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Direct Drive Motor Coupling – Part Number: 285753A
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Direct Drive Motor Coupling

Your Price
$18.85

Fix Number: FIX1485646

Manufacturer #: 285753A

Manufactured by: Whirlpool

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Part description

This is an approved OEM replacement part for 150 models of Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Inglis, Maytag, Crosley, Amana, Admiral, and Magic Chef Washers and Washer-Dryer Combos. For complete compatibility, please see "Model Cross Reference List" below. This is the newer version of this part, made with new metal sleeves for added strength. The Motor Coupling is located between the motor and the transmission on direct drive washers with no belt. If the drive system seizes, the coupling is designed to break to prevent the drive motor from damage. Consequently, this part may need to be replaced as your appliance ages. Symptoms of a faulty Motor Coupling include a washer pumping but not spinning, slow spinning, the washer will not agitate, and unusual noises. This coupling kit contains all the parts necessary to replace your existing Direct Drive Motor Coupling. Please note, that after replacing the motor coupling your washer may smell like burning rubber for the first few uses, this is entirely normal as the part becomes acclimated to the machine. Each is sold individually.

Works with the following brands

Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Estate, Inglis, Crosley, Amana, Maytag, Admiral, General Electric, Magic Chef

Works with the following products

Washer, Washer Dryer Combo

Fixes the following symptoms

Pumps but will not spin | Will not agitate | Noisy | Spins slowly

Videos For installing this part.

Installation Instructions Provided by Fix customers like you.

