Direct Drive Motor Coupling

PartSelect Number PS1485646

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.
  • Noisy.
  • Will not drain.
  • Spins slowly.
  • Burning smell.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Shakes and moves.
  • Leaking.
  • 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, 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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Parts Used

  • 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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Parts Used

  • 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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Parts Used

  • 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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Parts Used

  • 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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