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Washing machine works, but wont do spin cycle- clothes sopping wet but clean

Wife noticed the beginning of a tiny burning smell too lately. clothes clean, but very wet since spin cycles seems to not work any more.

this is the washer

wondering if repair is cost-effective or i should buy a new washer...

http://www.epinions.com/pr-Whirlpool_LSQ9549L_Washing_Machine/display_~full_specs

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  • Morts Mar 04, 2008

    Hi, I have the same problem, washer will not spin. There is power to the machine but no spin cycle. Model # LSR6332KQ1, Sr. # CR1870500

    Thanks

    Delroy Mortimer

    delmort@hotmail.com

  • EdLemko Mar 04, 2008

    thanks for the response. wife said that it agitates, and cleans the clothes, but the spin cycle never starts, and the clothes are just sopping wet, but clean.

  • Anonymous Mar 08, 2008

    My washing machine washed and as it went into the drain and spin cycle it made a loud noise like something was stuck somewhere. After I turned it off the noise sounded like a ratchet slowing down. It drained but did not spin. After pulling it out from the wall, noticed oil on the floor. Any help would be appreciated.

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First off check to make sure its spinning at all. although the waters draining is it really spinning? are the clothes stuck to the side walls as if they had??if so i would tip machine back and look on floor and around the inside of cabinet approx 12 in. from ground level looking for oil,( transmission oil) . if present youll need a new transmission and clutch assy

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