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RAS8445KQ0 Roper Washer - Instructions

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washer would not spin or agitate.

  • Customer: Gerald from White Cloud MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
electric unplugged, removed water lines. two screws on back of control housing removed, tilted housing back, removed two clips on top of washer housing, removed body. tilted washer backward, removed brackets on water pump and electric motor, pulled motor off and removed broken parts on shaft, replaced with new parts. Lining up motor shaft to washer was a bit tricky but time and patience got it togather. replaced brackets on motor and water pump. put washer upright and put body back on the body has to be set on guides correctly or will not set right. replace clips andtilt top down and screw it. hook up water lines, and electric.

The washing machine basket wouldn't spin

  • Customer: Kali from Missoula MT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the cover of the washer, pull out motor, pry out motor coupler, replace. May have to hammer with a rubber mallet to get it on. Replace motor and washer cover. We also replace the water pump. It wasn't broken, but since we had the washer torn apart, decided to replace it as well. There are lots of YouTube videos to help you out.

no spin out of water in drum

  • Customer: james from dumont NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
followed the video on the web site and repair was amazingly easy. I have two of these machines, and this same part went bad about 1 1/2 year ago, so this time i was ready for everything. Took everything apart, got rid of old broken part, replaced with new, and Bam, washer back up and running, less than 30 minutes, I am limited on space in my basement, so i didn't turn machine on its back, i did it in the upright position, just utilized some wood blocks to hold the motor during part change, and a hand spring clamp to hold pump and hoses out of my way after removing the clips that hold it on. It's not rocket science, if i can do it so can you. Good luck

Washer was not agitating and no spin cycle

  • Customer: Michael from Doylestown PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was easy and the video tutorial was great. That was the easy part. I also had to replace the drain pan and getting it in and out of the pan is no easy task. Plus when you have not moved the washer in 10 years there is some cleaning to do. I would not hesitate to do it myself again. It cost me $20 and some sweat equity.

Loud screaching noise occured during use

  • Customer: William from East Northport NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed written instructions after viewing repair video. Would have been helpful to know how far onto shaft each drive piece needed to be placed. I should have noted old piece placement, though if this was noted in instructions it would have been reassuring to know what is the proper placement. I also placed machine on its back to align the motor and transmission after new parts were installed on each.

Washer was not spinning

  • Customer: Jose from Cicero IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
To do the repair at first it looked daunting. Dont get flustered! I started by taking off the control top from the washer by unscrewing two screws in the back corners and sliding it forward so it comes loose from a recess it rides in. Then I took the agitator assembly off to gain access to the agitator bolt because it need to come off to give access to the clutch assembly. To take cabinet off just pull back as if youre trying to tip washer towards you and it will come off easily. Now lay the washer on its back.The motor is right in the middle and held by two bolts. Take them off the clamps but make sure you are holding the motor when taking off the second clamp as the motor is a little heavy and can cause it to fall. Once the motor is out of the way you can take the clutch assembly off by unscrewing it from the gearcase. I believe it was three bolts. You can now slide off the agitator and cluch assembly off the transmission gearcase. Now you can slip off the retaining ring that holds the clutch in place then you slide it off and put new clutch assembly in place and reverse the installation. Put the gearcase back in and before putting back motor you can put the drive motor coupling in place on the trasmission end. Put the rubber coupling with the opening at 12 oclock position and put the other coupling on the motor with the coupling plastic tab at the twelve oclock position so when putting it together to the transmission gear case it will marry itself with the other half. Tighten up all bolts, check that all hoses are tight and make sure you reconnect motor. Now stand up the washer and the water inlet valve is at the rear of the cabinet. Its held in place by a bolt and the new one fits exactly as the old one. Pay close attention to the cold and hot side. The wiring is usually marked by writing or color coded wires, red for hot and blue for cold. Now llift the washer cabinet and slide the bottom front section first and over the tub and towards the back. The agitator kit has easy to follow instructions so I will save you that step.Now put everything back together and take it for a spin. It seems very difficult but its not. It took me 2 hours or so to do but a lot had to do because I was in a very constrictive basement and there was no room to work. The cabinet took me at least 35 minutes to put on because I just needed that extra inch of tilt so it can catch or be taken off. But now that everything is put back together this machine is better than brand new. No noise from it at all and clothes come out super clean. I guess it had that problem for a while and for the measly 60 buck I spent on parts to me its a win win situation. Good luck on your DIY repairs and I have to say if you do get stuck their videos really help! I have all the family asking to repair their appliances now so I have to find a place to hide!

The tub suddenly stopped moving after the final rinse, before the final spin.

