How to replace a laundry center washer drain pump
This DIY repair guide explains how to replace the washer drain pump in a laundry center. When working correctly, the drain pump removes water from the washer at the end of the wash and rinse cycles. If the washer doesn't drain, first check the washer drain for a clog and the drain hose for a kink. If the drain path is clear, replace the drain pump with the manufacturer-approved laundry center part.
Use these basic repair steps to replace the drain pump in Kenmore, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, GE, Gibson, White-Westinghouse and Crosley laundry centers.
This video explains how to replace the washer drain pump in a laundry center.
Shut off the power
Unplug the laundry center. If the dryer uses gas, shut off the gas.
Wear work gloves to protect your hands. Drain any water from the washer.
Remove the washer front panel
Remove the 2 screws from the bottom of the front panel.
Slide the front panel down to disengage the mounting tabs and pull off the front panel.
PHOTO: Remove the screws from the bottom of the front panel.
PHOTO: Remove the lower front panel from the laundry center.
Remove the drain pump hoses
Place a towel under the pump to catch water from the hoses.
Squeeze the hose clamps and pull the hoses off the drain pump.
Wipe up any spilled water.
PHOTO: Release the washer drain hose clamp.
PHOTO: Remove the hoses from the drain pump.
Remove the drain pump
Disconnect the wires from the drain pump.
Release the mounting tab and pull the plastic shield off the pump.
Remove the pump mounting screws and pull out the drain pump.
PHOTO: Disconnect the wires from the washer drain pump.
PHOTO: Remove the drain pump shield.
PHOTO: Remove the washer drain pump mounting screws.
Install the new drain pump
Position the new drain pump on the washer base and reinstall the mounting screws.
Reinstall the plastic shield on the pump.
Reconnect the wires to the drain pump.
PHOTO: Position the new drain pump and reinstall the mounting screws.
PHOTO: Reinstall the drain pump shield.
PHOTO: Reconnect the wires to the drain pump.
Reconnect the drain pump hoses
Reinstall the drain pump hoses and secure them with the hose clamps.
PHOTO: Reconnect the hoses to the drain pump.
Reinstall the washer front panel
Push the front panel mounting tabs into the mounting slots on the frame.
Slide the front panel up slightly to engage the mounting tabs and reinstall the mounting screws.
PHOTO: Reinstall the washer front panel.
Restore power to the laundry center
Plug the laundry center into the wall outlet. If the dryer uses gas, turn on the gas supply.
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