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 (214)

  1. Good morning. I have a Samsung Wobble Technology top loader washing machine. When trying to spin, the machine just makes a funny noise. I am a pensioner and I don’t have anyone around to help. Being a pensioner, I live off my SASSA pension, which unfortunately means that I can’t afford to get someone to come and have a look. Most of my electrical appliances were Samsung but this is the first time I have a problem. I suppose I am lucky that there is no water in the machine.

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  2. My Samsung ecobubble front loader’s drum won’t roll at all. I even try calibration. It just won’t roll. I checked the debris filter and the emergency hose,there is no dirt inside.Please any clue to make it working perfectly again?

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  3. Hi!
    Samsung WF1752WPW Front Load
    My front load won’t spin.
    Tried draining, cleaning the filter, there’s no error code Any suggestions?
    The machine is 10years old. Should I pay to get repaired or replace ?

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    • Just look hurnes at the back in the plastic brucket.Tie it with zipe-tyte if is not fixed on the drum. If that bracket is moving, that is activate vibration sensor and can not switch from rinse to spin

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  4. Hi!
    My front load won’t spin. Tried draining, cleaning the filter, there’s no error code saying it’s unbalanced…Any other suggestions?

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  5. I have a top-loading( with impeller) Samsung washing machine. It won’t go through a whole cycle without giving me a 4E error code. The biggest problem is it won’t spin out but sometimes it won’t even make it to the rinse cycle. But the code is always 4E. Do you know what the problem might be? Thanks for any help!

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  6. My Samsung front loader stopped spinning it stuck on 11 min showed a code of AC6 we replaced the circuit board and the locking piece still stuck on 11min please advise.

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  7. I have Samsung front load with the mini door on a large door. I am getting a SC code at spin cycle.
    I noticed the lock light not coming on when I was trying to get it to reset.
    Then I can here a relay click to start spinning cycle and it’s not spinning. I had moved the machine and jogged it a little bit and it started spinning and finished the cycle to the end. Would the vibration sensor cause that condition?

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  8. I recently replaced the bearings on my Samsung WV60M9900AV/A5’s bottom washer. It’s a FlexWash. I discovered the seal had given way and the inner bearing exploded when the spin cycle would start at 12 min, spin in both directions slowly, and then (1) quit at 3 min with a UB error or (2) finish with the clothes still wet. The washer would never make it to a full spin.

    The diagnostic test gave no errors.

    After replacing the bearings and putting everything back together, the washer spins up very smoothly to full spin in the diagnostic test. However, 2 things.
    1. Diagnostic test 10, testing the door, never completes. The LCD blinks 10 until I power down the system.
    2. The spin cycle starts at 12 minutes, the drum spins slowly one way, spins slowly the other, goes to 11 minutes, and stops. I left it overnight hoping something would time out, but didn’t.

    The only error code in the washer is 8C1, which is a malfunction of the vibration sensor. However, I don’t understand why that would cause the diagnostic test to get stuck on the door test.

    Any thoughts?

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    • Did you try to calibrate washer after replacing bearings?
      Did you connect all wires back as it should? Nothing is missing?
      The spin cycle will not work properly, if something wrong with:
      1. Door lock itself or wiring
      2. Vibration sensor or wiring
      3. POsition sensor or motor

      Try to replace vibration sensor if you got that error and see if it will fix the problem.

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      • Thanks, Eugene. Still no luck. I replaced the door lock, vibration sensor, and hall sensor. All the codes went away and the diagnostic tests completed correctly.

        However, calibration won’t complete. I hear what sounds like the drain pump draining water, the door lock engages a couple times, and then the LCD that shows the equivalent of a spinning circle to indicate activity stops spinning like this – https://1drv.ms/u/s!AlMclZAnJK0yzhzmbJPTDl8IPamL

        I checked the PCB and nothing is loose. Everything was reconnected correctly and no frayed wires.

        When the bearing exploded, grease leaked down the shaft on top the motor’s copper winding and the rotor. I didn’t clean all the grease off the wiring. Any chance that’s the problem? Or what might be next steps? New PCB?

        Thanks for your help. I had a 5 year warranty that Lowe’s just paid out because the place that did their warranty service won’t work on my specific model anymore. I don’t want to wait months for a new washer due to the pandemic.

      • Thank you for your help and comment on calibration. Last night before bed, I realized I mounted the vibration sensor to the tub upside down. I flipped it this morning and everything works great!

  9. My Samsung wobble top loader just stopped washing. The centre just seized up and it’s also not spinning. Everything else is fine besides that

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  10. samsung front load washing machine 15 minutes spin program not completed and time down from 15 ,14,13 and again jumping 15 minutes please give me the solution

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  11. 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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