drain pump motor had seized as result of foreign objects

ApplianceFrigidaire Washer

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set
Pliers
Screw drivers

Charles From Raleigh, NC

Mar 13, 2008

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After turning off water, disconnecting power, and sucking water out of the tub and drain hose with a shop vac, I removed the front kick panel (took out two sheet metal screws). Then I removed two mounting screws from the pump assembly, and disconnected two hose clamps (inlet and outlet hoses) with a pair of pliers. Very simple, very easy. The pain in the fanny came when I tried to reattach the hoses. The hose clamps apparently require either a special tool or a technique I'm not familiar with. I finally tossed them and purchased two standard screw and band hose clamps which made the final connections a breeze. The surprise came when I found that the motor had seized because of a pair of tweezers that had somehow worked into the motor impeller. Free of tweezers and coins, the new motor works great! To quote another one of your contributors: wife happy!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain Pump and Motor Assembly (Now subbed to Drain Pump - 60Hz 120V)

Part Number: PS2342445

$84.22
In Stock