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IT KNOCKS WHEN WASHING

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How to replace agitator


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Sep 24, 2015 | Washing Machines

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Washing Machine Motor Coupling Repair


How do you tell if your washer motor coupler has gone bad? Motor couplers are used on "Whirlpool" direct-drive washing machines. In some Whirlpool or Whirlpool-made washing machines, the motor coupler connects the drive motor to the transmission. It operates under extreme conditions and stress. Mostly during start-up and stopping of the motor. The main symptom of a bad motor coupler in the Whirlpool made washing machines is that there is no agitation or spinning action, along with the sound of the motor running. Since the motor is running, but there is no connection to the transmission, the machine will not agitate or spin the clothes out. The motor will simply run, but nothing else happens. In this case, the coupler is most likely cracked. To replace the coupler in the Whirlpool made washer, you must first unplug the washer, remove the top console by either removing the screws or using a putty knife to unsnap the top clips, rotate the console back, pull the washer front off by tilting back,and set the cabinet aside. Remove the clips holding the pump and motor on. Remove the bolts holding the motor on. Inspect the coupler and replace with a coupler if necessary. Re-assemble the motor and pump assembly. Re-assemble the washer in reverse order of disassembly. Plug in and test by running the washer through it's paces.Here is a video on repairing the motor coupler.

on Oct 18, 2011 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

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Washing machine knocks and dims lights only during rinse cycle


Possible that the bearings are a suspect, if the machine seems to wobble around. Also if the load is high, does the noise go higher, if so check the suspension, check the mounting and the counter weights.
Please check this link: Wobbling machine

Jan 24, 2013 | Washing Machines

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Clothes still wet after spin cycle; water has drained, agitator seems to spin, but clothes very wet after spin cycle


Hello,

the problem a lot of times when that happens is a broken motor coupler and a coupler is easy and cheap to replace. This video shows how to replace the coupler so watch it to see how to get to coupler to see if its broken.

http://www.youtube.com/user/RepairClinic?v=9K1KHEogf3c&feature=pyv&ad=5457341501&kw=washing%20machine%20coupler

I hope this helps

Gene

Aug 03, 2011 | Whirlpool Ultimate Care II LSQ9549L Top...

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I have a Kenmore Elite top-loading washer, the spin cycle doesn't wring out the clothes dry. Is it worth repairing or should I just replace the unit?


Hello,

the problem a lot of times when that happens is a broken motor coupler and a coupler is easy and cheap to replace. This video shows how to replace the coupler so watch it to see how to get to coupler to see if its broken.

http://www.youtube.com/user/RepairClinic?v=9K1KHEogf3c&feature=pyv&ad=5457341501&kw=washing%20machine%20coupler

I hope this helps

Gene

Aug 03, 2011 | Washing Machines

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The machine will not spinn, the washing is very wet when finnished washing


clothes are wet after spinning this is due to faulty Motor coupler. test the motor coupler, re-start the washer in its spin cycle. Let the machine run for a minute, and then open the lid and notice whether the tub is spinning:If it's spinning when you lift the lid, the coupler is fine.If not then the coupler is broken.It has to be replaced;.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 coupler wears out and fails. When that happens, you need to replace it completely. ----------------------- If the washer doesn't reach its proper spin speed, the clothes may be too wet at the end of a cycle. Check to be sure the load is properly balanced and run a spin cycle again. If the clothes are still wet, you may have a worn motor pulley or tub bearing. Replace the applicable component. Thanks.

Sep 16, 2010 | Hoover Nextra HNL 3166 Z Front Load Washer

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Knocks on agitate cycle, weak agitate action, doesn't spin all the water out of clothes


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:

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

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


Look in the section for the motor, pump gearcase and you'll see the Motor Coupler.

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.

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

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

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.

Jan 27, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Our washing machine doesn't turn in the stage


Either your motor coupler is defective or your transmission is defective.  Check it during the wash cycle if the agitator does not move then it is your motor coupler, if not it is your transmission.  To replace the motor coupler you will need to remove the casing from the machine.  The coupler is located between the motor and the transmission.

Oct 25, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Washing machine not spinning


Tip machine back and look underneath between the motor and gearcase, there is a coupler that is probably broken, Replace the coupler and you are back in business

Jan 19, 2009 | Roper RAS6233KQ Top Load Washer

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Washing maching


replace the motor coupler...you have to remove the case and then the water pump, then the motor....the coupler in behind the motor

Sep 16, 2008 | KitchenAid KAWS850L Top Load Washer

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