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GHW9400PW4 Whirlpool Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for GHW9400PW4 parts

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Front bellow moldy

  • Customer: James from Hopewell NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Followed video, Slowly. Was easier then I expected. Everything fit perfectly.

Broken drum baffle

  • Customer: LISA from SEIAD VALLEY CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Did it myself, found the model # from your website, received the part, it slid right on,yay, no more tears in my sheets!

Washer would stop at different times with code FH

  • Customer: David from West Chester PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I unscrewed the three small sheet-metal screws holding the washer top to the frame and slid the top aft and laid it on the floor. Then I took fine sandpaper and cleaned the plug contacts from the various components connected to the main control board. After five years or so I have found that most copper connectors will corrode and prevent electricity from flowing properly. That did not correct the problem. I checked the flow control device and it appeared clear and not binding. Then I pulled the drain pump filter and it was clear. I could hear the water pump running and the water flowing out the normal rubber hose. But the washer would stop three or four times during a wash cycle. Pressing 'RESET" and "START" would start the washer again. At the end of the cycle my wife noticed there was water in the washer tub. It had to come in via the water control valve. This is the valve you screw the hot and cold water hose into. It is a ice blue color and held in by one screw. I unscrewed the two hoses and removed the one screw. Then I had to slip the black supply hose from the valve leading to the flow meter. I disconnected the four electrical connectors and installed the new valve and found the screw hole did not align with the screw hole in the washer frame. I used a eighth-inch metal drill and drilled a new hole which lengthened the slot that the mounting screw normally went through. After I re-connected the hot and cold water lines to the valve I turned the water back on and put the top back on the washer. The washer worked like new. No stops. I did notice before changing the valve the water would flow into the washer tub like beer coming from a tap. After installing the new valve the water flowed in at three times the rate like a garden hose.

Broken Handle

  • Customer: Irving from Linden NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Remove the 2 screws, broken pieces. Put new handle in place with the screws, all done!

broken part

  • Customer: steven from ellensburg WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
easy fix

Got the F20 error code

  • Customer: Isabella from Rumson NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
A real novice at dyi. Found what the error code meant in the manual and google searched it online. Found Youtube video on repair and was successful in getting the washer to work a few times before the error code returned. Decided to replace the inlet valve and on your site took the advice of a previous user and also changed the flowmeter. Could not have been a better experience. Easy to find the correct parts for my model and got great tips...plus your shipping was excellent. Thanks!

I was having the hf code constantly beeping and couldn't run a full cycle.

  • Customer: JANICE from MANHATTAN KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I opened the top by taking four screws from the back and lifted the top. The part to be replaced was clearly in view. I opened the clamps on the hoses, pulled the hoses off, removed the wires, and reversed the process with the new part. The washer works great now! I ordered the part on a Friday, and it was delivered the next day, even though I didn't pay for overnight!

Washer shook and made noise during spin cycle.

  • Customer: Homer from Windham NH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shocks are the #1 recommendation for this problem, but they were not the solution. The problem turned out to be broken weld in the stainless tub. Three of the shocks can be replaced from the front, the one under the motor can only be accessed from the back of the machine, which means it has to be pulled out away from the wall. Taking the old ones out is kind of a pain, they don't twist off easily and there is little room to use tool. Putting the new ones in is easy, they just twist into place.

Seal, bearings and shaft had failed and need replacement

  • Customer: James V from Menlo Park CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have just experienced multiple back-to-back wonderful transactions with PartSelect. Let me explain what happened: I purchased a home that came equipped with a washer/dryer set. After doing laundry for a month or so, the washer started to make a terrible banging sound on spin. I researched the manufacture on the net and I found this failure mode is common for this washer. Without taking the washer apart, I concluded that the bearings and seal had failed. These parts are not sold separately but are available in a larger assembly that costs over $430. However, there are individuals on eBay that offer the bearings and seal as a do-it-yourself repair. I ordered an eBay kit. While I was waiting for the kit to arrive, I took the washer apart and found that the bearings AND shaft had failed. I thought I would need the $430 assembly after all. I studied the PartSelect website, called on Sunday (thank you for being open) and ordered what I thought was the proper assembly. The salesman was very helpful and said the part would be shipped on Monday. On Monday, I received an email that the part had been shipped and was given a tracking number. Just as a double check, I looked up the item number (PS2360951) and realized that was not the part I really needed (PS2367230). I needed to cancel my order and get the other part on the way ASAP. I dreaded calling PartSelect to change the order, thinking I would have to suffer thru verbal abuse. I was surprised to find another pleasant salesman who took my current order number, told me that it had already shipped, that I would have to refuse the delivery and told me how to go about doing so. She then helped me with ordering the correct part ($448) and gave me a new order number. Within minutes of hanging up, I received email about the new order being processed and ready for shipment. I went to the PartSelect website and checked on my old order and found it had already been marked as ‘return pending’. When the part(s) arrived a few days later, in less than 5 hours, I had installed the eBay bearings & seal along with the new shaft and was doing a load of laundry. I shipped out the unwanted part the next day. That was a week ago. Today I received an email saying that the part had been received and my account had been refunded $430. All in all working with PartSelect was a very pleasant experience!

Cracked handle

  • Customer: Ronald from Chester CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Probably a common failure on this design. You have to wait for the 'click' to pull open the door of a stopped washer otherwise you stress the handle which is fragile. Repair was as simple as can be. Remove two torx screws and cracked handle then replace with new. I reused the screws. 5 minutes.

Door handle cracked

  • Customer: Jan from Jesup IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the two screws, removed the cracked handle, replaced with the new handle, put the two screws back in. 2 min. repair and I didn't even ask my husband for help. Simple!!!!

pump wouldnt drain

  • Customer: Edward from Dayton OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed three screens on lower front panel removed hoses from pump after opening drain/filter to remove water slid pump forward and out unplugged pump wiring harness reverse to install

Front loading washer would collect water in the tub after use.

  • Customer: Chris from Prattville AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Disconnected the water supply lines. Removed four screws holding the top to back frame. Removed the top. Disconnected the electrical valve connections. Removed the valve set mounting screw. Removed the valve set and replaced. Reversed the steps above for installation.

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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.
All Instructions for the GHW9400PW4
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