There is nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of a washing cycle and having it stop for no apparent reason. Open up the washing machine, and you’re stuck with your load floating in the pool of soapy water that you have to empty by hand. That is if you can even open the machine. Sounds familiar? Read this article prepared by our appliance repair company in Chadds Ford or give us a call for assistance.


Even if you cannot see it, there might be a lot of underlying reasons that could cause your washer to not perform its spin properly. Below you will find some of the main culprits.


The drive motor


If you notice that your machine sputters or, even worse, sparks during the spin cycle, then you probably have an issue with that part. Unfortunately, the common way to deal with this problem is to replace the whole thing altogether. While it might seem like a drag, you simply can’t ignore the safety hazards related to a faulty drive motor.


The drive belt


A drive belt that does not work properly is one of the most common reasons why your spin cycle will not start. The good news is that this issue is also easy to assess. Open the door and try to spin the drum yourself. If you feel some resistance against your movement, it means that the part is working properly. If not, you’ll have to open the back panel to check on the belt. If it is damaged, you will have to replace it.


The pump


If the drive belt is not the issue, you might be dealing with a pump problem. While you’re checking on the drive belt in the access panel, you can also check on the pump and the parts that are attached to it. Any faulty part can cause the spin cycle to fail.


If you’ve checked on all these parts of your washing machine but still can seem to find the culprit, give us a call here at Rosedale Service. With our prompt washing machine service in Chadds Ford, we’ll make sure to get your machine up and running in no time.