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WTR430ES1 Westinghouse Washer - Instructions

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Washer wouldn't fill with water or spin the water out and beeped constantly

  • Customer: Bruce from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Read the error code by holding down both the start and cancel buttons. One Led flashes once and the 5 Led's flash 3 times. This means that error code is 31. I looked the code up on the Frigidaire website. This code explanation in the tech manual indicates a bad pressure switch. In my model the pressure switch is a small round device mounted on the inside right sheet metal. I unplugged the washing machine from its power source (wall socket) Removing two screws gets the top sheet metal off. A couple of screws removes the pressure switch hold down. A quick twist gets the bad switch in you hand. Remove the two wires and the rubber hose. (note the location of the wires so you can put them back in the same place on the new switch). I received the new switch in just a few days. Installed it in reverse order from above. (I blew down the tube to make sure that there were no obstructions in the tube. ( I heard bubbles in the water that remained in the washers tub)). I didn't immediately re install the washer top sheet metal, but decided to test the washer first. Plugging the washer in resulted in no beeping. (was happy about that) Put some clothes in the washer, shut the door and started a normal wash cycle. Every was fine. Replaced the top sheet metal with the two screws ( I taped these to the door so as to not loose them). Project complete. Easy to do and save probably $200 plus dollars. Hope this helps you. Bruce

A part of the door lock assembly was broken, causing the washing machine not to start.

  • Customer: Laura from Opelika AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The entire process, from diagnosing the problem, ordering the part, and instalation was fantastic! I ordered the part Friday afternoon and had it at my door Saturday afternoon. I was so relieved to read the installation posts from other customers demonstrating how common this issue is and how easy it was to fix! I simply watched the installation video that was sent with my confirmation email. It is also conveniently located on your website. I had the new part installed in less than 30 minutes AND before my husband got home! Thank you Partselect.com!

door strike broke

  • Customer: Edwin from Cape Coral FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed two screws and replaced the door strike.

Washer rocking too much

  • Customer: Greg from Mountain Home AR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After watching the video, it was easy to chage them out. Very satisfied with getting order quickly and helpful instructions. Pins came out just like the video, new ones went in with no problem. Washer acting normal again.

drain hose was leaking

  • Customer: William F. from Poughkeepsie NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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on front of machine,,,removed 2 screws at bottom corners. open top cover, using putty knife to release spring clips between front panel & top cover, lift & support top cover.note; tape hinged lid of machine to hold closed.the remove front panel of washer using a downward motion.re move spring clamp on water pump ,w/pliers, by sliding clamp upwards along drain hose. with a twisting motion,remove hose from pump.thread old hose out through back of machine.reverse reassembly,using new drain hose.note; suggest using an automotive radiator hose clamp on pump/hose connection instead of spring clamp.most spring type clamps will lose their tension with repeated plier action.

washer making a loud noise when spinning.

  • Customer: Juan from Lombard IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Unplug the unit and disconnect the water lines. Remove the rear and top panels of the washer housing. Remove the drive belt and pulley. Use caution when removing the pulley as it is cast aluminium and will crack fairly easily. Remove the 3 8mm hex screws securing the motor, remove the motor. Remove the brick counter weight. Next remove the lower drainage hose on the under side of the drum. Remove the front rubber seal, there is a metal ring clamp around it tucked behind it, just stretch the spring to remove. (do not be afraid of this step it was very simple to re-install. I tried to avoid this step initially and leave the drum inside the housing, this was extremely annoying as it is very difficult to access the drum fasteners.)Remove the two shock absorbers by squeezing the front of the plastic pins and pulling on the rear with pliers. The drum should be hanging by the springs, next unhook the springs and pull the drum out(I had a friend help with this, the drum is pretty heavy but is managable by yourself if needed) you may have to disconnect the small air hose that connects to the pressure switch in order to slide the drum out. With the drum out simply unscrew the 20 - 10mm fasteners with a drill and socket adapter/extensions. With all the fasteners out you can seperate the two halves and remove the metal wash drum by taping on the shaft with a rubber mallet (do not hit the shaft with a metal hammer, it will mushroom the end and you will have difficulty reinstalling it. Use a block of wood if you have too. Once the metal drum is removed slide the new rear housing over it and re-assemble the washer in reverse order. You can do it, this was easier than I expected

