If you are having issues with your washing machine knob, you’ve come to the right place. This detailed guide will give you easy-to-follow steps on how to deal with these problems. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get right to it…
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How To Replace Washing Machine Knob — Quick Fix
Here’s what you’ll need to do in order to replace your washing machine knob…
Step 1. Run some garden wire or fishing line around the knob and pull both ends of the wire firmly until the knob pops off.
Step 2. Take out your new knob and snap it into place on the control panel assembly.
Washing Machine Cycle Knob Not Working — Solved
If the cycle knob on your washing machine isn’t working it indicates that the user control board has failed. This board is responsible for controlling each cycle. If the user control board is damaged, you’ll need to replace it. Click here to learn how to do this.
Note: This fix can be applied to other washing machine knobs.
Washing Machine Drain Knob Not Not Working — Fixed
If the drain knob in your washing machine isn’t working, it indicates that the drain pump is defective. you’ll need to replace the pump assembly. Here’s how to do this…
How To Replace Top Loader Washing Machine Pump
Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace a damaged drain pump in your top loader washing machine…
Step 1. Shut off your washing machine’s water supply and unplug the power cord from the outlet before starting this repair in order to prevent electrocution or water leakage.
Step 2. Insert a tool such as a putty knife under the top panel to release the two retaining clips. Lift the top panel and support it.
Step 3. With a Philips screwdriver, remove the screws at the bottom of the front panel. Pull the panel upwards and lift it off the machine.
Step 4. Disconnect the two electrical connectors attached to the drain pump assembly.
Step 5. Squeeze the clamp on the hose attached to the drain pump assembly using a pair of pliers and slide them out of place. Pull the hose off the drain pump (some water will spill, so keep a rag nearby).
Step 6. Take out the mounting screws holding the drain pump to the cabinet using a Philips screwdriver. Pull the pump assembly out of your washing machine and set it aside.
Step 7. Remove your new washing machine drain pump assembly from its packaging. Install the new pump assembly in the cabinet and use your screwdriver to apply the mounting screws.
Step 8. Connect each electrical connector to its appropriate terminal on the new washing machine drain pump.
Step 9. Connect the outlet hose to the port on the drain pump and secure it by sliding the retaining clamp into place.
Step 10. Snap the front panel back onto the cabinet and use your screwdriver to apply the screws at the bottom. Lower the top panel and snap it onto the cabinet.
Step 11. Turn on your washing machine’s water supply and plug the power cord back into the outlet. Test the washing machine to make sure the issue has been fixed.
How To Replace Front Loader Washing Machine Pump
Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace the drain pump assembly in your front loader washing machine…
Step 1. Unplug the power cord from the electrical supply before starting this repair in order to prevent electrocution.
Step 2. Use your Philips screwdriver to remove the screws at the back of your washing machine holding the top panel. Slide the panel backwards about an inch or so, and lift it off the machine.
Step 3. Squeeze the clamp on the dispenser hose attached to the top of the tub and slide it out of place. Pull the hose off the tub.
Step 4. Pull the detergent drawer out and press the tab inside to release it from the housing completely.
Step 5. With your Philips screwdriver, take out the two screws on the metal cross-piece securing the detergent dispenser to the control panel. Slide the dispenser out if place and set it aside.
Step 6. Remove the four screws at the top of the control panel with a Philips screwdriver. Pry the panel off the machine.
Step 7. Disconnect all the electrical connectors attached to the control board assembly (ensure that you take note of where each connector goes). set the control panel aside.
Step 8. Open your washing machine’s door. With a flat-blade screwdriver or a pair of needle-nosed pliers, carefully remove the retaining wire around the door boot seal.
Step 9. Peel the boot seal off the door opening. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the three screws holding the door lock to the cabinet.
Step 10. Open the lower front access panel of your washing machine and pull the emergency drain hose out of the retainer. Place a container under the hose. Pull the hose’s cap off and let any water stuck in the machine drain out).
Step 11. Once all the water has drained out, put the hose’s cap back on. Use your screwdriver to remove the two screws in the drain pump filter housing. Remove the four screws at the top of the front panel.
Step 12. Carefully lift the front panel off the cabinet and set it aside. Place a towel or rag on the floor around the drain pump to catch any water leakage.
Step 13. Use your pliers to squeeze the clamps on the hoses attached to the drain pump assembly and slide the clamps out of place. Pull each hose off the drain pump (water will spill out).
Step 14. With your Philips screwdriver, take out the screws at the front off the machine holding the pump assembly. Pry the plastic cover off the drain pump and disconnect the pump electrical connector. Pull the drain pump assembly out of your washing machine and set it aside.
Step 15. Remove your new washing machine drain pump from its packaging. Connect the electrical connector to the new pump assembly and snap the plastic cap on.
Step 16. Install the new pump in the cabinet and apply the two screws at the front with your Philips screwdriver to secure it.
Step 17. Connect each hose to its appropriate port on the new pump assembly and slide the retaining clamps in place.
Step 18. Carefully snap the front panel back onto the cabinet. Use your Philips screwdriver to apply the two screws in the drain pump filter housing and the four screws at the top of the front panel.
Step 19. Open your washing machine’s door. Reach inside the machine and put the door lock back into place. Secure the door lock by applying the screws.
Step 20. Fit the door boot seal back around the door opening (make sure the seal isn’t damaged). Use either a flat-blade screwdriver or a pair of needle-nosed pliers to fit the retaining wire around the seal.
Step 21. Connect each electrical connector back to its appropriate terminal on the control board. Snap the control panel onto the machine and use your screwdriver to apply the four screws at the top.
Step 22. Move the detergent dispenser back into place and apply the screws on the cross-piece to secure it. Slide the detergent drawer into the housing.
Step 23. Connect the dispenser hose to the port at the top of the tub and slide the retaining clamp into place to secure it.
Step 24. Snap the top panel back onto the washing machine and apply the screws with your Philips screwdriver to secure it.
Step 25. Plug your washer back into the power outlet and turn the water supply valve back on. Try running a wash cycle to make sure everything works as it should.
Washing Machine Door Knob Broken — How To Fix
Here are the steps you’ll need to take to replace a broken washing machine door handle…
Step 1. Prevent any chances of electrocution by unplugging your washing machine’s power cord from the outlet before starting this repair.
Step 2. Open your washing machine’s door. Using a nut-driver, take out all the bolts on the door hinge securing it to the front of the machine. Carefully pull the door assembly off the washer.
Step 3. Turn the door assembly over and use your Philips screwdriver to take out the screws holding the inner door frame. Carefully pry the inner door frame off the door assembly using a flat-blade screwdriver. Set the inner door frame and glass aside.
Step 4. Using a pair of pliers, carefully pull the central pin out of the door handle. Take the handle, spring, and main door pin off the outer door frame (ensure to take note of where each piece goes).
Step 5. Take your new door handle assembly out of its packaging and carefully fit all the pieces onto the outer door frame.
Step 6. Snap the door glass and inner door frame onto the outer door frame and use your Philips screwdriver to apply all the screws.
Step 7. Mount the door assembly onto the front of your washing machine and apply all the screws on the hinge with your Philips screwdriver. Open and shut the door a few times to make sure everything works properly.
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