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.

Washers

Articles and videos common to all washers

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.

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.

October 31, 2018
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.

February 15, 2018
How to avoid lint when washing clothes

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

October 26, 2016
How to repair broken or damaged wires.

Learn how to repair broken, frayed or damaged wires in your appliances.

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

December 16, 2015
Using a wiring schematic to trace a current.

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

December 2, 2015
Wiring schematic symbols explained.

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

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
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.

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

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.

October 4, 2016
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.

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

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
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
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 UE error code.

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

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

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

Learn what steps to take to repair your LG 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.

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
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
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 nd error code.

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

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