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Whirlpool LSR5233EQ0 top loading washer wont spin

Tub fills with water but agitate cycle wont spin the spindle.
Manually turn control knob to rinse/spin and it drains but no spin

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If the washer will fill and drain, but won't agitate or spin, you may have a broken motor coupling. The noise of the motor engaging, lack of agitation and ability to still drain are the usual symptoms. This is a common fail item with this model washer through normal wear and tear. Newer versions of the coupler are more resilient and resist breaking. The following link explains how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385252-replacing_motor_coupling_whirlpool_top
The motor coupling is located between the drive motor and the transmission and takes the place of a drive belt. They do wear out and can break. The replacement part number is included in the link I provided and is an improved upgraded coupler that is more resilient and should last longer. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

A replacement coupler can be purchased on line at appliancepartspros.com for about $11. Just use the part number in the link and "Search by Part Number" for your search criteria. Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you find this information helpful. NOTE: There are other problems that can cause the washer symptoms as you describe, but the motor coupling is the least expensive and easiest solution to try first. If the motor coupling is still intact, please let me know.

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I'VE HEARD THIS SONG BEFORE FILL, NO AGITATE, DRAIN, AND NO SPIN. YOU HAVE A STRIPPED DRY COUPLING, WHICH IS A PLASTIC RUBBER COMBINATION THAT CONNECTS THE MOTOR TO THE TRANSMISSION. REMOVE SCREWS AND FLIP TOP CONSOLE UP. FLAT HEAD SCREW DRIVER REMOVE CLIPS AT CORNERS, DISCONNECT 2 WIRE PLUG. PULL WHOLE OUTER CABINET TOWARDS YOU AND PULL AWAY FROM MACHINE. LOOKING AT THE BOTTOM CENTER, REMOVE SCREWS HOLDING MOTOR CLIPS, DISCONNECT ALL PLUGS (HARNESSES) AND REMOVE MOTOR. COUPLING WILL BE VISIBLE AND PEGS/RUBBER WILL BE WORN, REPLACE AND REASSEMBLE

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