Laundry center repair guides

These laundry center repair guides and DIY videos can help you get the washer and dryer in your laundry center back to cleaning your laundry. Whether you're replacing the dryer drive belt or the washer lid lock switch, our repair guides and videos provide step-by-step instructions for completing the repair. Sears PartsDirect laundry center repair help covers Kenmore, Frigidaire, GE and Whirlpool brands. We also provide troubleshooting tips, error code charts and solutions for common symptoms. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts available for your laundry center, then order the part you need.

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Repair guides common to all laundry centers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your laundry center.

How to replace a laundry center dryer door switch

The dryer won’t start if the door switch is defective. Your can replace it in about 15 minutes.

Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
How to replace a laundry center washer drive motor

If the motor doesn’t run, you can replace it in less than an hour.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less
How to replace a laundry center dryer drive belt

If the dryer motor runs but the drum doesn’t turn, the drive belt is likely broken. Replace it, following the steps in this repair guide.

Repair difficulty
Time required
60 minutes or less
July 1, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a laundry center washer timer

If the washer doesn't fill, spin or drain, the timer could be the problem.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
How to replace a laundry center washer snubber ring

If the washer tub bangs the cabinet during the spin cycle even though the load is balanced, you might need to replace the snubber ring in the base of the washer.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
How to replace a laundry center washer lid lock switch

If the washer fills but won’t start the agitation cycle, the lid lock switch could be defective.

Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
How to replace a laundry center washer drain pump

If the washer won’t drain because the drain pump failed, follow the steps in this repair guide to replace it.

Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less

Symptoms common to all laundry centers

Choose a symptom to see related laundry center repairs.

Main causes: door not fully shut, bad door switch, faulty push-to-start switch, wiring failure, bad drive motor, blown fuse, control failure
Main causes: unbalanced load, broken suspension springs or shocks, worn snubber ring
Main causes: blocked exhaust vent, clogged lint screen, bad timer, moisture sensing problems, weak gas valve coils, bad heating element
Main causes: lack of water supply, failed lid switch or lid lock, bad water level pressure switch, control system failure, bad water valve
Main causes: clogged drain system, blocked drain hose, bad drain pump
Main causes: bad lid switch or lid lock, drive motor failure, broken motor coupler, bad timer, faulty electronic control board
Main causes: broken dryer drive belt, weak drive motor, binding drum seals
Main causes: broken lid switch or lid lock, faulty drive motor, drain system problem, broken drive system components
Main causes: control system failure, broken heating element, bad gas valve coils, gas supply failure, voltage supply problem, blown fuse

Articles and videos common to all laundry centers

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your laundry center.

December 16, 2015

Using a wiring schematic to trace a current video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

December 9, 2015

How to read a wiring schematic video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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

December 2, 2015

Wiring schematic symbols explained video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

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