How to Replace the Drain Pump of Your Top-Load Washer

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A washing machine needs to drain regularly. With every load, it fills with water and drains at least twice, to wash and to rinse. Many wash cycles take several fills for various wash and rinse phases. So if your washer has stopped draining or started flooding, you’re looking for an answer fast. Start by checking the drain hose for kinks …

How to Replace Top-Load Washer Lid Switch Lock Assembly

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Top-loading washers have an important lid function that prevents both mess and injury; a simple mechanism that controls and detects whether the lid is open. The lid switch knows whether or not the lid is open and won’t start a wash cycle until the lid is closed. The lid lock, understandably, locks the lid of the washer shut while a …

How to Stop a Washer From Vibrating Excessively

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A vibrating GE washer model WJRR4170GWW isn’t an unusual sight, however, a washer that shakes excessively, or walks during operation is abnormal and likely indicates a component in your appliance is damaged. While the list of possible malfunctions isn’t short, a broken suspension rod and a cracked tub cover are two-component failures that commonly cause a shaky washer. If you would like …

How to Safely Disconnect Your Washing Machine

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Sometimes it is necessary to move one’s washing machine. There are a number of reasons that can lead to moving a washing machine or removing it from its current location, but the task is a serious one no matter what the cause. You may be removing the machine to investigate a malfunction, repair a loose wire, or replace a broken …

How to Replace Your Whirlpool Washer’s Brake Rotor

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During your washer’s agitation cycle, the brake rotor is pushed against the brake stator to control agitation movement. But if you hear squeaking during the washer’s agitation cycle or while it’s stopping, the rotor and stator aren’t fitting together properly. You will have to replace the rotor or both parts. For most Maytag washer models, order replacement part #WP35-6714 for a …

How to Replace the Mode Shifter and Shaft Assembly in Your GE Washer

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The mode shifter and shaft assembly in your GE washer model WJSR4160GWW shifts the agitate cycle to the spin cycle. If the component is faulty, your washing machine won’t switch between the two. Replacing the mode shifter and shaft assembly is a time consuming repair that requires you to disassemble the majority of your washer. If you’re worried about the difficulty level …

How to Repair a Noisy KitchenAid Washer

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A noisy KitchenAid washer model KAWS677EQ0 isn’t only an unpleasant experience for your ears, it also means your appliance is malfunctioning. The type of noise your washer is making and when it makes it are key factors in pinpointing which component is faulty. To help you identify and repair the problem, we’ve created a list of parts that emit unusual sounds when …