Whirlpool Washing Machine Motor [Issues, Solutions & Guide]

If you are having problems with your Whirlpool washing machine motor, you’ve come to the right place. This detailed guide gives you all the steps you need to handle these issue…

How To Test Whirlpool Washing Machine Motor — Solved

The steps below show you how to test your Whirlpool washing machine motor…

Drive Motor

Follow the detailed steps below to test the drive motor in your Whirlpool washing machine…

Front Loaders

Take the following steps to test the drive motor in your front loader Whirlpool washing machine…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrical damage, make sure your washing machine’s power cord is disconnected from the outlet.

Step 2. Pull out the four transit caps mounted on the rear panel. With a 1/4 inch socket wrench, loosen the bolt securing the rear panel to the cabinet.

Step 3. Carefully pull the rear panel upwards, then lift off the machine. Rotate the drive pulley slowly, then carefully take the belt off.

Step 4. Unplug the wire connectors attached to the motor assembly at the bottom of the tub. With a 13mm socket wrench, loosen the bolts holding the motor to the bottom of the tub.

Step 5. Pull the motor out of the cabinet. Get a multimeter and insert the probes into each of the motor’s terminals. A working motor should not give an infinite reading or a short-circuit reading. If the readings come out negative, you’ll need to replace the part.

Step 6. If you’ve determined that the motor is in good condition, remount it at the bottom of the tub, then tighten the bolts using your socket wrench. Plug the wire connectors back in.

Step 7. With the grooved side turned inwards, loop the drive belt back around the idler pulley and motor pulley.

Step 8. Remount the rear panel on the cabinet, then tighten the screws to secure it. Snap the transit caps into the slots on the rear panel. Reconnect your washer to the electrical outlet.

Top Loaders

Follow the steps below to test the drive motor in your Whirlpool top loader washing machine…

Step 1. Shut the water supply faucets and disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet before starting this procedure in order to prevent any damage.

Step 2. Put some tape over the lid of your washing machine to help secure it. With pliers, squeeze the retaining clamp holding the main drain hose to the back of the cabinet.

Step 3. Pull the drain hose off your washing machine. Disconnect the HOT and COLD water inlet hoses from the ports at the back of the washer (some water may spill out, so ensure that you keep a rag nearby).

Step 4. With someone helping you, tip your washing machine backwards carefully and set it on the floor.

Step 5. Use a 5/16 inch nut-driver to take out the bolts holding the belt guard to the bottom of the machine. Carefully take the drive belt off the pulleys and set it aside.

Step 6. Unplug the wire harness attached to the motor assembly. With a 13mm socket wrench, loosen the bolts holding the motor to the transmission plate.

Step 7. Carefully lift the motor off the washer. Get a multimeter and insert the probes into the red terminals. For a working motor, you should get a reading of around 70 ohms.

Step 8. Insert the multimeter probes into the remaining terminals and look for a reading between 1 and 8 ohms. If the readings are much higher or lower than these numbers, you’ll need to replace the part.

Step 9. If the readings came out all right, remount the drive motor at the bottom of the tub, then tighten the bolts using your 13mm socket wrench.

Step 10. Plug the wire connector back into the motor assembly. With the grooved side turned inwards, loop the drive belt around the motor pulley and transmission pulley.

Step 11. Put the belt guard back on, then tighten the bolts with your 5/16 inch socket wrench. Carefully lift your washing machine back onto its feet and peel the tape off the lid.

Step 12. Reconnect the water inlet hoses to the ports at the back of the machine (ensure that the hoses are secured properly in order to prevent water leakage).

Step 13. Reattach the main drain hose to the port at the back of the cabinet, then slide the spring clamp into place. Turn the water faucets back on and plug the power cord into the outlet.

Washer/Dryer Combo (Dryer Motor)

Test the dryer motor in your Whirlpool washer/dryer combo machine with the following steps…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrical damage, ensure that your washing machine is unplugged from the power outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Using your Philips screwdriver, take out the nuts holding the dryer compartment’s lower access panel. Take the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Insert a putty knife into the space above the dryer’s lower front access panel. Pry the panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 4. Open the dryer’s door, then pull the lint filter out. Using a 5/16 inch socket wrench, loosen the bolts holding the air duct to the cabinet. Pull the duct off and set it aside.

Step 5. Take out the screws holding the heater shield. Using your nut-driver, take out the three bolts at the top of the control panel.

Step 6. Pry the panel off and set it on top of the cabinet. Unplug the door switch wire connector from the control board.

Step 7. Use your nut-driver to take out the two bolts at the top and bottom of the front panel. Lift the panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 8. Carefully reach underneath the drum and push the idler pulley inwards a bit to release the tension on the drive belt. Unhook the drive belt from the idler pulley and motor pulley.

