washer would not agitate or spin

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Glenn From Sparta, WI

Aug 10, 2011

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unplug the power cord. remove two screws holding top paned pull panel slightly forward and flip it over the back. Unplug the lid switch cord from top of cabinet. Remove two retaining clips one on each side at the back of the top (spring clips holding the back to the cabinet. Lift the lid, grasp the top of the cabinet pull slightly forward and remove the cabinet from the washer. Water pump is at the front bottom of the washer retained by two spring clips. snap the clips off and move the water pump aside. Motor is retained by two clips with a screw holding each in place. Removed the screws with a 1/4" nut driver then snap the clips off and motor will come away from the drive mount. You may need to remove the motor wiring to get the motor out far enough to change the drive coupling. The coupling is three pieces. Remove the three pieces and replace with the new. To reassemble you need to align the tabs and push the motor in place and then snap the clips on the motor, put the two screws back in and replace the wiring, align the water pump and snap the clips back on. To install the cabinet it is important that you get the front bottom hooked under the frame and the side over the frame. Set the cabinet back and reinstall the two spring clips that hold the back to the cabinet. Reattach the wiring for the lid switch, flip the console back over and reinstall the two screws that hold the console in place. Test your work. Does it work? Yes! YOU DONE IT!!!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Part Number: PS1485646

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