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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:
I just watched the video but I didn't take the sides of I just laid it on its back and worked from the bottom. it works like a new.
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I repair just learn from the video on the website . Awesome step by step explanation, save me a lot of money from call the "professional" repair people which I can do for the first time. Thanks to PartSelect !!!
All I had to do was follow the instructions on your web site and it was pretty easy.. The only reason it took so long was because my washer is in a spot hard to get to... I had to remove the dryer to get to the washer and then take it out of the laundry room to work on it. Other than the time it took to do that the actual repair only took 40 minutes. Your video of the repair was excellent... Thanks so much.. Saved at least $500 by replacing the clutch...
Watched video instructions and replaced the clutch like I've been doing it for years. The repair took about 30 minutes. The video was extremely helpful !!!!
EXACTLY as per instruction. Only trouble was getting cabinet re- installed properly. Bottom tangs were deformed and not catching. First rate parts and instruction! Thanks for making it possible. KL Lowery
Replaced the clutch, works like a dream...easy to install & the best part was..that I had the part within 2days standard mail..thanks parts select!!from Missouri
Following this websites directions, I removed the body and agitator, layed the machine down, removed the pump, motor and gearcase and replaced the clutch assembly. I reinstalled everything but the problem was not fixed. I have since taken the machine apart again, this time taking the gearcase itself apart and found a broken part in there (the small screw from the nuetral drain assembly kit part#PS349777). I can not find the screw seperately, so I have ordered the rebuild kit and will try that when it comes in.
It suprised me how much water came out of the machine when I tipped the machine on it's back. I needed a short pan or bowl to catch the water. The hardest part was installing that c-shaped spring.
The hardest part was figuring out what the problem was. The washer wouldn't spin so the clothes were really wet at the end of the cycle. First I removed the agitator, because a screw connects the agitator to the shaft.Next I put the washer on it's front.Disconnected the water pump clips and pulled it off the motor shaft.Electrically disconnected the motor (make sure you unplug the washer before starting)Removed 3 bolts holding the gear case and motor.Then I pulled the gear case and motor out the bottom, the shaft is about two feet long and the clutch comes with it.Replace the clutch and put the shaft back where it belongs. Make sure the clutch spring doesn't bump against the plastic brake thing, it will stop you from pushing the shaft all the way in. Pushing the gear case and motor assy the last inch and aligning the holes for the bolts was the hardest part. The bolts aren't long enough to grab the threaded hole, so you have to get it perfectly aligned. After about a half-hour of fighting it, I finally used a hammer and lightly tapped it into place. Just put everything back together in the reverse order.
Actually a pretty easy repair.Unbolted the agitator assembly. Turned the washer on its side, unbolted the motor assemblyremoved it and easily replaced the clutch and drive coupler. The coupler was not worn but I figured I'd just do it while I had it apart.
removed the bolt inside the agitator, flip machine remove the three bolts holding the transmission to the machine, remove the drive assemblie from machine.Replaced clutch, pump and motor coupling at the same time.reassemble drive unit into washer, job done.washer is happy, wife is happy and i'm back to my couch !!!!!!!
removed agitator bolt from trans shaftturned wachine on its backremoved 3 trans bolts-wires from clip-2 hosesremoved motor & trans from machineremoved locks that hold clutch changed clutchre assembled
my son did the repair
As best described in the clutch DIYs, removed the enclosure, unclipped the water pump, motor and elec. harness to check the coupling. The bushing separated from the plastic fingers which caused the squealing. Checked the gearbox and it turned for a limited amount before jamming. Ordered new gearcase and clutch (since it was over 10 yrs. old.), and a coupling. (Gearcase comes with half a coupling, so check if req'd for motor shaft.)For ease of removing and re-installing the motor it is best the machine lays on its back. This way the grommets and coupling can be easily aligned on the face-plate without having to manually support the weight of the motor. In the tub, unsnap two agitator caps. The inner one has no tabs to break so pry and pull on the "ears". Use 7/16" socket wrench with extension to unscrew the bolt holding agitator to gear shaft end. Assuming the motor and face-plate are still off, unscrew the three screws holding the gearcase in place and slide it out. Before installing the new clutch onto the new gear shaft, slide the plastic thrust spacer? (in kit but not shown in any instructions) down the shaft, observing which is the correct side. Check for correct clutch spring, as per instructions. Slide clutch, open side up, down the shaft. Instal wire retainer (this can be tricky) and circlip. if the brake assembly slid down while sliding out the gear shaft, squeeze its spring with a pipe wrench and push it back up (with rubber mallet). The clutch kit comes with a plastic pawl? which mounts under the brake and mates with the clutch. If the locating pins for the old part are broken off, drill them out of their holes so the new part fits snug. Insert the gear shaft up the brake sleeve into the agitator so their splines mate. Screw gear case to its mounts, agitator to shaft end (not too tight here) and snap on caps. Screw on face-plate, replace coupling on motor shaft (if req'd.), set motor on face-plate, aligning the coupling and checking the grommets fit in their holes. Instal motor holding clips (with screws), mount water pump with its holding clips, and wire harnesses. Stand up machine and replace enclosure, back panel and hoses.Replacing the gearcase was easy. Because of space limitations, removing and replacing the enclosure, etc. was a b**** that took most of my time. And watch the lid doesn't fall on your fingers!
Disconnect electrical, took out agttator, tipped machine againest the wall. On hooked the two hoses on pump, removed three bolts pulled complete assembley out removed worn parts and installed new parts and reassembled. Works like new,
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