Whirlpool lsq8543jqo spin cycle not working properly
Well, here seems to be the problem. Our washer goes thru all the cycles except the final spin properly. On the final spin, it makes a rubbing/grinding type sound and the basket is only moving about an inch then stops then moves alittle more then stops again, kind of like when its agitating. I have no clue about how to even start trying to troubleshoot this.
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The final cycle of any washing machine, including Whirlpool units, is
the spin cycle. During this cycle, water is sucked out of the load,
preparing the clothes for the dryer. If your spin cycle isn't working
properly, your clothes will be extremely wet, which increases the length
of the drying process. Troubleshoot, and repair this problem yourself
to save money
sounds like direct drive gears are bad.. there is a slip coupling that goes over the shaft of the transmission adn assist turning the tub that could be worn or broken. you will have to remove the agitator and check the nut on top of the tub to see if it is tight or to remove the nut and check that coupling.
Good day, If it goes thru the wash cycle normally then quits, it is the lid switch assembly. To remove the top console, be aware there are 3 locations for the screws. Bottom left and right. Bottom left and right but covered by plastic end caps that have to be unsnapped, and finally, bottom rear. There are also 3 different lid switch styles, so use the complete model number or take the old one in to the supply house. Here is a good tutorial on the change outprocedure.
Assuming that this is a basic top load, direct drive, neutral drain washer it seems as if the problem is likely in the timer.
The transmission and draining are controlled by the motor which gets it's power through the timer. If the timer isn't advancing once it gets to the spin cycle area, the motor keeps getting power, the machine keeps spinning and only by pushing in the control knob will the motor stop.
Here are a couple of places to look at how the machine works and parts for a basic Kenmore washer.
If the washer does not spin, take off the rubber bumbers inculding the little washers attached, inside the lid. It lowers the lid, which takes care of the problem. I had the same problem. Not anymore! Trust me, if nothing is wrong with any other part of the washer, this will work.
I haven't experienced that problem, but is it possible that the machine becomes unbalanced with the spinning load and then aborts the spin, so it doesn't finish? Has the machine been properly leveled during installation?
sounds like a lid assy issue, can you hear a "clicking" just before the lid is closed, try opening nad closing a few times listening for a distinct "click" if not the machine doesnt think the door is closed and for safety reasons wont spin and drain.