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Whirlpool 389140 Drive Block

4.3 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews

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This is a genuine replacement part. The model number and name for the following item is: Whirlpool 389140 Drive Block.

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This is a genuine replacement part. The model number and name for the following item is: Whirlpool 389140 Drive Block

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Part Number 389140
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Product Dimensions 1.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inches
Item model number 389140
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No

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ASIN B00DM8KL1A
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4.3 out of 5 stars 38 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #19,862 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#8 in Home Improvement > Appliances > Large Appliance Accessories > Fasteners
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available August 2, 2008

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Had an unexpected surprise; the part was correct for my washer and installed OK, but I noticed that the spin basket seemed to wobble more than it had, causing an imbalance & minor cabinet shaking. I had an all-new drive system otherwise (center support, basket drive, clutch, etc). The machined hole in the cast drive block was basically about 30 thousands off-center, which caused the wobble. I could see this with the spin basket removed and just the drive block spinning by itself. I went to a local store and bought another block (grrr, 3x Amazon price) and it was fine. We micrometer'd both of them, with one mic jaw flat against the small conical taper at the bottom. The empty basket should have none to a bit of imbalance when spinning, but not as much as I saw. Both blocks were sealed in Whirlpool factory service parts (FSP) bags - I noted that the new one's bag said made in USA, which surprised both me and the counterman. I'd tossed the old bag. Each block had slightly different mold stampings so they were made at different locations. No blame on Amazon; the part was genuine and it was more than 30 days before I could get to it. So, if you've had a mystery imbalance since new or after a repair, check this part. A symptom is that the holes in the bottom of the spin basket won't be tracking in a neat circle but will sort of blur out as the wobble sets in.
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This is a simple cast aluminum (I think) part, but an important part to my washing machine!

I was glad that the part number was correctly listed on the Amazon product listing, and that the part number was even stamped onto the part. Cost of the part was less than half of what it was listed for on RepairClinic, although their appliance repair videos are very helpful.

The part shipped out expediently and I had it in the washing machine the same day I received it. Hopefully I'll get another 20 years out of this washing machine!
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I AGREE with Paul D:::
Can't wash clothes without one!
That is if you have a (direct drive) washing machine..

I had to take mine apart because the break wore out,,
My Drive Block is SO CORRODED it took me like two days to get
it off,, and that was even with the SPANNER WRENCH TOO... But
I finally got it off with heat and beating it with a 4 lb hammer
and a few Bruised Knuckles..LOL.... But,,, Like some places it
is 1/4 gone.. Ate away.. So I'm VERY GLAD I got one of these
to put back on...
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Our Kirkland by Whirlpool direct drive washer started making outrageous noises at the end of the spin cycle. a little sleuthing on youtube pointed to the fix - replacing this part. quite easy once you view the how to videos.

If your washer makes noises at the end of the spin cycle or is not spinning out the water, check for this part. It is made of a soft die-cast metal that wears easily - ten years in my case.
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This part turned out to help get another 10 years out of my customers washer machine. I will admit at first it took a little of exploring to see that this part was at fault. Cause you have to look close to see that the top portion had worn out, and the tab that 'locks' on to shaft was gone.
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Not much more to say. It fit and worked. I ordered this just to make sure I could re-assemble everything. I did not know if taking the nut off would bugger-up the threads. As it turned out, my drive block was fine, but I put this new one on because I ordered it. I'm glad I decided to take the drum out. There was a lot of build-up between the two drums and that was causing some drag.
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This is just what I needed to repair my dad's washing machine. It was fairly priced and shipped promptly. If your machine is making a clunking noise and it turns out not to be the clutch ( which we changed first) it may be the drive block that is causing the problem. The grooves wear down and the break will slip causing the clunking noise. The part is cheap and about a 45 minute repair. Check Youtube for how to replace, it is not difficult. Buy a spanner wrench to make it easy to remove and to properly tighten after replacement. This cheap part fixed the Kenmore/whirlpool washer that was only 6 years old.
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Even though this was not the what eventually fixed my washing machine, it was good that I replaced this as well. The old one showed signs of slipping and would need to be replaced soon anyway. This one fit perfectly and was delivered in factory sealed packaging. Good price too.
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