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Offline whirlpooltech

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2009, 09:48:56 PM »

Can you tell were the oil come from for sure?

Could you post a photo of it?
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Offline CT Jayson

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2009, 10:08:47 PM »
Here ya go

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2009, 10:14:44 PM »
Your fast, :)

Lift that washer that sits on top the clutch up and off the shaft.
Then remove the "C" clip that holds the clutch down on the gear box.
Once the "C" clip has been removed you can lift the clutch up and off the gear box.

Then post another photo of the top of the gear box were the shaft is.
From what I can see in the photos you posted it does not look all the oily.

Lets see what the top of the gear box looks like without the clutch on it.
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Re: Whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2009, 10:22:39 PM »
I can take it off pretty fast, just don't ask me to put it on as quickly.

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2009, 10:35:29 PM »
From looking at that photo I would put a new clutch on and give it a try.
If the clutch has been slipping and jumping out it needs to be replaced anyway.

Put the new clutch on and you should be able to quickly tell if that alone repairs the problem.

You sure won't do any damage to the new clutch by trying it a time or two, but I think all your going to need on this one is the clutch.

Not that the motor coupler is causing any of the problems, but it's something you should look at for wear and tear.

Often times if the clutch needs to be replaced I also find a lot of wear and tear on the black rubber part of the motor coupler.
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Re: Whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2009, 10:38:09 PM »
Thank you very much for all your help, I will keep you posted on the outcome.

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2009, 11:00:50 PM »
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Re: Whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2009, 09:09:39 PM »
The new clutch worked like a charm, part # 285785
Thanks again for all the help.  8)

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Re: Whirlpool direct drive washer won't spin
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2009, 09:36:13 PM »
Good job.  O0

Thanks for the update.
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