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Direct Drive Motor Coupling

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PartSelect Number PS1485646
Manufacturer Part Number 285753A
Manufactured by Whirlpool

The direct drive motor coupling, also known as a coupling kit, is a newer version of the part and is used in your washer. The piece includes new metal sleeves that have been added in order to strengthen the part. This part works between the transmission and the motor; it is only used on direct drive washers with no belt. In order to replace this part, you will need a flat blade screw driver, a quarter inch nut driver, and a Phillips screw driver. Before making this repair remember to disconnect the power supply, and both fill hoses.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Inglis, Crosley, Amana, Maytag, Admiral, Magic Chef.

This part works with the following products: Washer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Will not agitate.
  • Noisy.
  • Spins slowly.
  • Will not drain.
  • Burning smell.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Shakes and moves.
  • Leaking.
  • Touchpad does not respond.

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Question:

When I’m using my washer it is no longer spinning but it is making sounds like it is, and it is still draining normally, what should I do?

Maddie
Answer:

Hello Maddie, we recommend that you inspect the motor coupling first. If the motor coupling is faulty, the tub will not spin properly. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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Question:

My washing machine is acting up and i think it could be the motor coupling or the agitator but would like to confirm. It is spinning during the wash cycle but during the spin cycle it isnt. The basket is spinning good but I think the agitator stopped spinning. Also not sure if it is relevant but the washer seems to be draining normally.

Ronnie
Answer:

Hi Ronnie, unfortunately it sounds like the transmission is bad and needs replacing. This is the transmission you would need for your model 3360629, best of luck with this repair.

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Question:

The basket and the agitator were not working and I diagnosed that I needed to replace the motor coupling. That was a while ago. Now it stopped spinning and the motor coupling seems to still be in good condition, what else should I be looking for?

Cleve
Answer:

Hi Cleve, it sounds like you may have a problem with your lid switch. Try closing the lid of your washer, if you hear a clicking sound that is a good indicator that it is working. If you do not hear a clicking sound you most likely need to replace the lid switch. We also recommend checking the lid switch wiring harness connection, as it might have come loose during your motor coupling repair. I hope this helps.

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: David A from Thibodaux, LA

Agitator not working

I removed the top assembly with timer and then the front cover. The pump and motor were removed to access the direct drive motor coupling. I installed the new direct drive motor coupling and then installed the parts I removed in reverse.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Antonius from Henrico, VA

Bin turn slow, water didn't drain,

I repair just learn from the video on the website . Awesome step by step explanation, save me a lot of money from call the "professional" repair people which I can do for the first time. Thanks to PartSelect !!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: don from onalaska, WI

Over filled with water

remove two screws in the control panel,slide it ahead ,tipped it back,removed the knob from switch,turned 1/2 turn and it came out.unplugged the wireing and hose.installed new switch,seems to work fine.i ordered the coupling but did not use it yet,with the age of the washer i expect it to fail soon.

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Lacey from Muskogee, OK

Machine drained water, but would not spin

Took off the machine cover. Took off the water pump. Took off the motor. Removed the old coupler and replaced with new one. The new one has a metal inner lining which is a much snugger fit than the old plastic one. I used the handle of the nut driver, placed inbetween the prongs of the coupler, and a hammer to tap the coupler into place where the coupler is flush with the end of the shaft. If the coupler is not flush it will cause the machine to smoke and heat up the motor during the agitation cycle. That was the only problem I encountered and had to take it back apart and re-position the coupler.

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Richard from Torrance, CA

Washer would not agitate/spin, but would drain ok

First I moved the washer to an open area and tipped it over on it's back supported at about 30 degrees to floor to protect the drain hose connection near the bottom of the washer. I used a stack of old blankets in several folds to support the raised end of the washer on the upper back surface.

I then disconnected the 2 hoses to the drain pump attached to the bottom of the motor, and removed the electrical connector from the motor and a capacitor on the side of the motor.

I removed 2 screws, one from each retainer holding the motor/pump assembly to the motor mounting plate on the gearcase assembly. I used a screw driver to pry the retainers from their detent on the motor housing and then removed the motor/pump assembly, thus exposing the broken coupling.

