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Whirlpool Motor/Isolation Coupling Failure Repair

I have a Whirlpool automatic washer model# LST7233DQ1.
I found the motor/isolation coupling shredded on the floor today. I am wondering if I need to purchase any other part to go along with this failed part? Sears replacement part #285753A . I want to minimize the mean time between repair for my wife and get all parts needed up front.
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You should do fine with this part. While it is apart look for any leaks and make sure that the hoses are all connected before you reassemble the machine.

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If your Roper washing machine does not agitate, spin or drain, you have a problem that needs fixing. The average do-it-your self offer can do this job without hiring the professional technician. Each problem indicates a separate repair, but while you have the washer apart, it never hurts to check things while the back is off and the parts are off the washer. Exercise caution and make sure that the washer is unplugged and the water is off before you begin.

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  12. Line up the holes of the rubber isolation coupling with the studs in the coupling. Push the rubber isolation coupling in place.
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HERE ARE SOME SOLUTION BELOW
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  • 4 Push the isolation and coupling on the drive motor making sure that the holes line up with the studs on the other coupling on the gear case.
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    There is a Sears repair parts site:

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    http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%20W10114743.pdf

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    http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/assets/pdfs/literature/Repair%20Part%20List%20-%20W10114743.pdf

    When our washer (12 years old) wouldn't spin, rather than spending $170 for a new transmission, we

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