I recently sold our 10 year-old Kenmore Washer to a friend. It was
working perfectly when I sold it, but after they took it away, I found a
small mound of small pieces of soft white plastic on the floor where the
machine had been. These pieces are about the size of coarsely ground
I went to their house to look at the underside of the machine to see
where the plastic had come from. This is a direct drive machine, and
there is what looks like a soft plastic doughnut shaped "coupler" that
sits in the drive train. On either side of it, the parts have little
cogs that slot into holes in the plastic doughnut.
I want to buy a replacement part and help the buyer repair it.
Does anyone know whether this is a consumable part that should be
expected to wear out and be replaced? And does anyone have a link to
instructions to dissassemble this?
It's quite OK to do business with friends when you're candid about the
condition of the goods and ask a fair price. I'd rather sell a very
good appliance like this one to a friend for a good price than let it go
to the salvagers.
Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate. ;-)
I've replaced mine and have done it for family members so I figure its
something that goes from time to time,I'm in jersey and theres a sears
repclement parts store near by me went there with model and serial # as
done with other items but the guy knew just what I want and didnt need #,s
so I guess its a item they sell alot of just a few clips on motor and new
part fits rite in ,may have to remove a hose just to give yourself a room to
work. its a quick simple fix that makes you feel very handy. but I have
always waited for them to completely break before replacing ,I think they
will run quit awhile before they stop completely. you can order most any
appliance part off the internet many websites , but check the prices with
other sites before placing order I have found there is no real price
controll at all on parts sites You can spend a few bucks for the item ,and
find on another site for 30 bucks .I guess they figure most people are just
happy to find what they need and are quick to order it.
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