Samsung Eco Bubble Washing Machine Won’t Spin

Recently I came a across a problem with my new Samsung WF80F5E0W2W Bubble Washing Machine. It had been working fine for around 2 months with varying loads of type and weight been thrown into it and it been fine.

Anyway the other day is was loaded with complete bedding set for a single bed and 1 pillow.

We had been used to a older style washing machine where it would just work whatever the conditions.

Anyway it washed fine but it hadn’t spun so everything was still wet, we put it on a spin but it just rev’d and whirred but never spun at the 1200 it was meant too. It would complete the spin cycle but never spin. We tried this a few times and it never spun. I tried taking everything out and trying different spin speed and it was still the same.

We left the washer turned off and empty for 1 day and when we used it next it span fine.

Eventually we got a samsung repair guy out and he said that the new digital washers are really sensitive to the loads that they have in them, so if it feels like its off balance (with a heavy object on one side) it won’t spin. The washer may go back and forth in an attempt to dislodge the items that are stuck and to re balence its self.

He said the best thing to do is keep putting it on a spin cycle, if this doesnt work after 3 attempts to remove 1/2 of the load loosen the remaining washing and put on a spin cycle.
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36 thoughts on “Samsung Eco Bubble Washing Machine Won’t Spin”

  1. My washing machine wont spin. I try to off and try again… To wash is ok but it wont spin. Please give idea what i gonna do? Thanks hope u answer me

  2. This has JUST happened to me. Which is why I googled it. First time ever I machine wash a pillow and it won’t spin. Just trying my third attempt….

  3. Mine did the same just now, hence the google. I washed a throw and some towels. The towels were tangled up in the throw and I guess they all just weighed too much in a single spot. I took the throw out and just spun the towels and all is good. I wish they put this in the manual though!

  4. This can happen if you have a single heavy item in the washer. I had 1 bathmat in that held a lot of water thus weighing a lot but the sensors in the machine could not cope and refused to spin it. Added more load and it was OK

  5. Thank you so much for posting this info Rory. Saved us the hassle of phoning the dealer. Thought we had a major problem and just before Christmas as well 🙂

  6. Hi have the same problem not spinning, it get stuck on 9 minutes to go. Thanks for the advise, just removed a pillow and now it works again.

  7. Thank you so much for posting this, it seems like you’ve helped a lot of people! Mine is currently stuck on 9 minutes, spinning (or rather not spinning) a bath mat. Going to try adding more to the load to balance it out. Thanks for the advise everyone.

  8. Thank you!!
    I took out the heavy mattress protector and it worked!! So was obviously the heavy item.
    Great advice!!


    Looking at an enormous call out charge, so I cleaned the filter ( it didn’t need it, but it made sense) removed and put most of the load back, fired the m/c up and, hey presto! It’s working again.
    Thank you all for your advice.

  10. This has been driving me nuts for weeks! I can’t seem to get the balance right. I feel like ditching the blasted machine. It’s not possible to unlock mid cycle, so I have to keep turning it off at the wall, waiting for it to reset and unlock before I jiggle the laundry about and then start all over again. Is there any way to unlock the door when it’s stuck and isn’t spinning?

  11. Two work fleeces, one pair of trousers and two t shirts, same problem as the rest of the guys. only have the Samsung ecobubble 7kg three months. Not happy. Phoned the company coming to get the machine in two days, and not back for three days, just not good enough. Always bought Samsung products including my husband and my phones, just totally disgusted, but I’m just one of the “Samsung don’t care people, as long as you buy our products” so sad, but def have to share with others

  12. A pair of trousers got caught in the door and didn’t realise until the loads had finished! The plastic was practically fully out and the trousers were twisted tight so had obviously been spinning around. Now the drum doesn’t turn at all!! Help!!

  13. Just want to say, same as everybody else, one heavy item, (mine was a bath mat as well). Took it out, sopping wet, tried to find instructions in manual what to do, but no info. Husband thought it might be uneven load, now I see it is, by your posts. Thank you everybody.
    I was considering washing a duvet which would have been like trying to remove a dead man from the washing machine when wet through. Wish I still had my Maytag top loader, it would wash anything, no problem.

  14. Mine has nothing heavy in it been using it the same as usual and now it get a stuck won’t spin on a wash but will went put in just spin. Any ideas?

