How to Successfully Replace a Water Pump in a Washing Machine

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If your washing machine is leaking during cycles, it may be that the water pump is defective, and needs replacing. It is possible to do this task yourself. Assuming you have checked and confirmed that the hoses and fixtures are not causing the leak, let's take a look at how to replace the water pump.

Replacement And Preparation

Make a note of your washing machine make and model number, and purchase a replacement pump from a supplier. You need to get the exact same pump that is already on your machine. You also need to remove the washing machine to the center of the room, so you can access and work on it, as most machines are placed against a wall, or under a work-top.

Once you have the machine in place, you can remove the bottom to access the part by placing the machine on its side. Take care with this part as you can cause an injury to your back if you don't take your time.


Begin by removing the hoses used for discharge. The hoses are usually soft and pliable, and some models will use clamps to secure them into place. Use a hand tool to loosen the clamps, and slip the hoses out.


It is common to secure the water pump in place by the use of springs, which are situated under the water pump itself. Use a screwdriver to carefully remove the springs. There should be two springs: one at the back, and one at the front. Once removed, put the springs in a safe place, as you will need to use them to secure the new water pump into place.

Remove the Old Pump

You should now be able to work the old water pump free from its position under the motor. If you are having difficulty doing this, try to move the motor as you free the pump to create some extra space. In some models, the pump will be held in place with fittings; refer to the manufacturer's instructions if you cannot remove the pump this way. Remove the fittings, and slip the pump out.

Install the New Pump

Replace the new water pump into the position which was occupied by the old pump. This is usually just a case of slipping the new pump into place, under the motor. If it refuses to go into place, try turning the pump around on its side, until it fits into place.


Once it is in place, set the springs back under the new pump, so that the pump is pushed up into the correct position next to the motor. Once this is done, you can reverse your actions to reassemble the machine, starting with connecting the soft hoses back to their fittings.


Once you have the washing machine back into place, and powered on, do a test wash, and check for any leaks. If it works without any hiccups, you know you've completed the job. If you're still running into problems, you can contact professionals such as EPG Electrical Plumbing Group Pty Ltd.


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