Step 9. Carefully lift the drum and belt out of the cabinet, then set them aside. Using your nut-driver, take out the screws holding the blower wheel to the assembly.

Step 10. Using a pair of pliers, secure the motor shaft. With a 1/2 inch square drive bit, loosen the blower wheel by turning it clockwise.

Step 11. Pry the two retaining clips off the motor using a 7/16 inch socket wrench. Unplug the main wire harness from the motor.

Step 12. Disconnect the belt switch wires from the motor (ensure that you take note of where each connector goes).

Step 13. Carefully pull the motor assembly out of the cabinet. Get a multimeter, then place the probes in each of the red terminals on the motor. A working motor should give you a reading of around 70 ohms.

Step 14. Insert the probes into the remaining terminals on the motor and look for a reading between 1 and 7 ohms. If the reading is much lower or higher than these numbers, you’ll need to replace the motor.

Step 15. If the readings come out all right, reinstall the motor in the cabinet. Plug the belt switch wires back to their appropriate terminals. Plug the main wire harness to the motor.

Step 16. Snap the two retaining clips back onto the motor assembly. Put the blower wheel back in place, then secure it with the 1/2 inch square drive bit. Put the blower wheel cover back in place, then tighten the bolts with your nut-driver.

Step 17. Lift the belt and drum, then carefully guide them back into the cabinet. Reach under the drum and push the idler pulley.

Step 18. Loop the drive belt around the motor pulley and idler pulley in a zig-zag pattern. Rotate the drum by hand slowly to ensure that the belt is properly aligned.

Step 19. Lift the front panel and remount it on the cabinet. Using your nut-driver, apply the two screws at the top and bottom of the panel.

Step 20. Plug the door switch wire connector back into the control panel. Snap the control panel onto the front of the cabinet, then tighten the three screws at the top using your nut-driver.

Step 21 Open the door of the dryer and put the lint filter back in place. Put the heater shield back on, then apply the screws with your nut-driver.

Step 22. Put the air duct back in place, then use your 5/16 inch nut-driver to apply the bolts. Snap the lower front access panel back on.

Step 23. Put the dryer’s main lower access panel back in place, then tighten the screws with your Philips screwdriver. Plug your washing machine back into the electrical outlet.

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Washer/Dryer Combo (Washer Motor)

To test the washer motor in your Whirlpool combo machine, take the following steps…

Step 1. Ensure that your washing machine is unplugged from the electrical outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrical damage.

Step 2. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the nuts holding the dryer’s lower access plate. Pry the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. Pull the two access panel clips out of the slots. Take out the four bolts securing the two access panels underneath the dryer compartment using a 1/4 inch nut-driver.

Step 4. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, pry out the retaining clips holding the top panel to the cabinet. Pull the top panel forwards, then lift it off the machine.

Step 5. With a 5/16 inch nut-driver, loosen the bolt holding the support bar to the front panel. Move the support bar out of place.

Step 6. Use the nut-driver to loosen the bolts holding the top panel to the cabinet. Pull the front panel upwards, then lift it off the machine.

Step 7. Pry off the two retaining clips holding the drain pump to the motor shaft using a flat-blade screwdriver. Pull the pump off the shaft.

Step 8. Unplug the wire connector from the motor assembly. Note the positioning of the wire connectors attached to the capacitor, then unplug each one.

Step 9. With your 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the bolts holding the upper and lower retaining clips to the motor. Take the retaining clips off.

Step 10. Carefully lift the motor assembly off the washer. Get a multimeter and insert the probes into each of the red terminals on the motor. A working motor should give a reading of roughly 70 ohms.

Step 11. Insert the probes of the mutlimeter into the remaining terminals, then look for a reading between 1 and 7 ohms. If the reading is much lower or higher than these numbers, you’ll need to replace the motor.

Step 12. If the test came out all right, remount the motor onto the washer. Snap the upper and lower retaining clips onto the motor, then tighten the screws using your nut-driver.

Step 13. Plug the wire connectors into the appropriate terminals on the capacitor. Reconnect the main wire connector to the motor assembly.

Step 14. Remount the drain pump on the motor shaft, then snap the lower and upper retaining clips on.

Step 15. Lift the main front panel and snap it back onto the cabinet. Using your nut-driver, tighten the screws at the back of the panel.

Step 16. Move the support bar back into place, then tighten the screw using your 5/16 inch nut-driver.

Step 17. Place the top panel back on the cabinet, then push it forwards. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, push the two retaining clips into the slots on the top panel.

Step 18. Put the two access panels back in place, then secure them by applying the screws using your 1/4 inch nut-driver. Push the two access panel clips back into the slots.

