DIY front-load washer repair
If your front-load washer won't drain, makes noise or isn't working at all, check out one of the troubleshooting symptoms below to learn what the problem might be. If you see an error code on your washer's control panel, follow the troubleshooting steps in the error code chart for your model to find and fix the problem.
If you're looking for directions on how to replace a part, our washer repair guides have step-by-step, illustrated information. And don't forget to check out our washer articles and videos page to find out how to get rid of odor in your front-load washer, how to clean the drain-pump filter and much more. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your front-load washer, search for your model number.
The water valve assembly is the gatekeeper for water entering your front-load washer. You can replace it yourself, following these instructions.
If your front-load washer won't start because the door won't lock, replace the door lock assembly if it's defective.
If your washer leaks from under the door panel, replace the rubber door boot if it's torn.
The motor control board makes sure the motor spins in the right direction and at the right speed. You can install a new motor control board—just follow these 6 steps.
If the machine control board is completely dead or won't activate the washer components properly, replace it by following these instructions.
Follow these steps to replace the drain pump if it's not removing water from the washer.
Follow these steps to replace the user interface board in your front-load washer if the buttons or lights are broken.
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