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Top Loading Washer stops abruptly at end of spin cycle or when lid is opened.

Whirlpool KAWS777EQ0 Top Loading Washer. Just replaced the drive coupling and now when the washer stops it is very abrupt and loud. Did I knock the braking mechanism out of alignment?

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The ddc may not have been installed correctly. The tranny shaft and motor shaft should be flush with the new coupling gears.
If you laid the machine down to do the repair you caused additional problems with other components.

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  • In the Whirlpool washers, a common problem is that the lid plunger stops making contact with the lid switch. Use a pen to manually press the lid switch actuator (with the lid up, duh). If the washer spins...well, you know the rest.

  • Older (belt-drive) Whirlpool: the spin solenoid is burned out or has cut wires. Ohm out that solenoid (20-30 ohms) and test with a test cord. Make sure the wires are intact by giving them a little tug. If this is OK, you may need to adjust/replace the basket drive.



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Hope my info solves your problem, Thanx for using fixya, Good luck.

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