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.
  • Burning smell.
  • Spins slowly.
  • Will not start.
  • Shakes and moves.
  • Leaking water.
  • Touchpad does not respond.
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Parts Used

  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Socket set

CustomerERIC from SAN JOSE CA

Tub would not spin

UNPLUGGED ALL ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS, REMOVED GEAR CASE & MOTOR AS ONE, SEPARATED MOTOR FROM GEARCASE, REPLACED COUPLER, REINSTALL, WAS ALOT EASIER THAN IT LOOKS, ONLY THING NOW IS IT HAS A CLICKING NOISE WHEN SPINNING, WORKS FINE, WILL WAIT FOR SOMETHING TO BREAK AND FIND OUT WHAT CLICKING NOISE IS.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerBrandon from McHenry IL

Agitator would not spin.

Rested washer against wall so I had access to the motor/gearbox on the bottom. Unclipped motor and starter assembly - removed old coupling and spider, installed new ones and reassembled. The hardest time I had was getting the clips off - I have big hands and little patience. All in all, rather simple, but can be time consuming for what it is.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerJohn from Seminole TX

Broken motor coupling

First, I removed washer housing by unscrewing top left and right screws of the housing and then flipping the timer up to expose the housing clips. Using a flat head screw driver, pry up the clips and pull up and forward and the whole housing comes off. Find the motor near the floor. Use a screw driver to unhook clips to the hose box. Pull the hose box out of the way. Use a nut driver to unscrew the screws that hold the motor clips in place. Pry the motor clips off and pull off the electrical clips to the motor and capacitor. The motor will then easily come out. Pry the broken coupling off of the motor and the tranmission. Attach the new couplings to where the old ones were. I had smack the couplings on with a hammer and a wrench extender that was slightly larger than the shafts that the couplings fit over. You must then place the rubber piece of the coupling onto to prongs on the transmission side and then line up the prongs fron the motor side. I had to rotate the motor slightly to get them to line up properly. Push the motor back into place. Re-attach the motor clips. Tighten down the clip screws. Re-attach the wires to the motor.Re-attach the hose cover and clips. Reverse the process of pulling off the housing (a bit tricky) and you are done.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerLanny from Kingsley MI

Washer wouldn't spin

You diagnosed the problem correctly, I ordered the parts, they arrived in two days, and if I had removed the cabinet as I found out I should have, after the fact, it would have been easy. My biggest problem was in the process to remove the cabinet to access the part. I should have read how to do that prior to starting. All is well now.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerGregory from Broken Arrow OK

A sound like a running garbage disposal with a plastic spoon in it

unpluged machine, unscrewed top (with controls)removed 2 clamp/springs below the controls top. Leaned the body of the machine forward, and off floor frame. removed water pump and clamps, and then unbolted the motor (two bolts).Removed plastic (3piece) motor coupling by prying it off with the claw end of a hammer. using a sparkplug socket, I tapped the new couplings on the motor shaft and transmission shaft. Holding the motor up while aligning the coupling was the hardest part. Installed. Reverse removal and it is back together and running smoothly. I did have some water come out of the pump when I removed it. Have some towels ready.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerTANGILA from HINESVILLE GA

Agitator & basket would not move and there was a noise

I followed the help video from your Partselect site with two slight variations. After prying the agitator cap off, I used snip-nose plier to twist the inner component that housed the dog leg clips. The screws that attach the top control panel are on the front of my machine under plastic corner covers. The only difficulty I had was putting one of the pressure clamps back into position that attaches the back/top control panel to the machine. Easily a 40 minute task for me, thanks to your help video I saved on the cost of a new washing machine and aquired another skill.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerJames from Cincinnati OH

The washing machine started smoking and stopped agitating.

