I took my old Whirlpool washer apart to fix a drain hose that had come unclamped. My big problem now is trying to get it back together like it was before. (It is 21 years old). I followed directions on a web site with pictures. We can't seem to get the outside case to lock down. I can see there is a slot in the outside case way in the back that is supposed to fit over a little rise in the bottom of the rail of the inside washing machine itself, but as soon as we get one side locked in, the other one springs off. Same with the spring clips. I get one clip in and the other springs off. I think something must not be lined up quite right--it can't be this hard if one man can repair it and get it back together. (it has been rebuilt before) and got it back together. I would appreciate any suggestions.
how do I reasemble the cabinet after the repair is complete. It won't line up on both sides of the frame on the bottom of the machine.
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Re: RE: Putting whirlpool washer back together
I would agree with you, it sounds like it isn't going back together correctly. When I put the cabinets back on them, I first make sure all 4 of the spades sticking up from the base are straight and not bent over. Next I grasp the hole the lid covers towards the front and lift and pull it towards me so the bottom of the cabinet is closer to me than the top. Next, I use my foot to push the bottom of the cabinet under the bar that goes across the base of the machine. Then I tilt the top of the washer back towards the machine. I wiggle the sides, until the cabinet seats into the spades coming from the base. After it seats properly, the clips should be lined up properly to be installed.
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Well I have a Roper Top Load Washer, bought it in 1998 ,no problems til back 6 years ago we had someone come fix it. My problem was the same wouldn't drain or spin. The problem was it was clogged, in the front when you lift off the washer casing theres a white piece connected to to tubes that drain. well there was my daughters pair of underwear in there and a couple small socks. He took them out put it back together and worked ever since. Until earlier tonight we had same problem so we took it apart ourselves and found my boyfriends sock in there took it out and put it back together and works great again. So far so good. Hope this helps Good luck. Tammy
Check the drain line for kinks or obstructions. Check the pump. Remove the hoses from the pump and use a flashlight to look into the suction port. Look for anything clogging the pump (like the occasional stray sock) and check the pump impeller. Make sure there are no broken/missing blades and that the impeller will spin freely. If any blades are broken/missing or if you cannot get the impeller to spin freely, the pump is defective. Hopefully it's just a clogged pump, drain line, or a jammed impeller.
pump failure is not common!! however, remembering to remove objects from our pockets, or washing stringy stuff like rag rugs, or cutoffs with fringe, etc is common.. foreign material will wind itself around the armature of the motor causing noises and poor pumping performance. you can access the pump by removing the kick plate below the door. if you are so inclined you could remove the pump and check for and correct any blockages or other troubles that can be removed. however if the pump does need replacement its not a tough job, just cumbersome and time consuming to keep it neat for the customers sake. 137108100 -
about $90 depending on where you look.. hope this helps, best of luck, ttfn
Most of the time the hoses are attached with spring clamps. Just use a pliers to squeeze them together to allow you to remove them. Take off both hoses. Scoop out as much water as you can first. You may want to pull the machine forward about two feet and then tilt it back to the wall to prevent remaining water from spilling. Pump is only held down by two screws. Take them out and inspect the pump for obstructions and remove coins and other objects from the big hose.
this machine has the pump directly atached to the pump assy, so if the motor is runnning your pump will drain water. more likely is that when you put the unit back together perhaps you didnt plug the lid switch assembly bak in. if there is no lid switch detected the unit will not drain or spin and when it gets to that mode it will simply stall out. no noise or anything. will fill, agitate but not spin and/or drain/ check the lid switch!
ok I know this is a problem heel i had trouble doing y first few but i learned a trick 1. make sure your front feet are off the ground at least 1/2 inch if they are rusted or broken place a screwdriver under the black rails. ok 2. wirh the cab. in front of you open the lid andhold it under that lip tilt it forward and then slide it toward the unit look down the lid hole you want the front edge to line up first as you slide it down there are two flat pins sticking up on both sides about 7" back fron the front corners these must fit into the cabniet you then drop it down slowly put the left clip on first then place you hand down the back right side pull it forward and install your other clip one note the fill dispenser will need to get under the cabniet before it will seat properly. connect your lid sw and close the console. let me know if this works and please rate this help
you need a new one of these. i took mine COMPLETELY apart and found the impeller jammed. the impeller is a magnet in a sealed plastic carrier with an electro magnet around it. the electro magnet energizes , the two opposing fields spin the inner magnet ( just like a fish tank filter good idea actually!) the inner magnet on mine had a slight crack from factory causing vibration and allowing debris past the seal then jamming the impeller. to check yours drain it with the small drain tube, then get a towel or two and place around the unit at the floor.pull the large black drain cover off and after the gushing tidal wave look inside. you will see the white impeller. try turning it with w screw driver , pen or whatever. you may be able to remove and then clean / reassemble and be good as new. i only needed two tools to tear the machine apart. a Phillips screwdriver and pliers to get the clamps on the pump (2) and the clamp back on the door to drum gasket.