Get Answers to your Appliance Repair Questions

Washer Parts  ·   Dryer Parts  ·   Refrigerator Parts  ·   Dishwasher Parts  ·   Range/Cooktop/Oven Parts  ·   All Appliance Parts 

Author Topic: Whirlpool Estate washer  (Read 2885 times)

Offline nubenow

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Nov 2008
  • Posts: 1
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 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.


Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3023
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: Whirlpool Estate washer
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2008, 06:50:25 PM »

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.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2008, 06:53:11 PM by Repair-man »
"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8809
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
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.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2008, 07:32:57 PM by JWWebster »
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL


Whirlpool estate washer spins slow

Started by pambam1

Replies: 1
Views: 4090
Last post February 19, 2009, 01:19:23 PM
by JWWebster
Estate (Whirlpool) Washer Transmission

Started by gatburgteddy

Replies: 2
Views: 2960
Last post April 02, 2009, 03:43:25 PM
by whirlpooltech
Estate/Whirlpool washer - Agitate but no spin!

Started by Brandonium

Replies: 4
Views: 1859
Last post September 13, 2014, 05:31:20 PM
by Maytag Man 6725
Repair Guide: Whirlpool Direct Drive Washer - No agitate or spin

Started by AJ

Replies: 13
Views: 38588
Last post January 02, 2009, 01:09:38 PM
by AJ
Estate washer leaking oil

Started by gearhead

Replies: 1
Views: 8380
Last post July 31, 2007, 06:39:31 AM
by AJ
Video: Whirlpool Washer Motor - Bad connection..

Started by AJ

Replies: 3
Views: 6470
Last post July 29, 2013, 06:32:05 PM
by AJ