Why Won’t My Washing Machine Stop Spinning?

Jerry's Appliance
September 29, 2019
Washer Repair

If you have started your washer and come back when it should be finished only to catch it still spinning, you may have a problem. If you check on it a few more times and find that it is still spinning, you obviously want to find out why so you can stop it and fix it.

The first step when you discover that your washing machine won’t stop spinning is to put a stop to it. This can be done, ultimately, by unplugging your washing machine. Leaving it stuck spinning can be very hard on the inner workings, but disconnecting the power gives you time to investigate.

Now you will first want to try resetting your machine. This is done in a number of different ways depending on your make and model of machine. You will want to consult the owner’s manual for your make and model to discern exactly how.

If resetting the washer did not work, then it most likely means that your timer is malfunctioning. The washer could have gotten stuck on any cycle, unfortunately, it just got stuck on spin. Now you can disassemble the control panel of the washer to test the timer with a multimeter and replace it if necessary. In most washers, the control panels are easy to open up and the timer is secured behind the knob by a few screws and a wire harness. You will likely need to remove the front knob before the timer itself can be fully removed. Be sure that you order the correct replacement timer for your model of washer. When you reconnect it, the cycle should advance as scheduled.

While this repair is rather simple, not every repair ends up that way. If you have a broken appliance, contact us today to see what Jerry’s Appliance Repair can do to help.


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