Sorry, the web browser you're using is not supported by this website.

Please use Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or another browser to access homex.com. Thank you.

Skip to main content

We use cookies to enhance your experience. For details on how we use cookies, collect data, & how to manage your consent please see our Cookie Policy & Privacy Policy.

Washer Drum Not Spinning? Here’s Why

From sheets to shirts, you want to make sure your washer drum spins properly to give your laundry a good clean.

Why Is My Washer Drum Not Spinning?

Your washer drum can stop spinning for several reasons: perhaps your washing machine isn't level or the belt is loose or broken. Either way, you'll want to resolve the issue quickly to get your laundry back on track.

Potential Issues

  • washer drum not spinning properly
  • washer shutting down during the spin cycle

A washing machine spins at high speeds to make sure that clothes get completely clean. If the weight of what you're washing isn't distributed evenly over the bottom of the drum, it can affect how the drum spins and cause several issues. Problems can range from the usual banging against the cabinet to the washer shutting down during the spin cycle and displaying a UL error. This can happen during the normal agitation cycle or if the clothes are loaded to one side with a vertical agitator. To avoid this issue, always make sure that the contents of your washer are placed evenly around the drum.

LEARN MORE

  • washer drum not spinning properly
  • washing machine not draining properly

Your washing machine has a drain pump to that moves water from the drum out through the drain lines. If anything gets clogged inside the drain system, whether that's in the lines themselves or the drain's filter, it can stop the whole system from draining properly. Until the blockage is cleared, your washing machine won't be able to function as efficiently.

LEARN MORE

  • washer drum not spinning properly
  • washing machine not draining properly

The belt on a washing machine is wrapped around the drum and motor. When the motor starts turning, the belt moves along with it and rotates the drum on the washer. If the belt is worn or broken, it won't be able to spin the drum properly. This can impact its ability to wash clothes and remove water from the drum.

LEARN MORE

  • washer drum not spinning properly
  • washing machine not draining properly

Inside your washing machine is a motor and a drum that are connected through a rubber belt. This belt is what allows the motor to turn the drum, creating the spinning motion. To do this effectively, the belt has to be pulled tight. If it slips out of place or loosens, the drum won't spin very well. Without the spinning motion, your washer won't be able to clean your clothes or drain water from inside the machine.

  • washer drum not spinning properly
  • washing machine not draining properly

As a washing machine spins the internal drum, it generates a lot of force in all directions. The washer needs to be set and positioned without any movement so that it doesn't waiver or tilt. If it isn't positioned properly, it may cause damage to the drum, issues draining, or inefficient wash cycles.

LEARN MORE

Let's Get It Fixed!

HomeX virtual experts will assess your issue (for free!) and can resolve simple problems.

What Did You Think of This Article?

What Did You Think of This Article?