Washer repair guides
Don’t let your laundry pile up from a broken washing machine—check out these easy-to-follow repair guides and videos for replacing parts such as water valves, electronic control boards and drive motors. Find maintenance and DIY troubleshooting tips in the repair help section to keep your washer running smoothly and efficiently. Our error code charts can help you fix problems with Kenmore, Frigidaire, Whirlpool and other brands of washers. Search your model number to find the complete list of replacement parts for your washer and order the part you need.
Replace the water level pressure switch on your direct-drive top-load washer if the washer overfills or doesn’t fill.
Replace the water temperature switch on your direct-drive top-load washer if the water temperature is wrong.
If the water inlet valve on your vertical modular top-load washer isn't controlling the flow of water into your washing machine, follow these step-by-step instructions to replace the valve.
If the washer drains but won’t agitate or spin, the motor coupler might have broken to protect the drive motor from damage. Follow these steps to replace a broken motor coupler.
If the washer spins when the basket is empty but not when the basket is full, the problem could be the clutch assembly. These steps explain how to replace it.
If the top of the agitator moves both ways instead of just one, replace the agitator dogs, using the steps in this repair guide.
If the washer screeches or squeals in the spin mode and the basket won't spin smoothly, replace the basket drive, following the steps in this repair guide.
Replace the lid switch if it doesn't detect the position of the lid.
Replace the water inlet valve on your direct-drive top-load washer if the washer fills when unplugged or won't fill at all.
If the washer spins when the basket is empty but doesn’t spin when the basket is full, a worn-out clutch band could be the problem. These instructions show how to replace the clutch band.
If there's water in your washer at the end of the spin cycle, the drain pump could be faulty. If the drain and drain hose are clear, you can follow these instructions to replace the drain pump.
If the spin basket on your top-load washer is damaged, you can replace it with a new one. Just follow these step-by-step instructions.
If the washer won't spin or agitate with the motor running, replace the gear case, following the steps in this repair guide.
The drive block rotates the spin basket. If the basket wobbles or rattles in the spin mode because the drive block is worn out, replace the drive block following these directions.
Replace the timer if it doesn't advance or work properly.
If the lid switch or lid lock fails, many top load washers won't run. You can install a new switch/lock assembly—this repair guide shows you how.
The electronic control board is a major component that orchestrates the washer's functions. These instructions explain how to replace the electronic control board in a top-load washer.
The drive motor creates the rotation that turns the spin basket and agitator. If those components won't budge, replace the drive motor using these step-by-step instructions.
The shifter motor switches the washer's drive motor between the agitate and spin modes. If your washer's basket won't budge, the shifter could be the problem. Follow these steps to replace it in less than 45 minutes.
If your front-load washer won't start because the door won't lock, replace the door lock assembly if it's defective.
The water valve assembly is the gatekeeper for water entering your front-load washer. You can replace it yourself, following these instructions.
If your washer leaks from under the door panel, replace the rubber door boot if it's torn.
Follow these steps to replace the drain pump if it's not removing water from the 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.
Follow these steps to replace the user interface board in your front-load washer if the buttons or lights are broken.
If the machine control board is completely dead or won't activate the washer components properly, replace it by following these instructions.
These instructions show how to replace a beltless drive motor that attaches directly to the washer spin basket.
Learn how to decipher symbols so you can buy the right part for your problem.
Learn some of the most common symbols found in a wiring diagram and what they mean.
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