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Everything works-no spin-motor sounds like it won't engage

Roper Top Loader washer- everything working except for spin- motor sounds as if grinding-no spin

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This is a whirpool style direct drive. most likely coupler is broken. it's a small part, between motor and gearcase about as big around as a silver dollar but thicker. lean the washer back so you can look under it and look right behind the motor. not a major repair. worth fixing. You will want to remove the cabinet so if you decide to do it mssg back for more info.

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Good evening, My Roper washer RAX4232PQ0 will not spin...it seems to drain OK but won't spin...can you offer any help? Thanks!


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http://www.fixya.com/support/r385252-replacing_motor_coupling_whirlpool_top

The part number is included in the link I provided. You can purchase a replacement on line at appliancepartspros.com for about $11.

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