Ill fitting cover

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Dennis From Lawrenceville, GA

Apr 07, 2008

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Unplugged power cord and disconnected the water hoses. Removed screws holding timer and switch unplugging wires to safeties to durm cover. Unsnapped clips holding the cover to frame back and then removed the cover tipping it forward. Removed pump by unsnapping the clips holding it to the motor and then removed motor by taking screws out and then unsnapping the clips. Removed broken coupling halves from both motor and transmission. This took maybe 30 minutes. Installed new coupling by driving onto shafts of transmission and motor with hammer and screwdriver used backwards. Attached motor after aligning coupling halves. Screw clips into place and then replaced pump and clips holding it. Turned motor by hand to make sure everything rotated properly. This took maybe 45 minutes. The rest of the time was spent trying to get the cover to line up on the base tabs. Was not able to get this done so ended up getting one side to fit and the other side I used self tapping screws to fasten the cover to the frame. Of course doing this after 2 hours of trying to keep the cover in line with the tabs trying to hook the clips at the top. With the screws holding the cover to the base no problem of getting the clips in place at the top and then mounting the electrial/electronics to the top. Finished by hooking up the hoses and plugging in the power cord and then testing everything out and all work great and noticed less noise coming from the machine than in the past. The cover engineering leaves something to be desired.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Part Number: PS1485646

In Stock