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I have a Whirlpool Duet HT that has stopped pumping water - it started making an odd noise about the same time. I took the pump apart and it appears to me there may be excessive side and end play on the impellar shaft - though I don't know what normal is. The impeller just flops from side to side when it is turned. First question. How do I know what exessive play is? Second question. Can I just purchase the pump impeller unit and not the whole pump assembly (motor windings etc.)

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It appears your pump has failed in this instance.

For replacement parts - head on over to PartSelect.com or RepairClinic.com and enter in your full model number for a full parts listing.
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PartSelect has a great schematic database for locating the part on your unit and great "testimonials" for each part that often times includes HOW-TO information.
RepairClinic has pictures of each part they sell and also a great how-to and troubleshooting for basic repairs.


If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell.
In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.


Anything too complicated or beyond your scope should be handled by a professional.

If you think you want to tackle the repair - and have gotten stuck on a step - reply to your question and I will be glad to help you out.




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