My Washing Machine is Stuck on Spin Cycle!

My Washing Machine is Stuck on Spin Cycle!


My washing machine is stuck on spin cycle!
Can you help me? That’s not what I think you’d want throwing
you for a loop. What could cause this to happen? It was working
yesterday. Make sure the lid is closed all the way. Most
machines won’t spin if the lid isn’t completely closed. That is not the cause. The timer could be broken. How do I fix that? A timer is easy to replace. Push it in and
rotate until you unscrew it, unplug the connection, then install the new one. As I said, it was working yesterday, though
it made funny sounds this morning. If you set it to spin and it only hums, the
filter may be blocked. Or the pump has gone out. How do I deal with that? The first step is to drain the washer with
a drain hose. Then remove the filter cover and see if you can remove any debris blocking
it. Yuck. If the washer is stopped on its spin cycle,
such as during a power outage, it needs to be reset before it can be restarted. Then
it will finish the spin cycle. How do I reset it? There is no control-alt-delete
on a washing machine. Unplug it, wait a minute, then plug it back
in. Then start the wash cycle. That is harder than hitting control-alt-delete
on a computer keyboard. Then drain the washer and check the filter. With all these sopping wet clothes? It could be worse, you could have had the
washer overflow and flood the house. I could have been washing cloth diapers and
have a washer full of liquid crud. Well, start with unplugging and re-plugging
it and restarting the washer. If that doesn’t work, then you know it is mechanical. Wait a minute, and if it still doesn’t work,
feel less guilt for calling a technician.