I need to change the coupler, 1.) do you have information you can send me on how to remove the front cover of the washer. 2.) Information on how to change the coupler.
I followed the directions tonight and I have the front off and the motor out. Unfortunately the coupler looks OK. So now I am not understanding what may be going wrong. Let me give more information on my initial troubleshooting. When the wash cycle started the water filled, the agitator worked, the spin would not work unless I gave it a little help then it would spin with a very unusually loud noise, the water would drain. I am at a loss! Could use some more advice.
Hi Harry,Thank you for submitting a question to Manage My Life. I know how frustrating it can be when appliances do not function properly. You did not mention where the noise was coming from. I assume the motor will run but the washer will not spin unless you hand start it. This is most likely a bad clutch assembly. Here is a video that demonstrates gaining access to the clutch; Video . If the noise you are hearing is coming from higher in the washer you may need to replace the drive block. Here is a video that will show you how to check the drive block . If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services . Here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases; Sears Parts Direct . I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. Thanks again for using Manage My Life. Landell
On tuesday night I removed the clutch. As I removed the 3 bolts holding the transmission and shaft in place, I noticed a bluish green oil on one on the bolts. When I removed the clutch, the clutch pads and drum was coated or discolored with a dry material. As I inspected the transmission pan I noticed some fluid leaking around the rim, where the bolts are holding the transmission pan in place, oppisite the shaft. I did not notice any on the floor. So my question is, Is this normal or not? Should I continue with replacing the Clutch? Is there a fix for this fluid leak and is there a document or video on this repair? Is it worth repairing? Thanks, Harry
Harry, A small amount of oil is not cause for alarm, especially since there was not oil on the floor. You did not mention any wear of the clutch parts or if you checked the drive block. It is hard for me to tell you exactly what parts need to be replaced without knowing where the noise you are hearing is coming from or actually being there to see these parts myself. You have to determine the area the noise comes from and see the wear or damage. If the clutch seems to be in working order and the drive block does not show signs of wear, I recommend having a trained service technician evaluate this problem. Below is a link for the website. Thanks again for using Manage My Life. Landell
The clutch parts have some burn wear marks on the pads and the drum. The pads are loose but still intact. The drum looks worn and slick. But its hard to determine for me if this clutch is bad. I did not check the drive block for wear. I did not at the time notice the location of the noise. I guess the smart thing would be to replace the clutch and carry on from there?
I must have missed something during my initial troubleshooting. The clutch did not fix the problem. Let me again revisit what are the symptoms. I put the washer in the spin cycle and with a little help the tub will spin. When it sits there and not spin there is a buzzing, humming sound. The agitator mode does not seem to work. It did when I initially troubleshoot But the spin will work on its own sometimes without help. I guess I need direction to move on from where I am at in this repair.
Harry, Remove the motor and see if the motor will run in agitate and spin. If the motor runs you will need to look at the clutch assembly again. Make sure the clutch spring is opposite the break cam. Check the things I have covered here, and if I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post. Thanks again for using Manage My Life. Landell
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