Question about Whirlpool WTW5300SQ Top Load Washer
I have a Whirlpool WTW5300 SQ washing machine and it just started leaking water out the front. We checked it out and noticed it was leaking from a white plastic part under the washer. Possibly the pump? How can this be fixed? Please help!
The water pump is the front and has probably failed.
To access the pump, lift the console by one of three ways.
1. Look in the back of the console, in each corner there will be a screw, unscrew until the console can be pushed forward.
2. The trim on either side can be pried off from the top, grasp and pull forward to expose to expose a screw.
3. Insert a putty knife under each corner, push to release a latch. With console lifted:
1. You will find a lid switch connector (white or gray in color). Unplug the switch from the connector.
2. There will be two brass colored clips. Place a flat blade screwdriver straight down into the opening on top of the washer and into the groove of the clip. Push the screwdriver down and away from you and the clip will release.
3. Open the lid of the washer and place your hand under the front rim of the opening (DO NOT grab the wash tub). Tilt and slide cabinet forward to remove.
The pump is mounted to the motor with two spring clips. Look at the face of the pump for any signs of melting or blistering. (grey bubbling)
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