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I have a Kenmore 90 plus Washer and it is leaking at the bottom out of a white piece that is fastened to the motor and the water exhaust tubes are attached to it. How do i remove that part. I have tried pulling the part off with no success. Any ideas

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  • Bob Henry Aug 21, 2010

    It came off and i put the part back but now it does not recognize when the the washer has enough water and overflows. So it never goes into the agitate cycle. Thanks for your help.

  • Bob Henry Aug 22, 2010

    Thanks for the response. It is definitely overflowing over the top. The water never shuts off. Not sure what you mean about the control panel.

    Thanks Again

  • Bob Henry Aug 22, 2010

    That did it! Thanks. One last question. My wife has just about had it with me fixing this old washer and dryer. I would like to buy a top of the line used washer and dryer. Do you have any suggestions. I looked at the Maytag Neptune but the reviews were terrible. I thought if anyone knows you would know.

    Thanks for all your help, i will give you the top rating.

  • Bob Henry Aug 22, 2010

    That did it! Thanks. One last question. My wife is finished with me fixing that old washer and dryer. Do you have any recommendations on a top of the line used Washer and Dryer set. I need a gas dryer. I looked at the Maytag Neptune but the reviews were terrible.

    Thanks for all your help i will give you a top rating.

  • Bob Henry Aug 23, 2010

    Macmarkus's help was outstanding he went way over and above what i expected.

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Hi,

welcome to Fixya.

The pump does indeed pull off...once the 2 metal brackets are removed. It an sometimes get stuck on the motor shaft and require a little more "persuasion" to come off.

The part number will be # 3363394.

Here`s a helpful link that will show you a complete "how to". It will also show you how to do the drive coupler if ever needed for future use. The machine used in the demonstartion is a Whirlpool, that is the manufacturer of your Kenmore.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-Px0vTohhg&feature=related

Let me know how you make out or if you require further assistance.

Thank`s for choosing FixYa today and good luck.

macmarkus :)

Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Aug 21, 2010

    Hi, glad to hear you where somewhat successful at least.

    As for the leak/overfill. Is it indeed flowing over the top or spewing out the side where the pressure hose connects to the air dome ? If so out the side, maybe that little clear pressure hose has come off the dome or if overflows the top, the other end where it connects to the switch in the control panel. If either is the case it will overfill or leak out the side, depending on what end is disconnected.

    It may also be a case of lint blocking that small clear hose or the dome entrance inside the outer drum...it is actually very common.

    Let me know what you find and we can go forward from here...if need be.

    Good luck again.

    macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Aug 22, 2010

    Hi again,



    I need to address your first statment off the top..."The water never shuts off". You mean while the unit is powered ON right ? Not all the time even if unplugged ? Because if it fills even when OFF you have a stuck fill valve open. If only when powered, then it is related to what I alluded to before.



    Let me know.



    Now the second part of your statment..."Not sure what you mean about the control panel".



    On the top panel where the timer is located, is the control panel. It is typically held in place by a screw on either side and then flips up & back when un-fastened.



    Did you have the cabinet off when doing the pump change, or did you do that from the bottom ?



    If not through the cabinet removal method, here`s how...( it also refer`s to possible pinched hose...the pressure hose I alluded to previously...scenario which will cause overfill )



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XIsK3W_Q...



    You can also go back to the previous post and click on the link I sent and that particular series of video`s is pretty helpful, even if at first somewhat annoying.



    Let me know how it goes.



    macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Aug 22, 2010

    Hello,



    Glad to hear you are up and running again. Good job , you just saved yourself in the range of $200 likely !



    As for your last question, "Do you have any recommendations on a top of the line used Washer and Dryer set"



    That is a matter of opinion, but since you're asking mine...I'd say status quo.



    What I mean is this. There have been lot's of advances or at least perceived advancment's ( opinion again ) in modern laundry system's, most of them for environmental reasons. While I'm all for thing's which help preserve our precious resources, I am also a money conscious consumer too, hence my desire to help folks fix things as opposed to dumping them every 5-10 yrs.



    That being said, if you are in the catagory of "give me the best money can buy" I'd say hands down Miele laundry system's. If you are more of the mind as I am...( thanks dad, ha ha ! I like things I can at least begin to understand how to fix ) and a limited budget ( as I am ) I would go with the tried and true top load Whirlpool made machines you presently have.



    They also make a very dependable machine in my opinion and dollar for dollar the best...and by and large still built this in the U.S.



    You can opt for a Gas dryer to match almost any of their washer's, as I would strongly recommend as well.



    I will also take a moment to mention to you I wouldn't suggest the Maytag Neptune machines you referred to...unfortunately. Maytag had a reputation of building quality products for nearly a 100 yrs.( starting with farm machinery believe it or not ) until they built the Neptune.



    The problem with the Neptune is not so much it's mechanical engineering, I think they are excellent in that regard, it lye's within the control assemblies. Do some searching around on this site ( FixYa )as well as "google" and you'll see many testimonies to what I'm referring to.



    In closing if you can find a good refurb or second hand topload washer & dryer built by Whirlpool ( Kitchen-Aid, Kenmore, Roper, Estate, Whirlpool, Inglis...and that's just the ones which come to mind immediately ) that is the direction I would be most comfortable in steering you these days, not to take anything away from the modern energy efficient front-load machines such as Meile, Bosch, Asko, AEG, Samsung, LG or even Whirlpool frontloaders, it's just my opinion.



    I hope you found this helpful and will take a moment to rate my assistance and leave a testimony should you think it's warranted.



    Good luck going forward once again.



    macmarkus :)

  • Mark MacDonald
    Mark MacDonald Aug 23, 2010

    Hi reh144,

    I don't know if you received my post in reply to your last inquiry ( what washer/dryer I would suggest ) but if your machine is now fixed I'd just like a follow-up from your end. All that is needed is for you to select the solution from me "accepted" and the post will come down from the "still unsolved" list.

    Let me know of course if you have anything else or didn't see my recommendation response.

    Regards,

    Macmarkus :)

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