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My Top Loader US Whirlpool LSQ washing machine (5 years old) has developed a problem. The machine fills ok, but does not wash and at the end of the wash cycle the machine empties ok. During the washing cycle I dont think the drum is going round and a loud grinding noise can be heard which to me sounds like metal bearings are grinding together. Any clues please, many thanks, Keith

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  • keithxgraham Jul 02, 2008

    Hi Jsrock, just to say I received the coupling today and following your concise instructions I had fitted the part within 2 hours, the trickiest bit was aligning the motor when putting it back together (as you said).

    I am not a DIY person but found this task relatively straightforward, and all for £20 so many thanks once again, Cheers Keith



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Sounds like you have a failed motor coupling. This is an easy fix, requires inexpensive parts, but is going to take a little effort and know-how on your part. If you click on the following link, it explains step-by-step how to replace the coupling:

The part number is 285753A and can be found at Just type in your model number and the part will be listed under the "Brake/Clutch/Gearcase/Motor/Pump" heading. If you require further assistance, please let me know. I hope this helps you resolve your washer problem.

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    Jeff Rockwell Jul 02, 2008

    Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you were able to correct this "simple" problem and get your washer working again. I think you can officially call yourself a "DIYer" now. Great job!




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