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Popular Washer Sensors
- No hot or cold water
- Will not drain
- Will Not Start
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be careful when disconnecting the two prong electrical connector from
the heat sensor. the two black wires can pull free easily. In that case, the
rear of the female plastic wired connector must be extracted to allow the two black wires to be "pushed" into the narrow slot which displaces the
wire insulation and allows for a good electrical connection. If a punch tool is not available a pair of needle nose pliers works. Also, observe
the orientation slots on both the male andfemale connectors - they
connect one way only! I set the washer on it's face while effecting this
repair to better see what I was doing (eyesight not as good as it used to be). Thanks for the timely support! Read more...
- Will not agitate
- Will Not Start
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The hardest part on fixing this is trying to move the washer out of its place so I can tilt it to see underneath the washer where the repair would be. Read more...
when remounting the motor, a second set of hands is helpful to reapply the belt and install the bolts. Read more...
It looked like a hard job to take the drum out to get at the part. But the top was off with 3 screws, the front about 6 I think. Then the front frame, only 4 screws. I think setting the belt tentioner was the hardest thing to do.
Done in 45 minutes, both the job, then the next load of laundry. Read more...
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Unplug the washer. Pull off the front panel there are two clips 1" below the top, where the panel and the top meet. Slide a 1" putty knife about 5" from the right edge and push to disengage the retainer. Ditto left side. The pump is exposed on the bottom right. Super easy to remove but make sure you have 4" glass cooking pan or another way to get the water that remains in the line that goes to the washer tub. The hardest part is those stupid retaining clips. The back one is too far to get two hands back there, so holding the wrench, the pump, and the hose is almost impossible without another set of hands, which I didn't have. Took me 15 minutes for one clip. I suggest you first unplug the electrical and unbolt the pump before you do it so you can get more reach with the hoses. Ditto on the reverse.
I replaced the temperature sensor at the same time as the inlet valves. Unscrew three bolts to the back of the washer top where the controls are. Move the washer forward 3" so its not even with the dryer if the dryer is on the right side of the washer. The top assembly pops out and then to the right 3/4" to remove it. Take a picture of the electrical connections before you do anything. Unplug all the quick disconnect electrical connections so you don't mess up and smack the circuit boards, or pull too hard on a wire. Set it aside. The valve replacement is straight forward, just a few nuts holding it down, adjustable pliers to unscrew the hoses, and a hose clamp. Remove the valve. Then remove the temperature sensor. It's held in place on top of the water inlet, the Y-shaped part inside the washing machine that lets the water drop down. You need to unscrew that Y-shaped piece with its 2 sheet metal screws. Easy job. Pull it out and guide the electrical wires down the hole. Replace the sensor and reinstall the opposite way. But, you will see some tape on the wires which I think is to make sure the jiggling and vibrations don't rub through the insulation where it hits the metal (in the area where the valves are). Get some strapping tape or something to protect it. Carefully pull the wires back up the channel and tape around the areas that contact the metal when the wire turns 90 degrees to be plugged in. Install the valves. Plug everything back in. In my washer the electrical connections are all keyed so you shouldn't be able to plug it into the wrong spot. However, the red wire on the temperature sensor that goes to the far left can be plugged into a different slot if you aren't careful. Check the photo. Also, use zip ties to keep the wires from bouncing around.
I ran a few loads before putting the front back on. I don't recommend that if you have kids or stupid adults or cats or .... so cordon off the area if you aren't alone. That way you can see if you have any leaks from the pump and you don't have to take things apart again.
All works fine now! The biggest cost of the job is your labor, so if you are replacing the valves, buy and replace the temperature sensor because it tells the valves when to open and close. It might be the faulty part and not the valve. Good luck. Read more...