Question about Washing Machines
Posted by Anonymous on
Some washers do have a coupler that drives the transmission. If you can give us the model and brand, we can better help you. If it is from the Whirlpool family and is at least 15-17 years old or newer, it will have a coupler that drives the transmission. You would need to remove a couple of screws that hold the control panel to the top and then pull forward on the control panel only about a half inch then left up and swing the panel back over the back panel. There are two metal clips that hold the outer shell to the back panel and you need to remove them by putting a screwdriver into the front slot and push the screwdriver handle away from you until it pops the clip up out of the hole. Unplug the connector that is at the back of the washer and then pull forward on the shell and it will come off showing you the drum and frame it is mounted on and the pump, motor and transmission under the frame. You will have to remove the pump first by taking out two screws that are a 5/16 nut driver and then pop the clips that those two screws go through. You can then pull your pump off to the side and remove the motor behind it by popping the clips that hold it in place. The coupler is on the back side of the motor and there are two matching parts of the coupler unit. You will have one on the motor and one on the transmission and there should be a rubber union that joins the two. More than likely, either the rubber has worn out and snapped several of the pegs on the two coupler halves or the hub on one side has split. Either way, the best solution is to replace the entire coupler assembly and you can only get it as an entire assembly anyway. After replacing the coupler, just re-assemble in reverse order. You can probably find a you-tube video online if you need help. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 31, 2015
There isnt a motor coupler the drum spins on a belt connected to the motor the pump has its own motor seperate from the drive motor
Posted on Mar 31, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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