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Whirlpool Top Load Direct Drive Washer agitates but clunks and fails in spin cycle


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#1 levined1

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:32 PM

Our Whirlpool top load direct drive washer, model number LSW9245EQ1, agitates fine but clunks, screeches, and fails in the spin cycle. The silver basket-like piece visible directly above the transmission rotates slowly when this is happening. The clothes basket turns slowly as well. The problem does not appear to be the coupler. It looks fine. Nor does it seem to be the clutch. Replacing that assembly produced no noticeable change. Is it likely to be the transmission? The transmission binds when I manually rotate the flange in a clockwise direction. It turns freely when turning the flange counter-clockwise. Turning the flange does not cause the rod leading into the tub to turn. Many thanks in advance for any help you can give us.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Is the screech ongoing? Or is it short and then everything stops dead?

These articles may be of help:

Diagnosing transmission problems in a Whirlpool / Kenmore top-loading, direct-drive washer

http://fixitnow.com/...t-drive-washer/



Diagnosing and Repairing Spin and Agitate Problems in a Whirlpool / Kenmore Direct Drive Washer

http://fixitnow.com/...t-drive-washer/

Edited by Tim M, 22 April 2012 - 08:20 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

... agitates fine but clunks, screeches, and fails in the spin cycle.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:53 AM

The screeches and clunks are ongoing. They resemble those caused by unbalanced loads, except louder and more dire.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

levined1,
. When you tried to turn the transmission by hand, was that when it was out of the machine? That is were the brake and clutch removed or were they on it?

. Is posting a video to YouTube a possibility, or is the machine disassembled now.

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. Should he be able to turn the transmission by hand in both directions fairly easily?

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:38 AM

The transmission is currently out of the machine with the clutch removed. I will reassemble the machine later today and post of video of the clunking (God willing).




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