Discuss

Whirpool direct drive washer issues

 in

Washer Repair

. "

I am having a few problems with a Whirlpool direct drive washer model LSC8244DQ0. - First off, the washer starts

..."
 
 
Register | FAQ's | New Posts | Today's Posts | Extras
Appliance Repair Forum > Appliance Repair Help > Washer Repair » Whirpool direct drive washer issues

Post New Thread  Reply By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com, Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-09-2013, 09:48 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5
wadetrane is on a distinguished road
Default Whirpool direct drive washer issues
Model Number: LSC8244DQ0   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: More than 10 years   

Appliance Parts from AppliancePartPros.com


I am having a few problems with a Whirlpool direct drive washer model LSC8244DQ0.

- First off, the washer starts and fills ok, but the agitator seems quite loose on the top and makes a strange noise while agitating.

- Second, the tub will not spin during the spin cycle and there is a burning smell coming from it after it drains.

- Third, the tub is brownish in color from hard water and I want to remove them

How do I figure out what these problems and fixes are?

Thanks,
Jeff


Related Models
Whirlpool LSC8244DQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC8244DZ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC8244EQ0 WASHER
Whirlpool LSC8244EQ1 WASHER
Whirlpool LSC8244EZ0 WASHER
Whirlpool LSC8244EZ1 WASHER
Whirlpool LSC8245AN0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC8245AQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC8245AW0 Washers*
Whirlpool LSC8245BW0 Washers*
Whirlpool LSC9000PW0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9000PW1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9000PW2 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9245BN0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9245BN1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9245BQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9245BQ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9245BW0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9245BW1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9245BZ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9245BZ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355AG0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355AN0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355AW0 Washers*
Whirlpool LSC9355BN0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355BN1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355BQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355BQ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355BW0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355BW1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355BZ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355BZ1 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355DQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355DZ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355EQ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355EQ1 DIRECT-DRIVE WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355EZ0 AUTOMATIC WASHER
Whirlpool LSC9355EZ1 DIRECT-DRIVE WASHER
Admiral LSD2615HEB REF - SXS/I&W
Admiral LSD2615HEW REF - SXS/I&W
Admiral LSD2615HEZ REF - SXS/I&W
Maytag LSE1000 STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE1000T Stacked Laundry - Ele
Jenn-Air LSE2700W STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Jenn-Air LSE2700W-8 STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Jenn-Air LSE2700W-C STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Jenn-Air LSE2704W STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Jenn-Air LSE2704W-8 STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7800 STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7800ACE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7800ACL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7800ACW STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7800ADE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7800ADL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7800ADW STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7800AEE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7800AEL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7800AEW STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Admiral LSE7800AGE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Admiral LSE7800AGL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7804ACE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7804ACL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7804ACM STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7804ADE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7804ADL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7804ADM STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7804AEE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Admiral LSE7804AGE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Admiral LSE7804AGL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Admiral LSE7804AGM STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7806ACE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7806ACM STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7806ACQ STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7806ADE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7806ADM STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7806ADQ STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7806AEE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE7806BCE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Admiral LSE7806GGE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Whirlpool LSE9355BQ0 
Whirlpool LSE9355BZ0 
Maytag LSE9900 STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9900ACE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9900ACL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9900ACW STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9900ADE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9900ADL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9900ADW STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9900AEE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9900AEL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9900AEW STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9900AFL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9900AFW STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9904ACE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9904ACL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9904ACM STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9904ADE STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSE9904ADL STACKED LAUNDRY- ELE
Maytag LSG1000 STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG1000T Stacked Laundry - Gas
Jenn-Air LSG2700W STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Jenn-Air LSG2704W STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7800 STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7800AAE STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7800AAL STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7800AAW STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7800ABE STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7800ABL STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7800ABW STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7804AAE STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7804AAL STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7804AAM STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7804ABE STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7804ABL STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7804ABM STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7806AAE STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7806AAM STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7806AAQ STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7806ABE STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Maytag LSG7806ABM STACKED LAUNDRY- GAS
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-10-2013, 01:50 PM
Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,455
fairbank56 has a spectacular aura about
Default

With washer off, you should be able to rotate the upper agitator in one direction only. If you can rotate it in both directions the "dogs" are probably worn out and need to be replaced.

