Pins under washing machine appear to have clips but none present
We are working on a sears washing machine to replace a part. Model Number 110.28892790. After we replaced the part we noticed three pins that appear to support the carrage were misaligned. They look like the should have clips but none were there. How critical are these three pins and do they indeed have a clip?
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(For most)... Unplug machine at power (most important for any repair attempts).. Use a putty knife at about 2 inches from the front top corners where the top is attached to find the clips that hold the top to the rest of the machine. Once the clips are found, use the putty knife to push the the clips in while lifting the top up. The back of the top of the machine is held in place with clips that allow the top to be lifted far enough to set against wall behind machine without disturbing electronics. From this point, you should be able to see the switch and the manner in which it is clipped in. You will need your model number to order another. It is likely a Whirlpool or Frigidaire machine. Sears doesnt actually make anything. There may also be a part number on the part itself. Check eBay for replacement if you can wait for shipping.
Go to the link below and enter your model number in the search window there.
Sears has thousands of parts lists and line drawing illustrations that can aid in finding the reset button if present or any other part you may want to locate or replace.
BTW, it does not have to be a Kenmore or Sears-branded appliance. They have many others as well.
The model number you provided doesn't appear on the Sears site. Are you sure it's the right number??
Enter your model number (110.#######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.
Pulling the cabinet, pump, motor and gearcase are relatively easy. Getting the 8 bolts off of the gearcase and removing the top can get a bit messy as the gearcase holds 15 Oz. of gear oil. (Easily replaced with non-detergent gear oil from a local auto parts shop.
This is a Whirlpool / kenmore Serviced Manual PDF for top load, direct drive washers:
Lay the machine down (after disconnectYing power and hoses, remove the pump (two clips), the motor (two screws hold two clips on the motor), lift and set the motor aside.
Remove two 1/2 inch bolts for the motor mounting plate and three 1/2 inch bolts for the transmission.
Pull the transmission, remove the clutch (there is a spring clip that holds the clutch on the main agitator shaft), and remove the 8 screws carefully the transmission holds 15Oz of 80-90 weight gear oil.
You should be able to either re-seat the cover or make a thin gasket using automotive "liquid gasket seal" products.
If you don't have simply a bad hose, it's likely that the leak is from the pump that empties the tub.
This washer is made by Whirlpool and it is probably present on the Sears Parts website as an illustration which you can use to determine in advance how tough it might be to replace.
Sears can supply parts for thousands of non-Sears appliances but if you find the pump is leaking, check your area for Johnstone Supply who appeals to trades people but refuses no one and their prices are often 40-60% cheaper than a dealer's.
Sears Parts Dept.
Enter your model number on that page to search.
Unfortunately, that pump is one of the really cheap parts one finds in many machines and a frequent failure.
This is a common problem and is related to the control board. Depending on the serial number of your unit you may be eligible for a replacement of the board under a recall program. Call Whirlpool and give them the model and serial number to see if your unit qualifies. I have a Sears Oasis, made by Whirlpool, that had the same problem and they sent the part and a technician to install it for free.
Go to: searspartsdirect.com and list the full model number without the decimal point. You will get a series of drawings of various parts of the machine. If it has a belt, it will be listed. You can order whatever is necessary for repair from this site. Hope this helps!
more than like ly the pump head is stripped
it happens alot with the direct drive washer
loosen the two screws on the back corners of the controil panal
flip the control over
disconnect the lid switch connection
pop the two cabinet clips on the corners under the control panale
roll the cab inet forward and off the unit
the pump will be right in front of you
type in your model number
you will find the pump
its a verty easy repair
and your done
check the center shaft of the old pump
for signs of stripping