This has happened to many of us at least once in our lives, and if it hasn’t happened to you yet, it more than likely will.
You are washing laundry and when you go to check to see why it is taking so long, you find that the washing machine is still full of water.
It hasn’t drained and it doesn’t look like it is going to any time soon. Typically, if your washer fails to drain, it is the fault of the drain pump. A faulty drain pump, while frustrating, is easy to replace and it only requires some advice, basic hand tools, and a new drain pump.
Replacing The Drain Pump On A Hotpoint Washer Dryer
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• Old Towels Before beginning any repair or maintenance on any appliance, be sure to disconnect the appliance from the electrical source. Failure to do so could result in appliance damage or personal injury due to electrical shock.
• On the back of the washer dryer, locate the plastic access panel. Remove the two screws holding it in place and remove the panel.
• Next, locate the pump housing attachment points and, using your screwdriver, slide the plastic pins to the left, thus removing the drain pump from its mount.
• Remove the two hoses connected to the drain pump. You will need the towels to catch any water that could leak out from the hoses or the pump.
• Disconnect the electrical connector from the drain pump and remove the drain pump.
• Install the new drain pump by placing the drain pump inside the washer and reconnecting the hoses. Be sure that the hoses are connected properly and that they are secure.
• Then, reconnect the electrical connector and install the drain pump back into its mount on the back of the washing machine.
• Reinstall the rear plastic access panel.
• Plug in the appliance to an electrical outlet and test for proper operation.
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