Water pump leaking when machine used.

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers

Tom From Granby, MA

Oct 14, 2007

418 out of 434 people found this instruction helpful

The hardest part of this job was pulling the machine away from the wall so the hoses could be disconnected and the machine flipped onto it's back. Putting the machine on it's back does two things. It drains the water left in the bottom of the tub so it won't pour out onto the motor when the old pump is removed, and gives the necessary access to the pump. Once the machine is on it's back you remove the hose clamps with a pair of pliers and disconnect the hoses. The pump is secured to the motor with a pair of spring steel retaining clips which are easily popped off by hand. Once the clips are removed, the pump is in your hand. Put the new pump in place, replace the retaining clips and hoses, and you're done. This has to have been the easiest repair I've ever done. I wish cleaning gutters was this easy.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Direct Drive Water Pump

Part Number: PS342434

$29.84
In Stock

Pump Retainer

Part Number: PS898394

$2.03
In Stock