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Whirlpool LHW0050P doesnt spin now after repairing drain leak

Need mucho helpo please.
this is in re: to a fairly new used Whirlpool LHW0050P front loader
I purchased a used washing machine. When I inspected it, it was
working fine. When I purchased it later, it had been in storage
during Jan, when we had single digit temps.

I ran the first load.
It filled with water, it agitated, and when it went to drain, it
drained all over my floor.

A litte investigation revealed a drain pipe, that was like thick white
plumbers pipe had cracked. My theory that the unit was not completely
drained before storage, it froze and expanded and cracked.

My husband and I removed the piece, and repaired it, and placed it
back together, and wonderful, no more leaks. It runs great -- with the
exception it doesnt spin or agitate. it fills with water, it sets, and
it drains.

I figure something got knocked over, unplugged or something in the
lifting and pushing and pulling to to get this one peice repaired.
however, i cant find anything wrong. everything is clean and looks
connected. the belt is tight and intact. the motor simply isnt

After much research I can see these are pieces of poop, however, I
have forked out seventy five dollars. Ill never get my money back, and
im on a budget and cant very well go buy a new one.
I need to make ths work if possible.

There is a diagnositic test on here, if i place it in a certain mode,
and hold a certain button... i have run the diagnositic test and of
course, it didnt spin or agigate, so it failed those tests, but at one
particular test, the led light landed on wash. i think that means
something...the diagnostic manual i have explains how to d the test,
what to check after the test, but it doesnt tell you what the code
will or will not say, other than when you are done, one light will
So please, i welcome every ones suggestion or response.

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  • cathryne Feb 25, 2009

    thank you for your advice! but im a beancounter! i need more directions! :)



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You should recheck the wireing as you described in your problem and make sure that the water didn't short anything out. If not you should check the motor, motor coupler, the timer, or the start motor capacitor.

Heres a link to help to find the correct parts.

Hope this info help to anyone who reads it.

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