Washing machine would not spin or agitate

ApplianceKitchenAid Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

E. From Cedar Park, TX

Dec 10, 2008

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I moved the washing machine to the garage and while it was still on the dolly, I laid it down so that the underside of the machine was acessible. I then proceeded to remove the hoses from the pump and then removed the pump. This gave me acsess to the motor which I removed after removing the clip screws holding the clips on the motor. After removing the clips, the motor then came free allowing me to pry the remaining pieces of the coupling assembly loose from the shaft of the transmission and the motor. Reversing the procedure allowed me to complete the repair. Using a socket to tap the pieces of the coupling onto the shafts of the motor and the transmission made it easy to get them onto the shafts properly. By the way, I think that if the couplings were made of stainless steel rather than a composit plastic I would not have had to do the repair at all. The rubber center piece was not worn at all. I think that was poor engineering on the part of the designers.
Gene Sinclair. Cedar Park Tx.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Part Number: PS1485646

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