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Selector/Rotary Knob – Part Number: WP36701W
Selector/Rotary Knob
PartSelect #: PS11741906
Manufacturer #: WP36701W
This knob accepts a D-shaped shaft.
  In Stock
Screw - 12-14 x 1/2 Type B – Part Number: WP27001200
Screw - 12-14 x 1/2 Type B
PartSelect #: PS11740594
Manufacturer #: WP27001200
Sold individually.
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Drain Pump - 2 Port – Part Number: 31969
Drain Pump - 2 Port
PartSelect #: PS2034294
Manufacturer #: 31969
This pump helps expel water from the washing machine and is activated after the spin speed is maintained for a specific period of time.
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DISCONTINUED – Part Number: 33521
PartSelect #: PS2036941
Manufacturer #: 33521
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RING-RETAI – Part Number: 27197
PartSelect #: PS2028007
Manufacturer #: 27197
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BRACKET,PUMP MOUNTING – Part Number: 27105
PartSelect #: PS71004
Manufacturer #: 27105
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PartSelect #: PS71699
Manufacturer #: 29131
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DISCONTINUED – Part Number: 29427
PartSelect #: PS211051
Manufacturer #: 29427
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PANEL,GRAPHIC-AMANA – Part Number: 32957
PartSelect #: PS536087
Manufacturer #: 32957
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PANEL,GRAPHIC-AMANA – Part Number: 32911
PartSelect #: PS533167
Manufacturer #: 32911
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DISCONTINUED – Part Number: 33390
PartSelect #: PS655897
Manufacturer #: 33390
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DISCONTINUED – Part Number: 316267
PartSelect #: PS672127
Manufacturer #: 316267
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Washer leaked when in use.
This washer leaked when it was about 7 years old and I replaced the seals at the bottom of the drum. That was a difficult repair but I'm glad I did it because the thing has run just fine for the 11 years since then.

This time when it leaked I started shopping for new washers, thinking it was the same thing. Just to be sure I opened it up to see if it was leaking somewhere else. The pump is right in the front of the washer and sure enough, it started dripping just a few minutes into the cycle. I hopped onto the interwebs and found Parts Select, they shipped me the new part and it arrived the next day!

First I removed the washer front (two screws). Then the bracket holding the pump came off by removing the two screws in front and loosening the screw behind then sliding it toward the back of the washer. The belt comes off once the tension slacks and the pump and bracket come right out. Remove the two hoses from the pump and four screws holding the pump to the bracket and you are ready to reverse the procedure.

If you care about your floor, be prepared to catch the water somehow when you remove the hoses. Be careful not to cross-thread the plastic when you screw the new pump on.

The toughest part was replacing the two hoses. One was held on by one of those clamps that you squeeze with pliers, not the screw kind. The space is kinda tight and a third hand would have been useful if there was room for it. I think I re-attached the bracket and pump to the washer to hold it in place.

I finished the whole thing in less than 30 minutes. It was super-easy except for the hoses. I would have bought a clamp that screws if I had thought ahead, but there must have been a reason for the manufacturer to use two different kinds of clamps.

I just realized it probaby took me as long to type up this story as it did to fix the thing. I just couldn't see spending ten times the money to buy a new washer!
Parts Used:
Drain Pump - 2 Port
  • Jeff from Columbus, OH
  • Difficulty Level:
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Broken knob
Pulled the old knob off and replaced with new knob
PartSelect sent me the exact part you can't tell the difference.
Parts Used:
Selector/Rotary Knob
  • Bradley from West Olive, MI
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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