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How do I replace the drive coupler on a Whirlpool washing machine

My husband took the front and top off of the washer but now we can't figure out how to get the coupler off

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He took the cabnit off???...ok now kneal or stoop straight down,,always unplug your looking at the pump ,,theres 2 clips holding pump on 1 upper and 1 lower take a small screw driver and pry them off twist just a touch ,let pump hang dont remove ,,now your looking at the motor ,,it also have to clips but there longer and they have to screws holding them through front...take your 1/4 nut drive and remove,,if you dont have nut driver pliers will do just take your reach to your right side of motor and disconnect motor ,,put a little pressure with your hand and pull straight out...take the motor clips off the same way you took the pump clips off,,now you should have 2 plastic couper and 1 rubber grommet...remove broken pieces than put 1 half the plastic coupling all the way on the transmission line it up straight then knock t in with he back of your screw driver use another tool to knock put the other coupling on the back of the motor the same way..take the rubber grommet and put it on the transmission side,,you must look and line teeth up with hole since the grommet is on 1 coupling you only need to line up motor have,,,now take 1 motor clip and put the bottom 1 back before you put motor back let it lay on floor,,put the top clip close ,,now left motor and push to the tranny coupler now put back top clip...reverse to put together..
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