Quick Question!

Have you ever purchased from PartSelect.com before?

1485646-1-S-Whirlpool-285753A           -Direct Drive Motor Coupling
1485646-1-S-Whirlpool-285753A           -Direct Drive Motor Coupling 1485646-2-S-Whirlpool-285753A           -Direct Drive Motor Coupling 1485646-3-S-Whirlpool-285753A           -Direct Drive Motor Coupling https://www.partselect.com/Schematics/Maytag/G3DQDMEU.gif

Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Your Price

$11.77
Get this part fast. Average delivery time via standard shipping: 1.8 days.

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The direct drive motor coupling, also known as a coupling kit, is a newer version of the part and is used in your washer.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

Videos For installing this part.

Questions & Answers

Ask our experts a question on this part and we'll respond as soon as we can.

Most Helpful

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.

9 people found this helpful.
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.

3 people found this helpful.
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
2 people found this helpful.
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!

2 people found this helpful.
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.

2 people found this helpful.
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.

1 person found this helpful.

Most Recent

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!

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!

1 person found this helpful.
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!

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
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!

1 person found this helpful.

Installation Instructions Provided by PartSelect customers like you.

Average Repair Rating: 3.3 / 5.0, 238 reviews What's this?
76-90 of 238
 

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

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!!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

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

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Curtis from Stillwater, MN

1 side of the coupler split

unplug, Tilt back washer, remove motor clips with screwdriver,remove drive clips with screwdriver,remover old 3 piece coupler, tap new couplers on with hammer, then replace drive and motor.10 minunte repair.Watch a video here but there is no need to remove the cover or the hoses.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Scott from Miami, FL

Wash stil wet after cycle complete( spin cycle not working) funny noise when should be spinning

Started taking machine apart, would of been easier if I had looked at the online diagrams first, but dismantled enough to find a few broken parts, I could not tell the coupling was broke till I actually removed the water pump and motor. Total cost for 3 plastic parts was less than $25 including shipping. Received parts in 3 days on standard lowest cost shipping. Put machine back together, with just a few extra screws and wire clips, but machine works like new now. Much better than the cost of new or used washer.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

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

Washer stopped spin dry or agitation.

Watched Youtube video, was similar except screws for topside control panel were in rear. Disasemble was simple and fast. Reassemble was a little tricky as I could only get one clip back on the motor and then the other was not reaching. I had my daughter tilt the washer back so the motor wasn't hanging down and it went together. Washer now runs like new, nice to know that I only had to pay for the part and saved myself $100 bucks! Thanks!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Gary from Cape Girardeau, MO

Washer would not agitate or spin dry.

Removed the screws under the trim on either side of the control console then rolling the console back was able to remove front of washer. Laid washer on back and was able to get to motor pump and coupling. U Tube has very good video on how to.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: George from Lynchburg, VA

Tub would not spin, but pump worked.

Watch the video! - it a huge help with getting to the coupling. Actual coupling repair is straightforward, but I needed to tap it on with a deep socket. Biggest problem for me was removing and re-installing the cabinet - that's where the video comes in.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

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

Washer making a clicking noise and not turning the tub

After watching the repair video on the website, I disconnected the water lines and power. Removed the two screws that secured the control panel, tilted the control panel back, disconnected the lid safety switch, pride out the clips that hold the housing to the back of the washer. I laid the washer on its back, removed the two clips that secure the pump and moved the pump out of the way, disconnected the electical connector from the motor, removed the the two screws from the motor clips, removed clips from the motor and removed the motor. The Direct Drive Coupling was easily accessable and easy to replace. I put it all back in reverse order. 30 minutes from start to finish.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: johnny from hilton head, SC

Waser would not aggitate or spin

laid the washer down and removed the two straps holding themoter to the gear case.Removed the motor then i removed the broken coupling installed the new one.easy as 1,2,3.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Dawnie from Colorado Springs, CO

Washer wouldn't agitate or spin

After taking out the agitator to see if the problem was there, we tipped the washer over and started diassembling the major pieces. It was easy to find the broken coupling between the motor and the transmission drive and fairly easy to get it out. The part was here in three days and is a better design than the original one because it has a metal sheathing inside the place where the old part broke. We had the washer up and running in about 30 minutes.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Justin from Cedar Springs, MI

Agitator didn't work, but pump did

I actually didn't remove any of the panels. I tipped the washer at a 45 degree angle to the back and side to release the motor clamps, unhooked the power to the motor and removed the two drain pipes from the motor.

