I have a Whirlpool LSQ8220HQ0 top load washer that is about 6 years
old. Been working fine and then last night it was in process of
washing, and when the spin cycle came on, it was making a grinding
noise and no spin. The pump was working, cause it was pumping the
water out. I know this washer does not use belts, so I am thinking it
may be the gearcase...though I think there is some sort of clutch used
Any suggestions on what it might be or what to look for? Can't make
it spin no matter what, loaded or unloaded.
It seems someone must be out of school and mom is out of the house so
they are playing with the computer. Please ignore the silly responses.
Have you opened it up? Is a belt involved? Is there any physical
damage visible? If you try to turn it manually does that help answer your
That is the old "wig wag" machine. They are pretty much bullet proof
too. As soon as you figure out which bolt to remove to sneak the belt
in they are not that hard to work on either. I think it was about 25
years ago that they went to the direct drive. Mine is from 82-83 and
it has needed is a motor coupler and 2 sets of agitator dogs. We run
the hell out of it
On Mon, 25 Jun 2007 06:09:54 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Probably the drive coupler. There are 4 little plastic rods that shear
off. It is a fairly easy fix and the parts are not that expensive.
Sears sells them at the Sears parts place, (or on the net) probably
cheaper than you can get them at an appliance parts counter.
(Kenmore is Whirlpool)
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