Both of the shock absorbers had broken off

  • Customer: Hugh Diggins from Pittsford VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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In the video sent it showed how to replace the shocks with only removing the lower front panel. I found it was easier to also remove the back panel. There are more screws but it provided open access to the pins that needed to be removed. The parts went in easily and when compared to the original equipment looked stronger.

washer belt was too tight to be replaced by ordinary people.

  • Customer: Chong Tae from Philadelphia PA
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I failed to replace washre belt. It is too too tight to be replaced by my man power.

Would not drain and whinning sound.

  • Customer: Debora from Danville IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
first off I watch the video on how to take this apart and how hard it would be for a women to do it. I then ordered the part from you guys which got here quickly and started the tore down with taking off the front panel on the bottom, unplugging the unit and turning off the water. then I got plenty of towels and started with unpluging the pump, and using a vise grip took off clamps, water drained out and replaced with new pump, when I restarted it still would not drained, found the filter which is located in the big hose itself that comes off the tub filled with hair and junk, you can take a needle nose pliers to pull out the clog or work the white plastic piece out to clean it all the way out then replace back into big hose. put back together and it works.. Thank you..

Washer didn't start

  • Customer: James from Whittier CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I took off the top of the washer. It seemed easier than playing with the door gasket. It took about 15 minutes. Everything worked great. The washer is working again. THANKS PARTSELECT

Washer would not go in high spin

  • Customer: Randall from Doe Run MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It is a front load washer with a dryer stacked on top of it.Insaw a video on u tube. I took a neddle nose pliers ang took a spring loaded metal ring off that is holding the grey rubber boot on . I peeled it back just enough to reach ih and get the door lock in hand.I then took a phillip screw driver and removed the two screws un the front off holding the door lock..I then reversed instructions,and put the new lock in.The complete job took lease than 5 minutes,and the part did the trick. My washer works as good as new.

Washer would not start after I opened and closed the door.

  • Customer: Sue from Simpsonville SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Removed the door lock and switch assembly. With needle nose pliers, I removed the metal ring around the washer gasket. Removed two screws on assembly and removed the entire assembly. Noted part number and ordered part which came in 3 days. Reversed the above instuctions for removing the assembly. Was washing within the hour. By the way, I am a 65 year old woman.

Not that easy

  • Customer: Elizabeth from Santa Fe NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Our washer is in a very tight spot, and we use the top for storage, so it was a job moving everything and pulling the washer away from the wall. Unplugged, then took the 2 screws off the back, dropped one and retreived it with masking tape on a dowel. Got the top to slide back, then took the screws off the latch. Crammed my arm down inside (very tight) and grabbed the latch, pulling it out the top. Labeled both sides of the connections with colored masking tape (in case we need to replace this part again, but I hope not). Got everything back together, then put the top back on, dropping the same scew behind, retreived it,plugged the power in and it works!!

Broken Arm

  • Customer: Don from Westcliffe CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Removed Old Part and put on new ones just replaced all and put on new kit so would have all new parts.

Shock absorber on one side of drum was installed piston side up.

  • Customer: Kathleen from Spring TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Removed front access panel to get to shock absorbers. Removed mounting pins with hammer & pliers. Replaced both with dual-stage shocks provided in kit (Of course, piston side down). Getting to right-side shock upper mount was the only tricky part of removal & replacement. Otherwise, not too bad. This is a repair most anyone can do. Shock absorber kit solved vibration issues.
All Instructions for the WTR430ES1
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