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Whirlpool LXR9445JQ1 top load washer: Agitate but no spin.

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I have a Whirlpool LXR9445JQ1 top load washer that agitates but will not spin. I have removed the housing and replaced the motor coupler and jumped the lid switch. Upon inspection, the motor runs and the pump works while in the spin cycle but I notice that the clutch assembly does not spin. I'm afraid this may point to the transmission but hoped for a professional opinion first. Thank you.

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Manage My Life
Thanks Fred. Parts ordered. Will report back after repairs are made.
by Manage My Life
April 14th, 2012
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Fred M
If the basket will turn but not spin then I suspect the clutch and/or basket drive is the problem. You will need to remove the transmission to check the clutch. You can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: [Sears Home Services | searshomeservices.com?sid=MMLxexpertxmerch] .
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Washers
April 13th, 2012
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Manage My Life
I am able to turn the basket by hand.
by Manage My Life
April 11th, 2012
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Fred M
Did the basket turn at least when you gave it a push? If it didn't turn then the problem might be a bearing or it might be a lost sock under the basket jamming things up.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Washers
April 11th, 2012
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Manage My Life
Gave the basket a push. Still a no go.
by Manage My Life
April 10th, 2012
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Fred M
If you give the basket a little push during spin does it turn and start spinning? If the basket will not turn at all then it may be a bearing problem. The images below may be helpful to you.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Washers
April 9th, 2012
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Manage My Life
I shut shut the washer off momentarily during spin cycle. Still a no go.
by Manage My Life
April 7th, 2012
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Manage My Life
Thanks Fred. Just to be certain, if it is just a clutch problem I should be able to see the outer housing of the clutch assembly spinning, correct?
by Manage My Life
April 7th, 2012
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Fred M
If the motor is running in spin and the water is draining out then the problem is likely the clutch and/or basket drive. A broken clutch spring might even be the only problem. There is something you might try first. In the spin cycle after the water drains out try turning the washer off for a momnent then back on and see if the spin starts. If it does then the problem is a neutral drain problem and the timer will need to be replaced. If it turns out to be the clutch/basket drive then check the following video to see how to access the clutch:

Replacing the Clutch on a Whirlpool/Kenmore Direct Drive washer

. If you decide this is a repair you'd like to try any parts you need can be obtained from the following link:

Whirlpool Washer model LXR9445JQ1 Parts

. You can reply with any additional details or questions for further assistance.
by Fred M Earned 3,532 community points in Washers
April 7th, 2012
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Manage My Life
Wet clothes are more than just a nuisance. The expert will review what you have done so far and respond. I did locate two similar posts with information that may help with the diagnosis. I attached the links below. I hope this helps find the cause.
by Manage My Life
April 6th, 2012
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