Direct Drive Motor Coupling

PartSelect Number PS1485646

Manufacturer Part Number 285753A
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This coupling kit is used between the motor and the transmission on direct drive washers with no belt. This is the newer version and is made with new metal sleeves for added strength.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Will not agitate.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Will not drain.
  • Spins slowly.
  • Burning smell.
  • Will not start.
  • Shakes and moves.
  • Leaking water.
  • Touchpad does not respond.
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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerDaniel from Wild Rose WI

Washer would not spin or agitate

I am in my mid seventies and FORGOT where I filed the owners manual. As a result I had no clue of an exploded view or a parts list but decided to give it a try anyway.
After laying the machine on its front, it was obvious that the coupling had failed.
Parts Select had the part at my door in two days at a discounted price and the cost for shipping and handling was less than the cost for gas to get it from my closest local source.
I cleaned the residue left from the old failed coupling with a wire brush and a bit of naptha.
The removal of the entire assembly (motor, transmission and pump) was simple and required removing the two wires from the motor capacitor, Unpluging the multi pin connector from the motor and removing the three bolts that held the assembly to the tub frame. The pump came off the rear of the motor by releasing the two snap/spring connectors.I pried the old coupling off and tapped th new AND IMPROVEDcoupling on until it was flush with the end of the motor and trans shaft and reversed the procedure.
I saved myself hundreds of dollars and my wife is happy!

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerJames from Harrington DE

Washer failed to spin

after draining washer, I put washer on back. I disconnected water pump, then rmoved motor coupling. Confirming the coupler was cracked, I simply removed ,replaced coupler, connected water pump and positioned washer. I thank this site for assisting me with the fix of my washer.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRoger from New City NY

Broken motor coupling

Just remove the covers, remove the electric drive motor. Replace the failed coupling with the improved design parts. Reinstall motor and covers. Tested OK. The new part will outlast the rest of the machine!

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerE. from Cedar Park TX

Washing machine would not spin or agitate

I moved the washing machine to the garage and while it was still on the dolly, I laid it down so that the underside of the machine was acessible. I then proceeded to remove the hoses from the pump and then removed the pump. This gave me acsess to the motor which I removed after removing the clip screws holding the clips on the motor. After removing the clips, the motor then came free allowing me to pry the remaining pieces of the coupling assembly loose from the shaft of the transmission and the motor. Reversing the procedure allowed me to complete the repair. Using a socket to tap the pieces of the coupling onto the shafts of the motor and the transmission made it easy to get them onto the shafts properly. By the way, I think that if the couplings were made of stainless steel rather than a composit plastic I would not have had to do the repair at all. The rubber center piece was not worn at all. I think that was poor engineering on the part of the designers.
Gene Sinclair. Cedar Park Tx.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDouglas from Saugus CA

Motor running fine not the agitator bottom, no wash or spin, would fill and drain ok

I read the other posts that described how to do the repair. There was tell tale black rubber shavings around the drive and motor area.
All you have to do is remove the retaining clips that hold the water pump, remove the hoses(make sure to drain in bucket ect.), remove the wiring harness taking care to leave the capacitor lead intact if the washer has been run in the last 24 hrs to prevent a shock. Remove the two clips holding the motor in place. Remove the four bolts holding the motor base. The coupling is attached to the motor, use a screwdriver ect. to gently pry off the coupling. The old one will likely be round, the new part will be triangular. Same thing. Fit the platic pieces (2) one to the motor and the other to the drive with the rubber in the middle fitting into the allotted holes in the rubber. Reverse the procedure to finish. I saw there was a slightly lower price on a competitors web site by maybe 2.00 dollars. I went with this site because I received help like this I am giving you and want to reward these people for their ingenuity of having this type of forum for others. Please do the same. Doug

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerSheila from Mount Gilead NC

Washer would not agitate or drain.

Tilt washer forward. Unbolt thingie (my HUSBAND did this, I just wash the clothes) and other thingie, install coupling, and re-bolt the thingies.

:0) Viola ! We have CLEAN clothes again.

I don't know WHAT I would do without PartSelect and my husband.
Ordering was easy, shipping was fine (I ordered it Sat. night and it was here Wed. afternoon). Price seemed competitive. Overall a good experience (except for the week without the washing machine - handwashing clothes is HARD!!!)

