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LXR7244JQ1 Fills, then makes weird clicking noise, stops


Premium Member
Apr 13, 2023
North Carolina
Model Number
More than 10 years
LXR7244JQ1 about 10 years old

First problem, ran normal cycle smelled a burning smell doing a wash. Checked the motor and a few of the copper wires were buring together. Replace motor and checked the coupling while it was apart but it was fine. Tried to start a wash, it will fill with water but will only agitate for a few seconds while making alot of clicking sounds. If i don't unplug the machine it will keep making these same set of noises every 2 or 3 mins. Someone said try a new lid switch but the previous owner did a "bypass lid switch", so theres no way to hookup a new lid switch.
Do the lights dim in the laundry room when it does that clicking sound? Try it on SLOW agitate wash cycle and see if the clicking stops or keeps doing it. Does it spin fine with no clicking sound?

Check the motor capacitor.

Here's the motor capacitor for your model:
WP8572717 Capacitor

Watch this video below to ohm test the capacitor:

This is the way we ohm test the motor capacitor--->Make sure the washer is unplugged, Set your meter on a high ohms scale. Touch the probes to the capacitor terminals. Your meter should show several thousand ohms then fall back to infinity. Reverse the probes and the meter will show the same thing.

ALSO--->Remove the motor and lay it on the floor with the electrical connector still attached and start the agitate cycle and see if the motor STILL CLICKS by itself when its running.

For others following your thread--->When you click the link to the motor below, there is a video there to show you how to remove it.

Here's the motor for your model:
WP661600 Direct Drive Washer Motor
The lights don’t dim.

For the wash it will fill, then try and agitate while clicking a lot, stop everything after 2 or 3 seconds. Then doesn’t work until 2 or 3 mins later. Then only works for 2 or 3 seconds again making the same noise.

On spin it does basically the same thing. Spins once or twice, while clicking and a slight screech. Then stops everything for 2 or 3 mins until it try’s again.

I can’t get it to drain at all.

I don’t have a multimeter at all. I wouldn’t be able to get one until later today.
I can’t get it to drain at all.
Also , you may have a foreign object in your water pump causing that motor clicking issue, I'd check that too.

Here's the water pump for your model:
Drain Pump WP3363394

Here's a video on how to access it below, unplug the washer first before you take it apart. Then once you get the pump off, take the 2 rubber hoses off and get a flashlight and look inside it. Be prepared for some water to spill out of the 2 rubber hoses.


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