Washer Won’t Spin? Replace Whirlpool Direct Drive Clutch Assembly #285785

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repair clinic encourages you to perform this procedure safely In this article we will explain one or more of these icons to alert you when to use caution be sure you’ve unplugged the appliance before beginning and turn off the hot and cold water supply valves you will also need to disconnect the two water supply hoses attached to the rear panel along with the drain hose be prepared for some water to spill out next you will need to remove the agitator if your model has a rinse dispenser pulled a lock ring up with your fingers and twist the dispenser upwards to remove next removed the agitator cap depending on your model you may also need to remove a dust cap hold the agitator base and use a seven sixteenth inch socket to remove the bolt and washer and pull the agitator upwards to remove now carefully tilt the appliance back so its rear panel rests on a towel or carpet next unsnap the pump clips and wiggle the pump off of the motor shaft disconnect the motor wire harness and unclip the wires from the plastic retainer use a half-inch sock it to remove the bolts attaching the gear case to the base now carefully pull the motor and gear case assembly out.
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remove the thrust washer from the gear case shaft next use needle nose pliers to remove the old clutch’s support ring and a flathead screwdriver to remove the retainer ring now slide the old clutch off of the gear case shaft detach the old break cam by removing the c clip you’re now ready to install the new clutch assembly insert the isolator ring into the clutch housing please note that if you have a compact washer you will need to substitute the shorter spring for the one in the clutch band place the new brake cam onto the drive tube and secure with the c clip slide the new clutch onto the gear case shaft secure the new clutch with the supplied retainer ring and the original support ring replace the thrust washer now slide the motor and gear case assembly into position making sure the clutch spring is opposite the break cam be aware this may require some adjustment before the gear case sits flush against the base secure with the bolts secure and reconnect the wire harness next aligned the motor shaft with the pump and slide the pump on reinstall both pump clips now carefully lift the appliance to its upright position place the agitator back onto the driveshaft and reinstall the bolt and washer replace the dust gap if your bottle has one replace the agitator cap if your model has a rinse dispenser push it down until it snaps into place and press the lock ring down with your thumbs reattach the water hoses turn the hot and cold water valves back on and plug the appliance back in to make sure it’s functioning properly

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