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273770-1-S-GE-WH5X256           -Clutch and Retaining Clip
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Clutch and Retaining Clip

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PartSelect Number PS273770
Manufacturer Part Number WH5X256
Manufactured by GE

This part is used with units that have a removable front panel.

This part works with the following brands: General Electric, Hotpoint.

This part works with the following products: Washer.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Will not agitate.

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Have you ever seen the clip sheer off? Found it in pieces when took bottom off. Can i just purchase the clip, to see if that works?


Hi Clayton, Thank you for your inquiry. The clip can be bought separately. The part number for it is PS271104. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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34 of 42 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Clutch and Retaining Clip
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: William from Sherman, TX

Tub would not spin during spin cycle.

Removed washer to garage (after water was pumped out by the washing machines pump). Tipped it over to access bottom of machine and removed about 8-10 nut machine screws. Slipped new clutch on and used old retaining clip (new one was too difficult to get on). Loosened motor mounts on the drive motor and slipped on belt. Positioned the motor to put a good amount of tension on the belt and tightened motor mounts in a star pattern. Works great, even with heavy loads (like jeans). Easy easy.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Jeff from North Liberty, IA

The pully attached to the bottom of the clutch (all one piece) broke apart.

I loosened the 4 screws that hold the motor and clutch in place. Removed the motor and clutch and turned upside down. Removed the retaining clip. Pulled the old clutch off (does not come off very easy). Stuck the new clutch on and replaced the retaining clip. Slapped it back into the machine.

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Parts Used:
  • Clutch and Retaining Clip
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: robert from MANASSAS PARK, VA

Clutch pulley disintegrated

replaced clutch assembly. unplug power; turn off water, disconnect hoses from faucet; remove drain hose from drain; shop vac water from basin through drain hose. bungee hoses and cords, relocate to garage, place blocks, lay unit on blocks on back, remove front cover, mark electrical connections, disconnect- move aside, support motor, i used a ratchet strap behind motor around the tub supports, removed nuts from motor mount bolts, release strap, tilt and remove motor, place on plywood, use opposing small pry bars to remove clutch assembly; remove rust from motor shaft, install new clutch, re-install motor, install belt, tighten ratchet strap, to tighen belt, re install mount bolt nuts, reconnect electrical connections, remove strap, clean gunk from washer case floor, double check connections, mount bolts, belt tightness, re-install front cover, re-position washer, reconnect hoses, and power cord, turn on water, open fron cover, check for leaks; run rinse spin cycle to test - confirm no leaks, ops check complete, good to go. total time, including removing repositioon and removing water, about an hour, clutch replacement time about 15 min's.

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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS273770
Manufacturer Part Number: WH5X256
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