Washer Repair

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KENMORE WASHER REPAIR
WHIRLPOOL WASHER REPAIR
KITCHEN AID WASHER REPAIR
WASHER REPLACEMENT PARTS
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SEE PHOTOS OF COMMON WHIRLPOOL AND KENMORE  WASHER  REPAIR TECHNIQUES.
Some of the General Diagnostic Tips presented below may also apply to your,
GE, Maytag, Amana and Magic Chef Clothes Washing Machines

Kenmore Washer Repair Parts
Whirlpool Washer Repair Parts

See photos of repair techniques below with helpful hints
and repair advice for the most common part problems you might have
with your direct drive Whirlpool / Kenmore clothes washer.

Caution:

The diagnostic help out lined below is intended to be used only by professional appliance repair technicians.

If you are attempting to repair your clothes washer yourself, be aware that you are working with potential dangerous electrical currents that can cause serious injury or death. Be aware that appliance parts have extremely sharp edges and moving parts that can cause serious injury or death.

Always remove the power source from the unit you are working on. Unplug it! When unplugging or removing power source, double check to make sure you removed the proper cord or turned off the proper breaker when tightening part, make sure that if the tool you are working with or your hand slips, you will not be injured by sharp or ragged edges.

Keep children and pets away from working area and disassembled washer parts. Be aware that there are other hazards involved in appliance repair, besides those listed above that may cause serious injury or death. Use extreme caution when installing or removing parts.

How to access the inside of unit

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01undo_screws
Remove Phillips screws then pull console towards you & flip up & back

04remove-spring

03unhook-harness
Unhook harness then insert screwdriver into spring clip. Push back to pop spring out

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05tilt-back

Open washer lid–tilt cabinet toward you then slide out & away from unit

You now have easy access to all the working parts

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Common part problems

Pump leaks

Most common washer part # 3363394

Easy to replace–remove two spring clamps from washer pump. Then remove hoses from pump. Pull pump off shaft.

If motor shaft is rusted & pump will not pull off pump may have to be fragmented with large screwdriver or chisel.

Motor shaft will then need to be cleaned of all rust and possibly filed so new pump will slide on easily.

Inlet Valve Leaks

Easy to replace part

Other possible leaks

Check all rubber hoses for wear
Check all hoses for tight connection

Motor runs will not spin or agitate

Motor coupler
Transmission

Motor coupler part defective

Usually you will see pile of black rubber and possibly white plastic bits under motor if this is the problem. Not always though!

Remove pump from motor & secure away from front of motor. It is not necessary to remove hoses use tie clips, wire, etc.

Remove two 5/16 screws from spring clips (blue arrow). Then with flat blade screw driver.

Remove bottom spring clip from washer motor then the top spring clip. Hold motor from bottom to keep from falling when top clip is removed.

Remove motor.

Remove damaged coupler from motor & transmission.

Transmission does not need to be removed.

Install new coupler part # 285753A on motor and transmission.

Install white plastic on transmission first and black rubber center on this part.

To avoid damage to motor when tapping remaining white plastic on motor, make sure opposite end of motor shaft is on a hard surface.

Transmission

To remove transmission the agitator must first be removed.
Under the agitator cap there will be a screw to remove, then agitator should lift out

Will not spin– motor not run

  1. lid switch parts defective
  2. lid plunger broke or missing
  3. lid not seating properly to engage switch
  4. red wire on motor switch loose or shorted
  5. timer defective

To replace lid switch you usually will need to remove cabinet as shown above quite often the lever will be broken on this switch and the lid plunger does not activate it

To remove whirlpool / Kenmore timer, the knob must be unscrewed (counter clockwise) then you can remove the two 5/16 securing screws
(most models)

Water Valve

Water Valve

Tub overfills

  1. water valve defective
  2. water level switch part defective
  3. small rubber hose to water level switch loose

No hot water

Usually defective water valve
Occasionally defective water temperature switch

No cold water

Usually defective water valve
Occasionally defective water temperature switch

Hot or cold water fills very slow

Usually defective water valve

Water drips in tub even when turned off

Defective water valve

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