Asked on Sep 2, 2020

How do i attach washing machine motor clamps??

Simple Nature DecorAgnes ChrzanowskaCindy
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I am working with this model direct drive whirlpool washing machine: Lbr4132pq0


I replaced the parts and am attempting to reassemble it. The motor clamps ( L shaped brackets that twist at a 90 degree angle to hook/unhook to the base are giving me trouble. I can place one of the clamps at a time on, but the other one will not attach. I have tried it in both ways.


One video suggest i use a rubber mallet to help the direct drive coupling on the entire way. I tried this and even tried tapping on the end of the motor shaft while the rest of the parts are attached.



I have attached the video as a link. About 6:30 to 6:50 he shows the clamps going back on easily. In screenshot, yellow is the clamp and general outline drawn in green.


I however seem to have about half of an inch to an inch to adjust it. Tried pulling on it with screwdriver, using the mallet as a lever, and pushing with my knee.

https://www.partselect.com/PS1485646-Whirlpool-285753A-Direct-Drive-Motor-Coupling.htm?SourceCode=22&SearchTerm=&ModelNum=LBR4132PQ0&sSearchTerm=Pumps-but-will-not-spin

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