Samsung Washer Won’t Spin? How to Fix It

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If your Samsung washer won’t spin, it could be caused by one or several faulty components within your washer. To find the cause and fix it, simply go through each step below.

This guide covers all major Samsung washer models, including:

592-49045

592-49075

592-49082

592-49087

WF203ANSXAX

WF206ANSXAA

WF206ANSXAC

WF206BNWXAC

WF210ANWXAA

WF218ANBXAA

WF218ANWXAA

WF219ANBXAA

WF219ANWXAA

WF220ANWXAA

WF328AAGXAA

WF328AARXAA

WF328AAWXAA

WF330ANWXAA

WF340ANGXAC

WF340ANRXAC

WF350ANWXAA

Lid Switch Assembly

First things first, you need to check the lid switch assembly. This component stops the washer from spinning when the lid is not closed properly. When it fails, your washer won’t be able to spin.

To check the lid switch assembly:

  1. Turn the power off.
  2. Locate the lid switch (check your manual if necessary).
  3. Use a multimeter to check the switch for continuity.
  4. If the lid switch has no continuity, it will have to be replaced. However, if the test shows continuity, it is working fine, and you can move on to checking the next component.

Drive Belt

The next component to check is the drive belt.

To check it:

  1. Make sure the washer is turned off at the power source.
  2. Locate the drive belt and inspect it to see if it is broken or loose. It also sometimes comes off the pulleys, which stops it from functioning correctly.
  3. If you find it’s damaged, then replace the belt. If the belt is fine, move on to checking the motor coupling.

Motor Coupling

The motor coupling could also be the cause of your Samsung washer not spinning. The coupling is what connects the motor to the transmission in the washer. When your washer is overloaded, the motor coupling helps to protect the transmission and motor.

Checking the motor coupling is simple; simply:

  1. Make sure the power is still turned off.
  2. Locate the motor coupling and check to see if it is broken.
  3. If broken, it will need to be replaced. If it is fine, move on to checking the door latch.

Door Latch

The door latch is what ensures the door on your washer stays closed while it is running through a cycle. If you turn your washer on and the door is not shut properly, it will not start or may stop spinning if it becomes open during the cycle. Some washer models have mechanical door latches, and some have electronic ones (check your manual to find out which type your specific model has).

To check if the door latch is the cause of the problem, you need to:

  1. Make sure the power is switched off.
  2. Locate the door latch. If your washer has a mechanical one, you’ll need to manually check that it is working by checking if the door is shut properly when you turn your washer on to a cycle. For an electrical door latch, you’ll need to check it for continuity with a multimeter.
  3. If you have an electrical door latch, make sure that the power is switched off. You can then use a multimeter to check it for continuity – please note some models have multiple door switches.
  4. If your test shows one or more of the switches don’t have continuity, they need to be replaced.

Motor Control Board

If the door switches are working fine, you should then check the motor control board. This component supplies power to the motor, and when it stops working, the washer won’t be able to spin.

To check it:

  1. Locate the control board and then check it for burned-out components.
  2. If it is defective, then it will need to be replaced. If the motor control board is correctly providing power to the motor, then it is working as it should be and doesn’t need to be replaced.

Clutch

The next component to check is the clutch. This component connects the transmission and the inner tub and helps the tub to spin to its desired spin speed. When the clutch gets worn out, the tub will not be able to spin.

To check it:

  1. Turn the washer on a cycle.
  2. Check if the tub is rotating around at all. If it isn’t rotating at all, then it’s likely the clutch is worn out. If it does rotate, check to see if the spin speed goes up and down intermittently. When it doesn’t spin at a consistent speed, this is a good sign that the clutch is worn out.
  3. If the clutch is worn out, it will need to be replaced. If it is working correctly, then move on to the next component to check.

Drive Pulley

The drive pulley works in conjunction with the drive belt to help the washer drum to rotate around during a wash cycle. When it gets worn out, the washer won’t spin.

To check it:

  1. Make sure the power is switched off.
  2. Locate the pulley – you’ll have to take the top and side panels off to locate it (check your manual).
  3. Check the pulley for any signs of wear and tear.
  4. If it is defective, it will need to be replaced. If it is working correctly, move on to checking the next component.

Rotor Assembly

The rotor works with the stator to help the tub rotate around. On the rotor are several magnets that when damaged will stop the tub from working correctly.

To check the rotor:

  1. Locate the rotor.
  2. Check the magnets for any signs of damage as well as the rest of the rotor component.
  3. If any part of it is damaged, it will need to be replaced.

Stator Assembly

If you are still looking for the cause of your Samsung washer not spinning, the next component to check is the stator assembly. This component interacts with the rotor to help the tub rotate.

To check the stator assembly:

  1. Locate the stator (next to the rotor).
  2. Check the windings on the stator for signs of wear and tear.
  3. If they are damaged, the stator needs to be replaced.

Drive Motor

If all of the other issues above aren’t the source of the problem, then the next component to check is the drive motor.

To check the drive motor:

  1. Check the power source to the drive motor by testing it with a multimeter (make sure the washer is switched off at the wall first).
  2. If the power source is working correctly, turn the washer on and check if you can hear a humming sound coming from the drive motor or if it is overly noisy when running. If you can hear strange noises coming from the motor, then it will need to be replaced.

Transmission

The final component to check is the washer transmission. They very rarely get worn out, but if you have checked every other component above and you still haven’t found the source of the problem, you should replace the transmission or consider purchasing a new washer.

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