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Electrolux Washer Spin Problems (How to Fix)

While Electrolux washing machines are reliable and seldom experience problems, you may occasionally get frustrated when it refuses to spin.

The spin cycle is vital in removing as much water as possible from your laundry and luckily, repairing the problem quickly is easier than you may expect.

The most common cause of spin problems in Electrolux washers is due to an unbalanced load. This is most common if you only have a small amount of washing in the drum. To fix the problem, switch the washer off and redistribute the washing so that its weight is evenly distributed around the drum.

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The spin cycle will not start if the washer detects an unbalanced load. While this is most often encountered when you have a half load, it can also happen when you overload your washing machine. The unstable load can damage the washer when it spins at high speed.

So, to avoid more expensive damage, the controller will prevent the spin cycle from starting.

Electrolux Washer Not Spinning

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Electrolux washers seldom experience problems due to their robust build quality.

However, when they do experience problems, tracing the fault is normally quite simple.

An Electrolux washer that isn’t spinning is due to an unbalanced load, a broken agitator, damaged spinners, or a door that is not properly closed. The motor may develop a problem or the drive belt can break or slip. A fault in the control panel or a blown fuse will also prevent it from spinning.

Unbalanced loads are the most common reason that washers fail to spin. To fix the problem, you must switch off the washer and open the lid. Redistribute the washing evenly around the drum so that there are no clumps of washing on one side to pull it off balance.

The force of the unbalanced washing will cause the drum to bang against the side of the washer, causing damage to other components.

Also, check that the washer is level. The rubber feet on older washers do wear out and can break off. If the washer wobbles when you push down on each corner, then you must adjust them or replace the feet.

If the door isn’t closed properly on a front loader, the washer will recognize that there is a problem and it will prevent the spin cycle from starting. Check that the door is properly closed, before trying the spin cycle again. If the washer still does not start, then make sure that the lock is not damaged.

As washing machines age, the drive belts stretch and wear out. You may hear a squeaking sound as the belt slips on the pulleys. If the washers then will not spin, it is likely that the belt has broken or become too loose to drive the drum. To fix the problem, you’ll need to open the rear panel.

After opening the washer, pull on the belts to see if they are loose or not. You must also check the pulleys and the idler pulley if your washer has one. The pulleys can become rusted and worn over time. This results in them either becoming stuck or causing damage to the drive belt. If the pulley is loose or worn out, it will need replacement.

On direct-drive washers, the motor may wear out or a fuse may blow. You can check to see if the motor turns by hand after removing the back cover. You can also check the fuse to ensure if it has blown or not.

If after checking all the items above, you can still not locate the problem, then you may have a problem with the control panel. You can put the washer into maintenance mode to see if any maintenance codes will help you to identify the problem.

Electrolux Washer Spins Slowly

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If your Electrolux washer is spinning slowly, you need to check which part of the cycle is running.

It does not necessarily mean that there is a problem with your washer.

Your Electrolux washer will spin slowly during various times of each cycle. During the wash cycle, the drum turns slowly to ensure that the clothes are properly cleaned. It is only during the final rinse and spin cycles that the washer will spin quickly to remove the water from your laundry.

Different programs will cause the washer to spin at different speeds.

If you select a program for delicate clothing, the drum will spin more slowly than if you are washing a heavily soiled sports kit. The slower drum speed is gentler on clothing and allows the soap powder to penetrate and clean rather than using mechanical force to clean the clothing.

You should expect higher speeds when the washer is removing the water from your washing.

The drum will spin more slowly during the spin cycle only when the load is unbalanced. Otherwise, it will spin up to its highest speed to force the water out of the washing through centrifugal force.

Electrolux Washer Spin Cycle Loud

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The Electrolux washer is likely to make more noise when it starts the high-speed spin cycle than when it is busy with the earlier washing cycles.

If the Electrolux washer spin cycle is loud, it is most likely due to the drive motor bearings being worn out. However, the motor may be the problem, in which case you should disconnect the drive belt and run the washer. If it is still loud, the motor is faulty. Worn pulleys also make a loud noise.

After removing the rear panel, check the drive belts and pulleys for wear. If they are damaged or worn, replacing them with new ones will make the washer quite a bit quieter.

Before replacing the drive belts, remove them and run the washer. If the washer still makes a noise, then you can assume that it is the washer motor that is the problem. The bearings may be worn out or the motor may be close to wearing out.

In both instances, the washer must be disassembled to reach the motor and bearings. They need to be removed and either refurbished or replaced.

Electrolux Washer Spin Cycle Vibration

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Your washer may vibrate excessively if the load is unbalanced.

However, there are other reasons for spin cycle vibrations that can be more serious.

If an Electrolux washer vibrates on the spin cycle, then the shock absorbers may be worn out or broken. A broken suspension rod can also cause vibration together with a counter-balance spring or suspension spring. A worn snubber pad or snubber ring also causes excess vibration.

There could be a problem with one or more of the shock absorbers if the washer vibrates and the load is balanced. The shock absorbers cause the washing tub to vibrate less. When the shock absorbers wear out, the washer will shake or vibrate excessively.

When a washer is moved to a new place, the shock absorbers may occasionally separate. Shock absorbers should be checked for wear and damage, and their placement should also be verified. We advise replacing every shock absorber as a precaution if one or more of them are damaged or worn out.

