This step-by-step washer repairs guide shows you how to change the drain pump on top-loading Hoover washing machine. If your Hoover washer isn’t draining properly it, you must first check the drain for a blockage and the washer drain hose to see if there is a kink. Do not skip this simple troubleshooting procedure. If the drain and drain hose are clear, replace the drain pump with a manufacturer-approved washer part if the pump runs but doesn’t pump out the water, or if it doesn’t run at all because the motor no longer works.
Replacement of the Hoover drain pump with top-loading washer
Shut off water and electricity: Unplug power cord from the wall outlet. Switch off the valves for water supply that are connected to the washer. Be sure to protect your hands by wearing work gloves. Help someone to move the Hoover washer off the wall.
Connect the hoses: Mark which fill hose goes to which connector. Utilizing channel lock pliers, slowly loosen and disconnect both fill hoses. You can expect some water to escape. Remove the drain hose of the standpipe behind the washer. You can expect some water to spill out.
Lay the washer carefully on its front side: Transfer the Hoover washer to a place where you can work on it. To avoid scratches from the Hoover washer’s front panel, set some cardboard or towels over the top. To access the drain pump, turn the Hoover washer in a forward position and place it on the front of the panel.
To take the drain pump off make use of pliers to loosen the spring clamp: The drain hose should be pulled away from the drain pump. Remove the cover that covers the wire harness plug that is on the drain pump. Pull the wire harness plug out of the receptacle that is on the drain pump. Unbolt the three bolts that anchor the drain pump at the top of the washer tub. Take the pump out and put it into a container to be disposed of.
Install the new drain pumps Install the drain pump on the top of the Hoover washer: It should be secured with three bolts. The wire harness must be connected to the outlet of the new pump. Close the cover around the wire harness connection. Push the drain hose back to the outlet of the drain pump. Attach it using the spring clamp.
Set the washer on its side: The washer should be moved closer to the fill hoses as possible to allow them to be reconnected.
Reinstall the fill hoses: Connect the fill hoses again to the connectors located on the Hoover washer’s back. Secure the connections with a pair lock pliers.
Restore power and water: Then, turn on the valves for water supply. Close the connection if you detect a small leak. Connect the outlet to the washer. Then, return the Hoover washer to its original place.
Although the process of replacing the Hoover drain pumps found in top-load washers can seem daunting but anyone can do it with the correct tools. The procedure involves disconnecting power and water supplies while accessing the pump as well as installing the new one. Always unplug your Hoover washer before you attempt repairs. If you have any concerns you should consult the manual or consult an expert. You can get your Hoover washer to work again with a little patience and a bit of time. Make sure to check the washer for leaks once you have replaced the drain pump.