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LHW0050PQ4 Whirlpool Washer - Instructions

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water not draining/excessivie noise

  • Customer: charmaine from palm bay FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 20 of 27 people found this instruction helpful
removed screws on back panel.pump easy acess

Scratches in Surface

  • Customer: Michelle from Richardson TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 10 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
This product comes in a bottle with a brush like Liquid Paper. It goes on incredibly easy. A second coat might be needed. I wanted to prevent rust from setting in so I covered the scratches and dings. The paint is a little brighter since my washer is 10 years old but it still looks great.

Soap dispenser drawer handle broke.

  • Customer: Denise from Roswell GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed four screws front panel of drawer. Removed pin then added new spring. Then snapped in the new handle.(overlay)

A real joy to work with PartSelect!

The handle part of the dispenser tray was broken because it had been lifted by it.

  • Customer: Russell from Christiana TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the tray assembly, unscrewed the drawer handle, screwed the fasteners into the new handle and replaced the assembly into the unit. EZ

Seal and cap were damaged from overtightening

  • Customer: mildred from holbrook MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Tried calling the store that sold us the machine they wanted $100 to come to the house plus another $100 to order parts plus the price for the parts. My mom was frantic....I said let me look online. For $75 I had the parts in two days...repair took less than 5 minutes..no tools. Great site...easy to find what I needed, easy to order, easy to install!

Washer water heater burst, filling room with sparks and smoke

  • Customer: Thomas from Conway AR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
UPDATE: The initial repair went well, but another part failed a few days later. See below for details.

(The washer failed November 1st, and I operated the washer with the heater unplugged for about 25 days until I ordered and received the heater later in November.)

Heater Repair Procedure:

Unplugged washer power. Disconnected hot and cold water hoses, and drain connection. Turned washer on its side. Removed Torx screws from bottom panel and removed panel. Due to location of heater, also removed Torx screws from back panel and removed panel.

Disconnected electrical connections to heater. Used combination wrench to remove nut holding heater to flange on washer drum. Removed flange. Loosened nut on heater that compresses the rubber seal. Pried old heater from hole in washer drum using a large flat-bladed screwdriver.

Inspected hole in washer drum to be sure I got all of the old heater (it had burst, and dripped molten metal in washer).

Inserted replacement heater into hole. Tightened nut to compress heater rubber seal. Replaced metal flange that holds heater steady against washer drum. Replaced nut that holds flange. Re-connected three electrical connections to heater.

Replaced back panel using torx screws. (The top three screws on the back panel are longer than the rest.) Replaced bottom panel using its torx screws.

Set washer back on its feet. Re-connected hot and cold water and drain connections. Connected washer into electrical outlet. Ran a quick wash (no clothes) to see that tub filled without leaking. Stopped cycle and ran spin cycle until tub emptied, then stopped it.

Ran a "test" load of laundry on its hottest setting. Washer window seemed to feel hotter during washing cycle. (Ideally I would measure that it actually gets hotter than the specified sanitizing temperature.)

UPDATE: The repaired washer worked perfectly...for two days. Then the main washer motor quit turning. (I replaced the heater on a Monday and the motor quit on the following Wednesday.) The pump continued working. Because I have no repair manual with electrical specs I called the dealer who sent their tech out. This unit has no repair specifications in the cabinet as in US Whirlpool units (it only has the harness schematic), so he had to call Whirlpool. They gave him the coil resistances for the motor and determined that the motor has not failed, so it's the control unit. (The tech said as soon as he gave Whirlpool the model number, their first advice was "RUN!") The control unit retails for nearly $600. Even though PartSelect sells it for less, I decided to replace the washer because a working washer is important for family harmony.

I have the LHW0050PQ in my garage thinking I might be able to replace the power semiconductors and the capacitors for a few bucks and see if I can get it going.

Both outside door handles turned very beige

  • Customer: Howard from Boynton Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 4 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Everything worked perfectly---thanks to the suggestion of your call center agent. She suggested that since the replacement door handles were no longer available, I should consider repainting them--it worked like a charm. Please tell her she was a life saver. We rent that house in Fl and my returning tenants had complained about the discoloring refer handles. Thank you

leak in washer hose

  • Customer: Stephanie from Fairhope AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I am a single, young female that doesnt know anything about home repair and PartSelect made the whole process very easy for me. Of corse it is easy to unhook a hose but I have to explain my experience with PartSelect. After taking the actual hose to several big time home appliance stores that told me a regular commercial hose would work, fighting with the faucet leaks, and plummers tape, I then realized to go online to look for this specific hose myself. I actually called the company that makes the machine and they were going to charge me more money and take twice as long for the part to get to me. At PartSelect.com, I was able to plug in the model number and serial number for the machine and follow the diagram of the part I was looking for. Not only was a confirmation sent to me about when to expect arrival, a follow up confirmation was also sent. I am very pleased with PartSelect.

no instructions-need instruction-very difficult to assemble

  • Customer: steve from milpitas CA
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 13 of 67 people found this instruction helpful
since no assembly instructions were provided, i was guessing for 1 1/2 hours trying to figure out the correct assembly. i finaly got it right. need to send instructions or an exploded drawing of the parts.

Cycles wouldn't advance

  • Customer: Julee from Fairbanks AK
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I researced on the internet what the problem was, then I searched for the part I thought I needed. I found the part at this site then emailed them to ask if it was the right one for my problem. You quickly responded, and I ordered it. The part arrived within a week.Took the top off, located the timer, took the old one out and replaced it with the new one. Everything went smoothly and the washer works great again. Thanks

Broken switch

  • Customer: Dennis from Stockton NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Popped button off Removed old installed new
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