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SWS1549AQ0 Westinghouse Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for SWS1549AQ0 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the washer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the SWS1549AQ0
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washer belt broke

  • Customer: Carl from Boxford MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 8 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
followed the instructions on a blog

Tub was leeking

  • Customer: Gregory from Fort Worth TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 10 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
Lifted top
removed adgetator
removed tub top
removed inside tub
removed inside tub holder bracket
repaced seal
replaced,replaced.....

Washing machine wouldn't drain

  • Customer: Siobhain from Ashland NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
i removed the front panel, then removed the old pump by taking off the clamps and disconnected the wiring. The new pump had to be reversed before connecting, but it was so easy.

Motor fried after being submerged in water...

  • Customer: Jacob from Evansville IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled the old motor out of the bottom of the washer. After undoing the screws and taking off the belt. I threw the new one in and tightened everything up and put the belt back on and it worked great... Super easy to change a motor out and a lot cheaper than buying a new waher...

The best part was that it only took one day to ship to my house and I picked the cheapest shipping amount... I recommend this site..

CLothes weren't getting dry enough for the dryer.. also made a squeling, rubbing noise while aggitating. Had a repair man for my dishwasher..told him I thought it was the transmission.. he hand turned the aggitator and said that was the problem.. Just needed a new aggitator....whew what a relief!

  • Customer: Bonnie from Trevor WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 7 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
I'm a 70 year old widow.. ordered the part which came in 2 days..(.very reasonably priced) My son came over and in no time had the old out and new in...works like a new machine... Thank you Part Select. A few months ago ordered a stove ignitor..it too came really fast... stove is good for another 15 years..LOL

Agitator making clunking niose

  • Customer: Lee from Willcox AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 9 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the top of agitato removed bolt, R&R part ,put bolt an top back 3min. Top

Leaking water from machine

  • Customer: Martinus from Fort Lauderdale FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
This repair is realy very easy
As discribed by the others

NO COLD WATER

  • Customer: Mark from Pittsburgh PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
CHECKED PROBLEM ON-LINE AND DISCOVERED IT WAS THE WATER INLET VALVE. MATCHED THE PART ON PART SELECT.COM. FINDING THE PART WAS VERY EASY. PART SELECT HAD A GRID BEHIND THE PICTURE TO HELP DETERMINE THE SIZE AND PICTURES FROM ALL SIDES. REMOVING THE OLD PART, MATCHING IT, AND REPLACEMENT TOOK A TOTAL OF 30 MINUTES. I NOW HAVE CLEAN CLOTHES.

NO FINAL SPIN BURNING SMELL

  • Customer: NELSON from MAYWOOD IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
REMOVED 2 SCREWS AT BOTTOM OF THE FRONT PANEL - REMOVED FRONT PANEL BY SLIDING THE PANEL DOWN ABOUT 1/2 INCH
AND THEN AWAY FROM THE APPLIANCE-
V BELT IS REMOVED BY PUSHING THE TENSIONER PULLEY TO REMOVE TENSION FROM THE BELT AND TURNING THE PULLEY UNTILL THE BELT IS REMOVED
INSTALATION IS A SIMPLE REVERSE OF THE PROCESS. I DID'T HAVE A REPAIR MANUAL SO EVERY STEP WAS TRIAL AND ERROR UNTILL I WAS ABLE TO COMPLETE THE REPAIR.

Spin Cycle wouldn't work

  • Customer: KEITH from BEND OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced pump, by removing back panel and removing the two screws holding the pump to the bottom of the machine. The only difficult aspect was dealing with the hose clamps, these were extremely awkward to work with in a confined space. The repair would have been less than 30 min if the hose clamps weren't so difficult to put back in place.

crack in drain hose

  • Customer: mary from port jefferson station NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 7 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
First I went on-line and found a download for the parts catalogue which contains a schematic for the washer. After looking this over I could determine how to get the washer apart! After getting the front panel off, I disconnected the drain hose from the pump with a pair of water-pump pliers. As I pulled this hose out, water spilled out all over the floor, so I then cleaned that up. Next I connected the new hose and put the machine back together. This job would have cost me over $150 if I had called in a repairman. PartSelect saved me so much money, and I thank them so much!

agitator was stripped, so it kept slipping.

  • Customer: VALERIE from TUPPER LAKE NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 8 of 14 people found this instruction helpful
removed old agitator by loosing a bolt at top, after removing the detergent dispenser. agitator came off easily, new one on, bolt on with rachet wrench, dispencer on. works like new. thanks for the great service. the part came in faster than i thought it would, and i would have had to travel for miles to get a part around here. VAL

No hot Water to washing machine

  • Customer: Dominick from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
S/O Water , Removed front panel, removed screws from side panel water valve accessible. Removed screws that hold water valve, installed new valve reassembled washing machine.

Stopped agitating versus level washer feet/leg

  • Customer: Sandra from Denton TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
My washing machine stopped agitating and spinning and I couldn't afford a repair man...plus I wanted to exhaust any obvious problems first. One of the leveler feet had broken years ago. Since I luckily had determined via reading other posts that the agitator won't work if the cycle safety switch is not functioning right, I thought the safety switch might need to be changed but after careful thought, I decided to order a new levelling leg first because maybe the broken levelling leg was shaking the safety switch so it wasn't connecting right. Once I received the leg overnight, I flipped the washer on its side and had to drill out the old leg. It was a little tricky because of how it broke, but the drill worked. I flipped the washer back up, leveled it with the new foot, and the agitator was miraculously working again...just like new. I didn't need the safety switch. Thanks to partselect.com for having the details of my washer parts to study up on and get me the right part so quickly. I saved myself alot of money.

Belt not tight

  • Customer: Richard from Rahway NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Tensioner (pulley spring) replacement.

The whole tub and motor are suspended by springs so I just got a flat bar and using the edge of the bottom of the washer as a fulcrum, lifted the whole thing enough to be able to shove a 2x4 under there at the base of the dome. It was still tight getting the lock washer off the bottom of the spring axel, but it popped off by pushing the ends with two screwdrivers.
All Instructions for the SWS1549AQ0
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