Model #LA9480XWW1 Whirlpool residential washers

  • Front Cover
    3 Results
  • Top And Cabinet
    3 Results
  • Controls And Rear Panel
    3 Results
  • Agitator, Basket And Tub
    3 Results
  • Miscellaneous
    3 Results
  • Brake, Clutch, Gearcase Motor And Pump
    3 Results
  • Machine Base
    3 Results
  • Wiring Harness
    3 Results
  • Brake And Drive Tube
    3 Results
  • Gearcase
    3 Results
  • Water System
    3 Results

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Question and Answers

Q:

Can't get new pump on Whirlpool LA9480XWW1 washer

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Since the end of the motor shaft is rusted where it connects to the drain pump the rust on the end of the motor shaft will need to be removed by sanding it clean with sand paper. Once you get all the rust removed with the sand paper, the new pump will slide on with little or no resistance.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 23, 2011
Q:

Does it matter which red wire connects to which metal tab on a capacitor for a motor for a whirlpool washing machine model# LA9480xww1 ?

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

It does not matter which two terminals the two RED wires attach to on the motor capacitor.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance as more details become available, please reply to this post.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
March 23, 2012
Q:

Fried a wire on my Whirlpool Imperial series washing machine's motor. Will replacing the wire harnass fix it?

A:

Thank your for your question and I understand your concern. The fried wire was likely caused by either a loose connection or possibly a motor failure. I checked and confirmed the wire harness is no longer available. The burnt portion of the wire(s) can be cut off and new wire(s) spliced in and then the washer can be tested to see if will operate or not.

Since the washer is 20 plus years, you would probably be better off replacing the washer.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
January 04, 2011