Step 19. Remount the dryer’s lower access panel, then tighten the screws using your Philips screwdriver. Plug your appliance back into the electrical outlet.

Dryers

To test the drive motor in your Whirlpool dryer, take the following steps…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrical damage, ensure that your washing machine’s power cord is unplugged from the outlet.

Step 2. Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the bolts at the back of the machine securing the top panel. Slide the panel backwards and lift it off the machine.

Step 3. With the nut-driver, loosen the bolts at the top of the control panel. Unplug the control panel’s wire connector from the control board. Pry the control panel off the front of the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 4. Disconnect the door switch wire connector from the control board (use a flat-blade screwdriver if needed).

Step 5. Get someone to help you tip your washing machine backwards and place a support under the front panel. Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, take out the bolts at the bottom of the front panel.

Step 6. Carefully take the support out from underneath the machine, then set the appliance back on its feet.

Step 7. Open the dryer’s door, then loosen the bolts on the front panel using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 8. With your nut-driver, take out the bolts at the top of the front panel. Lift the front panel upwards carefully, then pull it off the cabinet.

Step 9. Loosen the screws holding the control board support bracket to the front frame. Move the control board bracket out of place and support it.

Step 10. Take out the bolts securing the front frame to the cabinet. Pull the frame off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 11. With your nut-driver, take out the bolts holding the lower support bracket top the bottom of the front bulkhead.

Step 12. Unplug the moisture sensor wire connector. Loosen the screws holding the front bulkhead to the cabinet. Lift the bulkhead off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 13. Carefully reach underneath the drum, then push the idler pulley inwards to release the tension on the drive belt.

Step 14. Unhook the drive belt from the motor pulley and idler pulley. Lift the drive belt and drum out of the cabinet carefully, then set them aside.

Step 15. With a nut-driver, loosen the bolts holding the blower wheel cover to the machine. Use a 7/16 inch wrench to secure the motor shaft.

Step 16. Loosen the blower wheel by turning counter-clockwise using a 1/2 inch square drive bit.

Step 17. Unplug the wire harness from the motor assembly. Note the positioning of the belt switch wire connectors, then unplug each one.

Step 18. With a pair of pliers, pry off the front and rear retaining clips securing the motor assembly. Carefully pull the motor assembly out of the cabinet.

Step 19. Get a multimeter, then insert the probes into each of the red terminals on the drive motor. For a working motor, you should get a reading around 70 ohms.

Step 20. Insert the probes into the remaining terminals on the motor and look for a reading between 1 and 7 ohms.

Step 21. If the reading is much higher or lower than these numbers, you’ll need to replace the entire motor.

Step 22. if the readings came out all right, reinstall the motor in the cabinet, then snap the two retaining clips back on.

Step 23. Plug each connector back into the appropriate terminal on the belt switch. Plug the main wire connector back into the motor assembly.

Step 24. Put the blower wheel back in place, then secure it using the 1/2 inch square drive bit. Put the blower wheel cover back on, the tighten the bolts.

Step 25. Carefully lift the belt and drum, then guide them back into the cabinet. Reach underneath the drum, the push the idler pulley inwards.

Step 26. Loop the drive belt around the motor pulley and idler pulley in a zig-zag formation. Rotate the drum a bit by hand to ensure that the belt is properly aligned.

Step 27. Lift the front bulkhead and mount it on the cabinet. Secure the bulkhead by applying the screws using your nut-driver.

Step 28. Plug the moisture sensor wire connector back in. Put the lower support bracket back in place, then secure it by applying the nut with your nut-driver.

Step 29. Put the front frame back onto the cabinet, then tighten the screws using your 1/4 inch socket wrench. Move the control board bracket back against the front frame, then apply the screws.

Step 30. Carefully lift the main front panel and mount it on the cabinet. Secure the panel by applying the three screws at the top using your nut-driver.

Step 31. Tip the appliance backwards carefully, then tighten the four screws at the bottom of the front panel with a 1/4 inch socket wrench.

Step 32. Carefully set the machine back onto its feet. Open the dryer’s door, then tighten the bolts on the front panel using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 33. Plug the door switch wire connector back into control board. Snap the control panel onto the cabinet, then tighten the bolts at the top using your nut-driver.

Step 34. Plug the control panel’s wire connector into the control board. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then secure it by applying the three screws at the back using your nut-driver. Reconnect the appliance to the electrical outlet.