  15. This washing machine is as good as useless! I would definitely advise anyone against buying it.

    It’s permanently jamming and on lock mode so the washing sits in the machine for the entire day mid-cycle.

    The questions raised on heavy load / light load / uneven load are probably all accurate but how am I to know the washing load maybe unsuitable until it is mid-cycle and already jamming and locked!? This is a major design fault…

    The Samsung repair man dismissed it as the wash load was too small, however even when the drum is completely full its still occurring so this cannot be the problem.

  16. Sat here looking at a bathmat that wouldn’t spin. Cleaned filter and tried different programmes but the machine simply tosses the mat around for a while but will not spin.
    What sort of crap is this that every use must be half a load?
    What is the point of the 15min quick wash when you cannot use it to freshen up 1 item?
    And BTW Samsung, it takes far longer than 15mins.

  17. My eco bubble samsung 8kg does the slow spin fine and then soon as due to do the fast spin tries to turn then stops each time when on a spin it just stops at nine minites restarts itself back to twelve n constantly tries to turn which dosent happen unless u mess for around an hour then will start working for one wash then stop again everything else works fine makes a rubbing noise at the back when trying to spin and Is supposed to be quiet when I bought it but is louder than my old one any help how to get it to fast spin

  18. Took delivery of Eco Bubble 9kg three days ago.
    Washed around eight loads of washing and now refuses to do anything. It went to 9 minutes on a 15 minute wash then stopped. No manic pressing of buttons produced any response other than a little tune.
    Seems to me that with these problems this machine is not fit for purpose.

  19. Thank you for confirming the problem and providing a solution! I already started doing what you suggested before I came across your discussion. Two fat pillows don’t mix with jeans and sweaters! I have bookmarked your page for future reference 😊

  20. Thanks so much for your comment Rory. We had the same problem and after taking your advice it now works fine.

  21. I’ve had the same problem with a bath mat, it kept sticking on 9 mins and wouldn’t spin. I put in two small dry towels with the mat to try to balance it out and it’s just finished the spin cycle 😊

  22. Thankyou for the advice Rory. Mine has just been doing this. I had a small single duvet in which is washable at 40 degrees some towels and other little bits. Kept sticking at 9 minutes then back to 15 when I put it on spin. I’ve taken the duvet out put the rest on 400 spin and it’s working now. I’ll never wash it again haha. Only had the washer since january thought it was a gonner haha

  23. Purchased Samsung Eco bubble 12kg just over two years ago. Most expensive washing machine I’ve ever purchased and wanted one with large drum. It has proved to be most disappointing and useless – very temperamental re loading, even when carefully done. Have spent hours draining, unloading, reloading etc over the past few months. Couldn’t get through to Samsung call- out number as lines too busy. Apparently charge is very pricy. Local engineer came out, found no obvious problem, but as motor guarantee for 10 years would not do more than press various controls. Would NEVER recommend purchase of this machine.

  24. My machine is two years old and I’ve had nothing but bother since purchasing it first was a pump problem as the filter hadn’t done it’s job in catching ling so it caused a flood on my kitchen floor next was the unbalancing of a load of baby clothes now it won’t spin I am never buying another samsung washer again steer clear peops

  25. Had this with a lot of machines, it’s grease on the belt. The machine is trying to dislodge something but the belt is slipping. Unplug from the power. Take the back off, you’ll see a big drive belt, clean it with a damp soapy cloth and then turn it holding a stiff scrubbing brush against it. Clean the large wheel on top and the small drive wheel on the motor. Turn hte large drive wheel and rub the surface that contacts the belt with some emery paper. Wipe belts and wheels with a clean dry cloth. By the time you put the back on and plug it in it should be dry enough to run. Switch it to spin and see what it does, it should work better than when it was new.

  26. samsung eco bubble – 8kg not spinning and clothes wet – read all the advice – seems that drum is really sensitive to weight, if one item in drum like a sweatshirt, the rinse gets spin gets stuck on 9minutes. Added a heavy towel and balanced out the washing and began to spin immediately – so all working fine

  27. Ive got the same problem with machine not going past the last 7 minuites so wont spin and finish
    Been trying with an empty machine
    And no luck
    Is it worth trying with a few clothes

  28. Hi Jim

    When we spoke to a repair guy sent by Samsung this wasn’t mentioned. They say they are very sensitive to been unbalanced

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