Over the course of a year’s time we have had to replace every working part in our washing machine. Sound expensive? It was. And yet, if we paid to have it fixed, well, with all the money we would have spent we could have afforded to buy a new washer and a dryer with all the bells and whistles! (Yes, I repaired that too) . So, I fixed whatever broke and got on with it. Of course, when it came time to replace the drive shaft I gladly let Bob take over, because it was hard work and required strength that I just don’t have…
As we set to work,
we began to wonder if the nut that holds the wash drum in place on the drive shaft would break loose…
Would we have to call the repairman after all?
I’m happy to say it did, and we proceeded to gut the works.
HINT: This is a very good opportunity to remove all the water deposits
and detergent residue that have built up on the drums!!! 😉
No job is complete until it has been inspected by the resident Kitty Inspector Number One!
He is always on the job when there is serious work to be done…
This was a very big job!
And so it was that last week, that the annoying loud hum which had become so familiar to my ear suddenly stopped. (I was washing new apron fabric) The spin cycle started and I could hear the water swooshing in the drum and not going out…
The water pump had failed. It finally just gave up and quit.
So, it was off to Parts Select again to buy the part I needed.
I ordered it that morning.
It was delivered next morning!
I fixed it in about an hour.
It was a very easy job.
Unplug the wiring, take out two bolts, and release two hose clamps.
Well, OK, those two blankety-blank hose clamps will be replaced with the screw tightening variety…
If I ever have to do this again.
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If you are new here, then you may be wondering why I am so partial to Parts Select.
Well it isn’t royalties or paid endorsement, I can tell you that!
It is because of fair pricing, ease of finding the parts I need,
and the how to do it videos!
Like this one! 😀
Thank you once again, Steve!
So, are you a do-it-yourself kind’a person, or do you prefer to let the professionals do it for you?