Your instruction was excellent. I was able to follow and replace the drive couple of my kenmore 90 series. Thanks very much. However, when I was trying to reassemble everything back, I got stuck at the the last part when I need to re-install the washer case to the back/console. The brass clips were too difficult for me to push it back to the hole. Do I need special tool? How should I solve this? Thanks
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Re: brass clips do not go in
No special tools are needed. You simply insert one end of the brass clip in the slot on the back panel first, then push the looped end into the hole on top of the washer case. You push straight down and the clip snaps back into place. If you are having difficulty, you may not have the back panel aligned correctly with the washer case. The panel should be flush with the washer casing on BOTH sides in order for the clips to snap back into place.
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Hello I'm afraid you didnt find a belt but maybe a piece of the coupling. Here are detailed instructions on replacing a coupling:
from the limited information this sounds like it's going to be a broken coupling. Kenmores are usually direct drive machines made by whirlpool, this means they don't have a belt. Instead the transmission is connected directly to the motor via a coupling. This is what a coupling looks like: To confirm this pull the machine forward enough that you can lean it back and it will stand back under it's own weight. Wedge something underneath the chasis so it does not fall on you while your accessing the bottom. Go under the Machine and locate the motor, You will see the pump connected to the motor connected to the transmission.
1. Unplug the wire harness from the motor then.
2. Use a screw driver remove the 2 clips holding the pump in place and remove or push the pump out of the way.
3. You will need to remove the 2 screws from the brackets holding the Motor in place with a nut driver.
4. With a screwdriver remove the 2 clips holding the motor in place (be carefull to support the motor as the clips comes off)
5. remove the motor and drop it onto the floor. Now you will see the coupling..one side on the motor the other side on the transmission the rubber connector in between. Replace the coupling if broken or worn and reassemble the washer in reverse order. Now you should be all set. Be aware you may smell rubber on the first couple loads this is normal after replacing a coupling. Good Luck!! if you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again. Mike
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this is the site to find out how to fix your washer. you have a broken drive coupling. it probably wont agitate or spin, but will fill and drain. you need to remove 2 screws from the control panel, hinge it back and then remove the 2 brass colored clips that hold the cabinet to the base. once you do then pull the entire cabinet forwards to a 45 degree angle and pull it off the base. then pull the 2 clips off pump and then 2 more on the motor. that will allow you to get to the drive coupling. you will find it to be broken. replace it with part number 285753a for about 15-20 bucks.
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HI thanks for your question. 2 screws on each side of console. remove. lift up console. 2 brass clips , remove. disconnect lid switch connector. pull cabinet off. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer thanks.
hi thanks for the question don't take back off please. the problem is with the motor coupling located at the motor & transmission to repair . 2 screws at console .remove .lift console .remove 2 brass clips disconnect wiring plastic disconnect pull cabinet towards you .put a block under left front lift up remove the pump 2 spring clips .remove motor wireing . remove the motor replace the motor coupling thanks the appliance doc
usually it is a gearbox drive coupling, designed to break on exceptional loads
whirlpoool 285753, parts common to whirlpool roper ge kenmore and about a dozen other brands. dissassembly instructions vary slightly between models
remove trims from ends of control panel
remove scres under trims
raise control panel and flip it over backwards (note: do not dislodge air tube from level selector)
remove brass retainer clips (note: position for reinstall)
remove lid switch connector
remove lid and body
the motor and gearbox are now exposed
undo bolt(s) holding spring clips to pump,
remove spring clips holding pump to motor(note position for reinstall)
unto bolt(s) holding spring clips to motor
remove spring clips holding motor to gearbox (note position for reinstall)
there will be a plastic 3 legged 'spider' on the gearbox, and one on the motor, and a rubber ring with 6 holes that match the positions of the legs
remove the ring and spiders
take the ring and spiders to the local parts guy and get replacement, (Note the local parts guy will have the replacement, it is common to ge, whirlpool, roper, kenmore, new maytag, frigidaire and many others.)
use a piece of dowel, to hammer the center of the spider to the input shaft of the gearbox and the motor shaft, (note dont hit the legs they break.) (note: new spiders have metal center hubs, this is a common failure and the replacements have been strengthened)
turn gearbox shaft 1 leg up 2 legs down
turn motor shaft 2 legs up 1 leg down
insert new rubber ring over gearbox spider
insert motor into rubber ring
reinstall springclips pump pump springclips body control panel in reverse order to above
gearbox coupling ~$17.00 time ~25 minutes, but I do 3-4/month
Most likely you have a bad motor coupler. If you open the console and remove the two brass clips, this will let the front, sides and top all come off as you tilt it forward. At the botom center, you will find two metal clips holding the pump on. Remove. You will find 2 screws holding similar clips holding the motor on. Removed. On the back of the motor, is your coupler. Replace. Then re-assemble.