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Offline Bill Danger

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Whirlpool washer banging after replacing clutch and coupler
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:15:18 PM »

Make: Whirlpool
Model: 8525079

I just changed the coupler and clutch on my whirlpool washer because it wasnt spinning. The washer spins now but on high spin the drum starts to bang and shake uncontrolably. Any suggestions to fix this problem. Yes the machine is balanced

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Whirlpool washer banging after replacing clutch and coupler
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 06:02:13 AM »
Your skid plate in not sitting flush on the frame. Re-position the skid plate so that the triangular plate sits flush and skids on the frame. I'll see if I have a picture of it.

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 06:08:51 AM »
Here is a Youtube video of what to check:

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Whirlpool washer banging after replacing clutch and coupler
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 06:09:49 AM »
Thanks... ill check that out

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Whirlpool washer banging after replacing clutch and coupler
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 06:15:53 AM »
You don't need to go through all the actions in the video. You can actually reset the skid plate by leaning the machine back and separating the tub and frame and turn the skid plate back in place. Just take the weight off the tub first. You'll see the skid plate (3) tongues should line up accordingly laying flat on the skid plate against the tub and frame. Let us know what you find.

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Whirlpool washer banging after replacing clutch and coupler
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 09:24:28 AM »
The skid plate is out of place. I will try to move it tonight and post an update

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Whirlpool washer banging after replacing clutch and coupler
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2017, 09:27:16 AM »
It's not hard to move just take the weight off it reposition it, just make sure the triangular pieces match up and it rides smooth. That sounds like your problem. You should have it fixed in under 5 minutes. Keep me informed.

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Whirlpool washer banging after replacing clutch and coupler
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2017, 05:24:57 PM »
That solved the problem, thank you so much for the help. It only took about 5 mins as well.

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Whirlpool washer banging after replacing clutch and coupler
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2017, 07:35:03 PM »
Found an old picture of what it should look like (without outer tub connected) but you should get the visual of it.

 

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