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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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  • marinunited Aug 23, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestion!

  • marinunited Aug 23, 2007

    How can I find out the part number for the motor coupling?

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    Can you explain this in detail? I'm wondering why you don't mention removing the agitator, which seems to be where the noise is coming from. Is it my understanding that it is something that I don't need to remove it for repairs?

    Thanks a bunch.


  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    New mattress pad under the agitator after it was washed



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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.

Posted on Aug 23, 2007

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    Geoff Siegel Aug 24, 2007

    go to and go to the parts section put your model number in and look for the motor coupler



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