Model #LSQ8243HQ0 Whirlpool residential washers

  • Top And Cabinet
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  • Controls And Rear Panel
    3 Results
  • Agitator, Basket And Tub
    3 Results
  • Machine Base
    3 Results
  • Brake/clutch/gearcase/motor/pump
    3 Results
  • Wiring Harness
    3 Results
  • Water System
    3 Results
  • Miscellaneous
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Question and Answers

Q:

What is the procedure on how to install a motor coupling for my Whirlpool washer?

A:

In order to access and replace the motor coupler will require removing the washer cabinet, drain pump and motor. The console must be put into the service position first in order to access and remove the two gold colored cabinet clips and to disconnect the lid switch harness connector. See image below.

  • First, disconnect the power cord from the power source.

  • The console will need to be placed in the service position by removing two (2) screws located at the bottom of each control panel end cap. See image below.

  • Slide the console forwards about 1/4 inch and the raise it upwards and hinge it over the rear panel.

  • Disconnect the 3 wire lid switch harness plug located on the top. Pop the two (2) gold colored cabinet clips off as shown in the image below.

  • Place the tip of a flat tipped screw driver down into the first valley and then push the handle end to the rear of the washer to pop off the cabinet clips.

  • Open the lid and grab the opening and tilt the top of the washer cabinet forwards just a few degrees and then walk it backwards and off.

  • Remove the water pump by prying the two (2) pump retainer clips off.

  • Leave the two (2) pump hoses connected to the pump and shove the pump over to the left and out of the way of the motor.

  • Disconnect the motor wire harness plug from the motor.

  • Pry the two (2) motor retainer clips off. Note: if there is a screw threaded through the motor retainer clips, remove the screws before prying the motor retainer clips off.

  • Remove the motor.

You now have access to the motor coupler. The motor coupler consists of three (3) parts. One fits on the gear case input shaft, one fits on the motor shaft and the rubber isolator links the two together once the motor is reinstalled.

See images below for further instructions.

Reverse the procedure to re-assemble the washer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 30, 2010
Q:

Washer will not drain or spin.

A:

Hi Jeremy,

Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life.

Since you have replaced the timer and your washer still will not drain or spin, I recommend checking the lid switch. If the lid switch is bad this washer will fill and agitate but will not drain or spin. A quick check you can do is to run a cycle with the lid switch bypassed. If the washer operates, the lid switch needs to be replaced.

To bypass the lid switch you need to unplug the washer and open the console. Here is a video that demonstrates gaining access to the lid switch; Video . Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts. The washer in this video may not look exactly like yours but the procedure is basically the same. Once you have the console open, locate the connector for the lid switch. Place an insulated jumper between outside wires (see image below), not the green (middle) it is a ground and will cause a short. The red arrows indicate where you need to place the bypass and the green arrows indicate where the lid switch is connected in the washer. After inserting the jumper, make sure it will not touch anything metal. I recommend covering it with electrical tape.

After ensuring that the lid switch bypass is secure, plug the washer in. Then start the washer in a cycle, and let it go. If the washer completes the cycle, you need to replace the lid switch. Do not leave the jumper in place and continue using the washer while you are waiting for the part. The jumper is for testing purposes only.

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 .

Here is a link that you may use to purchase the Lid Switch part number 3949247 for your Whirlpool model number LSQ8243HQ0 washer .

I hope this is helpful. Check the things I have covered here and if I may be of further assistance please reply to this post.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
April 19, 2012
A:

Jeremy,

You are welcome! Glad I could help. Please keep Manage My Life in mind for all of your do-it-yourself projects.

Landell

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Landell -
Sears Technician
April 20, 2012
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Q:

What would cause the washer tub to lean to one side and leak water at times?

A:

The intermittent leaking is most like because the tub is leaning when either the water is spray rinsing or filling the tub after the first spin cycle. If the tub leans far enough forwards the incoming water will hit the top of the tub cover and splash over the tub and onto the floor.

The washer is most likely worth having it repaired.

There could be one or a combination of things causing the tub to lean: (See image below)

  • It could have a broke suspension spring. (Key#3)
  • Broken counter balance spring. (Key#15)
  • Bent base assembly (Key#19)
  • Worn friction pads (Key#18&16)
  • Washer not level

I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your washer.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 28, 2009