342434-1-S-Whirlpool-3363394           -Direct Drive Water Pump
342434-1-S-Whirlpool-3363394           -Direct Drive Water Pump 342434-2-S-Whirlpool-3363394           -Direct Drive Water Pump 342434-3-S-Whirlpool-3363394           -Direct Drive Water Pump

Direct Drive Water Pump

PartSelect Number PS342434

It is intended for use with washing machines that do not have belts. This drain pump has two ports for water to pass through: a large one, and a smaller one.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Leaking water.
  • Will not drain.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Fills and drains at the same time.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Will not fill with water.
  • Leaks water.
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Parts Used

  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJames P from Eureka Springs AR

Pump leaking at shaft

Remove four screws securing control panel from the rear and tilt control panel forward. Unplug wiring harness from door limit switch. Unsnap and remove two S-clamps securing enclosure to back panel. Tilt enclosure slightly forward and remove it from wash machine. Disconnect water hoses and clips securing water pump and remove water pump. Install in reverse order. Caution: inspect water hoses closely. I had a rotten pump intake hose and found out the hard way (water everywhere).

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerJames from Altamonte Springs FL

Water pump was leaking

I pulled out the washer, laid it on it's back, pulled off the two hoses using pliers for the clamps, pulled back two clips, pulled off the pump from the shaft, put the new pump on the shaft, and did the reverse of the above. It was a simple operation and made even more satisfying by the prompt delivery of the part, within 2 days. Thank you for that, and I will use your services in the future if needed.

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers

CustomerDarryl from Meridian MS

Water leak from old pump

I Removed hose clamps and 2 pump clamps. I took the old pump(had a small hole burned in it) off and replaced it with the new pump. I replaced the 2 pump clamps and the hose clamps and it was ready to go.

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerJOHN from NEW YORK NY

Crack on water pump

removed two hose clamps and two metal clips
removed old pump and replaced with new
wish all my plumbing was that easy
order Thursday night got it Monday
great job
I'll be telling everyone that needs parts about you
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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJessica from Tallahassee FL

Small leak from pump

Make sure you UNPLUG your washer first. It is also a good idea to remove the water intake hoses from the back to avoid damage to them or the valves.

Getting the outer panels off was the hardest part for me. There are 2 screws on the back of the function panel. You don't have to remove the screws completely, just until they are unscrewed from the bottom base. Then I gently pulled forward and up on the function panel and it flips back exposing the wiring. There is one wire harness plug that needs to be disconnected toward the center of the panel.
There are 2 large metal clips that are removed by pressing a flat head screwdriver into them. Press down and slightly toward the front of the washer and it will release the clip. Be careful, mine popped up and flew behind the washer.
Once the clips are removed you can pull the entire caging of the washer (top, front, right and left side panels as one) away from the machine. This will expose the entire innards of the washer.
In the front at the bottom is the water pump. It is very easily removed. Pinch the clamps around the hoses with a pair of pliers and move them up the hoses. Pull both hoses off the pump.
There are 2 metal clamps holding the pump in place. You can release them using a flat head screwdriver as well. Once free from clamps, the pump can be pulled straight forward to be removed.
Replace the pump with the new one, placing it in the same place and position as the old one. Attach the clamps back on. Mine were really hard to reattach as the tension was really tight.
Then slide the hoses back on and use the pliers to squeeze and slide the clamps back down the hoses to secure them to the pump.
Replace the cage of the machine. On my particular model, the front panel hooks under a metal lip and the side panels rest on them, so it was a challenge getting it back into place by myself in the small area I was working in.
Replace the metal clips on the top using the flat head screwdriver by pulling slightly toward the front of the washer and pressing down.
It was a little scary, I thought I was going to pinch myself.
Then reattach the one wire harness, flip the console back down and secure tightly.
Screw the 2 screws back in on the back of the function panel and your done. Reattach the hoses and plug in your washer.

This was my first washer repair. I did it with some sketchy online instructions for a different model washer. It took forever to get the washer open and was even more frustrating to put it back together. Changing out the pump was simple once I got in there. I saved over $100 in labor by doing this myself and in only took about 45 minutes.
I think I'm ready to open up the dryer and give it a good cleaning.

