I have a bracket that looks like it may be held on with 2 small dkey clips maybe. I want to know how it connects to the motor frame and the bracket on bottom of the tub.Are all 3 connected together?Thanks Ron Paynter
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Re: loose bracket or plate...
IF YOU ARE TRYING TO RE INSERT THOSE PINS YOU GOIN TO HAVE A HARD TIME.THOSE ARE CALLED TRANSPORT BRACKETS AND NORMALLY COME WHEN THE MACHINE IS NEW ITS NOT IMPRTANT TO RE APPLY THEM IF YOU INTEND MOVING THE APPLIANCES.GOOD LUCK.MOHAMED
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The bottom front panel is held on by 3 small clips at the bottom right, centre and left of the plate. Slip your fingers under the bottom right of the panel and pull upwards and outwards at the same time, to release the clip, then move along to the centre and left, repeating this pulling action. when all 3 clips release, you should be able to pull the plate down and away from the front of the machine to expose the front access to the water pump behind it
If you hear the motor running but only the water pumps out, you probably need a new coupler. These are very cheap and easy to change, if you're mechanically inclined.
Getting into the cabinet is a matter of two screws, two clips, a wiring disconnect, and enough space to tilt the cabinet off the base of the unit and set it aside.
Once inside, you'll see the pump in the front, mounted on the motor. The pump is held on with 2 clips, and can be swung aside without disconnecting the hoses. The motor is held on by 2 clips and 2 screws, and has one wiring plug. Once it's out, you can see the coupler, which probably has had the pins sheared off the plates, and some rubber remnants. Carefully pry off and replace all the parts, being careful to align the pins when re-installing the motor.
Re-assembly is the reverse of dis-assembly. You can test with the cabinet off if you place a small jumper wire across the pins of the plug that hooks into the cabinet for the lid switch.
The pins with plastic over the are no concern at all they were used for shipping when the machine was delivered it had a yellow strap under the lid that had to be pulled to release the tub and free it up so itdidnt bounce around and break something during shipment while being bounced around in the back of the semi truck that delivered it . Now about the small spring that was found on the left side of the frame to the tub plate, to replace it the cabinet must be removed, to remove the cabinet remove the phillips screws from the back of the control panel(where the timer,water level switch ect are) pivot the contol panel up and to the rear and look and find (2) brass colored clips the roughly look ess(s) shaped one will on either side of the cabinet and attach to the rear plate,place a flatblade into the front portion of where those clips fit into the cabinet and pry them up and out,then disconnect the plug to the lid switch(it will be near the right side clip),open the lid place your hand in the front of cabinet under the lid and pull the cabinet off(whilei didnt search for it look on youtube for a video of how to remove the cabinet from whirlpool DIRECT DRIVE WASHER
On this type take off the end plates on the knob console it it has them and look for 2 screws that hold the console on they will be on the front or the back. Be careful or you may break the end plates. They will be cliped on. When you get them out pull forward or backward on the console to get the clips loose and tilt to the back. Then there will be 2 clips holding the cabinet use a screwdriver stick it down in the hole for the clips and pry the clips loose. Unplug the wire that goes to the cabinet it goes to the lid switch. Then pull up on the cabinet from the back it should come up then tilt it back toward you and pull it off. You can get to everything at this point. The back panel stays there and don't come off One of the easyist to word on.
Hope this helps. I'm not very good at explaining things If I can be of more help let me know..
If you remove the top lid, you will see a bracket in the middle of the door in the front. There will be a bracket which connects to the latch held on to the frame by a small nut. Undo that nut with a long nosed pliers and slide the door open. Remove the bracket then replace it back again.
Remove the 2 screws from corner of the control console and lift the console to the rear. Remove the 2 clips holding the cabinet to the rear panel. Unplug the lid switch wire. Remove the cabinet. Look for a loose or broken spring. There will be 3 large springs around the base. One small spring goes from the tub to the bottom rear panel(probably the one broken).Look for a loose skate plate under the tub. Maybe missing pads.
if you are mechanical and are not afraid of small wires you can try this. I had the exact same problem on my machine. i very slowly diasssembled the machine. not hard to do. removed the top. unscrews from the back and slides to the back to come off. remove the door. unsnap the plastic plate that goes around the door.it is held on by small snap clip that pop off if you use a small flat screw driver to pry it out. remove detergent tray. and screws that attach it to the inner box. now the hard part. remove the face plate. it unsnaps similar to large door plate.very carefully unclip the circuit boards. they are held in by plastic clips around the outside and white plastic clips in the middle. you must gently pry up and release these clips one at a time. a second person is helpful, so are small needle nose pliers. clean both circuit boards very gently with isopropyl alcohol and qtips. mositen the qtips and clean every inch of the boards. be very careful not to bend or crack anything. you must get all the yellowish flux and any other corrosion growing on the board off. there is one more board that must be cleaned. the power supply board. it is mounted on the top right side near where the face plate wire come through. this is not hard to remove it is held in by small clips. the tricky part is the wires. they are all designed so they cannot be plugged in incorrectly but i have seen what people are capable of. make a map. number them with a sharpie so you know where they go. remove this board and clean it the same way. this on will probably be the worst offender. i cleaned all the boards reassembled and it works like new. below the door is a panel that should also be removed. there is a removable drain filter that should be cleaned out. i found pens and toys in mine. the machine could not pump out the water fast enough and would shut down and trigger f70 and f 20 codes.
you have to take the cabinet off first, that can be done by removing the control panel screws, hinge it back and then you will find 2 brass colored brackets that hold the cabinet to the base frame. remove them and the wiring harness from lid switch. the cabinet will pull off at a 45 degree angle from the base. remove the 2 clips from the pump, on the front of the motor, and then 2 screws hold 2 clips onto the motor, remove the clips and that will let the motor loose from the transmission plate. this will allow you to replace the "drive coupler" that is most likely what you need to replace. part number 285753a from whirlpool. about 15-20 bucks.
you can lift the top and get a closer l;ook, by opening lid and looking approx, 4 inches back along side rail, youll see a rubber plug, remove the plugs toreveal the screws hoding down the main top. after emoving screw lift the top back and you see the 4 suspension bars tha hold the machine, either one "popped" or the left front corner should have a sdpring attached form it to the tub( clips on to the red little bracket on side of outer tub). either of thesse swill fixyour problem