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A101 - Instructions

Installation Instructions for parts on models starting with A101

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Models starting with A101

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The drain pump has a small hole in the top casing

  • Customer: Wayne from Penn Run PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the front off by removing the two Phillips head screws at the bottom. I leaned the washer backwards and blocked the front up about 6 - 8 inches. Next I loosened the three screws that hold the pump on. Then remove the belt. Now it is time to get the hoses off by taking the clamps loose. Wiggle the hose and pull them off. You need a small bowel and towels to collect the water in the hoses. The final step is to take out the three screws that you already loosened that hold the pump on. The pump can now be lifted up and removed. Replace the pump with the new one and reverse the procedure.

Drive belt was making noise

  • Customer: Lane from Haw River NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
No brainer. Simply followed the inclosed printed directions. Replaced both pump and drive belts. Didn't find it necessary to adjust belt tension.

washer not spin drying

  • Customer: Albert from Washington NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered new belts and install them in less than 15 minutes.

Water was running on the floor everytime we washed a load of laundry.

  • Customer: Billy from Fordyce AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a utube video showing how to do the job. It was simple considering I am not mechanically gifted. The whole job took about 20 minutes. The hardest part of the job was moving the dryer out of the way first.

slipping belts

  • Customer: John from Colorado Springs CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just followed the video posted on the Parts Select web site. The actual repair took just a few minutes, the total repair time included getting all the plunder out of the way in order to move the washer out from the wall and then cleaning under the washer, dryer and utility sink after the repair was complete.

Water never drained from washer

  • Customer: John H. from Lonaconing MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed 2 Philips head screws from bottom of front cover and removed cover. Tilted washer back and installed a 6' wooden block under washer. removed 3 hex head screws from pump base using my flex shaft nut driver and a 5/16" socket. Removed the 2 hose clamps from pump and lifted pump out. Pump appeared to be ok but checking by turning the pulley I found the impeller did not turn, shaft key must be sheared. The new pump came the next day at 2:00 PM and it was an exact replacement. Installed and up and running in about 15 min. Working fine.

belt to clothes basket was not spinning

  • Customer: andrew from brooklyn NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I changed the belt but the problem re-occurred so its back to the drawing board

The machine wouldnt always agitate. It was an intermittant problem

  • Customer: Lee from Angleton TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First off I would like to say how suprised I was that parts are still available for a 23 year old machine and that partselect not only had the parts but a video for the repair. The video really shortened up the time it took to get to the motor and pump as I thought going in from the back would be how to access them. I did have to tighten the pump belt as per included instructions. The drive belt went on easy. I buttoned it up and tried it out and the machine worked great but a few loads later the burning rubber smell came back and the machine wouldnt agitate. I could go through the cycles a few times and it would then start agitating but that is only a temporary fix so I took the front cover off and looked the drive system. I noticed two drive motor tension springs side buy side and what looked to me like holes for a third tension spring. I added a third spring and so far so good but I will keep an eye on the machine for a while to see if the third spring does the trick.

Water leaks from bottom of tub when washing

  • Customer: mike from mt. pleasant IA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I found this website and it was the only reason I was able to fix the washer leak. I was about to go out and buy a new washer and dryer combo. Found the part after googling it and this website also had video on how to replace the washer seal kit. The drawings allowed me to see what the problem was and the video helped me know how to change the seal kit. I never would have known about the left hand threads on the tub nuts. I used a short punch to free nut instead of the spanner wrench which I didn't have. Otherwise repair went exactly as shown. I will always use this site to fix my appliances from now on.

leaking from bottom

  • Customer: jose from wilmington CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
searched on line for the part.you guys had a very informative video looked how simple it was i purchased the part i needed and the rest was history thanks you guys are great saved me around 140.00 bucks. for about 15 minutes worth of work

routine preventative belt replacement

  • Customer: Greg from Bradford VT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Love these older machines... Easy simple and straightforward. Lay the product front up on a small 2 X 4. Remove front cover, (two phillips head screws near bottom). reach under hand roll off both belts,, check belt numbers to ensure old belt numbers with new belts. Rolled on new belts, checked tension, per enclosed note. Ajusted belt tension via the pump. replaced front cover and screws. Install unit, (be sure to level it) Time to Rock and roll.

the washer was leaking from the bottom

  • Customer: edwardr from Mauldin SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the step by step instructions on the video and it worked to a (T). You guys are the best. Thank you for all your help. Sincerely Eddie .

Drain Pump was leaking

  • Customer: Elise from Temecula CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I am not going to describe the repair. The video that Part Select has on their website is exactly how our repair went. Very simple. This is the second time we have used Part Select. They have saved us a lot of money on repairmen or new purchases. I would definitely use them in the future. The videos are so easy to follow anybody can make the repairs. Also, the delivery company not only misdelivered the part but, they damaged it. When I called Part Select about the part being damaged, they immediately sent out a new part without any questions. Why aren't all companies this awesome?!

Washer was leaking water on to the floor.

  • Customer: Floyd from Fairfield CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and everthing went pretty well. The only problem I had was removing the Clamp Nut. My Washer is more than 10yrs. old so there is a lot of water and lime build up. I use a Cole Chisel and a Ball Pen Hammer to break the Clamp Nut. Because you can dispose of it anyway a new Clamp Nut comes with your Mounting Stem/Tub Seal Kit. The Tub wrench comes in handy for removing the Mounting Stem and to reseat the Mounting Stem. You are also going to need the Tub Wrench for reseating the Clamp Nut. You can order a Tub Wrench online there are various web sites.
All Instructions for models starting with A101
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