How to fix a washing machine drum that is not rotating?

Washing Machine Drum

“The Wash Cycle” is one of the most important programs of any washing machine. It’s what makes your clothes clean. Without a wash cycle, you wouldn’t be able to get the dirt and grime off your clothing or anything else that needs cleaning. So it’s really important that the drum spins during this time. If you’re having trouble getting your drum to spin, then there are a few easy solutions for you to try before calling a repairman. Let’s take a look at some of them now.


1. Check the belt

One of the most common reasons that your washing machine drum is not spinning properly is because something has come loose. That could be a belt or anything else that helps it rotate. The first thing you need to do when checking for this problem is to check and see if there’s a belt in place, ensuring that it’s properly fastened. If your drum is still not spinning, then you’ll want to check the belt itself to make sure that there are no tears or rips in it. They can stretch out over time, so if your machine is old (ten years or more), then chances are that it needs replacing. Any other loose parts such as the water pump should also be checked to make sure that they’re secured properly.


2. Clean lint and debris out of the washing machine drum

It’s a good idea to get into the habit of doing this every time you do laundry. If there is a lot of lint or debris in your washing machine drum, then it will not be able to rotate properly. It can get gummed up or wedged into a place that prevents it from moving throughout the cycle. To clean your washing machine drum, you can use an old toothbrush, paper towels, dish soap and cold water. That’s right! Just fill your machine with some warm water and add two or three drops of dish soap to it. Then just clean all the dirt and lint out of your washing machine drum. Make sure you use cold water as hot can warp metal.


3. Check the electrical connections

If you have a washing machine that is more than ten years old, then it might not be getting power to the drum. With older units this could be something as simple as having an electrical cord that’s been knocked loose or unplugged. Make sure that your washing machine is plugged in and take a look at the cord to see if it’s been pulled loose from the machine. Even if you’ve checked that your washing machine is plugged in, try unplugging and plugging it back into a different wall outlet. This may be something as simple as an issue with your outlet. If you’re having trouble getting a hold of an electrician, then these are a few things that you can try to fix it yourself.


4. Call a repairman

If you’ve tried these tips and your washing machine drum still isn’t spinning correctly, then consider calling a professional. You may just need some help from a professional to get your washing machine back in working condition. The floor repairman may be able to help you or you can call your washing machine manufacturer’s customer service who may be able to help you fix it. Whichever you choose, the most important thing is that your drum is spinning properly so that everything gets clean and keeps your clothes looking great.