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Offline viking351

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whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« on: June 24, 2009, 01:21:00 PM »
washer fills washes and pumps out but won't spin unless i give it a little push.
bought part# 285785 clutch assembly.

is there a vidio on how to replace?
thanks

Model LSB6200KQ0

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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2009, 01:30:40 PM »
Hi,

1. Unplug the washer, turn the water off and remove the fill hoses from the back of the washer.

2. Remove the agitator.

3. Remove the cabinet.

4. Remove the pump and motor, there are just two clips that hold them on.

5. Title the washer back at about 45 deg. Do not lay it flat on it's back. Lean it on a chair or something.

6. Remove the three bolts from the bottom of the gear case/transmission and the transmission and clutch will slide out the bottom of the washer.

Once you have the transmission out you will see how the old clutch just sits on top with a clip.

When you put things back together make sure you get that little plastic tab in place with the clutch.

Here is a photo of how the clutch and plastic tab should go together.

The plastic tab will be connected to the brake and not just laying on top the clutch as in the photo, but it helps you see how it should line up.

« Last Edit: June 24, 2009, 01:41:23 PM by whirlpooltech »

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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2009, 01:33:03 PM »
You may also find the direct drive service manual helpful.

http://appliancejunk.com/directdrivemanual.pdf

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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2009, 02:05:06 PM »
Pardon me if I'm wrong but isn't it sufficient just to make sure that the tab on the plastic brake release is away from the spring because it will automatically fall into place when the clutch rotates?

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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2009, 02:20:45 PM »
Guess that may work too. I have always just made sure it's were it should be to start with.


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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2009, 05:08:12 PM »
That liner comes out easy with pliers. No need to buy the whole assembly.
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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2009, 05:46:50 PM »
That liner comes out easy with pliers. No need to buy the whole assembly.

Other then the whole assembly is often cheaper. At least if were talking FSP Whirlpool factory parts.


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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2009, 06:07:56 PM »
Whirlpool Washer Clutch Kit Part # 285790

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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009, 07:44:48 PM »
Yep
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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009, 08:49:56 PM »
I also just make sure the plastic tab on the brake release is 180 degrees away from the clutch spring and I have had no issues

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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2009, 10:42:20 PM »
make sure the trans isn't leaking oil before you bother changing the clutch, if the top seal of the trans is slinging oil the clutch will get soaked and cause the slipage, a new clutch will only fix this temporarily
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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2009, 10:00:46 AM »
If the tranny is slinging oil the shaft seal is less than 10 bucks and easy to replace with the clutch out the way.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2009, 10:03:21 AM by JWWebster »
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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2009, 01:01:04 PM »
If the tranny is slinging oil the shaft seal is less than 10 bucks and easy to replace with the clutch out the way.


What is the Whirlpool FSP part number for that seal JW?

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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2009, 07:37:14 PM »
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Re: whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2009, 05:57:27 PM »
job completed.
thank you to everyone who commented your suggestions really made the job easier.

 

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