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Whirlpool LSQ8000LQ2 washer with a lazy spin cycle

lazy weak no spin

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#1 rolandvz71

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:09 AM

It works well in agitate, but when it comes to spin it either takes forever to get up to speed (empty basket) or when it does decide to take off in spin I can literary can stop it by hand----- no speed @ all.

Spin tube is not corroded and is locked in place as it should be

Sounds like a new clutch is in order.....does anyone concur?

ThX!

Edited by rolandvz71, 29 March 2012 - 01:54 AM.


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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:18 AM

Clutch and drive block are the two main suspects.

From my seminal tome on this subject:

The Hand Test for the Clutch
If no hammering sound has ever been heard out of this machine, one of the unofficial tests we professional appliantologists will do in the field is called the Hand Test.
WARNING: This test is not sanctioned by Whirlpool Corporation; it involves bypassing safety equipment and then putting your hand on and near rotating machinery which could result in injury, dismemberment, disfigurement, disembowelment, mangling, hideous screaming, and a bloody death. Proceed at your own risk! Have a nice day.
- put the timer on a spin cycle and open the lid
- grab the inner basket with maybe 30% to 40% of your hand strength with your left hand
- turn on the machine and bypass the lid switch by depressing the lid switch with a key until the machine begins to spin
- if the clutch is engaging properly, the basket should immediately begin to spin and slip through your hand
- if it takes very little force to stop the tub from spinning, the clutch needs to be replaced.


Read more ==> http://fixitnow.com/...t-drive-washer/




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