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Direct Drive Motor Coupling

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1485646-1-S-Whirlpool-285753A           -Direct Drive Motor Coupling
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Part Description:
This coupling kit is used between the motor and the transmission on direct drive washers with no belt. This is the newer version and is made with new metal sleeves for added strength.
This part fixes the following symptoms: Pumps but will not spin, Will not agitate, Noisy, Spins slowly, Will not drain, Burning smell, Will not start, Shakes and moves, Leaking, Touchpad does not respond.
This part works with the following brands:
Part number cross reference:
This part works with the following products:
Washer, Washer Dryer Combo.

Installation Videos

Replacing your Whirlpool Washer Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Watch this how to video with simple, step-by-step instructions for a successful DIY repair.
Fixes the following symptoms:
  • Motor runs but washer will not agitate or spin
  • Washer makes louder than usual noise during these cycles
Tools used for this repair:
  • ¼ inch nut driver
  • Flat blade screw driver
  • Phillips screw driver

Installation Instructions

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Washer would not spin or agitate

First, I found it very easy to follow the help on your web site to determine the most likely parts that would cause my problems. The direct drive motor coupling could be the cause of both problems. Also the agitator repair kit was the most likely cause of the agitator problem, So, I ordered both parts. When AI received the parts there were videos included instructing every detail for installation. I just followed the video for the direct drive motor coupling and both problems were solved with the one part. It took about 30 minutes and was a simple installation. .Thanks for your good service. It saved me a service call or maybe a new washer and dryer set.

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14 of 18 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level: Really Easy
Total Repair Time: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Joseph from Burnsville, NC

Would not spin

well i replaced a lot of parts..but i think it was the the lid switch. but now its brand new..Thanks

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4 of 5 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Direct Drive Motor Coupling , Switch, Lid , Neutral Drain Assembly , Screw & Washer (5/16-24 x 1) , Thermal Fuse , Clutch Assembly , Gear and Pinion Kit , Heating Element - 240V 5400W
Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Total Repair Time: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Paul from Mobile, AL

Agitator not working correctly and leaking from somewhere underneath.

I watched the videos before I ordered the part and when the order arrived I replaced the parts with no problems. The most time consuming part of the job was cleaning the washer. You will be surprised to find what will accumulate down there after years of service. The order came in in record time so this site gets an A+ for being fast and accurate. No back-orders either. I will surely use for any-other parts I need in the future.

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2 of 2 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Agitator Cap Barrier with Seal , Seal, Inner Cap , Direct Drive Motor Coupling , Pump Retainer , Screw & Washer (5/16-24 x 1) , Direct Drive Water Pump , Tub-to-Pump Hose Kit , Agitator Repair Kit
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Jerry from Aransas Pass, TX

My washer was making a loud rhythmic click/thunk sound during the agitation cycle only, everything else functioned normally.

I disconnected all electric/water hookups and took the washer to a more open area. I tipped it over so it was laying on the back, this way the motor was oriented "upwards" from the central agitator and the motor's weight would be supported during work. Before I took everything out I was able to see the drive coupling from the side and slowly rotate it, and it was obviously broken into two pieces.

First I removed the metal clasps holding the plastic reservoir against the motor; they were not screwed in so they simply had to be snapped off at the top and maneuvered out of the oblong holes in the motor casing. Then I removed the two similar, but longer, clasps which held the motor onto a metal plate by a similar design. These longer clasps required removing a screw from the top of each clasp (which held the clasps onto the motor casing). After this, the motor required a bit of lifting to take off the plate but there were no other screws or attachments. With the motor set aside, I unscrewed the two bolts holding the plate against the agitator, and the broken coupling was easily removed.

After that all I had to do was place the new coupling and put everything back the way I found it. I would recommend having some WD-40 for the new couplings because they have the reinforced metal in the center; it's nice and strong but it definitely made it a tighter fit especially with the agitator shaft. Overall it took me a while because I'd never done it before and I was figuring it out as I went. But for anyone with experience with tools or similar machines it wouldn't take very long I'd imagine.

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1 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level: A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Nathan from HOOVER, AL

Would not spin but did pump water

Repair time of the problem was easier than moving the washer out of a very tight laundry area. The repair was much easier than I anticipated. The parts fit perfectly , And it was successful.

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1 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Direct Drive Motor Coupling , Clutch Assembly
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Glenn from Lancaster, VA

The washing machine would not agitate or spin. It would only pump the water out

Unplug the unit for safety. Remove the panel between the dryer and washer. it is held in place by three Philips screws. Use a screw driver to pry up the two clips in the back, one on each side. This will release the top of the washer. Pull it forward and lift it off. There are two screws in the top corners inside of the cabinet. They hold the front of the washer cabinet on. Use a 5/16 socket to remove them. When they are out lift the front slightly to clear the clips at the bottom. Set the front to the side. The motor is right in the front and easy to access. First remove the two clips that hold the water pump in place on the back of the motor. Move it over to the left out of the way. Use the 5/16 socket to remove the screws from the two straps that hold the motor in place. Use the screw driver to pry the straps from the motor. The motor is now free and can be pulled back to reveal the direct drive coupling. Remove the defective coupling from the motor shaft and washer transmission. Install the new coupling onto the washer transmission and reassemble in the reverse

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1 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: David from Hartsville, IN

Washing machine did not spin

Unplugged the washing machine. Pulled it away from the wall and tilted it back. Pried off 2 clips holding the pump on and removed the pump. Removed (2) 1/4" screws from the clips holding the motor and removed the motor. Removed the broken motor coupling and installed the new one. Reassembled in reverse order.

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1 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: David from Delray Beach, FL

Agitator would not agitate. Motor coupler needed to be replaced.

I am 66 years old, less than 5 feet tall, and do not have the hand strength necessary to reassemble washing machine. The repair was not complicated - released the control panel and removed the washer cabinet. Removed pump and motor and the coupler was indeed broken. Removed damaged coupler and then attempted to reassemble the washer. It was too much for me to hold the motor and clamp it back into place. Fortunately, my daughter was there to help me and, together, we were able to hold the motor and clamp it into place. After that there was no problem and the machine is working beautifully.

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0 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Total Repair Time: More than 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Julie A from McCordsville, IN

Washer was making a rubbing noise in all cycles.

I watched the video for the direct drive motor coupling. I didn't remove the cabinet, I turned the washer on one side and worked from the bottom of the washer. I didn't remove the pump or hoses, I just removed the clips for the motor and moved it around so I could replace the part on the motor shaft and then replaced the other part on the drive shaft. I inserted the rubber part onto the drive unit and moved the motor around to get in back in place and replace the clips. I really appreciated the video and the fact that this part was available for a 22 year old washer.

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0 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level: Easy
Total Repair Time: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Lorne from Casselton, ND

Agitator would not move & during spin cycle tub would not spin sounded like shaking a can with marbles in it

I looked at the pictures on the order form and thought I could guess what was damaged then I saw the trouble shooting section and it said that it could be two parts, I saw the price and ordered both. I watched the video on how to replace the parts I purchased, it only took me 30 minutes to replace both. My wife was so impressed she cleaned up after me and after I did a trial run and gave the OK she started washing my clothes. Thanks for making the video. Jay

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0 of 1 people found these instructions helpful
Parts Used: Direct Drive Motor Coupling , Agitator Directional Cogs
Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Total Repair Time: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: JAY from BEMIDJI, MN
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This part works with the following models:

Fix Number: FIX1485646
Manufacturer Part Number: 285753A


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