Motor Stator

The steps below show you how to test your Whirlpool washing machine motor stator…

Front Loaders

Take the following steps to test the motor stator in your Whirlpool front loader washing machine…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrical damage, make sure to unplug your washing machine’s power cord from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Pry out the four plastic caps in the rear panel. Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the bolts securing the rear panel to the cabinet. Lift the panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 3. Use a strap wrench to secure the rotor assembly. With an 11/16 inch socket wrench, loosen the bolt holding the rotor to the back of the tub. Carefully pry the rotor off the tub and set it aside.

Step 4. Using a T-40 Torx bit, loosen the bolts holding the stator to the back of the tub. Unplug the wire harness attached to the stator assembly.

Step 5. Get a multimeter, then turn the dial to the ohm setting. Place the multimeter’s probes on the stator terminals. For a working stator, you should get a reading between 9 and 10 ohms.

Step 6. If the stator is in good condition, plug the wire harness back in. Remount the stator onto the back of the tub, then secure it by applying the nuts using your T-40 Torx bit.

Step 7. Place the rotor assembly over the stator, then tighten the bolt 11/16 inch socket wrench.

Step 8. Mount the rear panel onto the cabinet. Secure the panel by applying the bolts using your 1/4 inch nut-driver.

Step 9. Snap the four plastic caps into the slots on the rear panel. Plug your washing machine back into the electrical outlet.

Top Loaders

Follow the steps below to inspect your top loader Whirlpool washing machine motor stator…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water supply faucets and disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent damage.

Step 2. Disconnect the two water inlet hoses from the ports at the back of your washing machine (we recommend keeping a rag nearby to clean any water leaks).

Step 3. With a pair of pliers, release the spring clamp holding the main drain hose to the port at the back of the cabinet. Pull the drain hose off the machine.

Step 4. Tip the washing machine forwards carefully, then set it on the floor (get someone to help you if needed).

Step 5. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into one of the inner holes on the rotor assembly (this will help jam the rotor).

Step 6. With a T-30 Torx bit, loosen the nut holding the rotor assembly to the bottom of the tub. Carefully pry the rotor off and set it aside.

Step 7. With a 7mm socket, loosen the bolts securing the stator to the tub. Pull the stator off the tub, then unplug the wire connector.

Step 8. Get a multimeter, then turn the dial to the ohm setting. Place the probes of the multimeter in each of the stator terminals. If you get a reading much higher than 9 or 10 ohms, you’ll need to replace it.

Step 9. Once you are satisfied that the stator is in good condition, plug the wire harness back in.

Step 10. Remount the stator onto the bottom of the tub, then tighten the bolts using a 7mm socket wrench.

Step 11. Place the rotor assembly on the stator, then use your Torx bit wrench to tighten the nut.

Step 12. Carefully lift your washing machine back onto its feet. Reconnect the main outlet hose to the port at the back of the cabinet. Using pliers, slide the spring clamp into place to secure the hose.

Step 13. Reattach the COLD and HOT water supply hoses to the ports at the back of the machine (ensure that you secure the hoses properly so water doesn’t leak out).

Step 14. Plug your washing machine’s power cord back into the electrical outlet, then turn the water faucets back on.

How To Replace Whirlpool Washing Machine Motor — Solved

To replace your Whirlpool washing machine motor, follow the steps below…

Drive Motor

The section below show you how to replace your Whirlpool washing machine motor…

Front Loaders

Take the following steps to replace your Whirlpool washing machine motor assembly…

Step 1. In order to avoid any chances of electrical damage, be sure to unplug your appliance from the electrical outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Pry out the four transit caps in the slots on the rear panel. Loosen the screws holding the rear panel to the cabinet.

Step 3. Lift the panel off the cabinet and set it aside. Slowly rotating the drive pulley, take the drive belt off the wheels and set it aside.

Step 4. Unplug the wire connector attached to the motor assembly at the bottom of the tub. With a pair of needle-nosed pliers, release the wire retainer from the motor.

Step 5. Use a 13mm socket wrench to loosen the bolts holding the drive motor to the bottom of the tub. Pull the motor out of the cabinet and discard it.

Step 6. Take your new washing machine drive motor out of its packaging. Mount the new drive motor at the bottom of the tub, then apply the bolts using your 13mm socket wrench.

Step 7. Plug the wire connector to the terminal on the new motor. Snap the wire retainer into the slot on the motor.

Step 8. Loop the drive belt around the motor pulley and drive pulley (ensure that the grooved side of the belt is turned inwards).

Step 9. Remount the rear panel on the cabinet, then apply the bolts using a 1/4 inch socket wrench. Snap the four plastic caps into the slots on the rear panel.

Step 10. Reconnect your washing machine to the electrical outlet, then try running a wash cycle to make sure everything works properly.

Top Loaders

To replace the drive motor in your top loader Whirlpool washing machine, follow the steps below…

Step 1. Before starting this repair, make sure to disconnect your washing machine from the electrical outlet and turn the water taps off in order to prevent damage.

