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GHW9400PL0 Whirlpool Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for GHW9400PL0 parts

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All Instructions for the GHW9400PL0
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Handle had cracked and broke off.

  • Customer: Susan from Danville IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed what was left of the old handle, was attached with 2 screws. Used the same screws and attached the new handle. Easy as that. Less than 15 minutes.

Kept getting F2 code and washer wouldn't drain

  • Customer: Janet from Sutton WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the front panel below tub and above pedestal off washer. Removed pump and found coins in the strainer. Removed them thinking they may be causing the problem. Put everything back together and tried again. Washer still wouldn't drain. Unplugged it and ordered a new pump. Installed pump after removing the plug and draining water from washer. Replaced pump with new one and washer works like new.

Easiest $300 I've ever saved!!!

  • Customer: Rusty from Pascagoula MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Part was $150 and the going rate to replace the pump by a repair person is $300=$450. This was super easy and took about 15 minutes, including draining the old pump with my wet vac!! I messed around witht he old one trying to clean it, etc for several weeks because I'm cheap and didn't want to spend the $150. SPEND THE MONEY AND DO IT YOURSELF.

Water collecting in tub next day after use

  • Customer: Jerome from Ashburn VA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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(1) Turn off water valves (2) remove water lines (3) remove three metric star screws from top/back of washer (4) remove to plate (5) remove single screw retaining water inlet valve at back of washer (6) remove electrical connections from water inlet valve and flow meter (7) loosen hose clamps at back of soap dispenser (8) remove assembly/apply new parts (9) reverse above directions. Because the plastic nipple at the back of the soap dispenser was brittle, it partially broke on me. I applied urethane glue to the break and let it dry overnight. Next day I applied marine-grade silicone sealant around the break area. That evening I assembled and then used the washer to test for leaks. Success!

F/H error

  • Customer: Harry from Lodi CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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I had replaced the flowmeter, but that didn't solve the problem, so I ordered the hot/cold solenoid fill part. Other than ONE screw that was unique -- the back retaining screws were nut driver screws, the one retaining screw was a torx which, of course, couldn't be seen unless you pulled the washer all the way out. Unscrewed that, unhooked the hose clamp with pliers and worried the hose off, removed the four electrical connections (which were TIGHT) and replaced the part. Turned on the water and was dismayed to get a d/l error code. After some colorful language learned from my drill sergeant 40 years ago, I realized that was "door lock" and closed the door tightly. Ran great and the Mrs. thinks I'm a hero.

F/H error code

  • Customer: Harry from Lodi CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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I replaced the flow meter but that want it, so replaced the water inlet valve and that cured what ailed it. The only pain was that the single screw that holds the part to the washer is a torx rather than a nut like the rest of the back screws. Couldn't see it without pulling the washer all the way out. Hose clamp came off with pliers and the electrical connectors were TIGHT but came off with some effort. Replaced everything and error cleared ok.

need a star srew driver to install

  • Customer: amilee from housotn TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The installation requires a star shaped screw driver to remove the existing the screw holding the door handle. The same screws must be saved and used to install the new handle, which does not come with new screws. So, you do not want to strip the screws removing. Plan ahead with the correct screw driver- you can determine what is needed by looking at the screw head and purchasing an appropriate tool. My handy neighbor installed my new handle, but the screws can no longer be removed should I have to replace the handle a second time. The entire time to remove and install took less than five minutes.

The knob which turns to select wash cycle options broke and fell off.

  • Customer: Cynthia from Oklahoma City OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I took the knob and made sure the flat portion of the inside surface matched the flat part of the stem it would cover. Then, I just pushed the knob on slowly but firmly enough to just push past the slight resistance I encountered. That was all there was to it.

Broken door handle

  • Customer: Harold from Temecula CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed two screws and removed the broken handle. Positioned the new handle, replaced the screws. Admired my repair.

The door handle just broke off

  • Customer: Barbara J from Hackettstown NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used a phillips head screw driver, however the heads of the screws were not phillips head, they were some other kind of head I have never seen.

Broken door handle

  • Customer: Raymond from Lincoln MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed two philips head screws, took off old handle and replaced with new. Fastened with two philips head screws. Took 60 seconds from start to finish.

One drum baffle broke off drum

  • Customer: Patrick from Maxwell IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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It took less time to repair than it took to get new baffle out of the packing sleeve. Set it in drum and snapped it in place. Took about 5 seconds.

Washer would not drain at all. Impeller spun on shaft.

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Marshfield WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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The difficult part was getting the water from the washer without making a huge mess. I used a shop vac loosened the cover on the filter/strainer assembly use the shop vac to suck up the water before spills all over. if the tub is full I dumped my shop vac twice total. 1 Remove pedestal drawer 2 removed lower cover to expose mechanicals and pump assembly 3 vac out the water by using above procedure. 4 rotate hose clamps to a position where you can get the needle vice grip on them/remove hose clamps. 5 lift cover exposing electrical connections on the pump assembly depress tab slide connector out. 6 remove 1 torx head screw securing pump to base of washer. 7 remove pump assembly. 8 Reinstall in reverse of above instruction. I also took the lower tub hose off and washed, bleached along with hot water to. clean it

The door handle on my washer broke off after pulling on it too hard

  • Customer: Jim from Plano TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The handle is set with two screws (that don't come with the replacement handle so make sure to save them when you take the old handle off). They use the 6 point screwdriver but a regular flathead screwdriver will work - a phillips won't. Take the old screws out, put the new handle on and screw it back in using the old screws. EASY

had no problem

  • Customer: Jerome from kinards SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Placed baffle in drum over slots pushed down on it and slid it back to lock it in place. You will hear it click.
All Instructions for the GHW9400PL0
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