Whirlpool washer only spinning for 3/4 seconds

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  1. spatchtadley

    spatchtadley

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    We have a AWM321 washing machine.

    After the last few washes we've done the clothes have been very wet. When I checked the rinse cycle, it fires up for a fast spin, then after about 3 or 5 seconds it stops. The machine then rolls the washing over again for a few seconds before starting another spin for 3/5 seconds.

    This continues throughout the rinse cycle.

    What would cause this? :?:
     
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    only a thought, try it empty see what happems
     
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    Thanks breezer

    I left the washing in and ran the gentle spin cycle. This worked OK.

    I then removed the washing and ran intensive spin. This worked OK.

    I then put the washing back in and ran intensive spin again. This worked OK.

    Have you any thoughts on that!!?
     
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    i dont know your particular m/c but it my be what is called out of balance detection.

    basicaly if a wash load is too heavy in one place the m/c when spinning will jump and shake quite violently. i have known a m/c to shake itself to to bits.

    I also saw one that headbutted a little child

    out of balance detection stops it from doin this.

    on a hotpoint, it gets to near spin speed then slows down, stops and goes the other way trying to re distibute the load, if it fails after 3 goes it gives up


    on the other hand i may be wrong
     
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    "I then put the washing back in and ran intensive spin again. This worked OK. "

    What is currently the situation now if you put a normal load in now and run a programme does it not carry out the rinse/spin part of programme or does it not carry out the intensive part of the programme.
     
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