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Offline re-leigh

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burning smell and squealing noise after coupler replacement
« on: November 14, 2007, 11:28:11 AM »
Okay, we changed the motor coupler on our kenmore direct drive washer.
However, we now have a burning smell and a squealing-type sound,  which we didn't have before.
Wondering if something w/ the coupler is wrong--it was a very tight fit.
Please help.....

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Re: burning smell and squealing noise after coupler replacement
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007, 11:34:19 AM »
Take everything back apart, be sure both sides of the plastic couplers are flush onto the shafts, be sure the six prongs are in the six holes and check to see if the four motor mounting rubbers are back in place...sounds like something is not in place correctly...

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Re: burning smell and squealing noise after coupler replacement
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007, 11:45:37 AM »
Thanks, Will check this out.

Do you think the coupler could be poorly made(i.e. not correctly machined to exact size)??
We had a tough time trying to get it on.


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Re: burning smell and squealing noise after coupler replacement
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007, 11:50:06 AM »
Not if you bought the OEM Whirlpool part, cannot say if it was some generic coupler kit....one coupler kit fits all and they will be difficult to install if you are doing it right...

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Re: burning smell and squealing noise after coupler replacement
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2007, 11:53:34 AM »
Here is a video showing how to replace the coupler..
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=67.msg212#msg212

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Re: burning smell and squealing noise after coupler replacement
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007, 11:54:26 AM »
Did you mean difficult to in stall or NOT  difficult to install?

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Re: burning smell and squealing noise after coupler replacement
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2007, 12:05:25 PM »
Oh come on....if you are installing them right it will be a very tight fit to get them on correctly....just go in and recheck your work and watch the video already.... ;)

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Re: burning smell and squealing noise after coupler replacement
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007, 07:05:18 PM »
You were right, Pegi!
The coupler was not quite flush on one of the shafts.
Had to use a hammer to get it seated properly.
Thanks for your advice!!

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Re: burning smell and squealing noise after coupler replacement
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2007, 07:32:15 PM »
 :)

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Re: burning smell and squealing noise after coupler replacement
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2016, 07:11:37 PM »
yes, tapping the two couplings with metal piece flush against each shaft does the trick. i also just put them on without taping them flush first, after clipping the motor on, i tried to turn the shaft by hand, pushing on the black piece of the coupler. it was definitely harder. seems that if u dont flush the end couplers to the shafts, it "smashes" the black rubber piece and makes the diameter "bigger" which then seems like it hits the sides of the housing when its turning. its worse if the motor is not fully centered. after taping the white coupler pieces flush to shaft. (it doesnt take alot of effort). now the black rubber piece is no longer "smashed" and the motor went together without forcing it... you definitely want to tap the white plastic couplers against flush with the shafts on both pieces!!! NO MORE SMELL, THANKS ALL!! for this thread, helped me

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