Step 2. Use pliers to squeeze the clamp holding the drain hose to the back of the cabinet, then slide it out of place. Disconnect the drain hose from the machine.

Step 3. Spread a rag on the floor underneath the water inlet hoses to catch any leaks. Disconnect the two inlet hoses from the ports at the back of the machine (use a pair of pliers if needed).

Step 4. Place some tape on the lid of your washing machine to help secure it. With someone assisting you, tilt your washing machine backwards carefully and set it on the floor.

Step 5. Loosen the bolts holding the belt guard to the bottom of the tub using a 5/16 inch nut-driver. Carefully take the drive belt off the pulley wheels, then set it aside.

Step 6. Unplug the wire connector attached to the motor assembly. With a 1/2 inch socket wrench, take out the bolts holding the drive motor to the transmission plate. Take the motor off the plate and set it aside.

Step 7. Prepare your new drive motor for installation by taking it out of its packaging. Mount the new motor on the transmission plate, then tighten the bolts using your 1/2 inch socket wrench.

Step 8. Plug the wire connector into the new motor. With the grooved side turned inwards, loop the drive belt around the motor pulley and transmission pulley.

Step 9. Put the belt guard back on the machine, then secure it by applying the nuts with your 5/16 inch socket wrench.

Step 10. Carefully lift your washing machine back onto its feet. Peel the tape off the lid, then reconnect the drain hose to the back of the cabinet. Slide the spring clamp into place to secure the connection.

Step 11. Reconnect the supply hoses to the ports at the back of the cabinet (make sure both hoses are secured properly so water doesn’t spill).

Step 12. Turn the water faucets back on, then reconnect the power cord to the electrical outlet. Make sure everything works properly by running a cycle.

Washer/Dryer Combo (Washer Motor)

Replace the washer motor in your Whirlpool washer/dryer combo machine…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrocution, ensure that your washing machine is unplugged from the power outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. Loosen the bolts holding the lower access panel of the dryer compartment using a Philips screwdriver. Take the panel panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 3. With a 1/4 inch socket wrench, take out the four screws holding the two access panel. Slide the access panel clips out of the slots. Pull the panels out of place and set them aside.

Step 4. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, pry out the retaining clips holding the top panel to the cabinet. Pull the panel forwards, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 5. Use a 5/16 inch nut-driver to loosen the bolt holding the support bar to the front panel. Move the bar out of place.

Step 6. Using your nut-driver, loosen the screws at the back of the front panel. Pull the panel upwards, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 7. With a flat-blade screwdriver, pry off the upper and lower retaining clips holding the drain pump to the motor shaft.

Step 8. Note the positioning of the connectors attached to the capacitor near the motor, then disconnect each one. Unplug the main wire harness from the motor assembly.

Step 9. Using your 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the bolts holding the upper and lower retaining clips securing the motor assembly. Carefully pull the drive motor off and set it aside.

Step 10. Pry the drive coupler cog off the motor shaft using a flat-blade screwdriver. Use a 5/16 inch nut-driver to loosen the bolt holding the capacitor bracket to the motor.

Step 11. Take your new washing machine drive motor out of its packaging. Transfer the shield from the old motor to the new one.

Step 12. Put the capacitor bracket on the new motor, then tighten the bold using your nut-driver.

Step 13. Push the drive coupler cog onto the new motor shaft. Mount the new drive motor onto the machine, then snap the upper and lower retaining clips on. Tighten the bolts on the retaining clips using your nut-driver.

Step 14. Place the drain pump on the new motor shaft, then snap the upper and lower retaining clips to secure it.

Step 15. Plug the main wire connector to the motor assembly. Reconnect each wire harness to its appropriate terminal on the capacitor.

Step 16. Lift the main front panel and mount it onto the cabinet. Secure the panel by applying the screws at the back with your nut-driver.

Step 17. Move the support bar back into place, then tighten the screw with your 5/16 inch nut-driver.

Step 18. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then push it forwards. Using a flat-blade screwdriver, push the two retaining clips back into the slots on the top panel.

Step 19. Put the two access panels back in place, then use your 1/4 inch nut-driver to apply the nuts. Slide the access panel clips into the slots.

Step 20. Put the dryer compartment’s lower access panel back on, then tighten the bolts with your Philips screwdriver. Plug your washing machine back into the outlet, then make sure everything works properly by running a wash cycle.

Washer/Dryer Combo (Dryer Motor)

Replace the drive motor in your Whirlpool washer/dryer combo machine with the following steps…

Step 1. Unplug your washing machine’s power cord from the electrical outlet before starting this procedure in order to prevent electrical damage.

