Kenmore/Whirpool washer motor coupling breaks again
Posted 31 August 2006 - 06:19 AM
I took the agitator off to see if I was getting any spin off the shaft, but nothing, which makes me think its the motor coupling again. Putting the agitator back on, it was stuck like the last time but I was able to turn it freely after a little resistance let go.
My question to you experts out there is: What else should be looked at/replaced that might be causing the coupling to burn out so fast? I had taken the shaft down but not fully out the last time, saw but don't fully understand the brake/clutch mechanism, so how exactly to determine if one of those is part of the problem? Don't really want to try messing with the transmission as I promised the wife if it was anything beyond a quick fix I would call in the calvary. Could using the fast/fast cycle contribute to the demise of the coupler? Should I drop down to 1/2 to 3/4 loads of towels?
Maybe it's time to go washer shopping, replacing the coupler would buy me a week or two of shopping time, if so, what brand/model out there should I consider or avoid?
Thanks for all of your help!
Posted 31 August 2006 - 06:42 AM
Posted 31 August 2006 - 08:15 AM
Posted 31 August 2006 - 09:26 AM
The same white part of the coupler on the transmission side was rounded out, even worse than the previous one from 5 years ago.
The replacement was not OEM, was made by Supco part LP337. I didn't think to ask for a genuine whirlpool part cause I didn't think it mattered. Now I know better.
Any other things to look for before I put it back together?
Posted 31 August 2006 - 03:34 PM
Posted 31 August 2006 - 06:22 PM
Posted 31 August 2006 - 06:37 PM
As for the braking I am sure you will get differing opinions on what to use if anything but the basket should come to a gradual stop, if it is hammering the cabinet then cleaning the brake surfaces would be a good start. Some Maytag washers recommend lubricating the brake pads - for what it is worth
Posted 31 August 2006 - 07:06 PM
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