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VVSR1040V1WW Hotpoint Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for VVSR1040V1WW parts

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Washing Machine Pump

  • Customer: Bob from Sun City West AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench set
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The website was tremendous. Everything was right there, easy to understand. The 'repair' video was outstanding; made it sooooo much easier. Would use this site over and over again (but hope I don't have to use it that much! lol).

Banging noise when it was agitating

  • Customer: Timmy from Fairport NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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removed front washer cover (2) clips at top released with straight screwdriver . removed washer top cover (2) 1/4" head screws that are behind front washer cover. Then removed screws holding tub dampening straps (4)5/16" head from agitation drum housing from top, removed other end of strap from under side (4) 1/4" head screws. then assembled with new straps in reverse order. easy repair nice and quiet again.

Hot water not working in the washer.

  • Customer: Steve from Rapdic City MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Unplugged the unit. Removed water hoses. Removed 4 "star" screws to open control unit cover. Unscrewed assembly with philips screw driver. Unpluged electric plugs. Used pliers to remove internal hose. Removed bad unit which was plugged with hard water corrison. Reverse steps to reinstall. It worked great. Loved the online ordering and shipping direct to my home.

Agitator not working. Spins freely, not supposed to.

  • Customer: Eric from Columbus WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
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Unplug power. Pull up firmly and quickly from the base of the agitator. Some videos used a rope and 2x4, I didn't have to. The agitator just pops right off. Then with a 7/16" wrench unscrew the bolt while holding on to the coupling. Take agitator coupling off. Clean off metal grooves that the coupling goes on, use either a small screwdriver, metal brush, a knowl, just to make sure you will have good connection with the new coupling. Then install the coupling, new nut, tighten nut firmly. Install agitator pushing down firmly on opposite sides until snaps in place. Turn agitator by hand, it should not free spin. Plug power back in, run washer with water and bleach only in the smallest setting and let it run through its cycle. This will take care of any black debris that might have got into the bowl while fixing. GOOD LUCK!! I also used videos found on Google.

Agitator Coupler cracked, washer making loud noises

  • Customer: Sheryldine from Knoxville TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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The washing machine was a making a very loud noise when it got to the end of agitation and though it did complete the cycyle it was beginning to snag clothes under the agitator....don't know how. Found that the agitator coupler was cracked in 4 places. Washer is only a year and a half. 4 family washing..so I wanted this fixed quick. The part came super quick..like two days and I was not expecting it for 4 - 10 days...so great and it was cheaper than other places I checked even with paying shipping! I watched the video of installing the coupler--very helpful! I removed the agitator, then removed the agitator coupler....this was already done before the part arrived. When the new coupler arrived, I just had to drop it down onto the spline...there are grooves it must fit to...then I applied the hold down bolt. I used my wrachet/socket to tighten it, but you can use an adjustable wrench. I'm short so reaching down into the washer bowl to get to tighten the bolt was a little ackward..should have used a stool. The loud sound the washer was making before replacing the part stopped and I am back in business...doing ugly washing....LOL! One thing I will mention....nothing to do with the part...but I had without thinking placed the agitator back into the washer bowl....WITHOUT bolting it down..then put the agitator on top of the old coupler. So this made it lock in place under the agitator. My agitator does not have an opening at the top after removing the dust cap inside so there was no way to knock the coupler down and out from the top by putting a long wrench or something down through the top of the agitator(the video shows how to do this also)...sooo....because the agitator coupler locks in place behind moveable clips, I took eight butter knives and wedged them behind each clip on the underside of the coupler pushing each back and was then was able to separate the agitator coupler from the agitator by pulling it forward with my fingers...so don't test putting the agitator over the coupler without first bolting it down! This is all a lot to say about such a small part but this small part is crucial to being able to complete a wash..an ugly wash that is...haha!

It wouldn't spin!

  • Customer: Eric from Cedar Park TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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Could smell burning rubber as it tried to spin, so figured it was the belt. No, I did no do it the hard way by removing the screws etc. I threaded the belt on the pulleys on one side, and slowly turned them, using my fingers to force thread the belt into place. Worked like a charm.

machine wouldn't agitate

  • Customer: Bonnie from Erie IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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took agitator off, loosened bolt on coupling, took that off. Replaced new coupling and tightened bolt on top. Put agitator on and pushed down hard to set in place. I'm a 66 year old female with no mechanical ability. I ordered this part on Sat. and it was on my door step on Mon. great service and video explained how to do repair and information provided possible repair needed. Great company.....

Leg and Platform Assembly drags bottom plate

  • Customer: Rosie from Central City NE
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Replaced what appeared to be damaged front Suspension Rod and spring, but that didn't help. May have to check if back ones need to be replaced. Tub still leans to the left.

Clothes were still Wet after Spin Cycle and I could smell something burning like Electrical type smell.

  • Customer: Mark from Keithville LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
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Unfortunately this did not solve my problem. After further inspection I still have the burning smell and the washer cuts off after it Agitates for a few seconds then in a minute or so it will Agitate a few more seconds and then cut off again. I also replaced the control panel still have the same problem. I would say it is the motor but the motor works fine in Spin Cycle. As for the Pump replacement it is very simple just follow the instruction Video on this site and 15 minutes later your new pump is installed. I will keep the pump since my new Washer uses the same part. P.S. The burning smell is not coming from the belt. It's almost like some kind of circuit protector is tripping and then a few minutes later it lets the washer start again.

washer kept filling, won't aggetate

  • Customer: John from St. Louis MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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The pressure hose was my problem. It seemed to be connected and did not have any visible holes. When I blew in it there did not seem to be a leak. After trying some tubing from the hardware store that worked sometimes but not always I decided to get the manufacturer part. I realize now that the pressure has to be exact for the switch to work correctly. You can check the switch by blowing into the hose from the tub end, it should start to cycle once the pressure changes. If the switch works try replacing the hose even if you can't find a leak and use the manufacture part to get the correct pressure. Good Luck.

The control knob cracked and broke. It would not start the dryer any more

  • Customer: Valerie A. from Florence TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I pulled the old knob off and put the new knob on.

The Roll pin had shattered destroying the clutch clip

  • Customer: Alan from SIMI VALLEY CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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The motor assembly (630 in the parts diagram) has a spring pin in the drive shaft to connect the drive shaft to the clutch. The spring pin had shattered. Instead of replacing the entire motor assembly ($365), I ordered a new clip from PartSelect, and a new spring pin from McMaster-Carr. Used a screwdriver and mallet to drive out the old spring pin and install the new one. Reinstalled the clutch and clip and everything was good to go.

Water wasn't being pumped out.

  • Customer: Richard from Ridgeland MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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The pump would stick and not pump the water out from time to time. I have removed the pump before and cleaned it so to replace it wasn't much different for me. The instructions on the web site were pretty straight and easy to follow.

Old Dryer Hose started leaking

  • Customer: Jamie from Plainview NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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Popped the clip onto hose, pushed into dryer hole and tighten bolts (bolts were on the dryer from previous hose, the hose clip or hose doesnot come with new bolts)

the hose that came on the machine was too short for a mobile home hookup

  • Customer: Shirley from Kiln MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pullout the old hose and put in the. New hose. Did it myself, and I'm a 58 yr old female. Easy,easy.
All Instructions for the VVSR1040V1WW
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