front-load-washer

Repair guides common to all front-load washers

How to replace a water inlet valve on a front-load washer

The water valve assembly is the gatekeeper for water entering your front-load washer. You can replace it yourself, following these instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
How to replace the door lock assembly on a front-load washer

If your front-load washer won't start because the door won't lock, replace the door lock assembly if it's defective.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
How to replace the door boot on a front-load washer

If your washer leaks from under the door panel, replace the rubber door boot if it's torn.

Repair difficulty
Time required
60 minutes or less
How to replace the user interface board in a front-load washer

Follow these steps to replace the user interface board in your front-load washer if the buttons or lights are broken.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
How to replace a motor control board on a front-load washer

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.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
How to replace the machine control board in a front-load washer

If the machine control board is completely dead or won't activate the washer components properly, replace it by following these instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less
How to replace the drain pump on a front-load washer

Follow these steps to replace the drain pump if it's not removing water from the washer.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less
How to replace the direct-drive motor on a front-load washer

These instructions show how to replace a beltless drive motor that attaches directly to the washer spin basket.

Repair difficulty
Time required
60 minutes or less

Symptoms for front-load washers

Main causes: garments left in the washer, damaged spin basket, worn outer tub bearing, faulty drive motor, bad electronic control board
Main causes: leaky water supply hoses, clogged drain system, torn door boot, cracked outer tub, overfilling
Main causes: bad door lock assembly, wiring failure, bad electronic control board, drain system failure, bad water-level pressure switch

Articles and videos for front-load washers

August 25, 2016

Samsung front-load washer dc error code

By Lyle Weischwill

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 nF error code

By Lyle Weischwill

Learn why a Kenmore 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 video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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