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Whirlpool Topload LSQ8543JQ0 won't Drain before Spin
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:03:29 PM »
My Washer won't Drain before Spin Mode, the Drive Motor isn't running and the Timer Motor seems to make a low pitch humming noise.
The end of the Drain Hose is only 4 inches inside Wall and I blew through the Pressure Tube but it didn't help.
It will only Drain while Spinning and the Water is overflowing out of the Tub.
Therefore could it be the Timer, the Neutral Drain Transmission/Gearcase or something else? :-\

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Re: Whirlpool Topload LSQ8543JQ0 won't Drain before Spin
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 12:20:52 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool Topload LSQ8543JQ0 won't Drain before Spin
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 01:28:28 PM »
I had one like that and the big molex plug into the timer had backed out a hair. I shoved it back in tight and she took off like Lindberg's goose.
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Re: Whirlpool Topload LSQ8543JQ0 won't Drain before Spin
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 04:02:30 PM »
There seems to be a condridiction in your statement, but from everything your saying I would check to see if your pump is stripped out. http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Drain-Pump/3363394/3296?modelNumber=LSQ8543JQ0

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Re: Whirlpool Topload LSQ8543JQ0 won't Drain before Spin
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 05:53:32 PM »
The whole point of the neutral drain function is so the water can be pumped out before it starts to spin. There are some parts inside the transmission that allow this to happen. They wear out and it will spin and pump out at the same time. There is a neutral drain kit 388253 that will correct this problem.

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Re: Whirlpool Topload LSQ8543JQ0 won't Drain before Spin
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2013, 07:30:19 PM »
 
  You say "the drive motor isn't running". How long after agitation stops does it take til the motor starts again?

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Re: Whirlpool Topload LSQ8543JQ0 won't Drain before Spin
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2013, 08:41:46 PM »

  You say "the drive motor isn't running". How long after agitation stops does it take til the motor starts again?

Eric
The Drive Motor will start up again once the Timer advances to the Spin position.

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Re: Whirlpool Topload LSQ8543JQ0 won't Drain before Spin
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2013, 08:53:27 PM »

  Well, you didn't really answer the question but if it takes a long time between when agitation stops and drain/spin starts, then I'd say you have a bad timer in addition to a problem with the gearcase neutral drain mechanism.

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Re: Whirlpool Topload LSQ8543JQ0 won't Drain before Spin
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2013, 08:58:44 PM »
The whole point of the neutral drain function is so the water can be pumped out before it starts to spin. There are some parts inside the transmission that allow this to happen. They wear out and it will spin and pump out at the same time. There is a neutral drain kit 388253 that will correct this problem.

  Well, you didn't really answer the question but if it takes a long time between when agitation stops and drain/spin starts, then I'd say you have a bad timer in addition to a problem with the gearcase neutral drain mechanism.

Eric
The Drive Motor is dead (doesn't run & no humming sound) during Drain mode.

I understand that this type of Washer should not Spin until most of the Water is out of the Tub.

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Re: Whirlpool Topload LSQ8543JQ0 won't Drain before Spin
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2013, 09:08:17 PM »
The Water Level Switch sends power to the Timer after the Tub is full.
Therefore, could the Water Level Switch be the problem since it allows the Water to drain while spinning (instead of waiting until the Tub is nearly empty)?

 

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