Whirlpool top loader won't spin and I replaced the motor and the coupling too
I heard a loud noise coming from the washing machine, then I smelled what seemed like an electrical burning smell. Noticed the washer had drained but did not spin. When I attempted to turn the spin cycle on I hear a humming sound but no spin. I replaced the motor and the coupling and it still makes that humming sound when I turn on the machine and it wont drain. HELP PLEASE
If this is what happened to your washer, the 'burning smell' you refered to was the plastic tub getting hot from the rubbing of the basket (mine smelled the same way, I originally thought there was an electrical failure).
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check the motor coupling,if the coupling is broken you'll hear the motor run but the agitiator won't move and no spin,the coupling connects the motor to the transmission.watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K1KHEogf3c
Could be one of several different things depending on the age and model. If its less than 10 years old and is a top load washer its probably a motor coupling (connects the motor to the transmission kinda like a belt) or lid switch. If the water is draining out but the washer is not spinning its probably the motor coupling. If it still has water in it and won't spin, its probably the lid switch. If your washer is a front loader there could be several things going on. Hope that helps.
If this is a Whirlpool manufactured TOP LOADER (such as Roper, Estate, Kenmore, Amana, and Frigidaire), you may have a damaged or broken motor coupling. Whirlpool manufactured top loading washers use a motor coupling between the drive motor and gearcase (transmission) in place of a drive belt. This configuration is known as "direct-drive". The coupling can break through normal wear and tear. Washing frequent loads of heavy items and reduce the life span of the coupler. Common symptoms include the following:
1. No spin or agitation. 2. Washer will fill and empty. 3. Drive motor still runs. 4. Strange rattling, grinding or clicking noise during agitation or spin cycles as the drum sits still.
If your washer is exhibiting these symptoms, then its probably a safe bet that the motor coupling is bad.
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If you have any questions, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER (located on a nameplate along the wash tub rim under the lid) and let me know. I hope this helps you.
sounds as if you have a bad mootor coupling, part number 285753, easy enough part to change, easier to search on the you tube site for whirlpool motor coupling repair, fo rthe video, then try to explain procedure, but definalty easy enough repair for home owner
HI thanks for your question. the part that failed is called the motor coupling. it s located on the motor and the transmission. if you need help to replace come on back. but that's the part you need to change. thanks
there is a coupling between the motor and transmission that has cracked. with the crack in the coupling the transmission cant spin as fast as the motor causeing the loud noise. replace coupling to solve problem
grinding noises are never a good sign. My best guess is that the motor coupling is shot. Very inexpensive repair if you're handy. unplug and tip the machine back. locate the motor and remove the clips holding the motor/pump assembly to the transmission. carefully remove the motor and if the coupling is shot, replace. put it back together and should be good to go.