Our goal is to provide you with information that will enable you to properly diagnose and repair your top load “Direct Drive Washer”.
Keep in mind that even though Whirlpool manufactures the top load Direct Drive Washer they also manufacture this washing machine for other companies too, such as Sears. A top load Direct Drive Washer could have the Whirlpool, Roper, Kitchen Aid, Maytag, Sears, Kenmore, etc… name on it.
How can I tell if I have a top load Direct Drive Washer?
First turn the water to the washer off and unplug it or disconnect the power.
Then simply tip your washer back or forward (what ever is easiest) and take a look underneath.