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

February 15, 2018
How to avoid lint when washing clothes

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

February 1, 2018
Using a wiring schematic to trace a current.

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

February 1, 2018
How to read a wiring schematic.

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

December 1, 2017
Wiring schematic symbols explained.

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

February 26, 2016
Are you abusing your appliances?

Take our quiz to see how well you treat your appliances. Then, find out what you can do to help them last longer.

February 12, 2016
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.

February 5, 2016
How to pre-treat clothing stains.

Get tips on how best to pre-treat stains on clothes, including when to treat them and what kind of product to use on specific stains.

January 18, 2016
How to use a multimeter to test electrical parts.

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working

February 23, 2015
Learn where to find the model number on a kitchen or laundry appliance.

See where you should look when trying to locate the model tag on a kitchen or laundry appliance.

February 13, 2015
How to fix an oversudsing washing machine.

See how easy it is to fix an oversudsing washing machine.

February 13, 2015
Troubleshooting excessive vibration during the spin cycle on a washer.

If the washer is a-rockin', we can explain.

January 29, 2015
7 tips for cleaner clothes.

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

January 21, 2015
6 Washing machine tips.

We've put together some tips on keeping your washing working well.

December 16, 2014
How to keep a washer odor free.

These tips can get rid of washer odor and keep it from coming back.

June 1, 2013
Washer common questions.

Browse our common washer repair questions at Sears PartsDirect for answers to frequently asked questions about washing machines.

Articles and videos for top-load washers

July 6, 2017

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

October 4, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

March 1, 2016

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

June 1, 2015

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

Articles and videos for front-load washers

August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

August 25, 2016

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

March 2, 2016

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

Symptoms common to all washers

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Main causes: leaky water inlet valve, faulty water-level pressure switch, bad electronic control board
Main causes: broken lid switch or lid lock, bad pressure switch, broken shifter assembly, faulty control system
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: clogged drain hose, house drain clogged, bad drain pump, water-level pressure switch failure, bad control board or timer
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: bad lid switch or door lock, bad timer or electronic control board, wiring failure, bad water inlet valve assembly
Main causes: lack of electrical power, wiring failure, bad power cord, electronic control board failure, bad user interface board