For the spin problem, you need to remove the cabinet and jump out the lid switch to operate the machine in spin mode and observe the clutch. I assume the washer drains ok? If so, the motor is running ok in the spin direction. After drain, the motor should pause for a few seconds and then start again at which time it should start spinning while draining. At this point, observe the clutch hub. If it is spinning then your clutch is slipping or the brake cam driver is broken. If not, the gearcase is bad.

Eric

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2013, 08:41 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5
wadetrane is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks Eric. Yes, the washer drains ok. For the spin problem test, do I leave the water connected and on after I remove the cabinet? Also, how do I jump out the lid switch, press it with a screwdriver with the lid open during spin cycle?

Also, is it possible that this is a coupler issue? How can I tell?

-Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2013, 09:01 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5
wadetrane is on a distinguished road
Default

Ok, I found a video about the jump out, sorry I'm new to this.

I still want to know about the potential coupler issue, though, please advise.

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-11-2013, 10:42 AM
Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,455
fairbank56 has a spectacular aura about
Default

Since there seems to be a problem with agitation as well, yes, it could be the drive coupler. If the lower agitator is functioning properly, then it's not likely the coupler but still possible. You will have to pull the motor to check the coupler. The motor spins in one direction for agitate mode and the opposite direction for spin so if it agitates ok then the coupler is working in that direction and should in the other but it does take more force to operate in spin direction so there's a chance it's the coupler. That's easy to replace and inexpensive.

Eric

Last edited by fairbank56 : 02-11-2013 at 10:52 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2013, 07:35 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5
wadetrane is on a distinguished road
Default Interesting developments in spin problem

Hi Eric and all,

So, I was testing the washer last night and when the spin cycle hit, I started pushing hard on the drum clockwise. It took a while, but the spin cycle finally started and then took off!

I ran a few test loads after that and it "appears" to be working now. This washer was sitting around for a month or so in a garage, so I guess it's possible that the brake was stuck or something else was held up internally. What do you think the issue was?

Also, is it possible that other any damage was caused before I released this issue (burning smell, etc)? I ran about four loads with the previous problem. What else should I check for when I open it up? I want to do a solid overall check.

Since this washer is going to be put in a tight space, I want to make sure it is ready to go before final install...

Thanks,
Jeff
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-12-2013, 11:24 AM
Expert
APP Volunteer
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2,455
fairbank56 has a spectacular aura about
Default

It probably was the brakes sticking which would cause the clutch to slip causing the burning smell. As long as it is spinning fast enough to get the water out of the clothes to your satisfaction, it might be ok. If you start having problems with slow spin speed or not spinning at all again, you will need to pull the gearcase to service the brakes and clutch.

Eric
Reply With Quote
See inside of your appliance - diagrams and part photos for virtually every model.

powered by AppliancePartsPros.com
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
whirpool direct drive washing machine magals Washer Repair 1 09-18-2009 10:09 AM
direct drive washer cecil tillery Washer Repair 1 08-17-2009 06:35 PM
replacing drive coupleing on Whirlpool direct drive washer bbuck222 Washer Repair 2 08-06-2009 07:34 AM
WHIRPOOL Motor coupling (for direct drive washers) ERNESTO Dishwasher Repair 4 12-31-2008 10:57 AM
Direct Drive Washer JNOLES Washer Repair 1 09-19-2007 04:24 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:43 PM.

The content on this web site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace an on-site diagnosis from a qualified appliance service technician. By reading any content on this site you agree to AppliancePartsPros.com , Inc. disclaimer and Terms of Use.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17