After removing the broken drive coupling, I installed the new one and then reassembled all the parts removed in reverse order. Note that the new coupling was a tighter fit on the motor shaft and gearcase assembly input shaft, and had to be driven on using a hammer and a short piece of 3/4" doweling. Hammering on the wood doweling protected the new coupling from damage during installation. The original and worn/broken coupling assembly was easily removed by hand, without tools.

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: erik from san jose, CA

No agitation or spin

lt7000xv - washer/dryer stack

removed the center panel between the dryer and washer.

unplugged the machine

removed the two clips to release the top/lid.

slid the top/lid assembly off

removed the small metal stability corner cross piece.

removed the top two screws of the front panel

lifted the front panel up and away (if it feels stuck, just put some muscle into it)

unplugged the wiring harness from the motor

removed the two big bolts at the bottom front that secure the tub in place


to be able to pull the tub out...

reached behind and to the right to remove the pressure hose

released the wiring from the tub

released the drain hose from its clip

pulled out the tub far enough so i could work on the motor.

on the motor, unscrewed and removed the two clips (top/bottom) to gain access to the coupling.

replaced old with new.

i thought lining everything up so i could slip the motor back on would be difficult since its tough to see where the teeth on the coupling are going, but it was kind to me and fit into place on the first try.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Mark from Escanaba, MI

Clothes were not getting spun enough

Actually a pretty easy repair.
Unbolted the agitator assembly. Turned the washer on its side, unbolted the motor assembly
removed it and easily replaced the clutch and drive coupler. The coupler was not worn but I figured I'd just do it while I had it apart.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Dennis from Dallas, GA

Not extracting all the water during spin cycle

removed the bolt inside the agitator, flip machine remove the three bolts holding the transmission to the machine, remove the drive assemblie from machine.

Replaced clutch, pump and motor coupling at the
same time.

reassemble drive unit into washer, job done.

washer is happy, wife is happy and i'm back to my couch !!!!!!!

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Ron H from Caldwell, ID

Easy fix, thanks to this site !!

I gust followed the stories from the other readers and found the problem ordered the part ( only took 3 days ) and read how to repair.
15 min later it was up and going !!!
My thanks to your readers and your site.
Ron H

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Thomas from Huntington, NY

Would not spin but motor worked

I followed your remarkable and detailed installation video and read comments from other readers and have to tell you could not have done it without you.After a few steps I removed the motor and the direct drive coupling was broken on one end just like it was suggested.I ordered it from you(delivered in 1 day)replaced it and put back together and that's it. It was that easy. This is a GREAT web site and plan on coming back often, THANKS AGAIN!

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: Manuel from Glen Cove, NY

Drum not turning

remove the bottom screw the holds the plate for the motor then remove the broken coupler and install the new one;everything can be done from the bottom of the machine,no need for removing any cover

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Wrench set
Customer: Bill from Northfield, MN

Wouldnt spin or agitate

Tiped it on the front. Unbolted the gearbox from the frame. Unbolted the motor and held it back with a bunge cord. She wanted a new washer but I thought otherwise!

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Harry from Medford, NJ

No agitation or spin movement.

The motor disconnects by 2 clips, but before I decided to Make repairs I disassembled the transmission to make sure all was ok. Since everything was good, I ordered the faulty part replacement . Three days later when the part arrived ,assembly only took 15 to 20 minutes.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Lucia from Temecula, CA

Washer wouldn't spin, lid switch broken

Removed the back panel and cabinet. Removed the pump and separated the gear box and motor. Replaced coupler, reassembled. Lid switch removed/replaced very easy, as was lid screw.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: kaine from butler, PA

Washer not rotating

Washer not rotating, removed the control head and back cover. Then removed body housing around tube to get to the bottom. had to replace coupling on motor then removed the agitator tower and replaced the Parts for the tower agitator. unit is 16 years young and still looks and runs new, put a total of 55 dollars into repair and it should be good for a long time. This is with a family of five. Washing 2 loads everyday.

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