Broken Drive Motor Coupling

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

john From washington, DC

May 03, 2011

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If handy is at one end of the spectrum, I'm at the other. When the washer stopped spinning, I started checking prices. Then my kid sister [pushing 50] asked if I had checked in with Dr. Google re the problem. I said, well, no, and so consulted with the good Dr. G, plugging in model number. Up popped a chat room of some kind discussing my exact model, and my exact problem - motor humming, no spin in any cycle - and opining on one side of the conversation, it's the motor coupler, and giving the part number! I then plugged found Part Select, plugged in the part number, and ... there was the part, along with a video. Please give my best to Mr. Steve - The Man in my view - and the guitarist for the soothing melody. I watched Steve - "pretty simple really" - a dozen times or more, and felt ready when the part arrived UPS. Steve was working with a new machine. I wasn't. So, from WD 40 for help with removal of hoses, to struggling with clips frozen in place, it all took more work. But when I removed the motor, beheld a beautiful sight ... coupler broken in two! I replaced it, struggled for a while aligning things, then retraced steps, secured everything. Then the moment of truth, the spin cycle, and ... hummin' baby! Thank you to all concerned. Oh, the total cost of this repair: @ $30, including UPS and cost of the quarter inch nut driver I did not have in my raggedy kit bag.

A less not-so-handy, John Racin

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Part Number: PS1485646

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