Water leaking when using washing machine

ApplianceWhirlpool Washer


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Felix From Northridge, CA

Apr 23, 2008

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

First I had to have my wife help me tip the washing machine over so we can get at the pump which we suspected was leaking.

We searched partselect.com and found the part and ordered it and it arrived after a few days.

At first the part won't fit because the metal rod that was supposed to rotate the pump was badly rusted. So we had to buy a file set ($9.95) from Home Depot to file the rust away so that the part will fit.

Filing took a long time to do and was very tedious but after the metal rod was filed away, the pump fit and that's all it took.

There were actually only 2 clamps you have to remove. One at the back and one out front that holds the pump in place. After removing those clamps then it was easy to attach the new pump (after filing the metal rod).

Thanks partselect.com :-)

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Direct Drive Water Pump

Part Number: PS342434

In Stock