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FIXED LSQ9549LW1 Whirlpool top load washer makes loud noise during spin

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tiibee73

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Whirlpool LSQ9549LW1

THE washer agitates fine, but in spin it makes a loud noise (see video below). It does drain. I tightened the drive block and checked the couplings which all look good. I've replace both before. Also replaced the clutch in 2014. Any ideas? One parts website recommended replacing the basket drive, but thats a $150 part and I can't see where the failure is in the part.




 

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In that video, was it even spinning when it was making that noise?

Do you see the silver clutch turning when it should be spinning in the spin cycle?

You'd have to jump the lid switch so the washer will spin in the spin cycle, this link shows you how to do that: Bypass Direct drive washer lid switch from consol plug

The silver clutch is just above the gearcase.

If its not turning, your gearcase is shot.

Here's the gearcase for your model you can order(Video Included in part link):
3360629 Neutral Drain Transmission


If the silver clutch is tuning and if your motor coupler looks fine, then you'd need a new clutch. Whenever I replace the clutch I always replace the basket drive assembly as well, as they both work together.

Here's the clutch for your model:
285785 Clutch Assembly


Here is the basket drive assembly for your model:
W10820043 Basktdrive


Videos to replace each part are included on each part page.

Jake
 

tiibee73

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Replaced clutch, couplers, brake cam driver and agitator dogs. The spin is Still loud and slow. Almost sounds like the brakes are dragging?
 

tiibee73

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Jake

Thanks for your assistance knowledge. I climbed under and recorded it in spin mode. Clutch is spinning but the brakes seem to be starting and stopping it or slowing it down? I didn’t replace the basket drive.
 

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Seems more like the transmission is the problem, that silver clutch is not not turning very well.

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tiibee73

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I saw signs of oil flung out radially on the inside walls of the cabinet. Would this be a sign of a failing transmission?
 

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I saw signs of oil flung out radially on the inside walls of the cabinet. Would this be a sign of a failing transmission?
Yes, that would be true.

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Excellent, glad to hear the new transmission fixed it.(y)

Thanks for the update!

Jake
 
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