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Old 11-28-2008, 11:33 AM
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I have an Estate washer, direct drive and needed to replace the motor coupler. Not knowing anything about washers, I lowered the gearbox by mistake before I realised it wasn't needed. I replaced the coupler with no problem, when I went to bolt the gearbox back in place, it didn't want to go all the way on the mounting dowels.

After fiddling with it it did go and I re-assembled everything. Now the drum will not turn by hand, and before I power it up and risk breaking something, I wanted to know if not be able to turn the drum is normal, or not?

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No a Estate washer you should not be able to turn the drum by hand.
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Thanks, how about being able to move the agitator? It will turn freely clockwise, but anti clockwise it is locked solid. Is this correct?

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I have removed the agitator, which as it happens, only moves freely the one way and not the other.

However, I think that I should still be able to rotate it both ways once it's connected, as all in essence you are doing is rotating the gearbox and the motore..........or am I wrong?
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no it should turn in 1 direction only there are clutches called "Dogs" that will not alow it. Also the bottem part should not turn
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