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Thread: [FIXED] Trouble With Spin Cycle

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    Default [FIXED] Trouble With Spin Cycle

    Model Number: LSR8010PQ2
    Brand: Whirlpool
    Age: 6-10 years

    Hello
    Recently we have noticed that our washing machine (Whirlpool LSR801PQ2, ~6yrs old) has been having trouble with the spin cycle. All other cycles work normally. When the spin cycle begins the motor appears to be running as well as the pump, however the tub and agitator do not spin. When we turn the machine on-and-off with the console knob in the spin cylce many times (~20), we can get the tub and agitator spinning, though initially it appears to be turning at a slower rate and the characteristic loud click is not audible. Once we've gotten the spin cycle mechanism engaged, we can then turn the spinning off-and-on again with ease by either lifting the lid up-and-down or turning the macine on-and-off with the console knob. Each time we do this it appears that the locking noise gets a little louder and the spinning rotation speed increases. Once we turn the knob to other cycles (wash, rinse, etc.) and then return the knob back to the spin cycle, we go right back to the same problem - no spinning. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!!

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    Possibly the motor coupling is starting to go out, I'd check that first.

    Here's the motor coupling for your model you can order here if needed:
    Manufacturer part number 285753A is RepairClinic item number 1195967


    Here's the video to access/change it:



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    jake
    I finally got around to checking on that motor coupler this morning and from what I can see all the pieces are intact - no breaks or cracks. Any suggestions on what I should check next?

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    Ok,

    Then its your clutch and basket drive thats worn out, its always best to change both the clutch and basket drive, I've installed just the clutch separately on a few and it didn't solve it, then went back to change the basket drive and worked great.

    Unless you want to just install the clutch first, you can, if the clutch doesn't solve it then you have to install the basket drive.

    Here is the basket drive for your model:
    Manufacturer part number 285792 is RepairClinic item number 1254
    285792

    Here is your clutch assembly:
    Manufacturer part number 285785 is RepairClinic item number 2670
    285785

    Here's a help video for replacing the clutch:



    Then to remove the basket drive:
    Grasp plastic cam on basket drive and turn while pulling downwards


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    is there anyway to confirm the clutch and basket drive need to be replaced? will there be any obeservable signs of wear on the parts?
    thanks

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    Nope unfortunately not.

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    Hello jake
    I replaced the clutch as recommended and now the washing machine spins like a top!!! When I inspected the old clutch there were signs of wear: uneven groves on the brake shoes and worn rivets that secure the brake shoes to the clutch band. Also, I was able to turn the clutch band inside of the clutch housing with realtive ease - clearly indicative of worn brake shoes. The brake lining could not be as easily turned in the housing on the new clutch assembly.
    Thanks for all the comments and recommendations. Diagnosing the problem and making the repair got me another feather in the do-it-your-selfer cap

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    Excellent, good job.

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