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LG Washer Won't Spin

WM2077CW/01

The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer won't spin are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer won't spin

Cause 1Stator Assembly

The stator interacts with the rotor to create a strong electromagnetic field which rotates the tub in either direction. If the windings on the stator are damaged, the washer will not spin or agitate. Check the stator for damaged windings or other defects.

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Stator Assembly for your LGWashing Machine
Stator Assembly - Part # 2649230 Mfg Part # 4417EA1002Y

Washing machine stator assembly with sensor.

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Cause 2Rotor Assembly

The rotor interacts with the stator to create a strong electromagnetic field, which rotates the tub in either direction. If the magnets on the rotor are damaged, or any part of the rotor is defective, the washer may not spin or agitate. To determine if the rotor is defective, inspect the rotor for damage. If the rotor is damaged, replace it.

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Rotor Assembly for your LGWashing Machine
Rotor Assembly - Part # 2003265 Mfg Part # AHL72914402

Washing machine rotor assembly. The rotor interacts with the stator to create a strong electromagnetic field which rotates the tub in either direction. If the magnets on the rotor are damaged, or if any part of the rotor is defective, the washer may not spin or agitate.

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Cause 3Tub Bearing

The tub bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub of the washing machine. The tub bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing is defective, it can lock up and prevent the washer from spinning. The washer may also make a loud rumbling noise. Replacing the tub bearing is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the washer. If the tub bearing is defective, we recommend replacing both the outer tub and bearing as an assembly.

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Tub Bearing for your LGWashing Machine
Tub Bearing - Part # 1267498 Mfg Part # 4280FR4048E

Washer tub bearing, rear. This part is very difficult to install. The manufacturer recommends replacing the complete rear tub and bearing assembly.

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Cause 4Tub Bearing

The tub bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub of the washing machine. The tub bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing is defective, it can lock up and prevent the washer from spinning. The washer may also make a loud rumbling noise. Replacing the tub bearing is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the washer. If the tub bearing is defective, we recommend replacing both the outer tub and bearing as an assembly.

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Tub Bearing for your LGWashing Machine
Tub Bearing - Part # 1267500 Mfg Part # 4280FR4048L

Tub bearing. This parts is very difficult to install. The manufacturer recommends replacing the complete rear tub and bearing assembly.

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Cause 5Rear Drum with Bearing

The rear drum has a bearing or bearings in it to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. If the tub bearing system is defective the washer can become very noisy and the tub can stop spinning. On some machines bearings are sold separately from the rear drum, however we recommend replacing both the outer drum and bearing as an assembly if the manufacturer offers the components together because removing and pressing in the new bearing can be exceptionally difficult. Be aware that replacing the outer tub and bearing is also not easy and can be very costly.

Parts
Rear Drum with Bearing for your LGWashing Machine
Rear Drum with Bearing - Part # 1463056 Mfg Part # AJQ35154203

Replacement rear outer tub assembly. The stator now mounts directly to the plastic tub without the metal mounting plate. Due to this change the stator and rotor will also need to be replaced.

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Cause 6Drive Motor

The drive motor might be defective. However, the drive motor is rarely at fault for this symptom. Before replacing the drive motor, first check all of the more commonly defective washer components. If none of those components are defective, consider replacing the drive motor. To determine if the drive motor is defective, first ensure that the motor is getting power. If the drive motor hums but doesn’t run, is noisy, or does not turn freely, replace it.

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Drive Motor for your LGWashing Machine
Drive Motor - Part # 1330330 Mfg Part # 4681EL1008A

Dryer drum drive motor with pulley. If the dryer does not start the motor could be bad. Before replacing the motor the door switch and thermal fuse should be tested to determine if they are defective.

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Cause 7Door Lock

Inspect the door strike assembly for damage. If the door strike is broken, replace it. The door strike is not repairable—if it is broken, you must replace it.

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Door Lock for your LGWashing Machine
Door Lock - Part # 1463541 Mfg Part # EBF49827801

Washer door lock latch assembly. The door lock secures the washer door shut during operation. Once the washing machine door is closed, the washer can begin operating. If the door lock is defective, the washer door will not latch properly.

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