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My name is Huum,Faulty Direct Drive Coupling (Whirlpool / Kenmore / Roper / Estate)
Direct Drive (motor) Coupling may be broken. Many Whirlpool/Kenmore
brands washing machines utilize a small, relatively inexpensive direct
drive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the
shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other.
It can wear out over time or fail under overloading conditions. This protects your transmission from excessive loading.
Cabinet Removal - Whirlpool / Kenmore / Estate / Roper Direct Drive Models**NOTE**
The diagrams referenced in this article are available for download in the Attachments section below: 1.) Preparation
should be obvious but the first step should be to unplug the washing
machine. Then pull it away from the wall a six to eight inches.2.) Rotate Control Panel
and remove the screws (items 49 on the Control Panel Diagram) that are
installed in the base of the both the left and right side control panel
end caps. Once the screws are removed, pull up and forward on the
control panel. The control Panel will rotate toward the back. Tilt it
back until the hinges catch. Allow it to rest there.3.) Unplug Harness
the Control Panel Assembly folded out of the way you should now
disconnect the wire harness that connects the console to the main
case. The harness plug disconnects from the top of the cabinet.4.) Remove Clips
a flat head screw driver to remove spring clips (items 6 on the Cabinet
Diagram) from both the left and right side of the cabinet top. This can
be accomplished by inserting a flat head screw driver into the spring
clip and pry toward the back of the machine. Once each clip is loose,
feed the clip out of the hole in the rear panel.5.) Detach Cabinet
open the lid. Use one hand to hold the lid open and the other to grab
the front of the cabinet opening exposed when opening the lid. Tilt
the entire cabinet assembly toward you by pulling both the front
cabinet lip and the lid. This should release the rear locking tabs.
your knee as a lever to lift the front of the cabinet away from the
washing machine base. This should release the front locking tabs and
complete the removal of the cabinet from the machine.
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