This step-by-step washer repair guide shows how to replace the drain pump in a Maytag top-load washer. If your Maytag washer isn’t draining, first check the washer drain for obstructions and the drain hose for the washer to see if there is a kink. Do not skip this step to troubleshoot. 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. Repair of the Maytag drain pump by a top-load washer
1. Shut off the electricity and water: Unplug the power cord to 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 lift the Maytag washer away from the wall.
2. Unplug the hoses: Mark which fill hose connects to the hot connector and which connects to the cold. Use channel lock pliers to carefully remove the two fill hoses. It is possible for water to escape. The drain hose needs to be removed from the standpipe just in the front of the washer. You can expect some water to leak out.
3. Make sure you lay the washer flat on its side: Moving the Maytag washer to an area that you can work in it. To prevent scratches on the Maytag washer’s front panel, put some cardboard or towels over the top. To access the drain pump, tilt the Maytag washer to a forward position , then place it on the front of the panel.
4. Take out the drain pump: Use pliers to release the spring clamp from the drain pipe. Take the drain hose out of the drain pump. Open the cover that protects the plug for wire harness of the drain pump. The drain pump’s wire harness plug can be removed from its receptacle. Unbolt the three bolts that connect the drain pump to the bottom of the tub. Then, take the pump off and put it into a container for disposal.
5. Install the new drain pumps: Put the drain pump on top of the Maytag washer. Fix it by using the 3 bolts. The wire harness must be plugged into the outlet of the new pump. Cover the wire harness connector. Attach the drain hose to the outlet of the drain pump. Secure it with the spring clamp.
6. Place the washer on its side: The washer should be moved closer to the fill hoses as is possible so that they can be reconnected.
7. The fill hoses should be installed again: Connect the fill hoses again to the connectors on the Maytag washer’s back. Secure the connections using a pair of channel lock pliers.
8. Restore power and water Switch on the valves that supply water: If you notice leaks, tighten your connection. Connect the outlet to the washer. Restore the Maytag washer to its original position.
In conclusion replacing the Maytag drain pump on top-load washers is a bit of a daunting job, but with the appropriate tools and directions it can be done by anyone. As we have seen in this article, the process involves disconnecting water and power source as well as gaining access to the pump, and then installing the new pump. It’s important to remember to unplug the Maytag washer prior to beginning any repairs. If you are unsure about any aspect of the process then go through the manual of the manufacturer or consult a professional assistance. It is possible to get your Maytag washer back to working by putting in a bit of effort and a bit of time. Be sure to test the washer after replacing the drain pump, to ensure it is working properly and there’s no leakage.