leaking water on floor, agitator would not agitate

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set
Wrench(Adjustable)

Jeremiah From Chico, CA

May 13, 2009

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Repairing the agitator was easy.
Removed the upper housing and 1 bolt.
Change the ratcheting mechanism, reinstall, done.

Changing the pump was a bit more involved.
Had to remove the shell.
The old pump was rusted on to the motor
but with the help of some PB Blaster, screwdrivers and a hammer I was able to get it off.

No more leaks on the floor and the clothes actually agitate instead of remaing stationary.

For less than a Plumbers 1 hour of labor I was able to repair it myself and will probably get another 5 years out of this washer. Will it ever die?

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Agitator Repair Kit

Part Number: PS334650

$18.23
In Stock

Direct Drive Water Pump

Part Number: PS342434

$29.84
In Stock

USE WPL W10074580 (Now subbed to Agitator Cap Barrier with Seal)

Part Number: PS1490199

$3.76
In Stock