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My husband replaced the coupling on our kenmore

Washer would drain and go through cycles before replacing coupling just wouldn't agitate or spin and made a noise.

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This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

I'd verify that the Motor Coupler is installed correctly first.

I'd also verify that the Lid Switch was re-connected after replacing the coupler. (A common oops that I've done myself)

If it was, I'd test the Lid Switch by jumping the two outermost contacts with a short piece of insulated wire.

See the Whirlpool Service manual for their top load, direct drive washers for how to bypass the switch.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf


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If the washer will fill and drain, but won't agitate or spin, you may have a broken motor coupling. The noise of the motor engaging, lack of agitation and ability to still drain are the usual symptoms. This is a common fail item with this model washer through normal wear and tear. Newer versions of the coupler are more resilient and resist breaking

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