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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The direct drive motor coupling, also known as a coupling kit, is a newer version of the part and is used in your washer.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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Question:

After wash cycle it starts to spin but not drain the water out. I already replaced the direct drive pump.

Jason for model number GSX9885JQ0
Answer:

Hi Jason, There is one other part that might be causing your appliance not to drain. The Lid Switch Assembly. If that part fails your appliance will not drain. However you should also check all of your hoses to make sure that nothing is blocking them. That will also not allow your appliance to start to drain. Good luck with your repair!

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Question:

My machine was washing just fine and it quit just before the rinse cycle. There was a strong burning smell. I unplugged the machine for 15 minutes then plugged it back in and went to the extra rinse cycle and it worked fine. Any idea what this could be?

Steve for model number LSN2000JQ2
Answer:

Hi Steve, Thank you for your inquiry. If you are experiencing a burning smell from your washer, there are a few parts you may have to look at to see if they are causing the problem. The direct drive motor coupling, the clutch assembly, the lid switch, the plug, the direct drive water pump and the burner box to name a few. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Second question is there any literature on "regular scheduled maintenance" for a Whirlpool washing machine: Model number lbr4121jq1 by that i mean, any manuals to hopefully head off any future problems? Thank you for your time, have a pleasant rest of the day. ~cody

Cody for model number LBR4121JQ1
Answer:

Hi Cody, That is good question. For information on scheduled maintenance for your appliance, you can try entering your model number on a website called manualsonline.com to see if you can find information or you may have to contact the manufacturer. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

I changed the the agitator dogs and whole kit but washer still barely agitates and agitator turns easily both ways. Do i need the replace the motor couplings or get a new washer? Repairman wants to charge me $200 to come look at it. There is no belt that i can see. Please help i am a single woman on a tight budget , but very handy your videos have helped me repair dryer already.

Alana for model number ITW4300SQ3
Answer:

Hi Alana, Thank you for your inquiry. Some other parts that may fix the issue are the agitator, the agitator coupler and cap and bolt, the direct drive motor coupling, the drive belt, the transmission, the drive motor, the timer, the lid switch, the selector switch and the water level switch. To verify if the electrical parts are causing the issue you need to use a multimeter to check the continuity of each part. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

Question:

Will this part fix....start a wash cycle, it fills up and agitates for a decent time but then starts spinning but not draining, it's pumping the water back up top into the washer and will continue to do so until you stop the machine

Jason for model number GSX9885JQ0
Answer:

Hello Jason, Thank you for the question. Sounds like you need to replace the Direct Drive Water Pump. This direct drive water pump, also known as washing machine drain pump. If this part is defective it will not pump the water out of the appliance. Good luck with this repair!

Related Parts: Direct Drive Water Pump

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Garry from MILL SPRING, NC

Drum would not spin

Looked at other peoples repair on website, and kind of followed their lead. Did not have to unhook water lines from pump. Other than that follow other peoples repairs.

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Erin from Newnan, GA

Washer was not agitating or spinning

I first diagnosed the problem using the 'Find part by symptom' feature, then ordered the part (fast shipping!) Then I found a great tutorial on YouTube by a user called TheApplianceMan who did a very thorough but straightforward job explaining how to replace the direct drive motor coupling. I've never attempted this type of thing before and was intimidated at first, but it ended up being a breeze just following the video. My husband couldn't have been happier that we saved what would've been several hundred dollars to buy a new washer, and at least $200 for an appliance repairman to do it!

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Wrench set
Customer: Karl from DAYTON, OH

Plastic drive broke

remove motor and replace drive connector

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Jesus J from S SAN FRAN, CA

Agitator

I followed the video on line it was very helpful it saved me a service call thank you so much

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Jeremy from MORRISTOWN, TN

Once water filled up it would kick off and no action from the agitator..just a buzzing sound..