Step 2. Use a Philips screwdriver to loosen the nuts holding the lower access panel to the dryer compartment.

Step 3. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the space above the lower front access panel. Pry the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Open the dryer’s door, then pull out the lint filter. Use your nut-driver to take out the screws holding the air duct to the machine.

Step 5. Take out the screws holding the heater shield. With the nut-driver, loosen the three bolts at the top of the control panel. Pry the panel off and set it on top of the cabinet.

Step 6. Unplug the door switch wire connector from the front panel. Using your 1/4 inch nut-driver, take out the screws at the top and bottom of the front panel. Lift the front panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 7. Reach underneath the drum, then push the idler pulley inwards to release the tension on the drive belt. Unhook the drive belt from the motor pulley and idler pulley.

Step 8. Lift the belt and drum out of the cabinet, then set them aside. Using your nut-driver, loosen the bolts holding the blower cover to the assembly. Take the cover off and set it aside.

Step 9. Using a pair of pliers, secure the motor shaft. With a 1/2 inch square drive bit, loosen the blower wheel by turning clockwise.

Step 10. Using a 7/16 inch nut-driver, pry off the two retaining clips securing the motor assembly.

Step 11. Disconnect the main wire harness from the motor. Note the positioning of the belt switch wires, then disconnect each one.

Step 12. Pull the drive motor out of the cabinet, then discard it. Take your new washing machine motor out of its packaging.

Step 13. install the new motor in the cabinet, then snap the two retaining clips. Plug each belt switch wire into the appropriate terminal.

Step 14. Plug the main wire harness into the new motor assembly. Put the blower wheel back in place, then secure it using the 1/2 inch square drive bit.

Step 15. Put the blower wheel cover back in place, then tighten the screws with your nut-driver. Lift the drive belt and drum, then guide them back into the cabinet.

Step 16. Reach underneath the drum and push the idler pulley inwards a bit. Loop the drive belt around the idler pulley and motor pulley in a zig-zag formation.

Step 17. To ensure that the belt is properly aligned, rotate the drum slowly by hand. Lift the dryer’s front panel and remount it on the cabinet. Secure the panel by applying the bolts at the top and bottom.

Step 18. Plug the door switch wire connector back in. Snap the control panel assembly onto the front of the cabinet, then tighten the three screws at the top using your nut-driver.

Step 19. Put the heater shield and air duct back in place, the apply the nuts to secure. Snap the lower front access panel back on.

Step 20. Open the dryer’s door, then slide the lint filter back into the housing. Put the lower access panel on the cabinet. Secure the panel by tightening the screws with your Philips screwdriver.

Step 21. Reconnect your washing machine to its electrical outlet, then ensure that everything works properly by running a cycle.

Dryers

To replace the drive motor in your Whirlpool dryer, follow the steps below…

Step 1. Unplug your dryer from the electrical outlet before starting this procedure in order to prevent electrical damage.

Step 2. With a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the three screws at the back of the cabinet securing the top panel. Pull the panel backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the machine.

Step 3. Unplug the control panel’s wire connector from the control board. Use your nut-driver to take out the screws holding the control panel to the front of the cabinet. Pry the panel off the machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Disconnect the lid switch wire connector from the control board (use a flat-blade screwdriver if needed).

Step 5. With the help of another person, tip your washing machine backwards carefully, then place a support underneath the front panel.

Step 6. Using a 1/4 inch socket, loosen the four bolts at the bottom of the panel. Carefully take the support out from under the washer, then set the appliance on its feet.

Step 7. Open the door of your machine, then loosen the nuts on the front panel using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 8. Using your nut-driver, loosen the bolts at the top of the front panel. Lift the front panel off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 9. Loosen the bolt holding the control board bracket to the front frame. Move the control board bracket out of place, then support it.

Step 10. Take out the screws holding the front frame. Lift the frame off the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 11. Loosen the bolt holding the lower support bracket under the front bulkhead. Unplug the moisture sensor wire connector near the bulkhead.

Step 12. Using the nut-driver, take out the screws holding the front bulkhead to the cabinet. Pull the bulkhead and lift it off the cabinet.

Step 13. Reach underneath the drum, then unhook the drive belt from the idler pulley and motor pulley. Lift the drum and drive belt out of the cabinet, then set them aside.

Step 14. With your nut-driver, loosen the screws holding the blower cover. Take the cover off the assembly and set it aside.

Step 15. Secure the motor shaft using a 7/16 inch wrench. Loosen the blower wheel with a 1/2 inch square drive bit.

Step 16. With a flat-blade screwdriver, unplug the main wire harness from the motor assembly. Note the positioning of the belt switch wires, then disconnect each one.

