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The direct drive motor coupling, also known as a coupling kit, is a newer version of the part and is used in your washer.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

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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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:

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:

Washer makes a high pitch noise while draining water. It spins and dries clothes just fine. The noise is sporadic. Some times it will do it when spinning. Not sure if it's the mortor coupler or the clutch assembly.

Shannon for model number LSR7233BW0
Answer:

Hi Shannon, Thank you for your question. For a problem like that it sounds as though one of those two parts has either debris causing the noise or they have worn down a bit. I think you should check your clutch assembly first, and then also do a physical check on your coupler as well. Without looking at your appliance myself, I could not say which one it would be exactly because it could be either. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

My washer fills up normal but will not agitate and makes a sound like a drill also will not drain.

April for model number RAB5232EW1
Answer:

Hello April, thank you for contacting us. It does sound like the direct drive coupling has given out. This 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. Hope this helps!

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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!

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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!

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Most Recent

Question:

My washer won't start agitating unless I slam the lid. I changed lid switch but still doesn't want to work unless I mess with lid. Sometimes it won't change cycles

Debbie for model number CAWS966RQ0
Answer:

Hi Debbie, Thank you for the question. I suggest checking the lid hinges to see if they are bent or damaged. The lid will need to close properly and level in order to engage the lid switch and send it to the next cycle. Also check the small rubber bumpers and makes sure they are both there and keeping the lid level.Hope this helps!

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Question:

The washer does not agitate and sounds like the motor is stuck, driving but not spinning, during the fill cycle. Everything works on the spin cycle. Will new couplings work or is this a transmission problem?

Michael for model number WTW57ESVW0
Answer:

Hi Michael, Thank you for your question. It could be either honestly. I would suggest checking your clutch assembly and your couplings to see if they are worn or damaged. If both of those parts are fine, it may be your transmission that is the issue. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Question:

My washer is draining.However the wash is sopping wet. When I open it during spin cycle it does appear to be moving, not sure if spinning as fast as it should.

Jennifer for model number TAWB600PQ0
Answer:

Hi Jennifer, Thank you for the question. Normally this is caused by a bad Clutch Assembly, PartSelect Number PS334641 or Direct Drive Motor Coupling,PartSelect Number PS1485646. I suggest taking the appliance a part and checking this two parts to see what part is damaged and needs to be replaced. Hope this helps!

Question:

My washer agitates fine and spins as it should on the rinse cycle. It does not spin at all on the final spin cycle and clothes are soaked and a small amt of water is left in basket, or it spins for a short amt of time and clothes are still too wet. It does not make any difference the size or content of the load, ex, towels or a very small load of knits. Suggestions?

Karen for model number 110.27822790
Answer:

Hello Karen, thank you for contacting us. It sounds like an issue with the drain pump PS11741239. You can test this with a multi meter. Good luck with the repair!

Related Parts: Direct Drive Water Pump
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Question:

Washer has a number of wash cycles ( normal, gental so on) but spin only works on one

John for model number LLR8245BWO
Answer:

Hi John, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the direct drive motor coupling, the clutch assembly, the agitator directional cogs, the agitator repair kit, the direct drive motor pump, and the lid switch assembly. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

While in spin cycle it makes a whining sound but spins

Warren for model number Lsr8233eQ0
Answer:

Hi Warren, Thank you for your inquiry. There are a few parts that you will need to check to see what is causing the issue. You will need to check the direct drive motor coupling, the agitator directional cogs, the agitator repair kit, the clutch assembly, the drive block, the springs and the direct drive water pump. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Question:

Washer makes a loud banging noise at end of spin cycle until the tub stops spinning

Stefan for model number WTW57ESVW1
Answer:

Hi Stefan, Thank you for the question. Sounds like you need to replace the Center post Bearing and Seal Assembly. This can cause a banging or rubbing noise. I also recommend replacing the Direct Drive Motor Coupling. Both parts are knob to make noise when they wear out and when replacing one of the parts it is recommends to replace both. Hope this helps!

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Question:

The load in my machine was off balance and rocking my machine violently. I went over and opened the lid and it stopped spinning. Now it will not spin at all and doesn't make any sound when i put it on spin cycle. What do you think is wrong?

eric for model number 110.28803890
Answer:

Hello Eric, thank you for contacting us. It is possible that the lid switch could be defective. The machine will not start at all if the lid switch is faulty. You can test the lid switch with a multi-meter. Hope this helps!

Related Parts: Lid Switch Assembly
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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!

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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: Ronald from LAWRENCE, MA

It was broken

With my hands

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Ross from STONY BROOK, NY

Motor coupling broke

I followed a youtube tutorial and it was a simple, cost saving repair.

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Gary from JAMAICA, NY

Washer will not agitate. Slight burning smell. Periodic water leaks.

My model was not featured on the video. It's probably too old. I had to remove a side panel and turn the machine on its side. I removed the pump and took out the motor, replaced the old parts and reassembled. A lot of time was spent trying to figure out how to access the motor and pump. Also, the metal ring used to strengthen the part made it difficult hard to put on the shafts and time was spent trying to properly seat the motor back in place. This part didn't solve the problem. But the machine runs quieter.

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

Washer would not spin

installed clotch

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