Hi I ordered a replacement clutch and also the spanner wrench and will be able to inspect the drive block once it arrives What exactly should I be looking for to determine if it needs replaced ?
And also the shaft of the motor(where the pump goes) is a little rusted, I cleaned it with emery cloth, can I put some bearing grease or dry lube at the base of it or does that pose a problem to the windings inside? Thanks for your assistance and the excellent videos, sure makes it easier to do this repair <3
Answer Jewels, Once you've removed the spanner nut and the spin basket, the drive block 389140 will be ready for removal. You should need to slip a flat blade screwdriver into the slotted opening and twist the blade to separate and lift the block off the drive tube, at the top od the drive tube, the two tabs should be square and sharp, if they are rounded off, this indicated the drive block is loose on the drive tube. Flip the drivr block over and check the slots for sharp, clean and distingue edges. if all seems OK, you can re use the original drive block.
Hi I recently replaced the coupler in my direct drive Kenmore and testing it still made quite alot
of noise, turned it over and it seems to be near the clutch area. I don't see anything broken or missing there so how do you tell if the clutch is bad? Or could it be the drive block? It spins fast (empty) just makes loud noise
Answer Jewels, If the drive block 389140 were the issue, the machine usually makes a "clunking" noise at the start and or end of the spin cycle, and can also produce a "rumbling" noise. In order to check the clutch 285785 and brake shoe 285438 assembly(s) properly and safely you will need to remove the cabinet, motor, pump, agitator and drive block and nut. then remove the mounting bolts and lower the transmission 3360629 and drive tube 285792 assembly(s). If you can supply an e mail address, we can supply you with illustrated instructions to make it a bit easier.
When my washer goes into the spin cycle it makes a clicking noise. Spin cycle works fine except this clicking noise. The clutch assembly was changed about 18 months ago because the spin cycle didn't work.
Answer Hello Pat,
More often than not, a clicking noise is usually something in the drain pump that is contacting the pump impeller. Try removing the hoses from the drain pump and see if you can locate the debris and remove it with needle-nosed pliers. If you cannot, the pump 3363394 will likely have to be replaced.
How many of the big heavy springs does this model have? My tub leans slightly when loaded and how do I know which one to replace? Also, do I need to grease the shaft bearing in the motor behind the pump? The shaft is rusty and was difficult to get the pump off. Thank you for your help.
Answer Hello Jewels,
It is more likely that you need to replace the skate plate 3946509 for the tilting issue. Also, on the motor shaft, I usually use a piece of sandpaper on it until the pump will slip on and off easily and then put a thin layer of grease or petroleum jelly on it to discourage the oxidation formation. As far as the springs go, there are three 63907 and one counterbalance spring W10250667. The counterbalance spring is common to rust and break but the suspension springs are not so common to fail.
While in a spin cycle, our washer suddenly began making a loud squealing/whining noise. Other than the noise and some oil at the bottom of the gearbox, the washer fills, agitates, spins, and drains just fine. Any ideas? Thank You!
Answer James, The clutch 285785 could be slipping and making noise, especially in the early stages of the spin cycle. Also, there may have been something that slipped into the drain pump 3363394 or hose, or the impeller shaft and bearing are worn and making the noise. These are the two more common noise issues, there are others, but you probably want to start there.
Washer only hums (and has odor) if left on agitate setting but will spin and drain. Coupling was recently replaced.
Answer Jim, It's neither the coupler or the clutch, the washer spins and drains. That means the coupler and clutch are working within specifications. You'll need to check or replace the timer 661636. The timer reverses the polarity to the motor windings, which determines which direction the motor will rotate. if the motor runs in one direction, but not the other, 99% of the time, there is a damaged contact inside the timer and the motor hums and overheats(odor).