Once I had all of that removed, I was able to pull the motor away from the transmission and put the new coupling pieces on. The hardest part was holding the motor up (it is fairly heavy and cumbersome to hold while the machine is tipped like that). The pieces didn't go on too easily either. It would have been ideal to have at least the front panel off to use a hammer more easily. I did manage to get it on using a socket and a hammer. With some light taps it went on.

Next I put the hoses back on, the power, the bottom motor clamp, and then wrestled for another 30 minutes getting the top motor clamp on.

The clamps are the metal like springs that hook into the transmission and then spring tighten the motor to the transmission. Then there is a little screw that holds it in place... Not easy to see from any angle, and that is where having the front panel off would be ideal.

I've NEVER worked on a washer before and I accomplished this by myself in about 2 hours. I think if you are sure this is the problem, fix it yourself. Best 20 bucks and 2 hours I spent this month by saving a couple hundred on a new washer or repair person.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Tim from Apple Valley, MN

Basket would not spin during spin cycle

Raised washer on cinder blocks high enough to get underneath, removed wiring, capacitor (because it got in the way), removed spring clips from pump, removed pump, no water spillage this way. removed clips from motor, removed motor, pulled old broken coupling rubber ring and plastic pieces out, used a spark plug driver to press new ones in place on the gear shaft and motor as they will fit tighter because they have a metal reinforcement that the original did not have, lined up the two halfs and clipped motor back on, cliped pump back on, reconnected wires again, lowered off the blocks and washed a couple loads that night.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: william from newport, VT

Washer quit wash & spin functions motor runs

completely remove and disconnect pull out remove hoses from back drain hose move to where i had room to lay down on back (after i drained the full machine out) removed water pump and motor clips removed both uncliped wire harness from motor so i could sand off shafts etc replaced coupler with the new one which has a metal insert replaced parts and reinstalled. aligning coupler to motor and gear case takes a little extra work and luck put back in sevice

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Scott from Indian Harbour Beach, FL

Washer would not agitate or spin

First I removed the center cover of the tub, then removed the bolt that was underneath it.
I then tipped the washer back far enough that it wouldn't fall forward.

Next I removed the two hoses connected to the motor/gearbox assembly.
I then removed three bolts that hold the gearbox/motor assembly to the bottom of the tub and slid it down.
The next step is to separate the gearbox from the motor. To do this I removed the spring clips that hold the water pump to the motor, and then the spring clips that hold the gearbox to the motor.
The broken coupling between motor and the gearbox was then removed and replaced with the new one.
Next, put every thing back together.

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: Daniel from Wild Rose, WI

Washer would not spin or agitate

I am in my mid seventies and FORGOT where I filed the owners manual. As a result I had no clue of an exploded view or a parts list but decided to give it a try anyway.
After laying the machine on its front, it was obvious that the coupling had failed.
Parts Select had the part at my door in two days at a discounted price and the cost for shipping and handling was less than the cost for gas to get it from my closest local source.
I cleaned the residue left from the old failed coupling with a wire brush and a bit of naptha.
The removal of the entire assembly (motor, transmission and pump) was simple and required removing the two wires from the motor capacitor, Unpluging the multi pin connector from the motor and removing the three bolts that held the assembly to the tub frame. The pump came off the rear of the motor by releasing the two snap/spring connectors.I pried the old coupling off and tapped th new AND IMPROVEDcoupling on until it was flush with the end of the motor and trans shaft and reversed the procedure.
I saved myself hundreds of dollars and my wife is happy!

Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.

Were these instructions helpful?   

76-90 of 238

Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS1485646
Manufacturer Part Number: 285753A
Brand Model Number Description
Kenmore110088732791Washer Dryer Combo
Kenmore11010202000Washer
Kenmore11010202001Washer
Kenmore11010502990Washer
Kenmore11010502991Washer
Kenmore11010852990Washer
Kenmore11010852991Washer
Kenmore11012202100Washer
Kenmore11012502100Washer
Kenmore11012852100Washer
Kenmore11013202200Washer
Kenmore11013212200Washer
Kenmore11014102300Washer
Kenmore11014112300Washer
Kenmore11014202300Washer
Kenmore11014212200Washer
Kenmore11014222300Washer
Kenmore11014502300Washer
Kenmore11014852300Washer
Kenmore11015732400Washer
Kenmore11015842400Washer - Kenmore Washing Machine
Kenmore11015852400Washer
Kenmore11015862400Washer
Kenmore11015864400Washer
Kenmore11015942400Washer
Kenmore11015942401Washer
Kenmore11015944400Washer
Kenmore11015944401Washer
Kenmore11015952400Washer
Kenmore11015952401Washer