Average Repair Rating: 3.2 / 5.0, 80 reviews
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Customer:
Richard from Paramus, NJ
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Weak spin, especially on delicate wash settings
Watched a few You-Tube videos. Some were very good for replacing the specific parts I ordered, but none seemed to address the most irritating & time consuming problems: loosening the bolt that holds the agitator to the drive-shaft, & reassembling the outer casing of the appliance with only two hands & limited working space. I tried WD-40 unsuccessfully on the bolt, then used my, "go-to," product for any plumbing or other item that is, or may be stuck from minerals deposited from medium hard or hard water - ordinary vinegar. I had to pour vinegar twice into the small well in which the bolt sits & wait over an hour for it to do its magic. Then, to keep the agitator from spinning, I used a large mouth wrench normally used to tighten the big nut on the kitchen sink drain, under the sink; its hook was just the right size to hold one rib of the agitator, while I turned the socket wrench on the bolt with my other hand. Once the bolt was removed, I coated the threads with thread seal to make future removals probably easier. Once the bolt was removed, the job was relatively easy as long as you put everything back in the same order & orientation that it came out. I replaced the motor coupler since it was relatively inexpensive & easy to change. While disassembling the agitator, I noticed a lot of small pieces of hard plastic. like baby teeth, lying loose in the area of a plastic part with ratchet teeth. I ordered replacement dogs (plastic cogs) and a new thrust washer which I found to be cracked ; these parts came very fast & were very easy to replace the next day. The bolt was now easy to remove & you can replace dogs from the top of the machine, with the outer appliance casing in place. Replacing the dogs restored the weak agitation to its original level of activity. Replacing the outer casing is not as easy as it looks in other people's videos. Most importantly, the front of the casing hooks UNDER the steel substructure, while the two sides rest on top of the steel substructure. Despite knowing this from previous repairs I made to this machine, I found it very tricky to get the back panel securely in place, including the two long plastic filler strips, without the control panel flopping forward or backward at inopportune times.
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Customer:
Scott from Baltimore, MD
Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Machine would no longer spin or agitate - very wet clothes and clumps of detergent after each load
Overall, I was impressed with the ease of this repair, even though re-assembly was quite a bit trickier than disassembly. Two semi-hidden screws at the bottom of the front panel allowed it to lift right off. Disconnected a small wiring harness and popped out the two metal brackets. The removal of the metal cabinet required some finesse, but was doable. The engine and pump assemblies came off easily with the help of a flat-blade screwdriver. The shredded rubber coupling was pinched out by hand, and 30 seconds of vacuuming helped clean out the cavity thoroughly. The two coupling pieces fit very snugly onto their metal posts, but a few gentle taps from a rubber mallet helped them walk on further. Reassembly of the motor pieces was easy but putting the cabinet back on was the trickiest part for a one-man job. There are four metal tabs along the underside that need to slot together with the frame. Having a helper would be good as far as lining them up and making sure they stay that way.
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Customer:
Ken & Pam from tulsa, OK
Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Wouldn't spin or agitate
I followed the excellent video for a similar model. I took off the control section then removed the forward casing which needed a lot of jiggling. Pulled the pump and motor as shown with no difficulty. Getting the old parts out was pretty easy with a pair of flat heads used as pincers. The newer parts were metal reinforced (a good thing) and were a tighter fit so I used a wooden dowel to tap them in. things snapped back together as easily as they came apart except my washer had an extra cor with snap fitting for the door switch and I looked for a long while for that side which is on the casing. But the plug was found and the hardest part was getting the casing to fit back over the lip. When done it worked fine but I still need to go back in as it's now leaking just a bit. I think It's probably past the agitator as I don't remember torquing it down all the way.
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Customer:
Jan from Woodland, WA
Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Washer would cycle but not spin
I followed the video instruction guide provided by this siet and everything was exactly as shown in the video and very easy to follow along. Repair was straight forward and worked when I turned the machine on.
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Customer:
Patrick from Westbrook, ME
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
The washing machine wouldn't do the spin cycle
I ordered the two most common parts. I only needed the clutch assembly( but way chePer than buying a new washer). The directions were perfect, except they did not tell me to take apart the agitated first. But once I did that it was smooth sailing. The video is of a brand new washer, so my parts didn't come apart as easy as the video, but I would not have known what to do without them. They were very precise and very helpful. Thank you, this company saved me a lot of money.
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Customer:
Ken from Gouverneur, NY
Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
On spin cycle, motor would run but not engage the agitator
Watched several video's to diagnose the problem. This site had the part to me in 24 hours even though I had it order it via ground delivery.Unplugged the electrical chord. Removed electronic control panel by sliding the scraper underneath to release the clips holding the control panel down. Video's I watched, never showed me my particular washer model. The video's I observed showed sliding the plastic end cap out from the control panel and removing screws. My washer has a plastic end cap, but it does not slide out. You need to release spring clips, one each end of control panel. After I figured that out it was relatively simple. Released the control panel, Disconnected the electrical coupler and swung the panel up and out of the way, I released the two clips on the top of the washer that hold the cabinet to the back panel and easily removed the cabinet from the frame. Disconnected the electrical supply to the motor. Released two clips from the water pump and swung it to the side. Placed a block of wood under the motor, released the two clips and pulled the motor out. At that point I removed the two plastic pieces and the rubber coupler, replaced with the new coupler making sure the coupler pieces were on the shaft flush with the end of the shafts. Installed all parts in reverse and was back in business. Whole operation was done with the washer in the upright position.
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Customer:
Stephen from Beavercreek, OH
Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Motor coupling had failed
I watched repair videos on this site and several others. This really gave me the confidence to tackle the problem. I made the repair with the machine upright, as I didn't have room to flip it onto the floor. One valuable suggestion was removing the bottom motor clip first, then the top one second. Tapping the replacement 3-pronged gear was best accomplished with a large spark plug socket, rather than the head of a screwdriver - it took some effort to get it flush! Also, the hardest part of the task was re-installing the metal body. What was helpful was laying a flashlight on the floor to provide visibility when aligning the tabs with the frame. All in all, I got a real sense of satisfaction making this repair. Hopefully I'll get more years of use out of this washer ( the replacement parts appear much more durable ), as well as saving the cost and aggravation of buying / installing a new washer/dryer set.
