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WVIID1058BKG Whirlpool Washer Bracket Below Direct Drive Motor - What is Its Use?

frankosmith

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Joined
Mar 27, 2022
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2
Location
CA
Model Number
WVIID1058BKG
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
Less than 1 year
Hi,

I just purchased a new Whirlpool Top Load Washer. The store guy said I should remove the bracket below the direct drive motor before fist use. He said this is a "Transit Bracket" designed to protect the motor in delivery. I called service hotline, but the service technician at the other end said I don't need to remove it anymore. The user manual doesn't say it either.

So what really is the purpose of the this bracket? Can I remove it or not? Do other brands of top loaders leave it on by default? I have attached a sample picture of the bracket (this picture is a similar bracket, I don't have access to my washer right now).

Thanks. I hope someone who has owned or repaired a top load direct drive can shed a light on this.
 

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Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
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Location
Redmond, Oregon
Please recheck your model number. WVIID1058BKG does not pull up as good.

This is a newer version Whirlpool and I don't know the answer.

Contact Whirlpool at 1-866-698-2538 and you can ask them.

Let us know what they tell you because I'm very curious myself.

Jake
 
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