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Does the back cover come off a roper washer to install a coupler

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In a word, NO! Watch the video before proceeding or you will have a mess! :-)

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Roper washing machine making unuasual noise during wash and spin cycles

Sounds like the drive coupler is failing. Here is a link to the part.

Here is a video to show you how to replace the coupler.

Oct 14, 2012 | Roper RAX4233PQ Top Load Washer

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Roper washing machine is not agitating. Makes a horrendous noise when supposed to be aggitating. No noise when filling with water.


In addation to the agitation does it make the same noise in spin??
If yes it makes that same noise in spin the problem is going to be a broken motor coupler. I have written this tip about a broken motor coupler it will show ya how to take apart the washer and replace the coupler.


Oct 10, 2011 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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Roper top load washer spins but does not drain water and smells like rubber burning

replace coupler for direct drive whirlpool washer yes roper is a whirlpool washer #part number 285753 you can watch video on youtube to replace

Jan 24, 2011 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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Washer won't rinse or drain

I'm going to take a guess here that if you have the typical ROPER, KENMORE, Whirlpool washer made in the last 15-20 years that it also does not Agitate. But it will pump the water out without difficulty. If that is the case, then the problem is the "drive coupler". This part fails on these machines. It happens to ALL of them.
It is a very inexpensive part. However it is not an amateur level repair. It requires removing the metal cover from the machine and it is not easy to reinstall. ANY appliance repair person worth his salt will be able to do the repair. I suggest, if I'm guessing correctly, that you get a quote for replacing the "drive coupler" before you have the work done. Otherwise a dishonest repair person will tell you that it is the transmission. Just so you know, I've never fixed the transmission on one of these models in my life. The Roper Washing machine is made by Whirlpool for Retailers such as Lowes, Home Depot, etc.
If you are going to attempt to do it yourself, Get the service manual. Then it will be much easier.
Hope this helps.
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Jan 04, 2011 | Roper RAS6233KQ Top Load Washer

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Washing machine not spinning

Tip machine back and look underneath between the motor and gearcase, there is a coupler that is probably broken, Replace the coupler and you are back in business

Jan 19, 2009 | Roper RAS6233KQ Top Load Washer

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I have a roper washer that wont spin. Probably the coupler. I have changed couplers many times on other types of washers whirlpool amana and kenmore. etc. is the process the same with a roper ?

exact same as a whirlpool, for they own roper, amanas do not have couplers..... the kenmore might if the model starts with 110.********* or 118.*********

Jan 16, 2009 | Roper RAX4232KQ Top Load Washer

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Roper washer not draining

okay you say coupler was broken, make sure coupler is on properly, and make sure your pump is clear of debri, sounds like you washed something heavy, make sure your pump is also clear

Apr 03, 2008 | Roper RAX7244KQ Top Load Washer

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ROPER RAX4232KQ1 Does not spin

You most likely have a broken coupler between the motor and transmission. A new coupler cost around $10 and is fairly simple to replace.
Remove the two screws that hold the console to the cabinet and flip the console back.
Remove the two clips that hold the cabinet to the rear panel of the washer and unplug the lid switch harness. The cabinet will tilt forward and slide off.
Remove the clips holding the water pump and move it to the side.
Unplug the wires from the motor and remove the clips holding it.
You will see the motor coupler.
Make sure you can turn the gearcase shaft with a pair of pliers so it is not locked up.
Post back and let me know what you find out.

Dec 02, 2007 | Roper RAX4232KQ Top Load Washer

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Washer is filled but will not wash or rinse, there is a noise when trying to run. It will drain but not spin, and it will fill

Probably has a bad motor coupler between motor and transmission. Remove 2 screws in front or in back of console on ends. Shake console back and forth while pulling up. It will raise up in front and pivot back. Disconnect plug for lid switch on washer top. Remove 2 gold colored clips with flat blade screwdriver. Make note of how they go in first. Open lid and grab washer cabinet and pull forward, lifting washer cabinet off frame. Remove pump with 2 clips. Remove 2 screws holding motor clips. Remove clips. Remove motor. Look for broken fingers on coupler. Should have 3 on motor and transmission parts of coupler. If not, replace coupler. Very common part.
When re-assembling, tilt back cabinet and put front edge under frame. Then lower cabinet to base. Make sure sides are in frame. Install clips by hitting down with palm of hand. Install connector. Lower and install console screws.

Nov 15, 2007 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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