Washer doesn't spin

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Chuck From Gig Harbor, WA

Apr 28, 2010

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The hardest part was figuring out what the problem was. The washer wouldn't spin so the clothes were really wet at the end of the cycle.
First I removed the agitator, because a screw connects the agitator to the shaft.
Next I put the washer on it's front.
Disconnected the water pump clips and pulled it off the motor shaft.
Electrically disconnected the motor (make sure you unplug the washer before starting)
Removed 3 bolts holding the gear case and motor.
Then I pulled the gear case and motor out the bottom, the shaft is about two feet long and the clutch comes with it.
Replace the clutch and put the shaft back where it belongs. Make sure the clutch spring doesn't bump against the plastic brake thing, it will stop you from pushing the shaft all the way in.
Pushing the gear case and motor assy the last inch and aligning the holes for the bolts was the hardest part. The bolts aren't long enough to grab the threaded hole, so you have to get it perfectly aligned. After about a half-hour of fighting it, I finally used a hammer and lightly tapped it into place.
Just put everything back together in the reverse order.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Clutch Assembly

Part Number: PS334641

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