Model #LSR5100KQ0 WHIRLPOOL Residential Washers

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  • Brake, Clutch, Gearcase, Motor And Pump
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  • Machine Base
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Whirlpool washing machine gear case troubleshooting.

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I think its great that you are wanting to do some repairs on your own. I am sorry for the inconvenience of the washer not spinning properly and I was able to find a link with a similar question. I hope this helps in troubleshooting the washer problem while you wait for your expert response.

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Joseph P. -
March 05, 2012
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Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

I will assume the washer will run during the spin and drain cycles. There is one long shaft which is the agitate shaft and the other is a tube which the clutch attaches to. When the input shaft is rotated in the spin direction, the clutch housing should rotate. I recommend re-installing the gear case and putting it in spin and seeing if the clutch housing will spin. (NOTE: You will have to jump the lid switch before it will operate in spin.)See second image below.(NOTE: You will have to jump the lid switch before it will operate in spin.)See second image below.

If the clutch spins and the basket doesn't, I recommend replacing the clutch assembly part #285785. You can order the clutch from Sears PartsDirect .

I added a YouTube video with the clutch replacement procedure.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 06, 2012
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Whirlpool washer cycles not starting, it will just stop. We have been moving dial forward and nothing is happening. Model number LSR5100KQ0

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We will likely need more information to help you diagnose and repair this washer problem. You seem to indicate that it has been stopping in the middle of the cycle and that you could manually advance the timer and it would continue properly. You did not indicate whether it will now start a cycle by filling and whether it will agitate once it fills. You also did not indicate whether the timer advances to a point and then stops. If the washer will not drain and spin but will fill and agitate (and the timer advances) then you likely have a failed lid switch. You can try to troubleshoot this issue using the information in the image below. NOTE: The washer shown below is slightly different than yours. The screws that secure the console to the top panel of the washer are in the back of the endcaps on each side of the console instead in the front as shown below. The wire colors on the harness for the lid switch may be different colors as well.

If you are able unplug the washer and open the console, you can place an insulated jumper wire in the lid switch harness to see if the washer will run in the drain/spin mode. If it does then replacing the lid switch may fix your problem. NOTE: Do not continue to run the washer with the lid switch bypassed. You must replace this important safety component if it has failed. You can order a new lid switch from the Sears PartsDirect website. The part number for the lid switch is 3949247.

If the timer is not advancing and the washer just fills and stops, you could have a failed timer or a wiring failure that is causing this problem. A service technician will normally need to diagnose and repair this type of problem. Here is a link for the Sears Service website: Sears Home Services .

If you need more help with this problem, resubmit your question with additional details regarding the advancement of the timer and what functions work on the washer (if any).

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 24, 2010
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why does my washer start without filling

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This type of problem is normally caused by a failed water level pressure switch if the washer is not filling at the same time that it is agitating. The washer will not normally agitate at the start of the cycle until the diaphragm in the water level pressure switch pushes the contact up to the full level. The wiring diagram for your washer is shown in the image below with this pressure switch circled in red. Replacing the water level pressure switch would likely fix this problem if the washer is not filling at all while agitating. The part number for the water level pressure switch is 3366850. You can order this part from the Sears PartsDirect website. Unplug the washer to disconnect electrical power before accessing this component. Screws on the back of each end cap on the console will need to be removed to open the console. Once those screws are removed, you can flip the console up and back into the service position. Remove the knob on front of the pressure switch. Remove the wiring connection and the air pressure hose from the pressure switch. Replace the pressure switch and reassemble the washer.

If the washer is agitating while it is filling, you likely have a failed bypass contact in the timer. Replacing the timer will normally correct this type of problem. The timer part number is 3946451.

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 03, 2010

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