Posted by Matthew on Oct 30, 2013
My Washer Doesn’t Spin, What Can I Do to Fix It?

My Washer Doesn’t Spin, What Can I Do to Fix It?

Fixing a washer isn’t an easy job, especially for someone without previous experience in this field. You need a lot of time on your hands, and have in mind that you can get easily injured. Google is always here for additional questions and answers, but for a short intro here is a simple article which will feature a few common problems and include the solutions.


There can be numerous problems that could have happened inside of the washer for it to stop spinning. One of the problems might be with your belt.  If that’s the case, you’ll have to buy a new one and replace it. The process of buying a belt is not the hard part – but replacing it is. You’ll need help from someone so be prepared for that. Second problem could be with your drain. Specifically, there could be something stuck in it that’s preventing the washer from spinning, so the best thing to do is to check the drain and scan for the objects that could have clogged it.  Another common problem is a malfunctioned lid switch. If your lid switch is bad or old, the washer won’t spin, so you’ll have to replace it with a new one. Be sure to buy the correct one that fits your specific washer model.

Fourth problem could be a broken coupling. This one is easy to fix and couplings aren’t that expensive. You’re looking at the price of $10-12 per piece. Tip the washer on the back and replace it. If you have a motor with brushes on your washer, then those brushes might be old and used too much, If you don’t have that kind of motor, then the problem could be a bit deeper and the best thing to do is to call a professional technician. However, if the problem is only minor, one of those solutions should work since all the mentioned problems are linked to the spinning of your washer. Try not to hurry while fixing this because you could make a mistake and ruin another part that is not connected to the spinning, and then you’ll have to waste even more money and even more time.

If none of these solutions work and the service professionals can’t find the solution, then there is probably nothing you can do but to buy a new washer. Washers have a lot of moving parts, so it’s fairly common that after a while they simply get worn out.