Washer articles

From tips on how to get rid of mold in your washer or clean the drain pump filter to how to troubleshoot a washer that won't fill, drain or spin, these articles and videos from Sears PartsDirect will help keep your washer running efficiently. For more DIY advice, check out our washer repair help section for troubleshooting guidance, error code information and step-by-step repair instructions.

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Articles and videos common to all washers

June 23, 2022
Introduction image for replacing the rubber door boot on a Frigidaire front-load washing machine.

See the step-by-step procedure for replacing the rubber door boot on a Frigidaire front-load washer.

June 21, 2022
Introduction image for removing the CCU, control panel and user interface control from a Maytag Epic Z front-load washer.

Get step-by-step instructions for removing the main electronic control board and the control panel from a Maytage Epic Z front-load washer.

May 3, 2022
Image for common washing machine parts.

Learn about the main replacement parts in washing machines.

January 3, 2022
PHOTO: Disconnect the fill hoses.

Learn how to fix a washing machine leak

December 30, 2021
PHOTO: Reinstall the washer front panel.

Learn how to fix your broken washing machine

December 28, 2021
Troubleshooting excessive vibration during the spin cycle on a washer.

Learn how to fix common Speed Queen washer problems

August 18, 2021
Wiring schematic symbols explained.

Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.

August 18, 2021
Using a wiring schematic to trace a current.

Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.

August 17, 2021
How to read a wiring schematic.

Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.

April 10, 2020
How to clean your appliances after a drinking water advisory.

Find out how to clean and flush household appliances once a boil water advisory is lifted.

September 19, 2019
Easy DIY washer repairs.

Let us show you some easy direct-drive top-load washer repairs that you can do yourself in less than 30 minutes.

July 25, 2019
Even Sears PartsDirect YouTube star Wayne sometimes needs a few takes to get the shot right when filing DIY videos.

Making Sears PartsDirect videos is hard work, but resident DIY expert Wayne always manages to have fun. See for yourself in this blooper roll.

February 15, 2018
How to avoid lint when washing clothes

5 tips to prevent lint from getting stuck to your clothes.

January 29, 2015
7 tips for cleaner clothes.

Help your washer do its job better by following these simple tips.

January 1, 1970
Riding mower fuse

Learn how to tell whether a fuse is blown

Articles and videos for top-load washers

January 4, 2022
PHOTO: Remove the shifter from the washer.

Learn how to troubleshoot and fix your Maytag Centennial washing machine

October 11, 2019
Troubleshooting a washer that won't drain or spin.

Learn how to troubleshoot and fix your top-load washer if it won’t drain water or spin.

September 26, 2019
Protect your smart appliances from hackers with these steps.

Find out how to protect your smart appliances from malevolent invasions by hackers.

July 6, 2017
How to calibrate a washer after a repair.

Calibrate some washers models after replacing the control board, drive motor, motor capacitor or tub suspension springs.

August 25, 2016
Kenmore top-load washer uE and UE error codes.

Learn what to do when your Kenmore washer displays the eE and UE error codes.

August 25, 2016
LG top-load washer uE and UE error codes.

Learn what to do when your LG washer displays the eE and UE error codes.

March 1, 2016
Troubleshooting a direct-drive top-load washer that won't fill.

Learn the possible reasons that your washer won't fill and how to fix it when you find the problem.

June 1, 2015
How to troubleshoot flashing lid lock errors on a vertical modular washer.

This video shows how to troubleshoot flashing lid lock light errors on your vertical modular washer.

November 28, 2014
How to display error codes on a vertical modular washer (VMW).

Learn how to enter diagnostic mode and view the error codes for Kenmore and Whirlpool vertical module washers (VMWs).

Articles and videos for front-load washers

June 23, 2022
Introduction image for replacing the rubber door boot on a Frigidaire front-load washing machine.

See the step-by-step procedure for replacing the rubber door boot on a Frigidaire front-load washer.

June 21, 2022
Introduction image for removing the CCU, control panel and user interface control from a Maytag Epic Z front-load washer.

Get step-by-step instructions for removing the main electronic control board and the control panel from a Maytage Epic Z front-load washer.

September 26, 2019
Protect your smart appliances from hackers with these steps.

Find out how to protect your smart appliances from malevolent invasions by hackers.

August 25, 2016
Samsung front-load washer nd error code.

Learn what to do if your Samsung washer displays the nd error code.

August 25, 2016
Kenmore front-load washer nF error code.

Learn why a Kenmore washer displays the nF error code and how to fix it.

August 25, 2016
How to get rid of mold in a front-load washer

Learn what steps to take to prevent and get rid of moldy odor in a front-load washer.

August 25, 2016
Kenmore front-load washer LE error code.

Learn what steps to take to repair your Kenmore front-load washer when it displays the LE error code.

August 25, 2016
LG front-load washer LE error code.

Learn what steps to take to repair your LG front-load washer when it displays the LE error code.

August 25, 2016
Samsung front-load washer dc error code

Learn what steps to take to repair your washer when it displays the dc error code -- unbalanced load.

August 25, 2016
Kenmore front-load washer dc error code.

Learn what steps to take to repair your Kenmore washer when it displays the dc error code -- unbalanced load.

August 25, 2016
Kenmore front-load washer nd error code.

Learn what to do if your Kenmore washer displays the nd error code.

August 25, 2016
Kenmore front-load washer UE error code.

Learn what steps to take to repair your Kenmore washer when it displays the UE error code.

August 25, 2016
LG front-load washer UE error code.

Learn what steps to take to repair your LG direct drive washer when it displays the UE error code.

August 25, 2016
Samsung front-load washer nF error code.

Learn why a Samsung washer displays the nF error code and how to fix it.

March 2, 2016
Cleaning the drain pump filter on a front-load washer with no access door.

See how to access and clean the drain pump filter on a front-load washer without an access door.

Symptoms common to all washers

Choose a symptom to see related washer repairs.

Main causes: leaky water inlet valve, faulty water-level pressure switch, bad electronic control board
Main causes: lack of electrical power, wiring failure, bad power cord, electronic control board failure, bad user interface board
Main causes: water heater failure, bad water temperature switch, faulty control board, bad water valve, faulty water temperature sensor
Main causes: unbalanced load, loose spanner nut, worn drive block, broken shock absorber or suspension spring, debris in drain pump
Main causes: broken lid switch or lid lock, bad pressure switch, broken shifter assembly, faulty control system
Main causes: clogged drain hose, house drain clogged, bad drain pump, water-level pressure switch failure, bad control board or timer
Main causes: worn agitator dogs, bad clutch, broken motor coupler, shifter assembly failure, broken door lock, suspension component failure
Main causes: no water supply, bad water valves, water-level pressure switch failure, control system failure, bad door lock or lid switch
Main causes: bad lid switch or door lock, bad timer or electronic control board, wiring failure, bad water inlet valve assembly