Author Topic: Whirlpool Washer Won't Spin  (Read 992 times)

Offline jcweatherly

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Whirlpool Washer Won't Spin
« on: January 30, 2012, 10:56:17 AM »
Sometimes my Ultimate Care II will spin and sometimes it won't. If it doesn't my wife will remove all clothing, spin the agitator and replace clothes and reset to rinse/spin. This usually does the trick.

I've replaced the switch because when I removed the original it busted. I've check the coupler and it looks good. I've pulled off the motor and pulled the transmission and clutch out. The brake is in one piece and the clutch looks fine, but I don't really know what to look for other than a broken brake release.

The washer isn't making any funny noises, and the motor runs when it's suppose to be spinning.

I don't think it's the timer. It seems to go through all cycles and does the delay with a clunk between rinse and spin allowing the clutch to engage.

How do I know if the transmission is bad? I can turn the where the coupler attaches in both direction and the transmission rod spins correctly.

I'm at a lose as to what is wrong!

Offline whirlpooltech

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Won't Spin
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 11:20:11 AM »
Could you post the model number for us, thanks.

Offline jcweatherly

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Won't Spin
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 03:14:07 PM »
Could you post the model number for us, thanks.
Yeah, that would help: LSQ9010PW3

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Won't Spin
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 03:28:51 PM »
did you pull the inner (spin basket) out, may have sock or something stuck inbetween tubs?

Offline jcweatherly

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Won't Spin
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 09:00:33 PM »
No I haven't tried that yet. I don't have an agitator wrench, but will get one if needed.

I replace the clutch assembly. I noticed I could spin the inner ring by hand so I'm guessing the pads were worn down. So far so good. I have several more loads to go before I'm confident I've found the issue.

 

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