Uploaded on May 14, 2010
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Are your clothes coming out of the washer dripping wet? Is your washer not spinning or agitating? It is possible that your washing machine has a bad drive motor coupler. This free troubleshooting video shows step-by-step instructions on replacing the drive motor coupler on top loading direct drive Whirlpool, Kenmore, Sears, Roper, KitchenAid, Estate, Maytag, and Inglis washing machines.
Tools Needed: flathead screwdriver, Phillips head screwdriver, hex socket, and a hammer.
Many Whirlpool-made washers use a small, relatively inexpensive device called a drive motor coupling. This plastic-and-rubber component is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the drive motor coupler wears out and fails. When that happens, you need to replace it completely. To test the drive motor coupler, start the washer in its spin cycle. Let the washing machine run for a minute, and then open the lid and notice whether the tub is spinning: If the washer tub is spinning when you lift the lid, the drive motor coupling is fine.
There are a few specific symptoms to look out for that point towards your washing machine possibly needing a new drive motor coupler:
1.) Wet clothes
2.) The washing machine makes loud noises
3.) The agitator isn't working
4.) The drum isn't rotating
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