Author Topic: Whirlpool Topload LSQ8543JQ0 won't Spin (makes a humming/buzzing sound)  (Read 2320 times)

Offline rockinrobin

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This Washer will Fill with Water, Agitate & Drain but won't Spin and makes a humming/buzzing sound.
I replaced the Clutch Assembly 3 months ago.
The basket turns freely both directions.

Therefore, could it be the Timer, Drive Motor, Capacitor or something else? :-\

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  Run it with cabinet off and lid switch bypassed. After drain, motor should pause to release neutral drain. When it starts again, observe the clutch hub. If it is spinning and the basket is not, then either the clutch is slipping, there's a problem with the brake cam driver, or the drive block is worn out. You should not be able to freely rotate the tub as the brakes are applied when it's not running in spin mode. Remove the agitator and check the drive block. Make sure the grooves in the drive block are intact as well as the tabs on the spin tube that lock into the grooves.

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Eric,


Correction to my 1st Post: I can manually rotate the Basket freely counterclockwise but I cannot rotate clockwise.
Therefore, would it still be related to the parts you mentioned?

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  Sounds like the brakes are not working. You shouldn't be able to freely rotate the basket in either direction because the brakes should be engaged when not in spin mode. I would still check the items I suggested to narrow down the problem. Especially the clutch hub while in spin mode. If it is spinning, the motor and gearcase are working.

Eric

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I noticed the Washer is spinning clockwise (instead of counterclockwise) but doesn't spin very fast.
Therefore, could it be the Drive Motor causing the problem? :-\

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  It's supposed to spin clockwise looking down on the tub from lid opening. Most likely a clutch problem. Where did you get the replacement clutch? If it's the $8 ones from amazon or e bay, they are junk and don't last long. Only use genuine Whirlpool FSP.

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How many pads did your clutch have? It supposed be 6 pads. If you have less than that you need a clutch.
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  Whirlpool parts manual for this washer lists clutch band part number 3951308 which crosses to the 285790 3-pad clutch band. 6-pad band is 3951993

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6 pads is always better than 3. LOL I toss the 3 pads and won't buy any fer sure.
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