5 Reasons Why Your Samsung Washer Not Spinning

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If you experiencing an issue with your Samsung washer which is not spinning, then this article can help you to determine possible solutions for your washing machine.

We will describe 5 most common reasons why washer is not spinning or why won’t finish the spin cycle and how to fix it.

There are two types of washing machines: top-load washer and front-load washer.

Each type of washing machine has its own problem related with no spin.

list of “Why Samsung machine Is not spinning” and possible solutions

Suspension Worn Out

If your top loading Samsung washing machine getting  UE, UL or dC error code, it means there is an issue with the “Unbalanced Load” and the washer drum unable to spin.


This is sometimes caused when you have a large load in your washer that exceeds the limit.

But the most common issue, when suspension, which holds the drum, needs some adjustments and maybe replacement.

The problem with suspension springs which can not absorb excessive vibration to stabilize the washing machine drum.

Shock Absorbers (Front Loading Machine Only)

There are 4 shock absorbers that hold the plastic drum and compensate all vibrations coming from the drum during the spin cycle.

Depends on how often washing machine been used, these shock absorbers can worn out and just lost their efficiency.

It easy to check, if they are worn out or not, by pushing down drum by hand.

The drum should set the initial position, once you release it, right away, without bouncing up and down.

When Samsung washer shakes during the spin cycle, due to worn shock absorbers, it will trigger vibration sensor.

After that, the washer will try to distribute load inside the drum and try to spin again.

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Drum Nut Loose

Top load washer drum has a nut at the bottom, which keeps the drum in place.

But when it got loose for some reason, your drum will be wobbling to the sides and especially when the washer goes to spin cycle.

Make sure it’s tight enough to prevent wobbling.

Drain pump Failed

When drain pump clogged or jammed, it’s unable to drain the water completely.

In this case, washer will not go to the spin cycle. It will try to spin, but eventually, it will stop and error code will show up on the display.

Broken plastic bracket

Next one is the most common Samsung front-loading Washer VRT problem and what causing washer gets stuck on spin cycle

There is a bracket on the backside of the front-loading Samsung washer, which holds the harness to the drum.

When it gets loose or broken, it will trigger a vibration sensor causing machine jump from 6min left to 19min again or something like that. other words washer will be stuck on the spin cycle.

Time on the spin cycle will jump back and forth for a long time and eventually washer will stop, but your clothes will be still soaking wet.

You can fix it by a zip-tying bracket to the drum as it shown on the picture below.

Samsung washer

Faulty door lock

Most of the Samsung washers has door lock with feedback, its a tiny switch inside the door lock.

When the door is physically closed, this switch is closed as well, providing feedback to the control board.

But when the door is closed and feedback switch not physically closed, then control board see that something happened and not letting washer go to the spin cycle.

It will actually try to spin again and again, but eventually, it will stop completely, showing error code on the display.

So, in this case, you just need a new door lock for your washing machine.

Reader Comments (191)

  1. My Samsung washer will start working after the machine have been turned off for an hour and then stops after few turns. You can hear and see it trying to turn but it won’t turn. Put it off for an hour or more and it will start turning again for some few minutes. Please what could be the problem

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