How do I know if my washer motor coupler is bad?
- Wet Clothes. Different symptoms arise when a motor coupling is bad in a washing machine.
- Agitator Doesn't Work. Once the washer fills with water, the center agitator shakes or rotates back and forth so all of the clothes can be pushed around in the water.
- Motor Spins but Drum Doesn't Rotate.
Keeping this in view, how do I know if my motor coupler is bad?
If the washer fills to the selected level and you hear the motor running but the washer is not agitating, set the dial on the spin cycle. If the washer drains the water and you hear the motor running (making noise but not spinning), it is likely you have a broken motor coupler.
Beside above, what does a motor coupler do? The motor coupler is a flexible coupling on the motor shaft connection to the direct-drive transmission. If the motor coupler breaks, the washer can still fill with water and drain but the washer won't agitate or spin, even though the drive motor runs. You might hear a loud buzzing sound when the motor is running.
Thereof, how do I know if my washing machine motor is bad?
The five most common signs of motor issues are listed below.
- Washer Won't Pump or Spin. It may happen that the washing machine fails to pump water in and out, as well as spin.
- Pumps, but Won't Spin.
- Washer Won't Agitate.
- Clothes Still Wet.
- Problems in Every Cycle.
Where is the motor coupler on a washing machine?
This replacement motor coupling kit is for direct drive washing machines. The coupler is located between the motor and the transmission; it is only used on direct drive washers with no belt.