The washer was displaying FL code, and not draining

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set

chris From davison, MI

Sep 23, 2008

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1) Pull the washer away from the wall
2) Lean the washer back so it is balanced and you can see the bottom
3) Remove 3 screws along the front edge of bottom plate
4)Remove plate, exposing the pump
5)Remove 2 clips that hold pump to motor
6)Place the deepest pan you can fit under pump
7)Loosen hose clamp, pull hose SLOWLY from pump
8)Drain as carefully as possible (its a couple /few gallons)
9)Remove second hose clamp, set pump aside
10)Remove three bolts holding in motor
11)Remove small plastic anchor that goes through frame
12)Follow wires to plastic plug. It is easier to remove the closer to you, then push remaining side of the plug through the mount.
13) Reverse the steps, the new pump motor will go in as one unit because of the torque screws(no clips).

Note: I tried to save the old motor because I could see the clog inside of it. After freeing it up, I re-assembled it ,ran the washer and got the FL code again, So I had to remove it again and replace it with the new one. Now it has been through about
10 loads and is working well.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Motor and Drain Pump Assembly

Part Number: PS970123

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