Question about Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top Load Washer
When the washing machine starts to spinning it doesn't and there is a loud clicking sound
The most common cause of the symptoms you describe is a broken motor coupling. Whirlpool manufactured top loaders use a motor coupling in place of a drive belt and are known as "direct-drive" systems. No agitation, or spinning, associated with a grinding noise are the usual symptoms. The washer will still have the ability to drain, however.
The following link explains how to access the coupler and replace it, if necessary:
The part number is included with the instructions I provided. Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:
All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers I provided and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. The coupler is usually sold as part of their in-store inventory. The average cost of a motor coupling is only about $15.
If you have any questions, or if the symptoms I describe do not match the problem you are having, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on May 26, 2010
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