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 Technical Training Series-


Clutch Replacement on Direct-Drive Washers 

Covers Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper and Estate brands.


Tools Needed:

Phillips Screwdriver

Socket Wrench Set




How to Begin: 

Step 1-  Remove the agitator assembly. 

Pry off cap                                              Remove barrier with pliers                 7/16 socket to remove stud



Lift the entire agitator out from the base once the center bolt is removed.


Step 2-   Unplug the machine and remove the cabinet according to the instructions below:

Step 3-  Remove the pump and motor. 



Step 4-   Lay the entire washer back enough against the wall or on its back to remove the 3 bolts holding the transmission to the tub support. The transmission will slide out and can be set on the floor to replace the clutch assembly.




Follow the easy instructions in the clutch kit package and re-assemble the washer in reverse order.


There is only one clutch kit for all of the direct drive washers made by Whirlpool. Includes Kenmore, Roper & KitchenAid.

To order the clutch kit, click the image below:




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