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Drain Pump and Motor Assembly

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PartSelect Number PS3579318
Manufacturer Part Number 4681EA2001T
Manufactured by LG

The drain pump and motor assembly may also be known as the washer drain pump, and is a part for your washer. The function of this assembly is to help expel water from the washing machine. The drain pump is activated after the spin cycle speed is maintained for a specific period of time. To make this installation you will need a Phillips screwdriver, a small flat-blade screwdriver, a pair of needle-nose pliers, and a pair of slip-joint pliers. Note that the pump casing is not included.

This part works with the following brands: LG, Kenmore.

This part works with the following products: Washer, Washer Dryer Combo.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not drain.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Noisy.
  • Leaking.

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I've replaced the drain pump, just about a year ago. Now... same thing washer will drain / but will not spin out. what is the difference between 4681ea2001n and 4681ea2001t ? i do not recall the model # that i ordered... my washer is LG, from approximately 2005. how do i know that i did in fact get the correct part? and... going forward (since, evidently, im gonna need yet another one...) what model # do i order? wm.0642.hw / LG washer / approx purchase date 2005. thanks very much. will await your response before i order again!

SoFia for model number WM0642HW
Answer:

Hi Sofia, Thank you for your inquiry. The manufacturer has replaced part number 4681EA2001N with part number 4681EA2001T. Part number 4681EA2001T is listed under the model number you provided, WM0642HW. If this is the correct model number from your appliance than you ordered the correct part. If you ordered the part from us within the last 12 months we can enter a refund under warranty for you and reorder the part. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Parts Used:
  • Drain Pump and Motor Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jorge from Apple Valley, CA

Washing maching wouldn't drain

Removed the top of the washer by removing the 4 back screws and 2 small brackets. Then I removed the front panel, this was actually the hardest part, 2 screws and 8 tabs that you pop out carefully from the top of the panel. I only disconnected the power button and was able to rest the panel on top of the washer. The rest of the washer came apart quickly just moving down the front of the washer and removing the door, latch, tub gasket, drain cover. Removing the pump was just a mater of disconnecting the drain hoses, and one clip under the drain assembly. 3 screws attach the drain to assembly to the pump and only 2 wires that are clearly marked. Reassembly is just going back through in reverse order of disassenbly. The best thing about this is that it all comes apart with a standard phillips screwdriver.

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Parts Used:
  • Drain Pump and Motor Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Michael from RALEIGH, NC

Noisy operation, sometimes did not drain, gave oe code

Thank you for the very helpful YouTube video. After watching the video, I was able to diagnose the problem, buy the part from your website, and complete the repair. This is my personal machine - I am not a professional repairman.

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Parts Used:
  • Drain Pump and Motor Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: David from MURRYSVILLE, PA

Washer would not drain

I followed the steps outlined on (several) web sites detailing the replacement process. Just Google " LG front load washer won't drain". A couple of small quirks cropped up that required some adaptations such as: I had to purchase an automotive hose clamp to reinstall the main tub drain hose to the pump manifold. I couldn't get the oem clamp back on. It kept slipping out to the jaws of my pliers and I don't own a pair of those clamp pliers that make the job easy. Also, the hex head/phillips screws used to attach the front panel to the frame were very tightly installed AND they had their heads rounded off! I didn't have the hand strength to make the phillips screwdriver loosen them so I used a pair of vise grips to carefully start the process and used the phillips to finish. Finally, the wire loop used to retain the big gasket that seals the front had door is tricky to reinstall. It took two people to get it right. All in all , the videos make the job pretty routine.

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Parts Used:
  • Drain Pump and Motor Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Bill from COTTAGE GROVE, WI

Pump rotor broke off shaft.

There are two pumps in this system. I turned the washer on its side and took off bottom plate. There are several screws holding this on. I then took the entire pump assembly off. There are 3 screws holding each pump on the brown plastic body. Each pump has a positive and negative lead. I switched out the pump and reassembled. The hardest part is getting the 3 "shock absorbers in place with the rubber sleeves. I think the book suggest getting to the pump from the front side but I went through the bottom. Worked good. I did wonder however if the other pump was working. Do you need two pump working to get flow? By replacing one pump I went from no flow to good flow. Cost me $75.00

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Parts Used:
  • Drain Pump and Motor Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Bryant from USK, WA

Washer was not draining

I shut the water off, unplugged the machine, and had to scoop the water out of the drum. When I opened the drain filter, about another half gallon of water came out. There are two screws that hold on each clip that secures the top. They are hard to see if you have a cramped laundry room and can't see behind the machine. The top slides back about 1-2 inches and lifts up, it can be tough to get it started. The rest of the machine came apart easily, just go slow and look for more screws if it does not come apart. I pried on the band that secures door near the spring to keep from distorting it. The website video was pretty good. The pump assembly has to come out the machine to replace it, the use a 10MM socket. Be careful not to over tighten when you reinstall. They are threading back into plastic. A long set of needle nose pliers works well for the clamps on the 3 hoses. Be sure to get all wiring back into it holders or vibration could cause grounding or shorting issues. I took some time to clear the small drain that is in the door seal. It was clogged with debris. The band was the most difficult thing to put back on. Start at the top. I used a flat screwdriver to help, but be careful not to poke a hole in the seal.

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Parts Used:
  • Drain Pump and Motor Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Chris from ITHACA, NY

Washer drain pump failure

I watched the video on repairing an LG front load washer. Even though mine is a washer/dryer all-in-one unit to repair was pretty much the same. the only real change with my unit is there are two screws in the area of the bottom filter/drain hose that needs to be removed to be able to take the bottom panel off. This will reveal two more screws to take the front door panel off. To avoid a wet mess, take a wet/dry vac and suck as much water out of the drain hose as you can and have to available to catch any left over water that spills when the hoses are removed. Another thing that can be very useful is to use a piece of cardboard. When you remove the various screws, push them into the cardboard and label each set for reassembly.

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Parts Used:
  • Drain Pump and Motor Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Steve from CHARLOTTE, NC

Washing machine not draining / stopping after wash cycle

I first checked to make sure that there was not a clogged pipe. After making sure that was not the issue, I replaced the drain pump. It was VERY easy following this youtube video, step by step. The hardest part was the getting the ring (with a spring on it) back around the part by the door. I had someone help me stretch it, and hold it so that I could feed it back on. A tool to stretch the spring would have been helpful.

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Parts Used:
  • Drain Pump and Motor Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Karl from BERLIN, CT

Washer would not drain oe error on screen

Wife wanted to spend $800 on a new washer." You don't know what your doing" she said. Parts Select not only showed me how to take it apart, but easy instructions to put back together and a "how bout them apples" to the wife!!!

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Parts Used:
  • Drain Pump and Motor Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: saul from NEW YORK, NY

Did not draw the water and did not finish its cycle

Remove where the water pumps are and remove the one that was damaged easily

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Model Cross Reference

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PartSelect Number: PS3579318
Manufacturer Part Number: 4681EA2001T
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