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RAS8445KQ0 Roper Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for RAS8445KQ0 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the washer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the RAS8445KQ0
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leaky pump seal and worn drive adaptor

  • Customer: Chris Waite from Toledo, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The washer was going to be thrown away because of the leak, a new one was purchased. I said I would take the old washer and look into repairing it.I went online and saw a video on how to replace these defective parts, upon seeing how quick and easy this repair could be made, paired with the extremely small expense for parts ( 48.00 including shipping!), I chose to repair the washing machine. After the repair was completed, I donated the machine to a friend and spiritual advisor, an Orthodox Bishop.

The washer would not run

  • Customer: Robert from Greenville, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the sides of the washer, motor ran but nothing moved, closer look found drive coupling broke (10 years and it made of plastic) Order a new part from you, arrived very quickly. Install the part 10 min. later it was running.

No spin or agitation, does fill & drain.

  • Customer: David from Glen Burnie, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Never worked on a washer before, so dug around the Internet. A web search engine pulled up a description describing a coupler failure/repair, so was pretty sure it would be a simple/cheap fix. When looking for parts I came across PartSelect, and there the repair descriptions and videos made it simple.

Washer would not spin

  • Customer: Laura from Ocala, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I Googled "washer would not spin" and came upon the PartSelect YouTube video on replacing the motor coupling. Since this seemed easy enough (and I'm a 40-year-old Mom), I decided to take the washer apart as the video instructed just to see if I could find anything obviously broken or out of place. Low and behold, the rubber gasket around the coupling was broken and indicated the coupling probably was too. I ordered the part through the direct link on the YouTube video and easily put the new coupling on and VOILA! The only thing I'd recommend differently is that you leave the pump alone. It doesn't need to come off to get to the coupling. After wrestling with trying to remove the pump, I left it in place, but not before unknowingly damaging it. I had some rust build-up in there and it made the fit very tight and cracked the part/sleeve the motor drive plugs into. When the washer was reassembled I found I'd caused a leak. But...no biggie. I decided to replace pump, too. Hey, now I know how to! :) Just received that part yesterday and VOILA! It's amazing what you can accomplish with the internet. Don't be afraid of this task, ladies (and gentlemen).

washer pumped water out but would not spin

  • Customer: brian from shohola, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took the washing machine out of the washroom closet and did the repair in the kitchen

Washer wont spin

  • Customer: jason from prairieville, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the clutch - works great. HOWEVER - check the drain pump attached to the motor, there was a small sock clogging it up which also fixed the problem. I saved 600 bucks on not buying a new washing machine!!

Had A Noise And Drum Stop Turning

  • Customer: al from santa margarita, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out washer I was going to take back off then found out all parts are on bottom. Looked and found you folks on the internet saw video ordered parts. Made repair did 5 loads heard bang and it was all over. The coupler gave out after all 20 years . The is something else that caused coupler to fail. I will keep at this repair and make it good. But in the meantime. I will purchase a new washer but. My wife wants her old washer repaired. So I better get it right. Thank you for the quick delivery of parts I will get all parts from you folks.

Motor did not turn drum and made sound

  • Customer: AL from Marlton, NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Your video was very helpful in showing steps for repair so I didn't have to discover how to disassemble. The old Direct Drive Motor Coupling had three broken couplers on one side and a cracked center on the other. New Direct Drive Motor Coupling was a much improved design that should last even longer than original. The couplers metal sleeves and overall thicker part was what original should have been.

the couplings were broken

  • Customer: oscar from Hollis, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took apart the cover of the washing machine, remove the back, and disconnected the hoses , also disconnect the controls,remove the pump and the motor,which are ben hold by two brackets, then proceed to remove the old parts and insert the new ones, the only problem is that they fit too tight and I used a round tool to insert the new ones, after that i put everything together and bingo, the machine is working already.

washer would not agitate or spin, even after replacing coupler

  • Customer: GEORGE from GERMANTOWN, KY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found input to gearcase deformed, so new coupler slipped under load. Replaced gearbox. All function restored, but machine banged harshly during spin. Discovered that "skid plate" had shifted during gearbox replacement. Remounted skid plate carefully with pry bar, correcting vibration.

No spin cycle

  • Customer: Stephanie from Frederick, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled up PartSelect, compared their advice with my problem, ordered a direct drive motor coupling for my particular model, received the delivery, and called a friend who's good at home repairs and who happens to be dating my sister. He was delighted to comply with our request (her clothes get laundered here) and he had no problem with either the repair itself or the part we ordered. Replaced the hoses, too. He said the new part had been improved over the old one, but everything fit together just like it should. Then I washed her work jeans. Success! I know this isn't what you're asking, but I was so pleased to have the correct part ready to go so he didn't have to mess around. It wouldn't have taken the afternoon, but I had to clean everything that had accumulated debris in 10 years of use as he went.

washer not spining

  • Customer: Israel from san antonio, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took motor of 2 screws instaled motor coupling

Machine fills then just hums

  • Customer: Kevin from Center Point, TX
  • 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
After alot of helpful advise from you guys I replaced coupling water pump clutch, and the problem was still their. Then I tested motor capacitor and it appears dead. So I should receive new one tomorrow and hopefully success! I turned machine over and oil leak..so that's where the string with hose and air needle come in handy to put 90weight oil in through breather hole in gear case.

will not spin

  • Customer: Fred from Centerburg, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
one thing that you do not need to do is to remove the pump from the motor, I tried to remove it as per the instructions but the pump cracked,remove both inlet and outlet hoses from the pump and remove the pump and motor together, don't try to take them apart, you don't need to, thanks

Washing Machine stopped spinning and agitating, clicking/hum noise when lid closed.

  • Customer: DAVID from BATH, PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Did not know problem or how to access - thought the back came off washer. Typed in symptoms and it pretty much pinpointed the most likely cause. Watched video on how to take it apart (BTW the front and sides come off, NOT the back). Followed the guide, took motor off and sure enough one of the plastic couplers was cracked. Ordered from PartSelect and with regular shipping the cost was under $20 (ordered Tues. night, had it by Thurs.) Installed part - note as someone else said the new piece has metal inserts which make it really snug to go around the drive shaft, but the tip about using an oversized socket and some light taps to get it on worked liked a charm. Put it all back together (getting case back on was toughest part)and its been working fine for the last week - heavy & lite loads. Have to say was thinking the whole thing needed to be replaced (sound & age) but for $20 it was worth the shot...Glad i came here first!
All Instructions for the RAS8445KQ0
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