One or more suspension rods may be broken. The suspension rods aid in reducing the washing tub’s motion. The washer will shake or vibrate if one or more of the suspension rods are broken.

Check the suspension rods to see if any are broken to establish if the suspension rods are to blame. Replace a broken suspension rod right away.

Broken counterbalance springs are another possible cause of excessive vibration. The counterbalance springs aid in absorbing the washing tub’s movement. If a spring snaps, the tub could become unbalanced and vibrate and shake while in use.

Check the counterbalance springs to see if any of them are damaged. Replace any broken counterbalance springs. Additionally, look at the frame’s attachment points for the counterbalance springs. If the frame is corroded, you should replace it.

Excess vibration may be due to broken suspension springs. The washer tub’s movement is lessened by the suspension springs. The tub could become unstable if a suspension spring fails, which would make it shake and vibrate while in use. Find out if any of the suspension springs are broken by inspecting them for damage or wear. Replace a broken suspension spring right away.

The washer tub’s vibration is reduced by the snubber pad. The washer will shake or vibrate while it is running if the snubber pad is damaged, missing, or coated with something sticky such as oil, detergent, or fabric softener.

Check out the snubber pad and replace it if it is broken or worn out.

The washer tub’s vibration is reduced by the snubber ring. The washer will shake or vibrate if the snubber ring is damaged or worn out. Check for damage to the snubber ring. Replace the ring if it has cracks or is worn out.

If you’ve checked everything and the washer still vibrates on the spin cycle, then there’s a chance that the fluid in the balancing ring is gone.

The inner tub’s balance ring, which rests on top of it, works to lessen the force of the spin cycle. The liquid inside the ring aids in reducing the washer’s vibration. The washer tub will shake and rattle while in use if this fluid seeps out of the balance ring.

To find out if the balance ring is still filled with enough fluid, check it. You’ll need to replace the balancing ring if it has lost all of its fluid.

Electrolux Washer Not Spinning Clothes Dry

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If your washer is not spin drying your clothes, then there can be a few different reasons for it not working.

A blocked drain hose on the back of your washing machine is the most likely cause of your clothes, not spin drying. The hose could be blocked or the hose twisted so that it prevents the water from exiting the machine. The drain pump may also have failed or the drive belt may be faulty.

Another component to check is the drain pump. Remove the hose and check that the pump is moving freely and that no obstruction may cause it to stop working.

If the position of the washer’s drain hose is incorrect, then the water will not drain out of the end.

Your clothes may still be soaking wet after a wash cycle if the drain hose on the rear of your washer is too far down or not far enough down in the standpipe.

This will affect draining and can result in the washer not properly emptying the water.

The coin trap or main filter may be blocked if your washer won’t spin dry your clothing.

Your washer contains a drain filter, also known as a coin trap. It filters the water, preventing lint and other debris from entering the drain pump. All the objects that enter the drain are caught by this filter.

Unless you clear the filter periodically, anything that is inside it will eventually block the flow of water. The majority of the things that you’ll find in the drain are tiny items that you may have accidentally left in your clothing’s pockets, including coins, keys, tiny socks, pins, paperclips, etc.

To inspect the coin trap, you’ll need to look behind an access panel. The drain filter is accessible from the bottom front of the washer.

Electrolux Washer Stuck On Spin Cycle

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It can be most frustrating when the washer gets stuck on one or more cycles.

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While this is not very common with newer washers, older machines can develop this problem.

The most common cause of Electrolux washers becoming stuck on the spin cycle is due to a broken or worn-out timer. The timer usually short circuits, which damages it irreparably. To fix the problem, you need to remove the timer and replace it with a new one.

The washer timer is probably defective and has to be replaced if your top-load washing machine is stuck on a single cycle. This is common to old front-load washers as well. If the machine doesn’t proceed to the next wash cycle, it means that there is an internal fault that is best sorted out by replacing the unit.

Your washing machine’s timer manages every element of the wash, spin, and rinse cycles. You can presume that the timer is the root of the issue if it doesn’t automatically advance to the next cycle.

A timer is quite simple to replace, and it shouldn’t set you back too much money. You will save hundreds of dollars if you fix the timer yourself, rather than taking it to a repair center.

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To replace the timer, unscrew the back cover and loosen the control panel. Tip the control panel forward and you will gain access to the timer wiring harness. Unplug it and then unscrew the timer. Replace the timer with a new one, screw it back in place and then reattach the wiring harness.

Screw the control panel and access panels back into place and you’ve changed your timer without it costing you a fortune.

Electrolux Washer Leaking During Spin Cycle

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One of the most common problems with washers is that they leak.

It can be as simple as a hose clamp that has come loose or it may be a seal that has perished.

The most common cause of a back leak in an Electrolux washer is a damaged drain or water inlet hose. If you observe the washer leaking when it is in the spin cycle, it is another indication that a hose may be the cause of the leak. To fix the problem, check the inlet hose connection at the tap.

It is common for the hose connection to leak due to perished rubber seals. It is simple to switch off the water and replace the washer’s seal.

If the hose is damaged, remove the clamps holding it in place and replace the hose with a new one.

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