Washing machine leaking at bottom

ApplianceKenmore Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers

Barbara From Prunedale, CA

Jul 14, 2011

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Two people lifted the washer onto supports (We used a table saw on one side and a planer on the other side. You'll need to get creative) so we could see underneath.
We poured some water into the washer and located where it was leaking. The pump (plastic) had overheated and melted two holes in the casing. We ordered a new pump ($34) and had it delivered the next day. The old pump just unsnaps out and the hose connections can be loosened with pliers. The pump is driven by a direct connection to the motor shaft. It pulls right out. The new pump just snaps in. The hoses were reconnected and we were done.
The hardest part of the operation was lifting the washer onto supports.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Direct Drive Water Pump

Part Number: PS342434

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