small leak - drip every 6 seconds when pump filling or draining washer

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Roy From Olympia, WA

Sep 06, 2009

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First, disconnect from power & turning off the water. Then, tried to access the part by tipping the unit back enough to work. Was able to remove the hoses by loosening the spring clamps.. The pump motor shaft had corroded enough to make removal of the pump almost impossible. The washer had to go full onto its back side; had to pry with on the pump with the crowbar and tap the crowbar to get the pump to slowly move off of the shaft. Once forced off, additional time was spent removing corrosion from the shaft. A little lube was used on the shaft. Re-assembly was quick & washer was righted, plugged in and returned to service. Much better than buying a whole new washer.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Direct Drive Water Pump

Part Number: PS342434

In Stock