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SBauman

03:52PM | 09/09/04
Member Since: 09/08/04
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I have a direct drive whirlpool washing machine. The spin cycle does not work but the agitation does. The motor is working fine and the rubber coupling is like new. I changed the direct drive transmission but used the old clutch on reassembly. After reassembly everything worked fine for about 2 or 3 loads. Then we start all over again with no spinning. If you try to help the drum around it tries to pick up speed but just cant get there. Wondering if I should install a new clutch assembly or could there be more to it than that such as bearings etc. Any advice would be appreciated.

appliguy

06:19PM | 09/09/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

Something here may help....

http://www.applianceaid.com/direct-nospin.html

**Wondering if I should install a new clutch assembly or could there be more to it than that such as bearings etc**

Possible yes to both....the acual cause would have to be investigated and things eliminated as possible trouble makers.

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

jriley

11:25AM | 10/07/04
Member Since: 10/06/04
3 lifetime posts
Washer quit spinning, and 'thunking' noise while trying to spin led me to replace the trasmission. The thunking noise is gone, but it still does not spin.

I've replaced the whole brake assembly and clutch liner. I have the repair manual, and using the test procedures therein, have tested the motor, motor start switch, lid switch.

I've ordered a new timer, but when it comes, if it's not the likely culprit, I'd like to send it back (repair costs are beginning to approach replacement cost). While waiting for the timer to arrive, I tried a few other things.

Okay, so I removed the motor and transmission and tried to turn the brake assembly by hand by torquing the cam to release the brake. I cannot budge it. If I loosen the spanner nut, I can turn it easily.

That is, with the basket in place, nut tight, I cannot turn the drive tube at all; nut loose, I can turn the drive tube, but of course the basket cannot spin.

Is it possible that the tube that the drive tube fits inside is either under lubricated or warped, not allowing the drive tube to spin when 'under load' of having the basket in place and nut tight?

I'm probably over-thinking things by this point, but I really don't want to sink any more money into guessing (the timer is only $61, but hey, that's $61).

Thanks in advance for any input.

JR

appliguy

02:45AM | 10/08/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

**Very Similar Problem**

On a direct drive Whirlpool washer?

Model#?

http://www.applianceaid.com/model.html

Some model# helps.

**Is it possible that the tube that the drive tube fits inside is either under lubricated or warped, not allowing the drive tube to spin when 'under load' of having the basket in place and nut tight?**

BB&D siezing to the bearings is possible, something between the inner basker and outer tank is possible, self clean filter ( if used on your model ) jammed between the inner basket and outer tank is possible.

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

jriley

06:08AM | 10/08/04
Member Since: 10/06/04
3 lifetime posts
It is a direct drive unit. The model number LSR5233EQ2. Sorry.

With the nut loose, the basket can spin (spinning on the drive tube of course), so there is not any gross binding between basket and tub, etc.

With the nut tight, I cannot turn the basket from the cam on the brake at all. But, I can spin the basket by spinning the the basket itself if I have the brake released. Does this description make any sense at all?

My present theory is that either the drive block or the basket itself is allowing the basket to cant when the nut is tightened, binding things up just enough.

I'll remove the lint filter and try it that way. That's one thing I have not tried.

Thanks for input so far.

JR

appliguy

08:12PM | 10/08/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
G'day,

**I'll remove the lint filter and try it that way. That's one thing I have not tried**

From the model# posted, the lint filter is shown on the bottom outside of the inner basket.

**With the nut tight, I cannot turn the basket from the cam on the brake at all. But, I can spin the basket by spinning the the basket itself if I have the brake released. Does this description make any sense at all?**

Try it at the tranny input shaft ( where the motor coupler is )....one direction is agitation and other direction is spin.

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

jriley

07:10AM | 10/12/04
Member Since: 10/06/04
3 lifetime posts


**Try it at the tranny input shaft ( where the motor coupler is )....one direction is agitation and other direction is spin.**

Just for the record, the tranny was off the unit; but with the tranny in place, the motor (or me) could turn the tranny input shaft, but it was slipping at the clutch, even though the brake was released. The unit agitated just fine.

The lint filter was the key. I took it off and tried with just the basket, and it worked fine. Cleaned what seemed to be a relatively small amount of gunk off the filter, but upon reassembly, it worked.

Thanks so much for all the input.

I don't regret replacing the transmission; the thunking noise is gone.

JR

appliguy

09:54AM | 10/12/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Glad to hear you are getting somewhere with it!! :)

Thankx for the update!!

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/
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