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What does Lr mean when appearing. my washer will not go into

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what does Lr mean when appearing . my washer will not go into spin mode
JA: What's the make and model of your washing machine? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Mah5500bww app. 12 years
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: it would depend on what the problem was
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 20 days ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 20 days ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 20 days ago.

Lr stands for "locked rotor" which means that your motor control board thinks the motor is struggling to turn the tub. Open the door and spin the basket to see if it spins smoothly. If it doesn't then you could have a bad main bearing, a broken support arm, or something stuck between the tubs which is really difficult to repair. Now most likely the tub will spin smoothly so if that is the case, the motor control kit which comes with a new motor (it's been re-designed) needs to be replaced. Below is a link to the kit for your model. The part is about $260

CLICK HERE for control kit

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 19 days ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?