Washer would not spin or agitate

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Socket set

Daniel From Wild Rose, WI

Feb 12, 2009

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

I am in my mid seventies and FORGOT where I filed the owners manual. As a result I had no clue of an exploded view or a parts list but decided to give it a try anyway.
After laying the machine on its front, it was obvious that the coupling had failed.
Parts Select had the part at my door in two days at a discounted price and the cost for shipping and handling was less than the cost for gas to get it from my closest local source.
I cleaned the residue left from the old failed coupling with a wire brush and a bit of naptha.
The removal of the entire assembly (motor, transmission and pump) was simple and required removing the two wires from the motor capacitor, Unpluging the multi pin connector from the motor and removing the three bolts that held the assembly to the tub frame. The pump came off the rear of the motor by releasing the two snap/spring connectors.I pried the old coupling off and tapped th new AND IMPROVEDcoupling on until it was flush with the end of the motor and trans shaft and reversed the procedure.
I saved myself hundreds of dollars and my wife is happy!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Part Number: PS1485646

In Stock