure switch).
  3. Malfunction of the drum balancing sensor.
  4. Wear or breakage of anti-vibration structural elements of the washer (shock absorbers, dampers, or springs).
  5. Drive belt stretching.
  6. Breakdown of the motor speed sensor (tachometer).
  7. Controller malfunction.

To eliminate these malfunctions, you will also need to disassemble the washer, so if you do not have experience performing such work, it is better to contact specialists.

Washes without stopping.

Sometimes, due to the peculiarities of the operation algorithm of some models of washing machines, if it is impossible to proceed to the next stage, the machine does not stop but continues to perform some operations. In such cases, the washing machine freezes at one time. It usually looks like this:

  1. Malfunctions in the water supply.
  2. Improper connection of the drain path (lack of a water-locking knee on the drain hose).
  3. Breakdown of the pressure switch.
  4. Heating element malfunctions.
  5. Failures in the master controller.

For such cases, it is necessary to thoroughly diagnose the equipment using special devices and accessories. Therefore, it is better to entrust these works to the service centre specialists.