This step-by-step washer repair guide will show you how to repair the drain pump of the top load Whirlpool washer. The first step is to check the drain to see if there are any obstructions. Then, examine the drain hose to determine whether there is 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.
Repair of the Whirlpool drain pump using top-loading washer
Switch off the water and electricity: Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Switch off the water supply valves for the washer. Make sure your hands are protected with gloves. Help someone lift the Whirlpool washer off the wall.
Connect the hoses: Mark which fill hose goes to which connector. Utilize channel lock pliers to carefully take off the two fill hoses. It is possible for water to escape. The drain hose must be removed from the standpipe that is in the front of the washer. It is possible for water to spill out.
Place the washer onto its front panels: Transfer the Whirlpool washer to a space where you can work. To avoid scratches from the Whirlpool washer’s front panel, put the cardboard or towels in front. To reach the drain pump, turn the Whirlpool washer forward direction and then 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 must be removed from the drain pump. The cover that protects the drain pump’s wire harness is open. The drain pump’s wire harness is able to be removed from its receptacle. The drain pump is held to the bottom with three bolts. Remove the pump and put it into a container to be disposed of.
Install the new drain pump: Install the drain pump on the top of the Whirlpool washer. Attach it using the three bolts. The wire harness must be connected to the outlet on the new pump. Connect the wire harness. Install the drain hose at the outlet of the drain pump. Connect the spring clamp to fix it.
Set the washer sideways: The washer should be moved closer to the fill hoses as is possible to allow them to be connected.
Reinstall the fill hoses: Connect the fill hoses to connectors located on the Whirlpool washer’s back. Make use of a pair of channel lock pliers to secure the connections.
Restore power and water by switching on the valves for water supply: If you see an issue, tighten the connection. Connect the outlet to the washer. Replace the Whirlpool washer to its original location.
While replacing the Whirlpool drain pumps on top-load washers may seem difficult but anyone can do it with the appropriate tools. The procedure involves disconnecting water and power as well as accessing the pump, and setting up the new one. It is recommended to unplug your Whirlpool washer prior to attempting any repairs. If you have any concerns you should consult the manual or talk to an expert. It is possible to make your Whirlpool washer back to working with a bit of patience and some time. Be sure to inspect the washer for leaks after you’ve replaced the drain pump.