Why the washing machine does not perform its last spin?
Did you ever notice that this time the washing machine does not spin as usual, or the spin does not activate at all? It is quite possible, as household chores have no end - you're always busy with something. Well, the cycle may end one way or another.
However, the problem will be clarified to you at the latest when you decide to transfer your clothes to the dryer or hang them in space. Too wet clothes signal that something is wrong. There aren't many options, but before calling a technician, make sure it's not an overload. This is a common cause that makes users panic, and in fact you just added a few towels in more.
What is the spinning process and what should you know about it?
Centrifugation is a process used in a number of industries. It can be used to separate certain mixtures (eg skimmed milk from whole milk), apply centrifugation of ready-made cakes with honey, as well as to extract water from clothes during washing. Centrifugation is the last stage of the cycle you set. The machine itself determines when the process starts. It also exists as a separate program to assist those who wish to reuse it for unsatisfactory results for some reason. The centrifuge actuation procedure is to drive the drum at high speed. This is how the clothes are drained effectively.
Centrifuging in washing machines is one of the noisier actions the appliance performs. If one of your conditions is to own a machine that is quiet, then you should aim for a higher class. Often the price increases because of this advantage. The most common models have a noise level of 43-75 Db and the lowest levels are around 30 Db. High spin speeds are also an indicator of higher sounds. You need to make a good judgment on what type of purchase to target because you will have to live with this inconvenience for many years. Of course, this is no problem for some. So, it is all due to individual preferences.
Causes of disturbance of the natural spinning process
Direct Drive Engine Malfunction
Not all models have electromagnetic transmission switches or clutches. Those who do, however, wear out over time. The end result will be filling and draining the water, but it will not rotate. This type of problem prevents the drum unit from operating by spinning. What should you do at such a time? First, unplug the appliance - this is the most important prerequisite for safety. Then, call a specialist service or technician who will get you out of the problem as quickly and easily as possible.
In this case, first check the connection to the power source and the circuit breaker. If they are tight, but the washing machine does not function properly, then you should check the carbon brushes (if your model has one). They may be worn and may need to be repaired slightly by replacing them. However, for the most reliable results, the motor must be removed and tested. It is best to trust an experienced person about this. The motor, in turn, aims to actuate the locking system by supplying current. However, it is not clear if the motor is the main culprit for the problem of drum rotation, it may be due to another. It can most easily be established with a multimeter that serves to measure the resistance.
The clutch of the engine is a small rubber and plastic coupling part that lies between the machine's engine and its transmission. To make sure it's broken or not, you can test in a very elementary way. When starting the washing machine and filling it with water, it should start rotating. However, if the engine is heard without the agitator being driven, you must replace it with a new one. Other symptoms are the appearance of sparks, the unpleasant smell of burned out, or the sound of scraping. The worn appearance of the part and these marks are due to the prolonged friction of the coupling pads during spinning.
Drive or Rotating Belt Malfunction
The belt and its components can be a problem for the centrifuge to start. Before purchasing a new one to replace it or call a technician for the purpose, check the belt pulley, engine slider and inspect for oil or water on the belt or roller. It is important that the drive belt and the tub are free to move. Make a personal inspection of the tub by trying to rotate it by hand. Only then, seek help. Although you have not been able to handle it yourself, you will be more familiar with the problem and can contribute to faster troubleshooting
Locking the door or lid
This is a precautionary measure and a signal that the strong rotation of the drum can begin. The locking system has a switch that must lock the door. The advantage of locking you up is having more peace of mind when your kids are walking around the appliance. The washing machine is one of the most sought after and comfortable home appliances, but without this feature it could cause serious damage. Therefore, do not be angry if sometimes the machine does not allow it to be opened. There is always a reason for this. First, make sure you close the door properly. Then, look again for any error indication that appears on the display. The last option is to change the lock to continue using your appliance without problems.
Cases in which centrifugation is ineffective or does not occur at all
The washing machine does not drain the water
You should definitely pay attention if the water is drained too slowly or does not do it at all. The likelihood of the drainage system being too high. The components that are directly connected to it are the water hose and the filter. In both, there could be a blockage of objects falling accidentally. The blocking can be due to the presence of jewelry, coins, buttons, socks, baby clothes and more. On the other hand, you will often find pet hair or hair in the filter. It aims to capture what should not be there so as not to damage your appliance to function properly. Therefore, it should immediately occur to you to open it to clean it. Note that removing the hoses as well as opening the filter will drain some water. This means that you must first provide yourself with towels, old rags, a tray or a bucket. Allow the water to drain into the container and dry it around the machine
The washing machine rotates, but at slow speeds
The reason may lie in the load with which you loaded the washing machine. It is acceptable when it is new and you do not yet have an accurate estimate of capacity, but do not allow it to become a mass phenomenon. Think beforehand what amount of clothes you will normally wash. Your decision should depend on your family members. Then, choose a smaller or larger volume to use the appliance as efficiently as possible. You need to know that the "golden rule" lies in the balance. Most loads make it difficult to drive the drum, and a few do not evenly distribute the weight around it. In both cases, this has a negative effect on the centrifugation and on the unit as a whole. The good news is that only a little more competence is required of you. You do not need a repair specialist who can leave you without a washing machine for a while
The washing machine fills and empties the water but does not spin
In this case there is no actuation of the drum. As mentioned above, the motor is the part that contributes to this. Carbon brushes are the ones that come in contact with the engine to activate, and are most likely worn out. Strong shakes will tell you that. Do not worry because the change can be quick. Very soon you will be able to use your washing machine again after this repair. Be careful when opening and running out of water. Prepare yourself again with all the materials and supplies you need for a quick response.