This step-by-step washer repair guide shows you how to change the drain pump on the top-loading Inglis washer. The first step is to check the washer’s drain for any obstructions. The next step is to examine the drain hose and determine whether there’s any kinks. 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. Replacing the Inglis drain pump in top-load washers
Shut off power and water: Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet. Shut off the valves for water supply for the washer. Protect your hands with work gloves. Help someone move the Inglis washer away from the wall.
Connect the hoses to each other: Mark which fill hose goes to the hot connector and which goes to the cold connector. Using channel lock pliers, gently loosen and take off the fill hoses. Expect water to spill out. Take the drain hose off of the standpipe to the side of the washer. You can expect some water to leak out.
Make sure you lay the washer flat on its front panels: Moving the Inglis washer to an area where you can work on it. Place towels or cardboard on top of the washer to prevent scratching the front of the Inglis washer. To access the drain pump turn the Inglis washer to the forward position and place it on the front panel.
Take out the drain pump: Make use of pliers to remove the spring clamp from the drain pipe. The drain hose is to be removed from the drain pump. The cover protecting the wiring harness for the drain pump is open. The drain pump’s wire harness plug is able to be removed from its receptacle. Unbolt the three bolts that connect the drain pump to the top of the washer tub. Get the pump removed and place it in a container to be disposed of.
Install the new drain pumps: Place the drain pump on top of the Inglis washer. Fix it by using the 3 bolts. The wire harness needs to be connected to the outlet on the new pump. Close the cover over the wire harness connector. Push the drain hose back to the drain pump’s outlet. Fix it with the spring clamp.
Set the washer upright: Carefully set the Inglis washer upright and move it close enough to the fill hoses so that they can be connected.
Replace the fill hoses Connect the fill hoses again to the connectors on the Inglis washer’s back. Tighten the connections firmly with a pair lock pliers.
Restore water and power by activating the valves that supply water. Connect the washer tight if you discover a leak. Connect the washer to the electrical outlet. Restore the Inglis washer in its original position. While replacing the Inglis drain pumps that are used in top-load washers might seem daunting the process is easy for anyone with the correct tools. As we have seen in this article, the procedure involves disconnecting the water and power supply and gaining access to the pump and installing the new one. It’s important to remember to disconnect the Inglis washer before attempting any repairs. And if you are unsure about any part of the process then read the instruction manual from the manufacturer or contact a professional for assistance. With just a bit of time and perseverance it is possible to get your Inglis washer operating smoothly once again and save the cost of repairs. Make sure you test the machine after replacing the drain pump to be sure it is working properly and that there isn’t any leakage.