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The direct drive motor coupling, also known as a coupling kit, is a newer version of the part and is used in your washer.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

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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!

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!

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Nila from Camamdaigua, NY

The coupling broke and the washer wouldn't spin.

I was fairly surprised that the part arrived as soon as it did, just 3 days. I left the part on the washer for my husband and he fixed the machine as soon as he arrived home from work.

The machine was sitting next to the table I use to fold clothes. The cat was asleep on top so my husband moved him to one of the laundry baskets so he could lay the washer on its side to get to the motor. He climbed part way into the machine to get a better handle on things. Apparently, the cat felt it was time to get up so he jumped down onto the machine with a reverberating thud. After my husband recovered from the surprise the cat proceeded to climb into the machine with him for a pet. This seems to be the hardest part of the entire repair. And with the cats help the repair went well, and now I have to catch up on all the laundry.

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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, Socket set
Customer: HENRY from LAS VEGAS, NV

Basket did not turn, elect. Motor ran

I turned the washer on it's back. Removed the water pump w/screwdriver removed the elect. Motor with sockwrench (1/4) pulled motor by hand. Used screwdriver to pry old coupling off. Pressed on new coupling. Replaced motor and water pump. Tested. Hardest part putting washer back .

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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: David from Williamstown, PA

Direct drive coupling broke

First lay the washer on its side.
With pliers loosen clamps on water pump hoses.
Remove hoses from water pump.
Pry off the two brackets that hold the water pump in place with a screw driver.
Remove water pump.
Remove two screws that hold motor brackets in place with a 1/4" socket.
Pry off the two brackets that hold motor in place with a srewdriver.
Remove motor.
Remove old coupling from motor shaft and clutch shaft.
Install new coupling to motor shaft and clutch shaft.
I tapped the new coupling onto shafts using a spark plug socket flush on coupling and tapped with a socket handle.
Put everything back together in reverse order.

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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: Jerry from Kansas City, MO

Motor was spinning, but basket and agitator were not

Unplugged machine =]
Removed Drain hose & supply hoses
Removed 2 hex screws at the bottom of the back of the washer.
Removed 2 phillips screws that held control pannel to the cabinet.
Disconnected wiring harnes and overfill tube
Tilted cabinet forward and removed from frame.
Removed wiring harnes from motor.
Removed straps that hold motor in place
Replaced coupler.

VERY EASY!!!

It also gave me a chance to clean out all the gunk from the top of the outer basket.

Saved me $500 in a new washer or $200 in service call.

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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: Marvin from Providence Forge, VA

Coupling broke between motor & transmission

Removed two screws holding control pnl. Removed electrical connector from control pnl to back plate of machine. Removed four screws holding back pnl to machine that held the enamel machine cover in place. Removed enamel cover to access motor & transmission. Removed two spring steel brackets that released the water pump from motor. Unplugged wire connectors to motor. Removed 1 screw from each of the two spring steel brackets holding motor to transmission. Removed motor to
replace broken coupling. Reassembled in reverse order.

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: David A from Thibodaux, LA

Agitator not working

I removed the top assembly with timer and then the front cover. The pump and motor were removed to access the direct drive motor coupling. I installed the new direct drive motor coupling and then installed the parts I removed in reverse.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Antonius from Henrico, VA

Bin turn slow, water didn't drain,

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 !!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: don from onalaska, WI

Over filled with water

remove two screws in the control panel,slide it ahead ,tipped it back,removed the knob from switch,turned 1/2 turn and it came out.unplugged the wireing and hose.installed new switch,seems to work fine.i ordered the coupling but did not use it yet,with the age of the washer i expect it to fail soon.

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Lacey from Muskogee, OK

Machine drained water, but would not spin

Took off the machine cover. Took off the water pump. Took off the motor. Removed the old coupler and replaced with new one. The new one has a metal inner lining which is a much snugger fit than the old plastic one. I used the handle of the nut driver, placed inbetween the prongs of the coupler, and a hammer to tap the coupler into place where the coupler is flush with the end of the shaft. If the coupler is not flush it will cause the machine to smoke and heat up the motor during the agitation cycle. That was the only problem I encountered and had to take it back apart and re-position the coupler.

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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: Richard from Torrance, CA

Washer would not agitate/spin, but would drain ok

First I moved the washer to an open area and tipped it over on it's back supported at about 30 degrees to floor to protect the drain hose connection near the bottom of the washer. I used a stack of old blankets in several folds to support the raised end of the washer on the upper back surface.

I then disconnected the 2 hoses to the drain pump attached to the bottom of the motor, and removed the electrical connector from the motor and a capacitor on the side of the motor.

I removed 2 screws, one from each retainer holding the motor/pump assembly to the motor mounting plate on the gearcase assembly. I used a screw driver to pry the retainers from their detent on the motor housing and then removed the motor/pump assembly, thus exposing the broken coupling.

After removing the broken drive coupling, I installed the new one and then reassembled all the parts removed in reverse order. Note that the new coupling was a tighter fit on the motor shaft and gearcase assembly input shaft, and had to be driven on using a hammer and a short piece of 3/4" doweling. Hammering on the wood doweling protected the new coupling from damage during installation. The original and worn/broken coupling assembly was easily removed by hand, without tools.

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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: erik from san jose, CA

No agitation or spin

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removed the center panel between the dryer and washer.

unplugged the machine

removed the two clips to release the top/lid.

slid the top/lid assembly off

removed the small metal stability corner cross piece.

removed the top two screws of the front panel

lifted the front panel up and away (if it feels stuck, just put some muscle into it)

unplugged the wiring harness from the motor

removed the two big bolts at the bottom front that secure the tub in place


to be able to pull the tub out...

reached behind and to the right to remove the pressure hose

released the wiring from the tub

released the drain hose from its clip

pulled out the tub far enough so i could work on the motor.

on the motor, unscrewed and removed the two clips (top/bottom) to gain access to the coupling.

replaced old with new.

i thought lining everything up so i could slip the motor back on would be difficult since its tough to see where the teeth on the coupling are going, but it was kind to me and fit into place on the first try.

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

Clothes were not getting spun enough

Actually a pretty easy repair.
Unbolted the agitator assembly. Turned the washer on its side, unbolted the motor assembly
removed 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.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Dennis from Dallas, GA

Not extracting all the water during spin cycle

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 !!!!!!!

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Ron H from Caldwell, ID

Easy fix, thanks to this site !!

I gust followed the stories from the other readers and found the problem ordered the part ( only took 3 days ) and read how to repair.
15 min later it was up and going !!!
My thanks to your readers and your site.
Ron H

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Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Thomas from Huntington, NY

Would not spin but motor worked

I followed your remarkable and detailed installation video and read comments from other readers and have to tell you could not have done it without you.After a few steps I removed the motor and the direct drive coupling was broken on one end just like it was suggested.I ordered it from you(delivered in 1 day)replaced it and put back together and that's it. It was that easy. This is a GREAT web site and plan on coming back often, THANKS AGAIN!

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