Jan 132011

On direct drive washing machines, this style has no belt the clutch often fails.

The  result is a slow or no spin washer complaint. The unit may sound like It’s trying to spin, in reality is it is not. The clutch pads will wear out with time,  when this happens the clutch pad’s will not create enough pressure to engage the basket.

If you disassemble the washer and find that there is oil on the pads you will need to replace the basket drive assembly as well. The seal inside the basket drive will eventually wear down and oil will leak out onto the clutch.

If you do have to purchase the basket drive check to make sure the clutch comes in the box. Some parts house’s have the two separately and together.