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I have a Whirlpool washer and the motor coupling needs to be changed. I purchased the part and it appears that all I need to do is to remove the motor, pull out the old coupling,replace it and put back the motor. An article on the web has me removing the console, the water pump and a bunch of other parts just to get to the coupling. So, I am confused. Please advise. thank you, Rob

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  • rthisoldhous Jun 28, 2009

    My originaql question was not anbswered - why do i need to go thru all of the prior technicians method when I can see from the bottom of the washer the motor and the coupling that needs to be replaced. It just seems I would be taking the entire machine apart if I followed the technicians advice.

    Rob

  • rthisoldhous Jun 28, 2009

    My originaql question was not anbswered - why do i need to go thru all of the prior technicians method when I can see from the bottom of the washer the motor and the coupling that needs to be replaced. It just seems I would be taking the entire machine apart if I followed the technicians advice.

    Rob

  • rthisoldhous Jun 28, 2009

    My originaql question was not anbswered - why do i need to go thru all of the prior technicians method when I can see from the bottom of the washer the motor and the coupling that needs to be replaced. It just seems I would be taking the entire machine apart if I followed the technicians advice.

    Rob

  • rthisoldhous Jun 28, 2009

    If your solution was that easy, why did the first technician almost have me take apart the whole washer?



    Rob

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Ok, if all you are doing is replacing the coupling here is how you do it....Pull machine forward....Tilt it back so you can access the bottom...make sure you wedge something underneath so machine does not fall on top of you while working on it. Now pull 2 clips off pump, pull pump off mount and push aside..Remove 2 screws from motor clips...remove wire harness from motor, now remove two clips with a screwdriver holding motor in place...drop motor our onto the floor...replace coupling and rebuild the motor and pump in reverse order you took it off...make sure you reattach the wire harness onto the motor...thats about it...anything else is mumbo jumbo...have been replacing these for 20 years and this is easiest way and quickest. Hope this helps...good luck!

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    Mike Price Jun 29, 2009

    Hi Rob, Just reading some of your previous comments, Other techs will tell you to pull the machine apart because that is have they learned in trade school...basically there is the right way to do it and the easy way to do it...the way i gave you to do it is the way i have found over 20 years of experiance the easyiest way to do it...hope all went well and you are up and running again.

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You can just remove motor and soak coupling in penetrating oil remove and replace!!!reinstall!!!Best of Luck to You!!!!

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Hi there,

First unplug the unit. the console has to be tilted you most remove two screw to do this one is on the far right the other is on the far left. note the new models under about six years old the screw are on the back of the console. after tilting the console you need to remove to large clips far left and right they're a goldish color use a regular screw driver to pry these out they release at the front of the clip use caution this is the hardest part of the job as a newbie. now unplug the quick disconnect on the cabinet locate under the console right hand side. now the cabinet is ready to be removed lift up and forward set cabinet out of your way. now locate the pump to hose going to it in the middle of the washer at bottom. remove the two clips no need to remove hose will make water mess pull pump forward and off push to the side out of your way. now two clips on the motor needs removed they're is two screws one on each clip they will be removed 1/4 or 5/16 then remove the clips the motor it will basicly fall off pull it out so you can see the other end of the motor that is where your coupling is located. remove it off the motor and the other side of the coupling off the transmission install new coupling reverse your steps your done

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