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Whirlpool LSN1000kq (direct drive) will not spin.

It aggitates and drains fine. It will start to spin if you manually spin it. Is this a timer issue or a transmission problem?

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    I have the same problem you mentioned above. I just paid an appliance repair guy to come out and inspect it. He looked underneath it and said the transmission is leaking oil on the clutch (or the clutch is leaking oil on the transmission). He said to replace them it would cost more than I paid for my 7-year-old washer.

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Hi!!! you seem to have a trasmission problem..to expensive too repair unless you have a warranty for it..good luck..

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