My washer spins out when it wants too. At first I thought the coupler might be bad but when I looked, they were like new. Sometimes to get the thing to spin I have to turn the basket. Usually that will do it. Basket drive? Are they hard to replace?
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Re: LSR5132PQO Whirlpool Washer (Top Loader)
John, it's possible that it could be the basket drive. It sounds more like the clutch assy. Take the agitator off and look at the drive block. The two ears from the basket drive should be tight into the drive block, I will attach a picture of how it should look. If that looks ok, then I would suspect the clutch. They are not hard jobs, either one of them.
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If you had the washer tilted back when you replaced the coupler, this may just be a simple matter of releveling the washer. Whirlpool top loaders have an auto-leveling mechanism on the back two feet of the washer. Periodically, you may need to check the level due to normal vibration and moving the appliance.. The following link explains how:
Assuming that this is a basic top loader, direct drive, neutral drain washer the first thing I'd look at is the motor coupler.
This is a three part device between the motor and transmission (1 plastic piece on the transmission shaft, 1 plastic piece on the motor shaft with a rubber coupler between them designed as a fail safe.
If the coupler is broken, that could be the cause of the noise and not engaging.
Beyond that, it could likely be either the plastic or metal gears in the transmission.
Since you usually try to fix things yourself, you have nothing to lose by trying to diagnose the problem and repairing it yourself.
We had a problem with major noise and no spinning on ours and by tearing the transmission apart and replacing an agitator cam assembly (plastic) and neutral drain assembly (also plastic) we spent just $30 (including new 80-90 weight oil) instead of $170 for a new transmission.
Hi, Is the humming noise coming from the timer area? Do you know if it agitates ok? When you have it in spin cycle, Try lifting the lid and see if the hum stops. The reason for these questions is that on this model, if it drains the water out but does not spin, it is either lid switch, coupler, or transmission. If it's the coupler, it will not agitate either. Please let me know so I can assist you further.
It would help to know what washing machine we're dealing with.....but I'll just assume it's a standard Kenmore(whirlpool) direct drive top loader. If so, you most likely have a broken motor coupler, which is located between the motor and transmission, that's most likely, although you could have a very bad clutch or tranny too. Check the coupler first. Hope that helps.
your water pressure tube is clogged at the tub. Take the back of the control panel off and blow or a small balst of compressed air down this tube and try the washer again. Powder detergent clogs this tube at the bottom of the tub and does not tell your pressure switch to shut the water off at the proper level thus overflowing your tub.