Water smells bad if washer sits for a few days.

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Thomas From Troy, MI

Oct 05, 2012

I replaced the pump thinking this was the most likely cause of the problem. The pump is easy to access and get to. The reviews were helpful. The hose clamps were difficult to get back in place especially the one from the washer drain to the pump (need wide-jaw pliers). Now that I have seen the system work, the pump was not bad and the water from the drain still smells bad. I just ordered the filter 8181683, which looks like the only other thing that would prevent the water from draining completely. The drain hose is not blocked.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain Pump Kit

Part Number: PS1485610

In Stock