LG washers make laundry more convenient, and that’s why you have one at home. But when these gadgets start having issues you don’t know the source of, dealing with them becomes frustrating. So is your washer doomed if it doesn’t go into a spin cycle anymore?
Your LG washer keeps not spinning or skipping rinse because of a loose or broken drive belt. To fix this, you must have the belt tightened or replaced and reset the washer. The washer may also not spin if its door isn’t shut properly due to an overloaded washer or a broken door latch.
This article will be your guide to fixing the following issues with your LG washer. The causes of each issue will be addressed alongside possible fixes, so read on and bookmark this article for future reference:
- Not going into a spin cycle
- Carrying on spinning
- Not rinsing and spinning
- Spin speed being slow
- Not completing a spin cycle
LG Washer Not Spinning
You’ll notice that your washer indicates that it is in spin mode, but you can also see that it isn’t spinning. This issue has nothing to do with the door latch security. It signals defectiveness with the spinning operation of your washer.
The Drive Belt Is Loose or Damaged
While a defective or open door will keep the washer from going into spin, a loose or broken drive belt will keep the washer from spinning despite going into spin mode. If you notice that the washer indicates the spin cycle without executing it, the issue is likely with your washer’s drive belt.
How to Fix: Tighten or Replace the Drive Belt
First, tighten the drive belt and give the laundry load another try because you don’t want to buy a new belt if your current one can do the job with tighter fastening. If it still doesn’t spin, you’ll have to get a new drive belt.
Here is a video on belt-tightening:
Here is a video on belt-replacement:
LG Washer Won’t Go Into the Spin Cycle
To get your clothes cleaned thoroughly, you need to leverage your washer’s spin cycle. In the absence of spin, a washer is only as good as a bucket to soak your laundry in. And that’s not what you paid for.
Here’s what’s causing the problem and how to fix that.
Washer Door Does Not Shut Properly
Suppose the issue hasn’t occurred before this, and you’ve loaded a considerable amount of clothes this time around. In that case, chances are the door isn’t shut with sufficient security for the washer to go into the spin cycle. Even with small loads, a defective door latch might keep the washer from closing correctly.
How to Fix: Reduce Load or Replace the Door Latch
You should first reduce the load to see whether the door can shut properly with fewer clothes in the washer. If the washer still doesn’t go into spin, grab the door and check how securely it is closed. Any looseness here indicates that the latch is defective, and you must replace it to get the washer to work.
LG Washer Keeps Spinning
Your washer shouldn’t just rinse and spin but must do so in the right quantities to get clean laundry. However, some issues can keep your washer from doing so on time. If you find yourself unplugging the washer to stop it from spinning infinitely, there is a drainage issue.
Water Not Draining Properly
Your washer’s sensors are damaged, and that keeps the smart gadget from being smart enough to drain the excess water to move forward with pausing the spin. It is also possible that the drain is clogged, and your sensors are working perfectly.
How to Fix: Unclog Drainage or Replace Sensors
Start by checking whether the drain is clogged because you don’t want to replace expensive sensors unless the fault is definitely with them. If the drainage is blocked, clear it up and give the load another try. And if the drainage is adequate, then you must replace your washer’s sensors to get it to stop spinning on time.
LG Washer Won’t Rinse and Spin
Rinse and spin cycle is a convenient way to get your laundry cleaned thoroughly with minimal effort. But many users have complained about the washer stopping at the rinse and spin cycle. Here is the likely cause and its fix:
Clogged Drain Filter
If you’ve washed clothes with a lot of sand, clay, dirt, or even tissue papers in pockets, your drain filter isn’t in the best condition. This can create a swamp in your washer around the time it must rinse and spin. As a result, the washer simply won’t start rinsing and spinning.
How to Fix: Clean the Drain Filter
Fortunately, fixing the rinse and spin problem doesn’t need expensive replacement. All you have to do is clean the filter correctly and remove any dirt that keeps the water from leaving the washer at intended intervals. Here’s a good video on how to do that:
LG Washer Won’t Spin Fast
Fast spinning is so vital to the laundry that most washers, including LG, have a fast-spin mode. But sometimes, even a regular spin is occurring at a turtle’s pace. So what causes your washer not to spin fast enough?
A Loose Driving Belt
Your washer’s drive belt causes its spin motion. If this component is loose, you’ll notice low spin with smaller loads and no spin with larger ones. To make sure this is the issue, try running the washer with different sized loads. IF the problem persists, you know it is because of the drive belt.
How to Fix: Tighten the Drive Belt
The loose drive belt can be tightened manually at home, and that’s precisely what needs to be done to give your washer’s spin cycle the speed you need. Make sure to unplug the washer from any electric connectivity before moving forward with the repair.
LG Washer Won’t Complete the Spin Cycle
A spin cycle is an essential part of laundry. But washers can get stuck on the spin cycle and not finish it when there is a problem with the sensors. Turn the washer on and off again if this is happening for the first time. If this has happened multiple times, then there is a persistent technical problem.
Water Not Draining Properly
The first cause of your spin cycle not ending is that there’s water in your washer. If the water is at a certain level, your smart washer will keep spinning. You must check whether the drain filter is clogged or if there’s any other drainage issue.
How to Fix: Replace Drain Pump or Sensors
Needless to say, you have to clean the filter and give the spin cycle a try, but if the issue persists and you can see that your clothes are too wet, you have to replace the drain pump. The problem can also be with your washer’s sensors.
To see whether the sensors need replacing or your drainage is the problem, simply clean the drainage filter and see any improvement in drainage. If nothing happens, then you must replace the sensors as that is where the problem lies.
LG washers are remarkable but can face operational issues due to their complexity. These can be broadly categorized as ‘not spinning’ and ‘not stopping.’ Here’s a quick recap of how you can fix each of these problems
- Fix the drive belt to speed up spinning.
- Replace the door latch if the machine refuses to spin.
- Unclog drain filter if the washer keeps spinning.
- If the problem isn’t with drainage, replace the machine’s sensors.