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Whirpool Washer LSQ9500LQ0 Won't Spin or Drain

My washer won't spin or drain. It will agitate and add water. The lid switch seems shot however I bypassed it by wiring the leads together. The timer still runs through but the spin and drain won't kick in.

And oddly enough my Whirpool LER6611LQ0 Dryer conked out last night too. I think it's the belt. It heats but won't move and the tumbler just spins around.

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  • js4574 Aug 02, 2009

    I touched the wires together. All i hear is the timer clicking on and off. The timer is still running. Where is the solenoid? Is is on the control panel? The timer is sounding nasty but it is running and if you switch it into fill or agitate those cycles will run.

  • js4574 Aug 02, 2009

    Update - i hotwired the switch and got the washer into high spin and drained the tub. Won't work in a low spin. I'm wondering if the timer is on the fritz or is it the gearbox.

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Your belt assessment sounds correct on the dryer problem.
If you can, restore the lid switch connections, and operate the switch during what should be spin. You should be able to hear a relay or solenoid clicking off and on with the switch.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

  • drallim Aug 02, 2009

    It acts like the gear box may be ok as it seems to be performing most of the required functions, but in a haphazard way leading one to suspect the timer control unit. If there is a solenoid, it would be on the transmission (gear box).

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