Question about Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top Load Washer
Washer stopped at end of first wash cycle. True of all wash settings. I assumed it was the timer failing to engage transmisson and/or motor and replaced the timer. Problem persists. Inspected impeller/ discharge hose for movement/ obstructions. Discovered impeller is direct to motor shaft- no clutch. Discovered multi taps to motor winding. Suspect motor must reverse to discharge water & spin. Can't see any other relays. Motor looks brand new- no water, dirt on it. Noticed lid switch issue on an LSQ posting, but my wash cycle works. Wouldn't the wash cycle fail also if it were the lid switch? Steve in Ruskin, FL
NO...the problem you are describing are the typical symptoms of a lid switch malfunction. The lid switch shuts the washer off when you open the lid while the drum is spinning. This is a safety feature to prevent injury from moving parts if you decide to add a garment or stick your hands in the tub for some reason while it is in operation. On some model Whirpool's the washer WILL work initially for the wash cycle, then stop when it gets to the rinse cycle. I would recommend you check your lid switch to make it is not loose or broken. Your washer is also equipped with a lid strike (a small plastic piece on the lid that activates the switch) make sure it is not broken off or missing. This will give the same symptoms of a broken lid switch.
If you require a replacement switch, they can be ordered on line at searspartsdirect.com, or you can go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. The part number for the switch is 3949247. The lid strike (if required) is part number 358684. If you need instructions on how to replace the lid switch, you can use this link if you like:
I don't know how savvy you are, so I thought I would add the instructions just in case. I hope you find all this information helpful. Let me know if you require additional assistance.
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
Jsrock516 had this 100% right. I bought this appliance used for $30.00, because the people that owned it couldn't figure out what was wrong with it. Thanks loads!!!!!! Literally!
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