Drainage Machine

Washing Machine Drainage Pump

If you're having problems with your washing machine running properly, you may need to replace its drainage pump. Prior to starting this process, make sure you fully unplug your washing machine. Leaving your washing machine plugged in can put you at risk of getting shocked.

How to Start Replacing Your Washing Machine Drainage Pump

Before starting, gather the following:

Once you unplug the washer, the first step is to unhook the machine's control panel. You can do this by undoing the screws in the bottom corners of the control panel. Keep in mind that depending on your specific washer, these screws may be on the backside or hidden from view by plastic caps. After you take the screws out, you will be able to flip the control panel up. If you notice that your machine doesn't have any screws in the control panel, it means you'll need to use a putty knife to pop up the panel's latches.

When you pop the control panel up, you will see a wire connector. Unplug this, as well as snap out the spring clips. After you release these clips, you will be able to tilt the washing machine's cabinet towards you. You will then be able to actually remove this component from the washing machine. Once you move the cabinet away from the rest of the machine, you will have easy access to the drainage pump.

Removing Your Current Drainage Pump

You will want to bend down and use your screwdriver to unsnap the retainer clips that are holding the drainage pump in place. You can then take the drainage pump off of the motor shaft. Because of the way it's attached, you will want to firmly wiggle it as you pull it back towards you. This will allow you to gradually pull the pump off the shaft until it's completely free. After setting the pump on a towel, you will want to use pliers to release the two hose clamps. This will likely cause a little water to drip out of the hoses.

Installing a New Washing Machine Drainage Pump

Once you disconnect your old pump from the hoses, you can install the new one. After you slide the hoses onto the pump, you will want to use the clamps to secure the hoses in place. You can then align the motor shaft with the drainage pump and slide it into place. After the pump is firmly against the shaft, you can put the clips back on to keep it in that position.

Now that the new pump is installed, you are ready to put your washing machine back together. Start by picking up the machine's cabinet and placing it back over its body. Keep in mind that the cabinet's front edge should slide underneath the base frame. After you secure the cabinet back to the frame, you can finish the job by putting the screws back in the control panel.

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