- Model Number
- More than 10 years
HI All! Thank you for reading and helping! I've noticed that my Whirlpool washer LSQ8521 doesn't drain the water before it starts to spin. I think it used to drain first. It seems like it's an awful lot of weight for the motor, etc to spin first. It DOES drain as it's spinning and the clothes aren't wet at the end. I'm just concerned something is going to break/wear from the load. And in fact I just recently replaced the bottom agitator portion because the tabs had broken off on top, and have had to replace the agitator dogs several times, so maybe all this is because of the wear? Now I think those were symptoms and I'm trying to get to the bottom of the problem. I just watched the motor shaft to the drain pump during a cycle and it does spin counter clockwise during the wash cycle to recirculate and then clockwise during the spin cycle, so the drain pump gets power and isn't clogged because all the water does drain out. But there was no just draining in between agitating and spinning. Just to be sure I removed both hoses from the drain pump and they are clear. Inside the drain motor the impeller is clear and moves freely in both directions, so I don't think anything is stopping the draining, but it's not being called for. Any thought? Or anything else I should check/observe? Thanks!