motor burned out, tub quit going around

ApplianceGibson Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Carmen From Foreston, MN

Aug 18, 2009

25 out of 37 people found this instruction helpful

First I turned off the water and disconnected the hoses. I took off the back panel and unscrewed the 4 bolts holding the motor in place. The grounding screw was impossible to remove, so I had to cut the wire off. Took out motor and disconnected the electrical connector. Put new motor in (ordered new belt, figuring it would need replacing - was still in excellent shape, but replaced it anyway), bolted in the motor (socket set works best on further away bolts, screwdriver for closer ones). Put the belt on the motor first and then pulled it up over the side of the tub and turned the tub to get it around the whole tub - took alittle bit of turning to get it on. Plugged in electrical connector and screwed grounding wire into hole. Replaced back panel and water hoses. Got a bit dirty and sweaty but not too hard to do it yourself, as I am a 48 yr woman and don't usually do this kind of thing.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Motor

Part Number: PS417366

$160.27
In Stock

Drive Belt - 6 ribs

Part Number: PS419285

$26.88
In Stock