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 replacement part.

Use these basic repair steps to replace the drain pump in Kenmore, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, GE, Gibson, White-Westinghouse and Crosley laundry centers.

Repair difficulty:
Time required:

Less than 15 min.

Parts Required

  • Drain pump

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Tools Required

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Towel
  • Pliers
  • Work gloves

Before you begin

Wear work gloves to protect your hands.

Drain any water from the washer.



 Warning: Undertaking repairs to appliances can be hazardous. Use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the guide and follow all instructions. Do not proceed until you are confident that you understand all of the steps and are capable of completing the repair. Some repairs should only be performed by a qualified technician.

How to Replace a Gas Laundry Center Drain Pump

Step 1: Shut off the power

Unplug the laundry center. If the dryer uses gas, shut off the gas.

Step 2: 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.

Step 3: 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.

Step 4: 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.

Step 5: 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.

Step 6: Reconnect the drain pump hoses

Reinstall the drain pump hoses and secure them with the hose clamps.

Step 7: 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.

Step 8: 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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