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRoger from Ville Platte LA

Pump was leaking water

After unplugging power and disconnecting water drain hose, I pulled the washer out aprox four feet from the wall and leaned it back against the wall. I then used a lamp at the end of an ext cord to light up below the washer where the water pump was attached and it was easy to remove and replace! I carefully replaced the washer in its original location and reconnected power and drain hose. The job was complete in 15 minutes! Wow!

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerTerrence from Independence MO

Original pump leaking

Removed cabinet, removed pump, installed pump (very easy), replaced cabinet (somewhat difficult until I figured out that I was installing a clip backward).

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerNolasco from San Diego CA

Water leaks during the spin (drain) cycle.

Unplugged the washing machine. Removed the two philipps screws holding the control panel. Swung it up , disconnected interlock connector, and pried the two clips. Removed the top and cabinet assembly to have easy access to the leaking pump.
Disconnected the two hoses connected to the pump. Used the plier to loosen the hose clamps. Removed the two retainers securing the pump. Removed the old and damaged pump and replaced with the new one. Reinstalled the retainers back on. Reconnected the hoses and clamps. Put the top and cabinet assembly back on. Snapped back the clips and reconnected the interlock connector. Screwed the control panel assembly to the cabinet. Done. Ran the washing machine to check for leaks. Found none.

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDavid from East Windsor NJ

Water leaking out of unit. Bad seal and small hole in side

I propped the unit on its side, then I removed the intake and discharge hose with pliers (remember to have a bucket handy for the extra water in the hoses.)
Secondly, there are two clips on the top and bottom of the pump which hold the unit snug against the motor. These simply pop off with your hand or a screwdriver (be careful to save these!) Now the pump should slide off the drive shaft easily but most likely it will not due rusting of the shaft. A pry bar or large screwdriver and some elbow grease will get the pump to slide off.
Installation is the reverse except you will have to sand off the rust on the shaft. Sand paper will do but I used a Dremel type grinder (die grinder) which made easy work of removing the rust. Finally, sliding the new pump in is remarkably easy.
Installation of the new pump should take less than 10 minutes with a clean driveshaft.

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerM Susan Womack from Hockley TX

Washer had a leak at the front right corner.

First, we took the pump off and found that it was leaking. Ordered the part on line. The part arrived in four days as scheduled. The small pump was easy to replace with screwdriver and pliars.

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerBrian from Woodsboro TX

Seal was leaking on pump

Took two hosses off with pliers and snaped the clips off then pulled pump off of shaft . replaced with new pump. VERY EASY. Thanks Brian

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerjames from Roaming Shores OH

Water was leaking under the washer

It was a simple & quick repair. pulled the washer forward leaving everything connected except for the electric.. simply unplug it. then tipped the washer backwards. with a droplight & a screwdriver and a pair of pliers replaced the old pump by taking off the metal clamps that were bracing the pump plus the clamps for the hose. also is a good idea to have a pan for the extra water that will drain from the old pump.remove & then put on the new pump & add the clamps you removed. it only took about 15 mins & was alot cheaper than to go buy a new washer. everything works great.

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerRichard from Bridgeton NJ

Drain pump was leaking

Tilted washer back, pump was right in the front on bottom. Removed two spring clips, pump pulls off. Removed two spring clamps and hoses. Reconnected hoses and spring clamps to new pump, put pump back on, put clips back on, dropped washer, put washer back in place. Done. 10 Minutes, max. My twelve year old son could have done it. Part was less than fifty bucks, and service companies want an additional 150 bucks to do the job. Thanks, PartSelect!!

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRichard from Ballwin MO

Water leaking from bottom of washer

Removed water supply hoses and took drain hose out of drain. Unplugged electrical cord. Turned washer over to see and reach pump easily. Flipped clips holding water pump. Moved hose clamps back on inlet and outlet hoses. Wiggled hoses off pump. Placed new pump and flipped clips back in place. Wiggled hoses back onto pump ports and replaced clamps to hold. Turned washer upright and reinstalled. Using channel lock pliers to move hose clamps was the hardest part.

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  • Direct Drive Water Pump

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerMartin from Coolidge GA

Water pump started leaking water around the seal

Pull Washer out, Flip to the right on it's side. Pop two Metal retaining clips, squeeze hose clamps with pliers. Remove pump, sand shaft with dremil or 80 grit sand paper. Replace with new pump. Easy! Push washer back and attach hoses and power. Done 15 minute repair

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