How do I remove the drain pump?
ANSWER Yvonne, You'll need to raise and block the front of the washer up about 6 inches. On the bottom of the front panel, approximately 2 inches in from the corners, you'll see/find the two springloaded clips holding the front panel to the front base frame, you'll need a flat blade screwdriver to pry down on the clip, and pull out on the corner of the front panel, until it is free at the bottom. pivot the panel out at the bottom until the top clips release from the washer top panel and set the panel aside. Carefully reach under the base, and "roll" the pump belt off the pulleys. You'll need to place a few old towels in the cabinet or on the floor behind the washer to collect the water that will pour out of the hoses, when you loosen the hose clamps and remove the hoses from the pump outlets. You will need a 5/16 in nut driver or socket to remove the three(3) pump mount bolts, from the bottom side of the base, you can do this by feel mostly (use the 3 pump support legs as guides) lean the pump towards you and then lift the pump and pulley out of the opening in the base. Reverse the procedure to install the replacement pump, but leave the mounting bolts hand tight and as far to the right as possible, install the pump belt. Hold the motor assembly in position, and "pinch" the pump belt together in the center of the belt, you may see the pump slide to the left slightly, then tighten the pump mount bolts properly. This will give you the proper belt adjustment for both belts.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, December 28, 2012