Whirlpool Washer help

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Old 05-25-14, 04:13 PM
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Whirlpool Washer help

My washer wouldn't spin or agitate. After trouble shooting, I found a cracked motor coupler. I put in a new motor coupler, but now my washer produces a heat smell while running. I felt the motor and transmission and they were both fairly hot to the touch. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 05-26-14, 12:13 AM
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please post model #, Does the washer work properly? Is it a burning smell? Any funny noises?
 
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Model# LSR6334LQ0
Yes everything works. I just smell burning and the motor and transmission are hot to the touch.
 
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Old 05-26-14, 04:45 PM
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Without smelling it and everything works hard to tell what to check but look at this
Look inside cabinet about 6 inches from floor you you may see a streak of oil. If there you need a gearcase top seal, clutch and drive coupler. lean washer back against wall to look under it.
 
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Looked under and no oil streak.
 
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Very common problem when DIY'ers replace the motor coupler improperly. If you don't get the plastic coupler halves onto the shafts far enough, there is too much lateral pressure on the motor shaft when you reinstall it. This can quickly lead to bearing failure in the motor. You must install the coupler parts so that the plastic parts are flush with the end of the motor and transmission shafts. With the new couplers with metal inserts, this requires using a socket and hammer to tap them in place.
 
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