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Offline nubenow

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Whirlpool Estate washer
« on: November 29, 2008, 02:19:34 PM »
Model Number: ETW4400VQicon


I needed to replace a motor coupler on my machine, never having worked on a washer before, I lowered the gear case before I discovered I didn't need to. I never undid the actual gear case itself, merely lowered it off the 3 mounting dowels.

I then unclipped the motor, replaced the coupler, re-fitted it back onto the gear case, then had a bit of a problem getting the gear case to go back onto the 3 mounting dowels...........it seemed to go solid? After a bit of jiggling around, I managed to get it mounted in place and tight.

But it now seems to me, that with everything now connected...........should I be able to rotate the agitator by hand? The agitator spins freely clockwise without moving the bottom part, but anti clockwise it is solid and I am unable to move the agitator. Perhaps this is correct? I do not want to re-connect the power and turn in on in case I've done something wrong and it breaks something else.

HELP!!!!

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Re: Whirlpool Estate washer
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 06:50:25 PM »
Help??

Just plug it in and report what happens. You won't ruin anything that you haven't fixed yet.


and FYI, always remove the motor if you loosen the gearcase. The gearcase will go on much easier with no motor hanging off it.
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Re: Whirlpool Estate washer
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2008, 07:30:56 PM »
Let me get this straight. To replace the coupling you opted to remove the tranny? Man you is working way too hard. Don't feel too bad I have told folks to bring me their stuff and I would show them and yes some folk brought the motor/tranny assembly.
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