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Hello, Roper (Whirlpool) Washing Machine toploader: Model: RAS7133KQ0. Machine will no longer 'spin', agitate. Fills with water O.K. Checked drain hose, it drained into bucket O.K.. Power to Machine O.K. Suspect either bad "Gearcase assembly" pictured in basic instructions, or a bad 'drive belt'? Could not download any service manuals for this unit. Have not attempted to remove rear (large) cover as yet. In work searching for recipt, purchased at either Lowe's or a Sears. Thanks for any help with this, regards, Mark.

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  • Mark Pagano Jul 14, 2010

    Yes, however, problem also involved a bad lid switch. Coupler was worn but not broken. Replaced both and machine runs great! The new couplers were beefer with metal inserts. Original coupler designed to fail? Annoying. Thanks again, Regards, Mark.


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This washer does not use a drive belt. It uses a transitional coupling to transfer the motors power to the pump and transmission. The motor does double duty, it has the pump mounted on one side and the transmission on the other and it is reversing. One direction does the wash mode and the other direction does the pump and spin. The transmission feature a neutral pack which allows the pump to drain the water first. Then when the timer pauses for a moment the spin pawl gets slung outward under the main drive gear in the transmission where it will catch 1 of 3 spin bosses under the main drive gear. This causes the basket to spin. All of that is shown in the training manual I am including. So what can go wrong? I strongly suspect your coupling has failed.
A common problem with these washers. Very easy to repair.
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