Question about Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top Load Washer

1 Answer

I have a Whirlpool Ultimate Care II, Model # LSQ9010PW2. The basket spins sometimes, but not always. Once the cycle has ended, I can physically turn the basket until it "locks". After that it will spin. What's going on?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 4,323 Answers


This is happened due to loose wiring on the LID switch(part#11) or due to a faulty lid switch. The lid switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. To access it you'll have to open the top of the washing machine to get to the switch.

I have a Whirlpool Ultimate - daniel_s_12.gif

In case the lid switch is fine then it is due to direct drive coupling. You can gain access to the coupler easily. Unplug the washer. Turn off and disconnect water supply lines. Place towel in floor in front of washer. Tip the washer forward onto face of washer. Unplug wiring clip connector from drive motor. Remove 2 1/4 inch head screws from spring clips on bottom of motor housing. Slowly rotate clips out to drop motor. Remove the top coupling piece off agitator shaft with screwdriver and light hammer. Use a 5/8 deep well socket to replace the coupling. Now, put the other coupling onto the motor shaft using light hammer and drive socket(5/8). Place the rubber connector onto the agitator drive piece then slide the motor back into the mount position. Rotate the clips back into place. Tighten 1/4 head screws in clips re-attach the wiring harness, tip the washer back up. Please check part#13 (agitator coupling)---


Hope this helps.. Please post back if you need further assistance.


Posted on Nov 11, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Doesn't always spin out at the end of the wash and rise cycles.

sounds like a touchy lid safety switch that works for a while and then quits,its under the top cover and is activated by the lid plunger tab

Jul 25, 2010 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

1 Answer

Whirlpool washer ultimate care II sometimes does not spin.

HI It sounds like the spin basket drive is going bad. If it was the lid switch, you would get no sound. Let me know if I can assist you further.


May 16, 2009 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

1 Answer

Whirlpool Ultimate Care II spin cycle not functioning correctly

It sound like the basket is out of balance. When it spins open the lid and see if the basket is moving side to side and back to back. If so look under the deck and see if there is springs or rubber ties attached to the basket.

Jan 19, 2009 | Whirlpool LSQ9665JT

1 Answer

Whirlpool washer LSQ9549LW1- loud thunks at end of spin cycle

you can goto and goto parts, put in your model # and they have a parts and diagram that you can look at.. sound like your basket block (which holds your basket on the gear shaft) is loose.. or 3 bolts on bottom of washer the holds gearbox to frame is loose.. good luck

Dec 29, 2008 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

1 Answer

Whirlpool Ultimate Care II GSW9650LWP Top load

sounds like the basket drive. it is kind of a big need to take out the gear case and then the basket drive. you need a special tool to get it out. the agitator comes off forst there is a spanner nut that you must take off.

Oct 26, 2008 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

2 Answers

Whirlpool Ultimate care ll Quiet wash Model # LSQ9564SQ0

The ***** part of the agitator is supposed to ratchet in the clockwise direction. this is normal. If you can spin it in either direction (turned off) then you need a set of agitator dogs.

Jan 10, 2008 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9564J Top...

2 Answers

Washer basket has dropped 1.5"

Different models use different devices to "suspend" the tub. Please verify the exact make / model.

Dec 31, 2007 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

1 Answer

Spin cycle noise

pull up and down on your basket to see if it has up and down play in it
kind of rock it side by side too

Dec 30, 2007 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

353 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Washing Machines Experts

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2699 Answers


Level 3 Expert

80417 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1474 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides