Leak in the right front of the washing machine.

ApplianceKenmore Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Joseph From Rockaway, NJ

Nov 06, 2008

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I found a Instructible.com project that showed how to open the washer case--it took about three minutes to open once I knew what to do. 20 minutes, including looking at the tutorial.

I matched the parts with pictures on this site, and had it mailed in. 20 minutes

It took about twenty minutes to get together some 2x4 lumber and a flat pan to catch the waste water that was sure to come out of the drain hose. With the washer tipped up and the pan under the pump, I pulled the hose clamps and hoses easily.

The pump was rusted to the shaft of the motor, so took about ten minutes of persuasion with a large screwdriver and a lot of rocking back and forth before it came off the shaft. I then sandpapered some of the rust off, and slid the replacement pump on. Next time I would fit the hoses on first--it would have been easier. The pump did not slip on easily, so a little tapping with a light hammer got it onto the motor shaft. I was concerned about damaging the bearing or seal of the pump, so was very gentle. With more time and better tools, I would have cleaned the shaft off completely.

The case went together as easily as it came apart, in about three minutes. I carefully mopped and dried the area the pump was in, and ran an empty cycle through the washer. I checked back during the next several loads, and the floor remained dry.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Direct Drive Water Pump

Part Number: PS342434

$29.85
In Stock