Drain Pump- Spinning Wheel Inside Had Plastic Blades Wore Off From Loose Change And Other Objects Being Sucked Into It. So It Would Not Drain Effectively Anymore. Left Our Clother Soaking Wet Which Made The Dryer Seem Like It Wasn't Working.

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Gordon From Oklahoma City, OK

Oct 14, 2012

Of course, before starting any work always make sure your power cord is unplugged to begin with. Move the washing machine to an area with enough room to maneuver around as needed. Now, move around to the back of the washing machine and remove the two Phillip headed screws from the back panel. Push slightly up to pull the two bottom flanges out of their slots. Then pull out on the bottom of the panel which will remove it to allow you access to the inside of the washing machine guts. The drain pump is located directly inside and to the left being held down by three bolts with two hoses running from each side of it. Since there may be a bit of water stored inside the drain pump and hoses have a shop-vac ready to suck up any water that will otherwise go all over the place. If your washer has been down for a while that means sour disgusting mildewed water. Now, unplug the power cord on the top left of the pump and wedge it out of the way making sure it doesn't get wet. Use either a wrench or pliers to remove the three bolts that are holding down the base of the Drain Pump. Remove all of the screws that are holding the Drain Pump to the base. Flip it over to remove the last screw from the bottom. Twist the Drain Pump slightly to move the notches to be able to remove the Drain Pump from the base. Reverse this process to place the new Drain Pump on the base and into the washing machine. If you purchased a Drain Pump with a whole new base already on it then you just have to remove the three bolts and place the new drain and base in. This job is a very easy fix and would have cost you around $300 to $400 dollars having a repair man order the part and come out and do the work. I know because I asked a repair man how much he would charge me for this job. So save your money and fix the easy jobs yourself. Just don't tell my wife it was easy. HaHa!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain Pump - 120V 60Hz

Part Number: PS2037270

On Order