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Machine Won't Agitate or Spin

  • Remove the pump and drive motor. You will find two plastic and one rubber motor couplings. One is located on the drive motor and the other is on the gear case with the rubber coupling between them.
  • 2 Pry or break the old couplings off with your screwdriver. Replace with new couplings. Simply push one onto the shaft of the gear case and press the second one onto the shaft of the drive motor.
  • 3 Line up the holes of the rubber isolation coupling with the studs in the coupling. Push the rubber isolation coupling in place.
  • 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.
  • 5 Reinstall the drive motor and then snap the pump in place with the retainers to hold it in place. Reconnect the hoses with the clamps and snap the.Put the washer back on and screw the back in place. Position the washer where you had it before and plug the washer in

  • Washer Won't Drain If your Roper washing machine does not agitate, spin or drain, you have a problem that needs fixing. The average do-it-yourselfer 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.

  • Check the drain hose to see if anything is plugging it. Sometimes small pieces of material go out with the wash water and become lodged in the drain hose.
  • 2 Open the access panel in the back by removing the screws and taking off the back panel. Remove the drain hose. this is usually held on with a clamp, collar or clip.
  • 3 Use a pair of needle-nosed pliers to remove the obstruction. If the material is further into the hose, you can use a sturdy piece of wire with a small hook bent at the end. Stick this into the hose to try to pull the obstruction out. If you still can't reach the obstruction, disconnect the entire hose and force the obstruction out with a water hose using the jet spray.

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