  • Customer: Raymond from Chagrin Falls OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video to get a good idea of the procedure. I followed the instructions to remove the cabinet but kept the washer upright on its base. I left the water feed hoses attached to the wall spigots, but turned them off. The pump was rusted onto the motor shaft so I left it there. I unhooked the pump hoses from the pump so I could remove the pump and motor as a unit. The plastic coupling ends pulled off the motor and gearbox shafts easily. The new coupling ends have metal inserts which are a tight fit on the gearbox and motor shafts. To maintain the original alignment it's important to drive them fully into place. I greased the shafts then tapped the coupling ends on with a hammer and drift. The drift was a metal tube, inside diameter slightly larger than the shafts, but small enough to bear on the metal inserts, not on the plastic. My diagnosis was wrong - the original coupling was in good condition, but the clutch had failed.

Washer would not spin. Coupler was the problem.

  • Customer: Joey from Murrieta CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video they provide was very easy to follow. The only difference from mines and the video they provided was the top portion. Mines was held by two Phillips screws on the switch housing. The top pulls forward. Everything else went accordingly. Take off switch plugs, take off washer cover, unplug the vacuum line, replace coupler and reinstall. Only thing that took up time was getting water off the floor when I pulled the vacuum line. Use a bucket or do it outside.

Pumps but won't spin, leaks, top of agitator doesn't move

  • Customer: Kenneth from Talbott TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My repair was successful but was not as easy as some have reported. I needed to replace the coupler, but when I tried to remove the pump from the motor, the shaft was rusted and wouldn't budge. I pried and wiggled and used WD-40 to no avail. I ended up taking off the motor and pump as a unit. After replacing the coupler and reassembling the washer, the water pump leaked, probably as a result of all of the prying. To get the water pump off, I had to cut it into pieces, using a hack saw. Even when I got down to the end, I had to peel pieces of plastic off of the rusted shaft. I then had to file and sand the shaft to get it so that it would fit into the new pump. After putting the washer together again and running it through its cycles, I noticed that the top half of the agitator was not turning. I then ordered and installed the agitator repair kit. Through all of this, my orders were all correct and arrived in amazingly fast times. The videos were all very helpful. Even though it was a trial a times, I still saved a pile of money.

Bounding sound like grinding, shaking and moving when spinning

  • Customer: Killin from Summerscville WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replace the Direct Drive Couplings, Clutch Assembly, Agitator Directional Cogs, Agitator Dogs. I replace according to the instructions provided and also follow Video instructions for each piece...Successful, Washer now sound like a brand new one...Not shaking, bounding or moving anymore. It now steady each when spinning.

noise caused b y broken coupler between motor and transmission during "spin" and not spinning

  • Customer: John P from Brazil IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed motor and broken coupler... installed new coupler and replaced motor. also removed pump to inspect for sock, etc. that that might have caused coupler to break.. ADVICE: Look for how-to video on YouTube first. Remove outer cabinet according to video by first removing the top control panel and then remove the outer cabinet which exposes the motor and pump. This way you will not have to tip machine up/back and work under it. This repair is made easily by first removing the outer cabinet.

Washer would not spin

  • Customer: Mark from McCall ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions from a YouTube video, just do a Google search for the make, model, and what the problem is and several videos will come up to pick from. Everything went just as described in the video, took about 10-min to take the motor out, a couple of minutes to replace the broken motor coupling, and another 10-min to put it back together - slick.

burning smell

  • Customer: Lindsay from Loves Park IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the videos that were very helpful and repaired it my self with no problems its fixed and running like new i took a little extra time to clean all of the washer since i had it apart any ways so the time to fix it was probably was a little shorter i would like to thank part select for all there help and videos it made this job so much easier.

The washer was making noise and was leaving the cloth dripping wet at end.

  • Customer: Kenia from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Before I even watch any partselect videos to do the repair, which I should of from the very beginning, ah, ja, ja, I had already disassembled the back panel "my way" to the washer and trouble shooting the washer with my wife's help. While she tilted the washer backwards, I looked under and we found that the noise was coming from in between top of the motor where the direct drive motor coupling is located and the clutch assembly came together which I learned along with names and functions after watching the partselect installation video. Nice! Once I received the part it took me like 45 minutes to put all back together. Took loose two screws to clips holding the motor, pulled motor of mounting bracket finding the broken piece, replaced it, recouped reinstalling motor onto the motor bracket, clip, clip the two little screws and walla, got the wife her washer back, at bed time rewards, peace of mind the rest was history... Thanks PartSelect for awesome videos and great customer service!

agitator,drive motor coupling,water pump 3 problems

  • Customer: judy from lawrenceville GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watch the you tube, and try to fix it by myself,to save money, and moving trouble.this is my first time fix a big machine like this,I was a little scare, but after I saw the youtube about how to fix the washmachine,I start to give a try.it take little bit more time for me to figure out ,but I finally made it. now I can wash my cloth now, and perhaps fix washmachine for my exrat income.( message sharing from an asian 58 yrs old lady, sorry for unable to show step by step due to English not very good)
All Instructions for the RAS8445KQ0
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