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PartSelect Number PS8768445
This pump helps expel water from the washing machine and is activated after the spin speed is maintained for a specific period of time.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
e.g. First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires...) that were easy
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The front panel has to be taken off to access the washing machine pump. To do this I used a putty knife I inserted the putty knife in the slot at the top of the front panel where it meets the top of the machine to release the clip that holds the panel in place. Once the panel is off the pump is mounted to the bottom of the machine with two screws. There are also two hoses attached to the pump that need to be taken off. Before you do this you have to get as much water out of the machine as you can to minimize the amount of water that will come out when you disconnect the hoses. My recommendation is to replace the spring type hose clamps the manufacturer uses with a screw type hose clamp. These are much easier to put back on once the hoses are in place. You are not fighting the spring clamp while trying to put the hose on in a confined space. Then put the front panel back on. This may take about a half hour if you do not have too much clean up because you didn’t get enough water out of the machine.
Removed the front of the washer, screwdriver used. Disconnected the electrical wires from the pump. Removed the two bolts from the water pump bracket, socket wrench used. Disconnected the pump to exterior drain hose, plumbers wrench used to loosen tension clips. Drained all the water out of the washer tub, not easy not very neat. Disconnected the washer tub to water pump drain hose. Removed debris that was in the hose. Then connect the hoses to the new pump, bolted the bracket back in place, put the front of the washer back on.
Watched the video, good video. But instead of taking the bolts out first, it's easier to remove bolts last, to give support to remove the hoses.
First the front cover of the washer just peeled off and everything was right there. Slid the clamps back, took the screws and while pump was out, I replaced existing belt with new one. After new belt was in place with proper tension, I fitted the new pump assembly in place. Piece of Cake !!
Washing machine stopped draining, was looking into buying a new one. Thought maybe it was the pump, looked on-line and found one for around $50.00. Recieved the pump in pretty good time (3 days) The repair was not too bad, although the "ring clamp" was not very easy to work with. Hard to work it around the hoses in such a tight spot.
The pump arrived and because I'd read some of the other stories here I wasn't too upset that it looked different.I used pliers to squeeze the hose clamps and remove them from the old pump. The hex screws holding the old pump in were sort of rusty due to water, and were the majority of the miminal problem I had getting the old pump out. I put the new one in easily, fussed with the hoses a bit to make sure the clamps were in the right spot, plugged in the two leads, and ran a load.The new pump was so quiet that I wasn't sure it was even working. Of course it was, and for $50 I gave myself a washing machine that works again. Thanks, guys.
Unplugged the washer.Drained the tub by removing the rear drainage hose.Reattached the drainage hose.Removed the front panel of the washer using a putty knife to get at the two release points under the top lid.Removed the two electrical clips on the pump.Removed the two clips that held the drainage hoses on either side of the pump using a set of channel lock pliers. Slid off the drainage hoses. Removed the two mounting screws that held the pump in place.Attached the two drainage hoses using the two clips. This took a while to get a good seal.Screwed the two mounting screws back in to hold the pump in place.Plugged the electrical connections back in.Plugged the washer back in.Tested everything.Put front panel of the washer back on.Also replaced the Timer Knob assembly.The whole thing took about an hour including running the test.
just like the video showed/////only idid not kno the water would escape from one of the hoses when removed///video did not prepare me for this
My washer was full of water after it wouldn't drain as part of the wash cycle. I used a Wet/Dry vacuum to remove the water from the tub. Followed the video provided on this part page. When I pulled the hose from the wash tub to the pump at least a gallon of water that I was in the bottom of the tub and hose rushed into the base of the washer. It was an unexpected mess to clean up a the end of the job. Pump was fairly easy to remove from the washer, but reinstalling the hoses to the pump was slightly more challenging. The hose from the tub to the pump is about an inch too short to make this an easy fit. I had to have my wife hold the hose clamp open with the channel locks while I positioned pump onto the hose. After the hose was installed, the second hose was much easier to install. With the new pump the washer running like a champ!
the repair was easy. I will be call you again, thank you.
I figured out the problem,watched the video instructor and i did it,couln'd be easier guy h
I pulled the front panel off as described in the video on Partselect.coms video (very helpfull) and unpluged the pump, I was able to test the original pump and determine it to be good and ultimatly that was not the problem. However had it been it would have been a simple fix. returning the unused part was super simple and painfree!
ordered new one put on works like a new machine your repair website really helped.
It was as simple as removing the front cover of the washer. After unpluging, using pliers, remove the two hoses on the pump and disconect the two power plug ins. Two bolts that mounted the pump to the frame of the washer were removed and the pump comes out. Re-install the same way with the new pump from partselect and it worked great.
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