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Whirlpool YKAWE860WW0 drains but does NOT spin

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Whirlpool YKAWE860WW0 drains but does NOT spin
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Often times on this unit when the washer stops spinning, it will stop agitating as well. Can you start a cycle and see if the washer still agitates after it fills?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.


I started a new cycle and now it doesnt agitate either.

OK perfect. So this means that you have a common and inexpensive part that has failed. The motor coupler is used in place of a belt on these direct drive units and it needs to be replaced. The part number is XXXXX and it only costs about $15. Below is a link to the part. Also, at the bottom of the link is a video that shows you how to replace the part if you wanted to do it yourself.

CLICK HERE for motor coupler and video

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

my husband changed the motor coupler a couple of months ago and fixed the problem but same problem again. could it be something else or he not do a good job.


Not really, jus bad luck I would guess. Sometime pounding the coupler onto the shaft can cause fractures that will cause it to fail early so be careful when installing the couplers.
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