Step 17. Using a pair of pliers, pry the retaining clips off the motor assembly. Lift the drive motor out of the cabinet, then set it aside.

Step 18. Prepare your new drive motor for installation by taking it out of its packaging. Install the new motor in the cabinet, then snap the two retaining clips on.

Step 19. Plug the belt switch wires into the appropriate terminals. Plug the main wire connector into the new motor assembly.

Step 20. Put the blower wheel back into the housing, then secure it with your 1/2 inch square drive bit.

Step 21. Put the blower wheel cover back on, then tighten the bolts using your nut-driver. Lift the belt and drum, then carefully guide them back into the cabinet.

Step 22. Reach underneath the drum, then push the idler pulley inwards. Loop the drive belt around the two pulleys.

Step 23. Rotate the drum slowly by hand to make sure the belt is properly aligned. Lift the front bulkhead and remount it on the cabinet. Secure the bulkhead by applying the screws using your nut-driver.

Step 24. Plug the moisture sensor wire connector back in. Put the lower support bracket back in place, then tighten the screw with your nut-driver.

Step 25. Remount the front frame on the cabinet, then use a 1/4 inch nut-driver to tighten the screws.

Step 26. Move the control board bracket back against the front panel, then apply the bolt. Lift the main front panel and remount it on the cabinet.

Step 27. Using your nut-driver, apply the three screws at the top of the front panel. Tip the appliance backwards carefully, then tighten the four bolts at the bottom.

Step 28. Set the appliance on its feet. Open the door of the machine, then use a Philips screwdriver to apply the nuts on the front panel.

Step 29. Plug the door switch wire connector back into the control board. Snap the control panel onto the cabinet, then apply the bolts at the top.

Step 30. Plug the control panel’s wire connector into the board. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then push it forwards. Secure the panel by tightening the three screws at the back.

Step 31. Reconnect your washing machine’s power cord to the electrical outlet. To make sure the appliance works properly, try running cycle

Motor Stator

The steps below show you how to replace your Whirlpool washing machine motor stator…

Front Loaders

Do the following to replace the stator assembly in your front loader Whirlpool washing machine…

Step 1. In order to prevent electrocution, ensure that the appliance is disconnected from the outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. With a 1/4 inch socket wrench, take out the three screws at the back of the cabinet holding the top pane. Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 3. Pull out the four transit caps in the rear panel of the washer. Using a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the bolts holding the rear panel to the cabinet. Pull the panel upwards, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 4. Secure the rotor assembly at the back of the tub using a strap wrench. Loosen the bolt securing the rotor using an 11/16 inch socket wrench.

Step 5. Carefully pry the rotor off the tub and set it aside. Pry the wire cover off the control board (use a flat-blade screwdriver if needed).

Step 6. Unplug the stator’s wire connector from the control board. Using needle-nosed pliers, release the wire retainers from the cabinet.

Step 7. Using a T-40 Torx bit, loosen the screws holding the stator assembly to the back of the tub. Pull the stator out of the machine and set it aside.

Step 8. Prepare your new washing machine motor stator for installation by taking it out of its packaging.

Step 9. Mount the new stator at the back of the tub, then secure it by applying the screws using a T-40 Torx bit. Snap the wire retainers into the cabinet, then plug the connector into the control board.

Step 10. Snap the control board’s cap back on. Place the rotor on the new stator, then tighten the screw with your socket wrench.

Step 11. Place the rear panel on the cabinet, then use a nut-driver to apply the nuts. Snap the transit caps into the slots on the rear panel.

Step 12. Place the top panel on the machine. Using your 1/4 inch nut-driver, apply the three screws at the back to secure the panel.

Step 13. Plug your washing machine into its electrical outlet. Make sure that the appliance works properly by running a wash cycle.

Top Loaders

The steps below show you how to replace the stator in your top loader Whirlpool washing machine…

Step 1. Prevent water leaks and electrical damage by disconnecting your appliance from the outlet and turning the water taps off.

Step 2. With pliers, release the spring clamp holding the drain hose to the port at the back of the cabinet. Pull the hose off the port and set it aside.

Step 3. Disconnect the HOT and COLD water inlet hoses from the ports at the back of the machine (ensure that you keep a cloth nearby to clean any water leak).

Step 4. With the help of another person, carefully tip your washing machine backwards and set it on the floor.

Step 5. Insert a small flat-blade screwdriver into one of the inner holes on the rotor (this will hold the rotor in place). With a T-30 Torx bit, loosen the nut holding the rotor to the back of the tub.

Step 6. Pry the rotor off the machine, then set it aside. Unplug the wire connectors from the stator at the bottom of the tub.

