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Nothing stuck in pump ... what is and where is the coupler

There is nothing in the pump, and a suggestion that it could be a coupler .... where is the coupler? Thank you for your help.

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Re: Nothing stuck in pump ... what is and where is the...

If you are talking about the motor coupler, it is located behind the drive motor. You will need to unplug the machine, remove the drain pump, disconnect the wire connectors to the drive motor, then remove the clips that hold the drive motor in place. The coupler consists of two plastic pieces with three prongs (one piece is on the drive motor, one on the transmission) with a rubber bushing in between. I don't know what your original problem is, so I hope this helps you at least find what you were looking for. Let me know if I can help any further.

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send the model number?if it's a top load washer check the lid switch,if the switch is broke it will fill and do nothing,if it's the coupling the motor will run but nothing will move,close the lid and then open it a little and close it a few times,if you don't hear a clicking sound you have a bad lid switch,you can also open the lid,set the timer on spin and with a screw driver push down on the switch on the right side,if it spins the lid switch is bad,it has to work only if you hear it clicking when you push down on it,if it don't click it's bad.let me know what you find.also if the motor is humming you could have something stuck in the pump,pull off the frame,pop the metal clips on the pump and slide it off and start it,if the motor runs you have a bad pump or something stuck in it.

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:

Enter your model number (110.#######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Three possibilities:


Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive washers use a "Motor Coupler" between the motor and transmission.

It's used as a fail safe device and consists of three parts.

Two of the parts are the same, plastic units with three prongs that fit on one of the motor output shafts and the other on the transmission input shaft. Between them is a rubber piece with six holes.

The power from the motor is transmitted through the rubber piece to the transmission.

The other shaft on the motor directly drives the pump.

If the motor coupler is broken, or worn, the motor may not be able to send full power to the transmission for agitating or spinning. It may not spin fast enough to release all of the water from the clothes.

See the following for how to remove the cabinet, pump, motor and motor mounting plate to inspect and replace the motor coupler.

If the coupler looks damaged, it's a relatively easy fix.

Pry the plastic pieces from the motor and transmission. Some people use a claw hammer but I've found that using a small (6 inch) pry bar works well.

Carefully fit the plastic pieces over the motor and transmission shafts and press them in place (Use a 1/2" of larger socket to put pressure equally around the pieces.

Put the rubber piece on the transmission plastic piece.

Replace the motor mounting plate.

Carefully line up the plastic prongs on the motor based plastic piece to the three un-used holes in the rubber piece. If they don't line up right, the coupler could be damaged.

Mount the motor, don't forget the two screws, put the pump back on the motor and use its' clips.

Put the cabinet back on, don't forget to plug the lid switch back in and re-mount the console.


If the Motor coupler is fine, and while you have the cabinet off, check the pump inlet and outlet hoses for blockage and check inside the pump to make sure that nothing is stuck in it.


If the motor coupler is OK, and the hoses / pump are fine, the problem could be the clutch:

Sears has a replacement clutch band kit.

See the following for how to pull the pump, motor and transmission.


Also see the Whirlpool / kenmore service manual for these washers.$FILE/L-55.pdf

Both the Motor coupler (available from most appliance parts stores) and the clutch band kit are relatively inexpensive.

See the Following Whirlpool parts list for alternatives to the Sears part numbers.

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if there is nothing wrong with either one of these items then you may need to rpelace the lid switch.

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You have a bad coupler. This is very common but not to worry. This is a direct drive machine and there are very few things that go bad on them. One is the coupler, another is the water pump. Other than these, nothing else hardly ever goes bad on them.
Now for the coupler, It's located between the motor and transmission. You will need to remove the case. Once you have, you only need to un clip the water pump and then the motor. You will then see the coupler. If you haven't been inside one of these, you don't get in through the back. You will take a screw out of each end of the console. Pull forward and flip back. Now un clip the clips on each corner under the console. Unplug the wire under the console. Now pull forward on the case, tilting it toward you and pick up. You are now inside the machine. The water pump it at the bottom. Good luck.
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Water fills up, nothing happens at all until the end of the cycle and the water drains. Fixable?

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