Spin cycle not working properly; Clothes still soaked when spin cycle finished

ApplianceEstate Washer

ModelETW4400TQ1

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Sarah From Columbus, OH

Aug 20, 2011

6 out of 8 people found this instruction helpful

We ordered both the motor coupling and the clutch assembly based on our troubleshooting, and because we figured both parts were inexpensive enough we might as well have them both. We initially thought it was the clutch assembly, but as we were taking the washing machine apart, we noticed that actually one of the bolts was missing completely and one had snapped in two. We then realized that the spin cycle problem was actually related to the instability of the motor because of the missing/broken bolts (they didn't even have washers!). All we had to do was replace the bolts and use a bolt extractor to get the broken bolt out, but we went ahead and replaced the clutch assembly as well for good measure. Everything ran perfectly after that! I was very skeptical to do the repair myself, but it really is easy, as long as you have someone with muscle to help out. You can also look up videos online that show you a step by step repair process for the clutch assembly, and I would highly recommend doing that so that you have a visual. It will make everything seem 100x easier.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Clutch Assembly

Part Number: PS334641

$28.77
In Stock

Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Part Number: PS1485646

$11.77
In Stock