Step 7. Using a 7mm socket wrench, loosen the screws securing the clutch magnet to the stator. Take the magnet off the stator.

Step 8. Use the nut-drive to loosen the bolts holding the stator to the bottom of the tub. Pull the stator off the tub and discard it.

Step 9. Take your new washing machine motor stator out of its packaging. Mount the clutch magnet on the new stator, the apply the bolts to secure it.

Step 10. Mount the new stator at the bottom of the tub, then apply the screws. Plug the wire connectors into the appropriate terminals.

Step 11. Put the rotor assembly over the new stator, then use the Torx bit to apply the nut. Carefully lift the machine back onto its feet.

Step 12. Reconnect the drain hose to the port at the back of the machine, then slide the retaining clamp into place using pliers.

Step 13. Reconnect the COLD and HOT water inlet hoses. Turn the water taps back on, then plug the power cord into the electrical outlet. To ensure that the machine works properly, try running a wash cycle.

How To Replace Whirlpool Washing Machine Motor Pulley — Quick Fix

To replace your Whirlpool washing machine motor pulley, follow the steps below…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of electrical damage, ensure that your washing machine’s power cord is unplugged from the power outlet before starting this repair.

Step 2. With a 1/4 inch nut-driver, take out the screws holding the top panel to the cabinet. Pull the panel backwards about an inch or so, then lift it off the machine.

Step 3. Use the nut-driver to take out the screws at the top of the control panel. Disconnect the control panel’s wire connector from the control board (ensure that you take note of where the plug goes.

Step 4. Pry the control panel off the front of the cabinet, then set it aside. Disconnect the door switch wire harness from the control board (use a flat-blade screwdriver if needed).

Step 5. With someone else assisting you, tip the appliance backwards carefully, then place a support underneath the front panel.

Step 6. Using the 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the four bolts underneath the front panel. Carefully take the support out from under the machine, then set the appliance on its feet.

Step 7. Open the door of your washer, then loosen the screws on the front panel using a Philip screwdriver.

Step 8. Use your nut-driver to loosen the three bolts at the top of the front panel. Lift the front panel assembly upwards carefully, then detach it from the cabinet.

Step 9. Unplug the moisture sensor wire connector near the front bulkhead. Use your nut-driver to take out the nut holding the control board bracket to the front frame. Move the control board bracket out of place and support it.

Step 10. Loosen the bolts holding the front frame to the cabinet. Pull the frame off and set it aside.

Step 11. Using your nut-driver, take out the screw securing the lower support bracket to the front bulkhead.

Step 12. Take out the bolts holding the front bulkhead to the cabinet. Pull the bulkhead upwards carefully, then lift it off the cabinet.

Step 13. Reach underneath the drum, then push the idler pulley inwards to release some of the tension on the drive belt. Unhook the belt from the two pulleys.

Step 14. Pull the drum out of the cabinet using the belt for support. Using a 7/16 inch wrench, secure the motor shaft.

Step 15. Use a pair of pliers to loosen the motor pulley by turning it counter-clockwise. Discard the old pulley, then take the new one out of its packaging.

Step 16. Place the new pulley on the motor shaft, then secure it by turning clockwise with a wrench.

Step 17. Guide the drive belt and drum back into the cabinet. Reach underneath the drum, then loop the belt back around the motor pulley and idler pulley.

Step 18. To ensure that the belt is properly aligned, try rotating the drum by hand slowly.

Step 19. Mount the front bulkhead onto the cabinet, then tighten the bolts using your nut-driver. Reconnect the moisture sensor wire harness.

Step 20. Put the lower support bracket back underneath the front bulkhead. Using your nut-driver, apply the nut to secure the bulkhead.

Step 21. Remount the front frame on the cabinet, then tighten the bolts using your 1/4 inch nut-driver.

Step 22. Lift the front panel carefully, then mount it on the cabinet. Using the nut-driver apply the three screws at the top of the panel.

Step 23. Plug the door switch wire connector back into the control board. Open the door of the machine, then apply the screws on the front panel using a Philips screwdriver.

Step 24. Tip the appliance backwards carefully, then support it. With your nut-driver, apply the four bolts at the bottom of the front panel.

Step 25. Set the washing machine back onto its feet. Snap the control panel back on the cabinet. Secure the panel by applying the screws at the top with your nut-driver.

Step 26. Plug the control panel’s wire harness into the control board. Place the top panel on the cabinet, then push it forwards.

Step 27. Apply the three screws at the back of the top panel to secure it. Reconnect your appliance to the electrical outlet, then ensure everything works properly by running a cycle.

Note: Please keep in mind that the steps above are only applicable to Whirlpool front loader dryers.