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#1 supervirgil

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:22 PM

Hello all i am new to this forum, so if i violate netiquite here let me know.

 

I have a whirlpool5 cycle top loading washer. The model number is LSR5132HQ1

 

When i start a load of laundry, the washer Fills and agitates normally. After draining, the washer fills and then does nothing. I turned the washer off at this point. I came back after a half hour, and turned the machine back on. I heard a humming like the motor was tying to turn. I pushed forward on the agitator, and the washer began agitating. It then drained as normal, and began the spin cycle. As the washer was spinning there is a high speed knock. I figured that I need to pull the cabinent, but what do I need to be looking at?

 

Thank you for all your help

 

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 12:31 PM

See if this sound is coming from the transmission...
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Posted 25 March 2006 - 07:25 AM

ok i pulled the cabinent. the tranny seems not to be making the noise, i think the machine was not perfectly level. But what would cause the machine to be stuck?? the clutch is spinning..Like i said before, the motor was humming and when i pushed forward on the agitatior the maching began agitating. Is the drive coupler maybe starting to go, or should i just put it back together and wait for it to definitivly break??/

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 07:29 AM

Pull the pump and motor off and get some eyeballs on all three pieces of the drive coupler. This page will help:

http://fixitnow.com/...acing-drive.htm

If the coupler is worn, broken, or wallowed out, I have seen them bind the motor so that it can't turn, making it hum and kick out.

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 09:06 AM

ok pulled the coupler out and it looks ok. There are no  broken tabs and the center section looks ok. A guy at the appliance repair shop suggested capasitor perhaps. The motor turns freeley, but squeeks a bit when turned by hand. The washer also had no front feet on it. I am going to get a set right now, but should i replace the coupler while i am here??? I can also provide pictures of the cupler oh enlightened one.

 

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 11:32 AM

No, if the coupler isn't wallowed out or broken, then the problem lies elsewhere.

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If it's good, then you check each wire in the motor wire harness for integrity. If that's good, then replace the motor.

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:00 AM

new problem

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 09:05 AM

Okay still have the same washer and it will not pump out water, agitate or spin. Pulled the cab off, and removed the pump to make sure it was not jammed and motor would not spin. drive coupler is okay. took motor off of the transmission, and the motor would run in both in agitate and spin mode. I then removed the transmission and installed it onto the motor outside of the machine, and it works in spin and agitate mode. The motor was locked up and would not spin when inside the machine, just hum. this leads me to believe that the tranny and motor are fine. What do i check next?????

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Posted 09 May 2009 - 11:21 PM

Check for something stuck in the pump.

If it wouldn't run when all together then runs with pump off and hooked up to transmission, it pretty much has to be something jamming the pump.

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:58 AM

i checked the pump, and it will not run with the pump removed.




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