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Our Whirlpool top load LSC8244EZ1 washer does not agitate or spin.  We suspect the problem is a broken belt, but cannot figure out how to take it apart to exam it to find out the problem.

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There is no belt on that washer it is direct drive, it is moast likley the motor coupling located betwen the motor and the trans.

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Washer will not spin


Assuming this is a top load washer, the most common cause for the agitator not spinning is a worn and/or broken drive belt. This is located on the bottom of the machine. A youtube video link below shows how to replace a typical drive belt. If the belt is good, the problem is either a bad clutch in the motor or a bound up agitator.

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Assuming this is a top load washer, the most common cause for the agitator not spinning is a worn and/or broken drive belt. This is located on the bottom of the machine. A youtube video link below shows how to replace a typical drive belt. If the belt is good, the problem is either a bad clutch in the motor or a bound up agitator.

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If it will not spin either, but the motor does run, the motor coupler has failed. It is also possible the transmission has a problem, but the motor coupler is more than likely the problem. This model does not use a belt, it uses the coupler instead.

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You may have broken the drive belt. Can you hear the motor spinning still? If yes, then it is definitely a broken drive belt.

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Some have two belts and one could be off the pulley or if not a coupling on the motor shaft may be cracked or broken.

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It doesn't agitate If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:

Lid switch
Motor coupler
Belts
Clutch
Drive motor
Drive pulleys
Transmission
Agitator
Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. If this happens, you need to completely replace it.

Belts Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

Clutch If your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

Drive motor Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.

Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.

Transmission The transmission could have either of these problems:

  • Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.


  • The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.


If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

Agitator The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.

It's noisy Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.

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It sounds like the coupling between the motor and gearbox has worn out. It should cost around $15 plus shipping and handling.

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