Washing Machine Clutch | Parts & Spares
The clutch system of the washer is responsible for moving the internal tub of the machine. It is also responsible for the movement of the agitator during the washing process. The clutch system in the washer plays a role similar to that of the clutch in a manual transmission car.
What does the clutch do in a washing machine?
The common top-loading washing machine typically uses a clutch system to move the internal tub. During the washing process, the clutch controls the tub’s agitator and spinning, much like a clutch on a manual car transmission. However, this washer clutch can become worn or broken over time.