HI! It’s Jack from AustinAppliancePros. Today, we are going to show you how to change a drain pump on your washer and it’s a really easy job. All we are going to need is a quarter inch nut driver, a 5/16ths nut driver, a flat blade screwdriver and a pair of pliers.
Let me show you how we do it. Now, the first thing we will to do before we begin this repair is to disconnect the power to the washer. So simply pull the plug, and then we are going to pull the washer away from the wall enough that we can actually tilt it back.
It is easier to remove the bottom access panel if you can elevate the front of the washer sump.
So pull it forward and then just take a couple of 2/4 blocks and set them in underneath where the front legs would rest on them.
And that will give us access to the three quarter inch Hex Head screws that secure that bottom access panel in place. And once we have removed those screws you can tilt it out on the bottom, and then let it drop down away from the main front panel. There are a couple of locator pins there that will fit into a receptacle on the bottom of the front panel.
Now we can set that aside. Now with the access panel removed, we now have access to the pump. But before we take it over, we want to drain whatever water maybe left in the bottom of the tub or in the hoses.
So with the container placed under the button trap, we will turn that counter-clock wise, and you may need to put an adjustable wrench on that to get it started, so that it will be fairly tight, and just loosen it enough, let any water drain out till you fill your container, tighten it back up until you have it completely drained. Then you can replace it and now we will remove the clamps that secure the inlet hose to the pump and the drain hose outlet. So with a pair of pliers, we will simply reach in and squeeze those clamps together and then just slide the clamp further up the hose.
Once you have the clamps pushed back far enough you can actually remove the hoses.
And again there maybe a little bit of water remaining in those hoses, so keep an old towel handy there that we can sop that up with.
And once both hoses are removed, we will take a flat blade screwdriver. And as the pump sits in the rear, there is a little retaining flap on the right hand side of it. We are just going to lift up on that flap with a screwdriver and pull the pump a little bit to the right.
Once we have released the tab, we can pull that pump away from the base and we can take it out far enough that we can disconnect the wire harness on the end. Simply depress the locking tab, release the wires from the clamp on the side of it and then remove the harness and discard the old pump.
Now the new pump comes with a new clamp for the inlet hose to the back of the button trap. So we will take the whole squeeze clamp or spring-type clamp off of the hose first and may need to use the pliers to press that enough to slide it off. We can discard that spring clamp and then we will slide the new clamp on, keeping in mind that we want to be able to access the end of it with a nut driver.
Just slide that over the hose.
We will push it on that far enough that we will be able to stretch the hose over the inlet to the pump. Next we will reconnect the wire harness. Make sure it locks in place.
We can pull that shield down over the harness and route the wires around the little clip on the side and then we can position the pump into the base, and we will lift up on that little rubber flap long enough that we can set it down in position and then push it to the left it, works all the way over and then we will force that rubber flap to lock it in place. Next, we will reposition the inlet and outlet hoses. Make sure they are fully seated on the pump, before we tighten the clamps.
Now the new clamp requires a 5/16ths nut driver to tighten it. So make sure that we got that hose pulled fully on there and the clamp in the proper position.
Now we are ready to reinstall the front panel. So line up the locating pins and tilt it into position. Now while holding that in position, we will put the center screw in first, and keep an upward pressure on that front panel and that will make it easier to put the two outside screws in place.
Now we are ready to tilt the washer back and remove the two temporary blocks.
We can now reconnect the power and our repair is complete. I told you it was an easy job. Thanks for watching and good luck with your repair.