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerChris from North Wildwood NJ

Washing machine would not agitate

I first tipped the machine on its side, so that the motor and gearbox would be exposed. I disconnected the hoses from the water mump, and removed it. I then removed the motor by unsnapping the retainer clips. the damaged coupling came off very easily. I just pried it off with a screw driver. I installed the new coupling, and put everything back in reverse order. The machine works great now.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Socket set

CustomerMorgan from Yucaipa CA

Washer wouldn't spin, or agitate

First, I turned the machine on it's side to provide access to the bottom/motor coupling area, then I removed the two motor straps that are connected with bolts to uncouple the motor to the coupling and transmission/pump, I also removed the hoses to the pump, then I separated the motor, then I removed the rest of the pieces of the old coupling, and then installed the new coupling, and put it back together, connected the straps back on the sides of the motor.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerPaul from Danville CA

Motor ran, but tub wouldn't rotate.

I had previously replaced the water pump on this washer, so I knew how to go about getting to the part that had failed this time. I disconnected the power and water lines to the washer. On this particular washer model, it has the easiest access to the coupling by laying the washer on its back panel and accessing the parts from underneath.
First take off the water pump by popping off the two clips with a flat head screwdriver. Loosen the hose clamps with a pair of pliers and slide the hoses off of the water pump.
To remove the motor, remove the two screws holding the clamps in place and then pop off the two clamps.
One half of the coupling will be attached to the motor shaft and the other will be attached to the gearbox shaft. Remove both halves - they should easily slide off. Place each new coupling half on the motor and gearbox shafts. They may need a little "coaxing" - I used a large enough socket to fit on the perimeter of the coupling and a slight tap of a hammer.
Install the new rubber center piece on the coupling. Rotate the motor shaft until the coupling halves line up so you can slide it into the other half of the coupling. Re-attach the motor clips (and screws) and water pump. Re-attach water pump hoses, and you should be good to go.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsSocket set

CustomerFloyd from Cumberland Gap TN

Washer wouldn't agitate or spin

I turned off water supply and unhooked water hoses from washer. I then turned washer around and turned over on its front. This exposed the motor and gear box(transmission). I took hex screw out of clip and snapped off of motor. Then took 3 bolts out of gear box so I could pull it to me and pull it off motor, this separated the coupling so I could pry it off the motor and gear box. I then lined coupling ends with both shafts and used a 1" block of wood and hit it with a hammer to drive new coupling ends in place. Line rubber center piece with holes in coupling ends and push motor back in place, then bolt gear box back, replace strap on motor(being sure to put insulating pad under strap). Line up motor to original position, set washer back up, turn around, hook water hoses back(hot line to hot connection and cold to cold connection). Be sure to check operation before turning water back on.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerCharles from Lake Mary FL

Tub/agitator would not turn or spin, loud clicking sound.

1.Remove drain hose from back with pliers, tip washer on back (important for ease of repair)
2. Remove 2 clips holding pump and push aside
3. Remove 2 screws (use a socket wrench) and unclip two clips holding motor. Disconnect electrical plugs and set moter aside.
4. Replace coupler (new redesigned coupler will need to be put on using a hammer and something (suggest a socket) to seat it as it fits on rather tightly compared to old one. Be sure coupler is correctly assembled and aligned while replacing moter.
5. Reverse process to reassembly.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerClifton from Dallas TX

Plastic parts of coupling degraded

unhook washer lay it on it's back and remove the two 1/4" nuts securing the holding straps on the motor. Seperate the motor from transmission and slip in new coupling. Reverse previous steps to reassemble. Note: remove all rubber dust from the motor so that it doesn't smoke when the motor heats up.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerAlfreda from Hempstead NY

Washer wouldn't spin or agitate

1st I took the brackets then water pump off. Then I unscrewed the brackets and took off the motor. Under the motor the coupling just slide off.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerDennis from Sioux Falls SD

Washer would not spin or pump water out

Thank you for asking me how it went. the washer would not spin or pump water out, so I put it on its side and saw that the coupling was bad.
so I found you on the internet, thankyou very much, and put a order in for the part. well waiting for the part, I took the old coupling out it was easy, there was two metal bands one on each side of the motor took them off two bolts holding a plate on, and had old coupling in hand. and it was easy to put back with the new coupling. I enjoyed working on it. Dennis

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerJames from Mountain Top PA

Coupling broke

After flipping the washer on it's side snap off the clips that hold the motor in place and discard the old coupling. The new coupling fits in very snug some may need a little persuation to attach but once attached the motor lines up nicely and just snap back the clips, turn the washer over and test with a fresh load.

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