Whirlpool LSC9355DQO won't spin and makes grinding noise
My top loader worked fine until this morning. I tried to wash a set of sheets together with a mattress pad. When the machine got to the spin cycle, the machine started to make grinding noises and the agitator did not spin. I removed the soaking wet mattress pad and tried again. Same problems. I unplugged and replugged the machine. Problems remained. I checked the door latch and it still clicks. Any ideas on what's wrong and how to repair it?
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Grinding noises are never a good sign. My best guess is that the motor coupling is shot. Very inexpensive repair if you're handy. unplug and tip the machine back. locate the motor and remove the clips holding the motor/pump assembly to the transmission. carefully remove the motor and if the coupling is shot, replace. put it back together and should be good to go.
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Possible that the grinding noise comes from the drum, irregular movement or broken paddles. You can try and attempt only if equipped with a fundamental understanding of the working . I shall give you some tips to this click 1..: Washing Machine
The grinding noise was probably being caused by objects stuck in the drain filter. Disconnect power and check the drain filter. On Whirlpool front loaders the filter is accessed from the front of the machine. You will need to unscrew the filter cap and to remove blockage With top loaders the access is underneath or at the back. You lean the appliance on one side and disconnect the hose directly connected to the pump. Disconnect power before starting maintenance.
Sounds like you may have lost your basket drive and clutch assembly. This is a pretty involved job to replace for sure, and requires you to remove the inner basket, drop the transmission, etc. Does the unit make any wierd noises, like popping or grinding? Does it agitate ok in wash? I would bet almost for sure that its that basket drive and attached sub-pack thats went bad. If you want to try and tackle this yourself, let me know, and will get you directions to do so. Good Luck!!!!