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Why did my washer stop spinning & agitating?

I have a Whirlpool washer model number LLR9245DQ0 that stopped spinning & agitating & is making a buzzing sound. Also, when I pulled it out there was a pile of black stuff under it.

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could be any number of things...but first a little clarity on the question. agitating is when the inside hub swishes back and forth to shake and move the dirt off the clothes. if it stopped during agitation, then you may have a motor or overload or drive problem. spinning is when the hub spins at a very high rate to remove as much water as possible from the unit before going to the next cycle. if it stopped during the spin cycle, there is typically a safety lockout switch that stops the spinning very quickly when the door is opened. if the switch is defective or has interference or not engaging fully then the unit will not spin. not sure about the black stuff but if unit has a belt drive, the belt may have worn out and eventually snapped.
by Manage My Life
February 5th, 2009
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Thank you for a very good description of the symptoms & your findings. The black rubber shavings under the washer are a sign of a failed motor drive coupler. The drive coupler is what took the place of the drive belt on the older washers. The drive coupler is what connects the motor to the transmission. Please see the link provided for the instructions to access & replace the motor drive coupler. NOTE; The console screws are located on the bottom of each end cap facing out & go into the top of the washer at a 45 degree angle on your model.



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by Manage My Life
February 4th, 2009
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