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Fixed the coupling on my kenmore. Can't attach the motor back!

Ok, I put changed the coupling on my kenmore washer. But how do you reclamp the motor back in place. The 2 mounting clamps are not easy to clamp in place. Is there a trick to this. Thx

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First make sure the coupler has engaged properly. Then lower the motor enough to engage the bottom clamp. Then with your thumb on the motor shaft and other fingers on the top of the motor, lift the motor and engage the top clamp.

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