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Washer won't agitate or spin

My washer (model # LSC8244BQ1) will fill up with water and will drain but it won't agitate or spin. We just put in a new lid switch so we know that works. Help!

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  • debbh5 Oct 23, 2008

    Thanks Krazykenny, now can someone tell me how to change the motor coupler??

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I would say the problem is more than likely it is a broken motor coupler.it is the piece between the motor and transmission. they are cheap less than $15 and not to hard to change.any appliance parts store should have them..

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    kenny sulfridge Oct 24, 2008

    1st you need to take the cabinet off,there is 2 screws in the back of the cabinet,up by the top in at an angle. removed them and pull the console to you a little and tilt it over backwards.unplug the wire from the top of the console,usually gray,green and white, then pop the gold clips out using a screwdriver,open the lid and tilt the cabinet forward towards you and take the whole cabinet off. find the pump it usually white and remove the clips and bend it back out of your way,no need to take the hoses off. remove the 2 screws that hold the motor clips on and remove the clips.pull the motor off and there is the coupler,pry the old pieces off and install the new pieces.`1 on the transmission and 1 on the motor,just drive them on til the shafts are flush with the plastic, align them with the black rubber piece while you reinstall the motor.then installed the cabinet and console. dont forget to hook the wires back up....and you should have it.....

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