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#1 jesmith18

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:12 PM

Hey everyone! New to this site and eager to learn from others experiences and share some of my own! My current problem is with my top load Whirlpool washer model LSN1000HQO. It recently started getting stuck in cycles and I would have to manually advance the timer (which started making a clicking noise) so I bought and installed a new one. It did not fix the problem, so I did a little research and replaced the old clutch with a new one and that seemed to fix the problem for a few loads, until now. I have come to the conclusion that is either the drive block, clutch, or basket drive and was wondering what you guys thought it could be. I have no idea how to check the basket drive to see if that is the problem or the drive block, and again, the clutch is new. I can hold the inner tub with my hand and maually turn the timer to spin to keep the tub from spinning, and while doing that I can see that the clutch is spinning. Any info would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:14 PM

Which part of the cycle is it getting stuck in? Is it rinse, by any chance?

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

I can't say that it hasn't got stuck in rinse, but it mainly does it at spin. When it switches to spin, I can hear a humming noise, but it won't spin unless I manually spin the tub with my hand. and yet, other times it will spin on its own.

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 04:16 PM

I'm thinking drive block. Details on checking it out here ==> http://fixitnow.com/...t-drive-washer/

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 05:23 AM

OK, but how would that affect his timer, Samurai-san? Or do we have the two-problems-at-once scenario, which I see more often in furnaces than I ever expected when I was just a little shaver in furnace school?
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:53 AM

The way we do this is we stop theorizing and start looking. Pull the inner basket out and get some eyeballs on the drive block. It's either good or bad. Either way, we confirm or eliminate it and we make progress toward the solution.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 02:02 PM

What am I looking for with a bad drive block? I can see the slots on the inside top of it and the tabs that fit into them. They look good and tight with no signs of wear. Is there something on the bottom of it I should be looking for?

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 04:53 PM

http://appliantology...er-drive-block/

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

Well, from the looks of the picture on what to look for on the drive block, mine is fine. There's no signs of wear on it, and there isn't any abnormal sounds when the machine is agitating or spinnning.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:24 PM

soo... when the Washer gets "stuck", there is no Washer Motor noise ?
Washer Motor isn't running ?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 04:17 AM

No, when the machine is running there are no abnormal sounds. When it gets "stuck" it makes a humming sound as soon as it switches to spin mode and won't spin unless manually started by hand.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:32 AM

Okay, this clarifies things. Have you checked the coupler? You have to actually remove it to check it-- looking at it while installed doesn't mean much.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:33 AM

The motor is reversing at this point; a humming noise sounds like a hard start. Capacitor?
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 06:48 AM

Check for something stuck between spin basket and outer tub.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 10:25 AM

I have already taken the coupler off and checked it. It' fine and is only a year old. The machine still agitates fine and OCCASIONALLY spins the way it should, but it's getting worse. I'm going to load up the tub with a bunch of clothes and put it on spin to try and get the humming noise so I can look at the shaft and see if it is spinning and that the motor is working or not.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:29 AM

That didn't work. It has spun every time I've put it to spin, and It spun on its own in a regular wash cycle. The problem right now is it won't stop spinning. The cycle went as follows- Filled fine, agitated on high for a couple of minutes, agitated on low for a couple minutes, then went into a drain/spin and has been spinning for a half of an hour so far. The timer isn't advancing to rinse and will occasionally make a "clicking noise" like there is a switch inside it turning on and off. I just bought a new timer and installed it thinking that was the problem, but the new timer did the same thing.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

sounds like the timer is bad

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:11 PM

sounds like the timer is bad

The timer is brand new and doing the same thing the old timer was doing. How likely is it that the new timer would be bad and doing the exact same thing the old timer would be doing? Is there something else that could be causing the timer to not operate effectively?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:42 PM

If the Washer is in the Spin cycle, the Timer should also be moving,
OR it's a bad Timer
OR it's mechanically binding
Did you buy the Timer new ?

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

If the Washer is in the Spin cycle, the Timer should also be moving,
OR it's a bad Timer
OR it's mechanically binding
Did you buy the Timer new ?


Yeah, I bought a new timer




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