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Samsung Washer Major Issues

Samsung Washer Drum Not Turning

When your Samsung washer drum isn’t turning, it can be frustrating. Here are some common causes and DIY solutions to address the issue:

  1. 1. Drive Belt Issue:
    The drive belt responsible for turning the drum may be worn, damaged, or loose. Inspect the drive belt for signs of wear or damage. If it’s loose, tighten or replace it as needed.
  2. 2. Motor Problem:
    A malfunctioning motor can prevent the drum from turning. Check the motor for continuity using a multimeter. If it’s faulty, consider replacing it.
  3. 3. Drum Bearings or Pulley Problem:
    Worn-out drum bearings or a damaged pulley can hinder drum rotation.
    Examine the drum bearings and pulley for signs of wear or damage. Replace them if necessary.
  4. 4. Door Interlock Switch Fault:
    A defective door interlock switch may cause the washer to think the door is open, preventing the drum from turning. Test the door interlock switch for continuity and replace it if it’s faulty.
  5. 5. Control Board Issue:
    A malfunctioning control board can disrupt the washer’s operation, including drum rotation. Inspect the control board for visible damage or defects. If needed, consider replacing it.
  6. 6. Overloaded Drum:
    Overloading the washer can strain the motor and prevent the drum from turning. Ensure you’re not overloading the drum with too many clothes. Balance the load for efficient drum rotation.
  7. 7. Blockage in the Drain Pump or Filter:
    A blockage in the drain pump or filter can impede water drainage, affecting drum rotation. Check and clear any blockages in the drain pump or filter.
  8. 8. Faulty Drive Motor Coupling:
    A damaged drive motor coupling can disrupt the connection between the motor and the drum. Inspect the drive motor coupling for damage and replace it if necessary.
  9. 9. Broken Drum Drive Shaft:
    A broken drum drive shaft can prevent the drum from turning. Examine the drum drive shaft and replace it if it’s broken.
  10. 10. Drum Obstruction:
    Foreign objects like small garments or debris can get lodged between the drum and the tub. Check for obstructions by inspecting the drum’s interior and remove any foreign objects.


Remember to unplug the washer and follow safety precautions when performing any DIY solutions. If the issue persists or if you’re unsure about making repairs, it’s advisable to consult a professional technician for assistance.

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