Roper washers are one of the best load washers that provide a lot of movement while washing. As the roper washer contains two moving pieces which offer the maximum wash movement. Therefore, many people are now using the roper washer for washing their clothes as it provides a proper rinse cycle as well as saves more water.
However, there are some drawbacks to roper washers. One of the main drawbacks is that sometimes the roper washer doesn’t spin. Therefore, in this article, we are going to discuss the reasons behind why the roper washer won’t spin.
Why is my roper washer not spinning?
Well, there can be several reasons for which your roper washer might not be spinning. The prime reasons can due to bad rotor, faulty transmission, bad timer or even faulty shift auctator. Sometimes faulty motor drive can also be the reason due to which your roper washer is not spinning.
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Roper washer agitates but wont spin
There can be several reasons behind this problem. There reasons and solutions to those are briefly explained below:
Bad Lid Switch:
If the roper washer agitates but won’t spin then most probably the problem is with the lid switch. The problem will be solved if the lid switch is replaced. Besides, we can verify the problem by joining the functional wires together after detaching the lid switch. If the roper washer works fine, then the lid switch must be replaced.
Bad Shift Actuator:
The main function of the shift actuator is to change the transmission mode of the machine. The machine changes its working mode from agitation to spinning through the shift actuator. Thus, if the shift actuator is bad and faulty, the roper washer will agitate but won’t spin.
Roper washer won’t do the final spin
There are several reasons for which the roper washer won’t do the final spin. The reasons are briefly explained below:
A bad timer can be the reason why the roper washer won’t do the final spin. If the timer advances while the washer is operating, it is completely fine. But, if the timer does nothing while the washer is operating, the timer may need to be replaced.
The clutch is an important thing in a roper washer as it helps the washer to increase its speed during the spin cycle. The clutch mainly grips and drives the washer. So, if the clutch is bad, the washer won’t do the final spin.
Roper washer won’t rinse or spin
When a roper washer stops rinsing or spinning, there are some reasons behind it.
Faulty Drive Motor:
One of the reasons for which the roper washer won’t rinse or spin is the faulty drive motor. Though it is not the main reason, it can be a major concern. If the washer makes a noisy sound and doesn’t rinse or spin, the drive motor should be replaced.
Faulty Door Lock Motor:
The door lock motor can also get damaged due to various reasons. If it gets damaged, the door won’t lock perfectly. As a result, the washer won’t rinse or spin and won’t perform its operation. If this is the case, the door lock motor should be replaced.
Roper washer drains but won’t spin
A roper washer won’t stop spinning so easily. There must be some problem behind which the machine will drain but won’t spin. The probable reasons are briefly explained below:
If the roper washer drains but won’t spin, there can be some problem with the coupler. The motor is connected to the washer transmission through the coupler. The coupler has three parts that work together so that the motor can spin the transmission. If the coupler is faulty, the motor will run and make noise but the washer won’t spin. So, the coupler has to be replaced.
Broken Drive Belt:
The drive belt ensures the spinning of the inner tub of the washer as it connects the motor pulley to the drive pulley. So, if the drive belt is broken, the washer will drain but won’t spin. So, it should be replaced with a new one.
Damaged Drive Pulley:
The washer will drain but won’t spin if the drive pulley is damaged. This is because a drive pulley is necessary for the drive belt o to connect with the motor pulley. So, if it is damaged, the drive belt won’t connect with the motor pulley and the spinning will stop. So, the damaged drive pulley should be replaced with a new one.
Is there a reset button on a Roper washer?
No, there isn’t any reset button on a roper washer. You have to locate a lid switch on the top panel of the rotor machine.
However, the modern roper machines are mounted with led screens where you can find the reset option. You will just need to tap the reset button on the screen and the machine will be automatically in reset mode. But in old ropers there is no direct switch where you can tap so that the machine automatically goes in reset mode.
In old machines you will need to locate the lid switch which we have mentioned earlier, and then you have to lift the lid switch up for at least 3 inches. Then you have to turn it down and in this way you have to do it six or seven times. Thus in this way the machine will automatically be in reset mode.
How do you reset a roper washing machine?
Resetting a roper is not a very complicated task. However, you will need to locate the lid switch on the top panel down of the roper and then you have to follow some instructions. The instructions are given below:
First of all you will need to turn off the roper machine and you have to make sure that the main switch is off and the roper have no power. Then you have to look for the screws that holds the top panel of the machine. The next step will be to find the lock of the lid thag can be located on the down part of the top panel of the roper machine.
Then you have to lift the lid switch up and down for at least five to six times. Then you will need to wait for sometime and in the mean time you will have to close the top panel and lid. After two minutes turn the power source on of the roper and it will be started in reset mode.
How to fix a roper washer that won’t spin?
A roper washer may stop spinning if it is making loud and noisy sounds. Mostly, due to a defective lid switch or faulty coupler, the roper washer stops spinning. There are some steps to identify and fix the roper washer that won’t spin.
In the first step, we will try to understand if the washer makes any kind of sound by turning the machine on. Besides making sound, we will also notice if the lid of the washer closes perfectly.
In the next step, we will unplug the machine from the electrical outlet. If the roper washer agitates but won’t spin, then there must be some problem with the lid. We will at first replace the lid switch with the help of a screwdriver. Then, we will again turn the washer on. If the washer spins, then the problem is fixed. If the problem is not fixed, we will move to the third step.
In the third step, we will notice if the timer is advancing. If it is doing nothing while the roper washer is operating, we have to replace the timer. But, if the timer is good and the machine is making loud & noisy sounds, we will have to move to the fourth step.
In the fourth step, we will have to replace the coupler with a new one. The loud noise of the drive motor indicates a damaged coupler. The coupler is the main reason for which the roper washer stops spinning. The coupler is present inside the motor. We will have to bring out the motor by opening different parts of the machine. Then we have to replace the coupler with a new one.
Finally, if you turn on your roper washer, the roper washer will surely spin as usual. Here we have been guided through some common steps required to identify and fix the roper washer that won’t spin.
The roper won’t be able to spin due to several faulty inner problems. The problems can be due to a bad drive belt, faulty motor and switch assembly, damaged control board, or even due to a bad lid assembly. But these problems can be solved if the roper machine is serviced regularly and properly.