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Customer:
Arnold from Interlachen, FL
Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
It did work
i fix it
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Customer:
Mary Jane from Tabernash, CO
Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
Agitator quit
I AM A WOMAN -had to remove agitator dogs and motor coupling and replaced both parts. Went on YOUTUNE, typed in WASHER WONT AGITATE, found several excellent videos on causation and repair. Had to order dogs ($4 plus shipping) and coupler (under $20 with shipping) and did repair with another gal. Hardest part is replacing motor into shaft and replacing retainer clips as motor is heavy for a woman, so she held motor while I replaced top and bottom clips. Washer works like new!
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Customer:
Everett from Grass Valley, CA
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Would spin but very slowly. Evereything else was ok.
Followed the video instructions from your web site. Everey one should be prepared though to expect some minor differences in the appliance. The cabinet was a pain to remove and reinstall. Had to have my wife add a hand to get into position and seat correctly. Once every thing was done, the washer would spin like it was brand new. It would be good to run the washer through a cycle to check every thing. Because you won't get a phone call from your wife stating the washer is making noise and not filling. " please turn the warer on dear" You guys are AWESOME!!! Thank you so very much.
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Customer:
Rick from Huxley, IA
Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
No spin and no agitate
Take two philip screws on the top back to remove the control panel. Underneath the control panel there is a bronze steel clip on ea side remove with screw driver. The whole front and sides will tilt away from tub and you can remove. 2 clips hold the pump on. Remove and clips hold the motor on. Remove. There you will see the coupling. Replace and done. 10 min.
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Customer:
Gerald from Ocoee, FL
Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Washer would drain but would not spin
I watched the accompanying video a couple of times and followed the steps shown with one exception. Due to a lack of work space, I chose to leave the washer standing up instead of laying it on its back. The only difficulty I ran into was when I installed the new coupling. I could not get the new parts to completely seat on the motor and transmission shafts by hand the way the old parts were. The new parts would only go on about half way. So I watched the video again and saw that this condition was true there too and the technician did not do anything about it and was able to simply reinstall the motor without any difficulty. But I found that this was not true for me and I was not able to install the motor. So I took the motor back out and took a closer look at everything. I found that there are two raised parallel ridges inside the metal bushings on one of the flat surfaces in the new parts. These ridges were preventing the new parts from fully installing on the shafts of the motor and the transmission. I concluded that the purpose of these ridges is to make the new parts fit very tightly on the shafts like a press fit. So I used a small ball peen hammer and a small mallet to "persuade" the parts into place. I placed the end of the hammer handle on each of the couplings and used the mallet to gently tap them into place until they were flush with the ends of the shafts. Once this was done the reassembly went very smoothly and my washer is now operating properly. I'm very pleased with the result. Instead of paying someone at least $100.00 to repair my machine or spending at least $400.00 to replace it I was able to repair my washer for less than $20.00.
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Customer:
Donald from Hardin, MT
Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Replace direct drive coupler
I watched the instruction video prior to removing the cabinet tilting machine on the back exposing the drive unit. First removing the pump clips side pump to the side then remove motor clips to slide the motor out separating the coupler. Remove the old parts from the shafts and inserting the new parts. mating the holes in the rubber is a bit tricky but when matched slips into place. then reverse the order to assemble. I strongly recommend watching the video. the parts were a perfect fit. Good luck.
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Customer:
Tony from The Villages, FL
Parts Used:
  • Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Loud noise when in spin cycle
followed the video on your web sigh
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Customer:
rolle, bettye from New York, NY
Parts Used:
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
Basket would not spin, top of agitator would not move
I am a single woman and have learned to do simple repairs. After finding out that it would cost me $150+ just to have a repairman come in, I checked to see if I could do the repair myself. I came across this site. After looking at the repair video, I felt I could do it. I spent about $14.50 on the parts. I read one review that said you did not have to lay the machine on it's back to do the repair. Since the hot & cold water tubes were too firmly fixed for me to remove, I did the repair upright with the tubes in place. I did turn the water supply off. If working from the floor is not for you, lay the machine down on it's back, especially for replacing the motor & the coupling. I followed the video instructions and had no problem until I removed the motor. It was heavier than it looked. Luckily, I had a small block of wood the right height to it rest it on. After removing the old coupling & replacing it with the new one, it took me a little time to line up the coupling and replace the motor because the machine was upright. If you are not going to lay the machine down, have someone assist you with the motor or have something to prop the motor on that will keep it in line while you are reattaching it. It is heavy. Forgot to replace the hex nuts, but according to the video, they are optional, used for shipping. The thrust spacer was just as easy as shown in the video and took no time at all. The machine works fine and I now have the nickname "Ms. Maytag". Thanks !
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

Fix Number: FIX1485646
Manufacturer Part Number: 285753A
Brand
Model Number
Description
Kenmore
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110.2086299
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110.2087299
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110.2371220
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110.828918110
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110.828918120
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110.828918130
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110.92093320
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110.92570200
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110.9281100
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110.98762790
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110.9975820
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110088732791
Washer Dryer Combo
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11010202000
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11010502990
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11010502991
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11010852990
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11010852991
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11012202100
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