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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2007, 03:55:31 PM »
I got frustrated with the file type and size so I uploaded it to youtube. Here's the link.


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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2007, 03:59:09 PM »
I went the round about way but it's there, and that's the important thing.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2007, 04:01:38 PM »
Great video clip, thank for uploading it on youtube so we could see it.

Sounds like the motor is stuck or just bad.

I would remove the pump from the motor and then remove the motor from the gearbox.
Leave the motor wire harness plugged in. See if the motor still just hums and cuts out.

If it does then replace the motor.

If the motor runs fine when it's not connected to the pump or gearbox then the pump or gearbox maybe turning hard making the motor kick out on the over load.
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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2007, 04:08:20 PM »
Just tried it and the motor runs fine with it off of the gearbox.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2007, 04:27:28 PM »
I tried manually turning the shaft which connects from the gearbox to the coupler, and I could barely move it. It's a puzzler!

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2007, 05:30:16 PM »
Now that it has cooled down, the shaft which goes to the gearbox turns remarkably easy. And, as so noted once I reconnected everything it worked fine.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #21 on: December 16, 2007, 06:14:09 PM »
Now that it has cooled down, the shaft which goes to the gearbox turns remarkably easy. And, as so noted once I reconnected everything it worked fine.

The motor shaft or the shaft on the gearbox itself?
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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2007, 06:22:24 PM »
The shaft of the gearbox itself.
It's odd though, I know that metals expand with heat, do you think it is not lubricated enough? Or maybe, the fluid needs to be changed, that is if you can, and are supposed to change it.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #23 on: December 16, 2007, 06:39:09 PM »
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Or maybe, the fluid needs to be changed, that is if you can, and are supposed to change it.

I have never repaired a gearbox. We always just replace them with a new one.
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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #24 on: December 16, 2007, 06:45:25 PM »
I can't exactly blame you there. In my case though I'm mainly trying to fix this machine to stay away from those three dreaded words every husband knows....."I told you so!" I might get adventurous and take it apart.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2007, 06:49:13 PM »
I know you can get parts for the gearboxs, we just don't bother to repair them.

If you do decide to take it apart let us know what you find.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2007, 07:42:50 PM »
When I tear the old one down what weight case oil should I use 90W? I'll have my son take video of it, that puppy is coming apart!
However, if for some reason I find the damage to be irrperable and must replace my gearbox, do you know if my washer is a neutral or spin drain? LXR7144EQ1

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2007, 06:39:40 PM »
Would love to see the video.

Like I said I had never repaired a gearcase before, so I ased another tech (redbeard) about the oil.

This is what he had to say.

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Heavy Duty gear oil or Part# 350572 is 16oz gearcase oil. The guy's transmission probably needs Part# 388253 Neutral Pak.



WHIRLPOOL 350572 Gear Case Oil, AP3072960






WHIRLPOOL 388253 Neutral Drain Kit, AP3018165


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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2007, 03:14:24 PM »
I finally had some time to tinker with the washer again and I found my clutch/agitator dogs to be missing. Here's the link.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer agitates and spins when it wants to!
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2007, 03:17:23 PM »
That's great!
Glad to hear you found the trouble.


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