5 Reasons Why Your Samsung Washer Not Spinning

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 spin cycle and how to fix it.

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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.

Here is a list of “Why Samsung machine not spinning” and possible solutions

Suspension – If your top loading Samsung washing machine getting  UE 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 even replacement.

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

  • Drum Nut – 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 – 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. Another 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.

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27 thoughts on “5 Reasons Why Your Samsung Washer Not Spinning”

  1. I have a top loading Samsung automatic machine(11kg)
    The machine stops before spinning cycle and doesn’t work further. I have changed the capacitor and cleaned the drainpipe too but no results. However after not using the machine for 8 hours and directly selecting the spinner it did work but while using the spinner after The washer it does not work.
    Please suggest the solution.

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  2. My samsung washer model wf448aap/Xaa 02. Won’t final spin in all cycles . Sometimes I have to hunt for a cycle that works. Any ideas ?

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  3. Hi, I’ve got a Samsung top loader 13kg. It show me code 5E. We cleaned all filters and after that it still wouldnt spin. We unplugged the machine, put it on its side and adjusted the v-belt which was very loose. Now, as soon as you power on, the bottom impellor starts running continouisly even without programming a wash cycle. What could the problem be? Thanks

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      • It’s a Samsung top loader automatic washing machine WA80G5, when switching on, the Spin sign doesn’t show a light, but the wash and rinse have a light, and the cold and hot water signs also doesn’t light.

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        • Dont know what is could be, if you can make a video and upload it to Youtube, then maybe i will have some ideas.

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  4. Hi. I got my Samsung eco bubble washing machine today. I’ve put 4 towels in it along with a bath mat, but it’s getting stuck on 9 mins on the spin. How can I get my machine to spin and get my stuff out of the machine.

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  5. Hi. My sumsung machine model WF70F5E5P4W is not spinning on some cycles. The machine takes the powder, pours water and it cant spin after then. tries to spin for 10 min and then stops completely. No error codes. How can this be fixed?

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    • Hi Karnie, You need to check wires behind the washer which goes to the speed sensor on the direct drive motor as it says in the post. if you don’t have skills how to check wiring with a multimeter, then call appliance repair tech

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  6. Front load washer works fine during wash cycle but when it’s time to spin the water out, you can hear water draining but machine doesn’t spin

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    • Does it drain without any issue? Can you open the door and see if any water left in the drum. Washer will not proceed to the spin cycle if its not draining properly

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  7. Hi. I have a Samasung diamond drum WA13V9 top loader washing machine. It get stuck on the spin cycle. Takes about 2 to 3 minutes to start spinning. The timer will also stay the same during that time. I’ve cleaned the filter. Tested and cleaned the spin motor everything. Please help

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    • Just make sure the washer is draining properly. If it does, then you need to call for appliance repair guy to take a look at. You have to have some knowledge to troubleshoot this kind of issues. Sorry

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  8. Having issues with my Samsung top loading washing machine. It almost always stops and won’t go into spin cycle, or it continuously runs water and time is stopped. Sometimes I can turn off and put in spin cycle. Not sure colorso are actually getting clean. Throwing codes like 8c. Please help!

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    • Seems like by filling with water again and again, washer trying to distribute clothes evenly , prior spin cycle. Its related with unbalanced load

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  9. Hi I have a Samsung front load washer model WF50k7500AV. I get a Ub error code around 6 min left on the spin cycle. The machine just turns slowly and you can hear one of the pumps running for 20-30 minutes stuck on the 6 minute mark and gives a Ub error code. The machine never enters high speed spin. I have replaced the drain pump and circulation pump but these were not the problem. I have run the calibration cycle and still Ub error code. I have also run the smart install automatic test and it complete them all but at 10 it just blinks and never finishes the test. Any ideas appreciated.

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    • Is your washer with VRT technology? Then check wiring to the hall sensor. Also, make sure nothing bang on the drum(like loose drain hose or white bracket on the back) cause it may trigger vibration sensor and washer will try again and again

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      • Yes the washer is with VRT technology. I replaced the hall sensor but it still is going to 6 minutes with the drain pump constantly running until it throws Ub code. I ran the smart install auto test and no banging at high speed also double checked the hoses. My next thought is to replace the inverter control board unless there is something else you recommend I’d really like to place my multimeter on some complements and get to the problem with some greater certainty. Thanks for the help

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  10. If I want to replace the broken plastic bracket for a WF45K6500AV/A2 do you know what the part number or name is? I’m having difficulty on the parts diagrams to locate the part.

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