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PartSelect Number PS334641
A clutch assembly is found in your washing machine and is responsible for spinning the basket during the spin cycle. A worn-down clutch can lead to a slower spin which can lead to the machine not draining properly, leaving your clothes wet after a cycle. If you notice a burning smell, or the machine shaking and moving more than normal, this could indicate the need to replace your clutch. This clutch assembly comes with a brake cam driver, blue springs for large capacity washers, and a black spring for compact washers. As per the factory, the green spring (1.24 inches) replaces the black spring (1.46 inches). This repair requires a half inch 1/16th socket with an extension and a ratchet, a pair of channel lock pliers, a Phillips screwdriver, medium size flat blade, a small flat blade, and a 1/4 inch nut driver.
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:
First I purchaseda new drive coupler and replaced it. Still the drum did not spin. Then I ordered a new clutch but this time when I disassembled the unit I ran power to it after removing the water pump I turned it on and the motor and basket now spun. I found out the water pump was seized so I brought it to my work bench and examined it. When I looked inside I saw a foreign object stuck in the impeller. I took needle nose pliers and worked it out. It was actually a baby's sock from my grandsons recent visit. How it got behind the drum and into the drain hose I have no idea. Once the water pump was freed up, the entire problem was fixed.
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Relaxed and Clutch assembly. Also replaced coupler while I had motor and driveshaft out. About a a one hour fix. Works perfect now.
First, I purchased the lovejoy coupling and replaced it, all of the interlocking pins were broken. I suspect that occurred when my wife washed the comforter. Started up the machine and started to smell like the motor was overheating. Also the machine was making a lot of noise (screeching) when it went into spin cycle, so I purchased the clutch. For both repairs I watched the videos and they were spot on and easy to follow. Recommend laying down the washer when replacing the lovejoy coupling, as that was a little tricky trying to do that with the unit upright. The guy in the video must have done that a thousand times to line the up the holes and the pins! Washer is working like a brand new machine!
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removed the old clutch assembly. Then replaced with the new clutch assembly and it works great.
Removed bolt from agitator assembly. Pulled up on the agitator vane and removed it. tipped over macvhine . Drained water from tub via the drain hose assemble and removed clips from the hoses to the pump atached to the motor and drained residual water from the lines. Removed the electrical connector attached to the motor assembly and the three bolts holding the motor assembly and shaft to the tub and slid the shaft and assembry out.. Took digital photo of the assembly to insure proper part replacement and removed the clips and spring that are part of the assembly that holds on the clutch. Removed the old assembly and installed the new assembly . Installed the spring and retaining clip that came with the kit and installed the shaft . Installed the three bolts holding the/motor assembly and shaft in place and reconnected the hoses to the pump assembly and reconnected the electrical connector. Uprighted the washer and everything worked like new when I tested the spin cycle. I was quoted $225 to fix the bad clutch from the appliance tech that I paid $20 to diagnose the problem . Saved about $175 by doing it my self and it wasn't hard to do. My thanks to the previous persons that had done the repair and left iinstructions on how to do it. SW Santa Clarita Ca.
Removed the agitator. Then removed the nut holding the agitator shaft. I set the machine on its side. Working from the bottom, i removed the three bolts which hold the transmission/motor. I removed the wiring. Pulling the unit down and out of the shaft bearing. The clutch assembly is on the transmission/motor unit shaft. Remove the snap ring and retaining ring for the shaft. Replace the clutch unit in the reverse order. The hardest part to replace is the retaining ring on the shaft. Pay close attention on how everything comes apart and you won't have any problems. Saved myself a lot of money.
I took the outside case off. took the bolt out of agitator, removed agitator, took motor out with ease of 2 scres and clamps, pulled trannny out and slidd clutch off and put new clutch on. replaced coupling while it was apart with new and better one for 12 bucks. put back together and works like new.......piece of cake........
Remove top of aggitator, remove bolt 7/16 socket that holds aggitator to shaft. Pull aggitator out of machine. Tip machine on it's side. Remove 2 hoses connected to pump at end of motor. Remove 3 bolts holding gear box to tub frame (1/2" socket).Pull motor and gear box out from under machine. Note where washers, snap rings are on the shaft. Remove snap rings , slide clutch off shaft. Replace clutch , put back together.
I washed the Youtube videos from Partselect website and read the comments from others which provided significant help in approaching the repair. However, I didn't follow the video precisely. There is no need to remove the control panel nor the front housing. All you need to do is tip the washer on it's back, remove the nut from the agitator & remove the agitator assembly (careful, there is a plastic piece and a clip that goes over the shaft, remove that too), remove the pump, remove the bolts for the motor housing and remove the entire motor/shaft assembly. Now you can replace the clutch and direct drive motor coupling, etc. My problem was with the clutch, but for an extra $13, I replaced the direct drive motor coupling as well. My first time took me about a hour, but could do it again in less than 30 minutes. Outstanding help/support provided by the Partselect website. All were very happy the washer was fixed and I we probably saved a few hundred dollars by doing it myself.
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.
Watch the video. Remove agitator. Disconnect power and water supplies. Lay machine on its back. Unclip and move pump out of the way. Remove three bolts securing motor assy. Slide motor assy and agitator shaft away from tub. Remove a washer and c-clip to slide clutch assy off of shaft. Install new clutch and reassemble machine. Total time to repair is about 30 minutes.
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.
Removed the bolt holding the agitator and then tipped the washer on its side and remove the water pump from the motor before removing the motor/agitator assembly. Take the retainer clip from the shaft and the retainer spring from the clutch.
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