You notice that the washing machine spins normally and the clothes are wet after the spinning is completed. This problem may be caused by damaged coupler, low spin speed, drainage problem, or faulty water-inlet valve. We think that if you carefully read and follow the steps given below, you will be able to identify the cause of the problem and fix it.
- 1 Repair it free: Find if you have warranty for your washing machine. If you bought your cloth washer within one year, it is most likely that you have warranty. Most appliance manufacturers provide one year free warranty. If you have warranty, call the company and get your washing machine fixed. If you do not have warranty and do not want to spend too much money, you will have to spend some time to identity and possibly fix the problem. The steps below will guide you through the process of identifying and fixing the problem.
- 2 Motor coupler: Check if the tub is spinning or not. You can do it by lifting the lid when your washing machine is in spin cycle. After you lift the lid, watch if the tub is spinning or not. If the tub is not spinning and the washing machine is made by Whirlpool, there is a chance that the coupler is damaged. The motor coupler is a small plastic-and-rubber part, and is attached to the shaft of the washer motor on one side and to the transmission on the other side. This coupler wears out little by little and fails at one point of time. When the coupler fails, you need to replace it. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to replace the coupler.
- 3 Low spin speed: This step assumes that the tub in your washer spins. Make sure that the load in the washing machine is well balanced. Now, run the washer in spin cycle. If you find that the clothes are still wet, you may have a damaged motor pulley, tub bearing, belt, or clutch. If your washing machine is made by Maytag, it is likely that the belt is worn or loose. GE/Hotpoint washers have the possibility of having worn clutch in this situation. Call a qualified appliance repair technician to replace the faulty component.
- 4 Drainage problem:
Sometimes the washing machine may have issues that will lead to poor drainage of tub water. This will lead to wet cloth after the spin cycle. Read the article titled Washing Machine Does Not Drain and take appropriate action if there is any drainage problem.
- 5 Water-inlet valve: If the water-inlet valve is not completely closed when it is supposed to be closed, water will seep into the tub. This will lead to the wet clothes after the spin cycle. You can easily check if there is any issue with the water-inlet valve. Stop using the washer for two to three days. After 2-3 days, open the lid and check for water in the tub. If you see any water in the tub, the water inlet valve is faulty. Call a qualified repair person to replace the water-inlet valve.