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Whirlpool LXR9445JQ having trouble with spin cycles.

Just replaced the dogs on the agitator, and was having troubles with the lid switch so bypassed and wired together. Washing machine completes the wash cycle, then goes to rinse and the water does drain out but the tub will only spin if I give it a push first, then it spins fine. With the last spin cycle, unless the tub is a really light load it never gets going fast enough to get all the water out of the clothes and again need to 'start' the cycle.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. More then glad to check if there are anymore hints, or troubleshooting required.

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  • verybig_axe Feb 12, 2009

    When there is no load in the tub, it spins out fine (well with a push at the beginning of the cycle). Think it might be the Direct Drive coupling. Going to pull it apart and see. When I know I'll post. Thanks again for the help

  • verybig_axe Feb 13, 2009

    So on further inspection the direct drive coupling is fine. Ran the machine with just a cup of Vinegar to clean it out and it completed the whole cycle fine. Wash, Rinse, Drain and Spin. Just seems to be when there is any type of load that the problem arises. Maybe there is something caught in between the tub and wash basket? Can't see anything.

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Check the motor and make sure that the RPMs are high enough, Also check the tension on the belt

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Finally, if all the above check out OK, the problem is inside the gear case (transmission).

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Does it agitate?
Does it spin by hand?
Does it agitate if you advance the timer?

Could be the lid switch (#1).
Could be a broken motor/pump coupling.
Could be the timer.

Look under the washer for bits of black rubber (indicating the coupling insert has failed.

If the coupling is in place, next, bypass the lid switch temporarily to see if you can trick the unit to think the door is closed (safety mechanism)

if the lid switch is bypassed, the coupling is good, the timer is faulty.

All items in this answer can be found at repairclinic.com and enter your model # in the box.

If you hear the motor trying to spin - the most common problem in this direct drive unit is the rubber coupling element and broken coupling teeth.

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
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Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

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See the following for where to find the model number on most machines.

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Older models only used the switch during the spin cycle.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

Following is a description of how to release the console for access to the pins.

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This is a Whirlpool PDF on how these washers operate. It has a diagram on jumping the switch as well as a detailed section on how the transmission works.

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Following is a description of how to gain access to the console and how to remove the cabinet if necessary.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=131&osCsid=913ba652cd504fb162f87d892bcb427b

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First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
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Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

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If you cannot hear the motor trying to turn the pump, (but the washer will agitate) the problem points to the Timer, or the Lid Switch.

Try to bypass the Lid Switch by removing the Console and jumping the two outermost pins on the switch.

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There is a Sears repair parts site:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and a list of major sub-components will come up.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

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https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf




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Hi, Is the humming noise coming from the timer area? Do you know if it agitates ok?
When you have it in spin cycle, Try lifting the lid and see if the hum stops.
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If it's the coupler, it will not agitate either.
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