I followed the you tube video provided when I ordered the parts. It was all I needed to make the repair. It was simple. It saved me the cost of a new washing machine. I would highly recommend it. In fact I am ready to order more parts to fix a Kitchen aid mixer.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRichard from Bakersfield CA

After filling, did not drain, spin, or timer advance to next cycle

1. Removed wet clothing, evacuated water using Python No Spill Aquarium Maintenance System. No mess or water on the floor. 2. Turned off hot & cold water supplies, and unplug unit before moving. 3. Removed unit water supply hoses, and moved unit. The drain hose remained attached while moving to prevent spills. 4. Removed unit from laundry room, and took to the garage on a dolly.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerKen from Boca Raton FL

Very loud squealing noise developed during all phases of the wash then after a while the spin cycle did not work.

Very easy repair. Removed the Cabinet-two screws. Removed the Agitator-one Bolt. Removed the Water Pump and Motor-4 clips. Un bolted the Transmission Assembly-3 bolts. Pulled out the transmission and drive shaft as a whole and then removed and replaced the old clutch. Reassembled useing a new drive coupling because why not! I'm in there so getherdun! So easy and the Appliance guys wanted between 200-300 bucks for this simple repair.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerMichael from Kingman AZ

Agitaor not functioning everything good.

Used a hand truck to lay washer on its side removed motor assembly and hoses,unplugged all wiring harness assembly. Using small hammer positioned new couplings on transmission and motor flush to end of shaft. Applied new insert on transmission coupling and positioned motor applied mount straps and screws. Reconnect wiring harness assemblies set upright and dry run cycle. Everything good washed 3 loads very happy no laundry mat visit.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerSteve from Henderson TX

Drive coupling broke. Motor not turning transmission.

Tipped onto side to access from bottom. Removed motor and replaced drive coupling between motor and gearbox. Do not turn machine completely upside down as gearbox oil will leak out of vent hole in transmission.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Wrench set

Customerkeith from offerle KS

Spin cycle stopped working

Shut water off
Unplug machine
Tip machine foward
Unhook both drainage hoses
Remove strap botls
Seperate motor from gear box
Removed coupling
I had one problem when I replaced it. I couldn't get the two plastic pieces seated, but one spin cycle later all worked into place.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyVery Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerKevin from Nashville TN

Direct drive coupling between motor and gear box broke

You need to take apart the entire washing machine. Disconnect the motor from the gear box. I made the mistake of taking the gear box apart and spilled oil everywhere so don't do that!! But other than that it's not too complicated just replace it. I had to use a hammer to tap in the couplings but be easy and take your time because if you break it you're out $20 and a couple hours.

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerDavid from Cincinnati OH

Drive coupling had broken

I watched washing Machine Milke on Youtube do the repair and it was very easy. I took it apart, and ordered the part from Parts Select at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and it was at my door by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday. I put the part in and had the machine running in less than 45 minutes. My Wife and wallet love me now!

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  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerMARIA from TAMPA FL

Grinding noise and would not agitate

I loosened two screws which held the knob panel in place. I undid the two clips holding the cabinet and removed it. The pump has two clips holding it on, I removed those and the pump came free. Taking advice from these forums, I did not remove the hoses attached. I disconnected the wiring harnesses from the motor. The motor has 2 clips also, these being held on with screws. I removed the screws and the clips. THE MOTOR IS HEAVY.
You will see the coupling on the "spindle" of the motor. In my case, both plastic pieces were cracked in 2 places. I removed the old coupling and cleaned the "spindles" and lightly regreased.
The replacement pieces I ordered were the "improved" ones with the metal insert. They were a tight fit on the motor but I used a socket and hammer. (lightly). Line up the coupling pieces, reattach clips, DONT FORGET THOSE SCREWS HOLDING THE MOTOR CLIPS. Pump goes on next, etc. MAKE SURE ALL WIRING IS RECONNECTED! Cabinet goes back on, large clips holding cabinet to rear of machine go back on. Knob console flipped down and reattached.
Plugged it in and I was good to go! This washer is almost ten years old and this is the second time I have been able to bring it back from the dead, the first time being the agitator "dogs" wearing out. THANKS PARTSELECT!

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