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Clutch replacement on whirlpool washer lse8223e

How do i replace clutch .... some instructions

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  • strawberripa Mar 05, 2009

    model #LSR8233EZ1

  • Scott Wiuff
    Scott Wiuff May 11, 2010

    Is this a direct drive top loader with the pump in the front? Look at the model number under the lid. I don't recognize the model. If it's what I think it is, it's real easy.



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Below is a link that will show a little in detail. 1st take off the control panel. Use a putty knife between console and base of washer. Go to the outside corner and push in and tilt back cont panel. The remove 2 gold clips underneath that. the whole outer cabinet will then come off. The take off the outer top ring on the basket it's the one the soap drips into. It's just clipped on. Then remove the agitator. Usually to top cap pulls off and there is a bold holding the bottom agitator on the shaft. Then there is a silver nut on top that that you'll have to get off. We have a special wrench but take a screw driver and spin it off. The the whole inside basket can be pulled up and taken out. Then look at the motor and pump in the front. They are just clipped on so remove them and un-hook the motor wires and set that aside. The there are 3 screws holding the transmission to the base. I would tilt it back so you can see them and pull out the whole transmission. It'll just drop right out then you'll see the cutch. Sounds like a lot but if you refer to the pictures on the link it will help a lot. Good luck and let me know how it goes. Looks like the clutch is abot $40.00!retrieve.pd;jsessionid=Wa0fOurdi7fM+OMoEj4qWA**.shcapp3206?modelNumber=LSR8233EZ1&pop=flush

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