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Is this a front loading Kenmore or a top loading machine. If you could send me the model number I could make sure I direct you properly. The model number can be found on a tag just under the lid or inside the door.


Posted on May 12, 2010

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  • re_ac_slater May 12, 2010

    model # 11026912691

    top loaded

  • Philip May 12, 2010

    Thank you!

    Here is how to get the motor off.

    -Run the machine in a drain/spin cycle to remove as much water as

    -Unplug the power cord, if you
    wish to have more room to work it may be beneficial to remove the hoses
    from the machine as well (your call)

    - Tip the machine up so you
    can work under the front, be sure to support it so it does not fall on
    you. You can also lay the machine down while working on it, just be sure
    lay it down slowly and gently.

    There is a diagram at the bottom
    of these instructions, the numbers in parenthesis on these instructions
    refers to the part number on the diagram.

    - In the front center
    bottom you will see a white colored pump (22) with 2 hoses on it. There
    are spring clips(21) that will release the pump, use a flat blade
    screwdriver to pry them off then pull the pump straight off the motor.
    You can leave the hoses on or if you want more room you can take them
    off, but you will need some towels to clean up the water if you take
    them off.

    - Remove the 2 screws (23) from the clips holding the
    motor on. Unclip the wire harness (20) from the motor and pull off, it
    may be stiff.

    - Remove the 2 spring clips (17) from the motor
    the same way you took them off the pump. Pull the motor off.

    - Stand machine back up and
    reconnect all hoses and cords.

  • Philip May 12, 2010

    For some reason the image did not come through, trying again. Let me know if you have any questions



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