Following the instructions from the email received from this site was very helpful...given the washers were slightly different then mine in the videos ...it gave me a solid view point of what I would expect...my thrust spacer and the one I was sent was different in length and luckily it wasn't needed for my repair..extremely affordable prices made this no big deal at all..The inner seal was easily exchanged out and the agitator direction cogs were simply replaced..they were a bit wore down but nothing broke...and the reassemble was easy...biggest trouble I had were the clamps holding the switch box on the top they were pretty simple to remove by the instruction video and the direct drive coupler was exactly like the video instructed and was simply replaced..again nothing broke but extreme wear on the inner square was nearly wore to more of a circle shape which I believe was my problem. .The clamps holding the top back in place we're very tricky for me but I got them...plugged everything back up turned it on and the washer filled up and then kicked back into action just like new...I was very happy as well as was my wife to fixed what normally would have been 400 to 500$ repair bill or twice that for a new washer for 4 parts under 30$ and it's now just like new..Thank you !! I will definitely be ordering again from you if and when needed and also give a 100% satisfaction rating to any 1 needing parts..5stars!!!

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: fran from SOUTH HADLEY, MA

Washer not spinning

first remove pump assembly by removing clamps and hoses { place bowl under pump some water will come out} then remove two 1/4" screws that hold motor to transmission unplug motor and remove. coupler will be visible now simply remove coupler and install new parts. job took about 25 minutes.

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Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: Michael from HASTINGS, NE

Tub moves like it isnot supposed to , parts of the motor coupling were on the floor so I need to replace them ,and while I have it that far apart I changed the clutch.

Each part has a very good video about the procedure to fix the problem , just follow it and you will be good .

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Stuart from SACRAMENTO, CA

Washer tub would not spin

Looked for part, found this site looked at repair video on the website, look fairly easy, ordered the part, and now its fixed.Thank you

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: Robert from Scottsdale, AZ

Spin cycle would engauge for brief moments, continued to spin very slowly and loud ratcheting noise causing me to turn it off.

I installed both a new clutch and direct drive assembly, put it all back together, turned it on and had the same initial problem. I purchased and installed a new gearcase (transmission) and it runs like a new machine. I also purchased a spanner wrench made by Supco, but never had to use it. Will save it for future repairs. There is no greater satisfaction or glory than fixing something yourself! A lot cheaper too!!!

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: robert from MILWAUKEE, WI

Motor coupling broken

Watch the video as provided bythis site! Really, I could have fumbled through it myself and likely would have eventually gotten it. However, after figuring out what roughly might be the problem by turning the washer over and looking at the broken coupling -watching the video defined a completely different, and much shorter repair than I likely would have put myself through. -Additions to the video are the use of a rust penetrant like liquid wrench on the coupling, a lot more prying to get the coupling off the motor shaft, and a folded up towel to absorb water when you lay the washer on it's back. For me this was a good time to clean inside the tops of the washer basket, and the surrounding tub with a longer bottle brush and some other stuff that fit the limited space. If you disconnect the drain connection from the pump at the bottom, and turn the washer upright over a floor drain, you can rinse/scrub the space all you want. If hadn't watched a different related video, I probably would have attempted to remove the tub, but you need a tool that I don't have. -big time saver!

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

Washer didn't spin well during rinse and spin cycle. Could only spin and couple items of clothing at a time.

Relaxed and Clutch assembly. Also replaced coupler while I had motor and driveshaft out. About a a one hour fix. Works perfect now.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Customer: Vera from SAN JOSE, CA

Washer would not spin

installed clotch

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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: David from COLORADO SPGS, CO

The machine stopped agitating and spinning

The shredded rubber under the machine pointed to a drive coupling failure. Unscrew the control panel and type it back. Undo the body clips on either side and tip forward and remove the body..... At least on this model. Lay the machine on it's back and remove two motor clips. Uncouple one hose so that the motor can be removed. This exposes the broken drive coupling. Remove it's remains from the motor shaft and the transmission shaft. Install the new one and reverse the steps. NO BIG DEAL. Up and running in less than one hour. Total fix cost $18.....I'll take that any day.

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Duane from COTTAGE GROVE, MN

Washer would not spin out on rinse cycle

used the u-tube video and it worked just as the video described it!!

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Joseph from N HUNTINGDON, PA

Spin cycle stalled

I used the installation video to see how to complete the repair. It was an easy repair with the use of the video. This was the first time that I ever got and installation video, on line, with the purchase of a repair part. This site is a great parts company and I will use them every opportunity that I can

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