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Offline restless

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Whirlpool Washer Occasional Spin Problem
« on: February 03, 2009, 10:01:52 AM »

Hello all!

I have a 4-5 year old Whirlpool top-loader washer. I do not have the model number handy right now. In the time that I have owned it, I have replaced the pump twice (no biggie), and last week, I replaced the motor couplers (one was broken).

Now, the clothes are wet sometimes after the wash cycle is finished. It doesn't happen all the time. When it does, I can run the load another complete cycle, and they come out dryer. I don't overload the washer.

When I changed the motor couplers, I did find a small amount of oil on the floor.

Some locals have suggested that the transmission may be failing, but, I have no agitator issues. Before I spend too much on the tranny, I need some guidance. If it is the tranny, I'll just pick up a used washer at the local shop for $150.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Occasional Spin Problem
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 12:10:54 PM »
Without a model number, we might not have advice "handy" right now.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Occasional Spin Problem
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 01:41:14 PM »
If you have an oil leak from the transmission chances are oil got into the clutch assembly which is probably causing it not to spin properly. Either way you probably need a new tranny and clutch.

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Re: Whirlpool Washer Occasional Spin Problem
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 05:25:09 PM »
You might need to break it all back down and make sure you ain't got nothing binding.
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