How to Repair Washing Machine

There are many kinds of washing machines, so different problems may come up. However, this guide on how to repair washing machines that leak may prove helpful.

Required Tools and Materials

Hoses and hose fittings
Towel
Replacement drain pump (if required)
Soap
Replacement gasket, if required
Propane torch if required
Locking wrench
Spanner wrench
Drift punch
Hammer
Safety gloves
Safety goggles
Screwdriver
Socket wrench with extension
Replacement hoses if required
Rag
Adjustable pliers

Hose and Hose Fitting Problems

Step 1

Use the adjustable wrench to loosen up the couplings.

Step 2

Remove the screws on the hose. Wipe the hose fittings clean with a rag.

Step 3

Check the hose. If it is damaged, get a new one. If it is not, clean it. Put it back in place with the adjustable wrench.

If the Tub Gasket is the Problem

Step 1

Lift the agitator top. Use the socket wrench to take out the seal and stud on the agitator. If the agitator has two components, remove them both.

Step 2

Open the splash guard tabs on the tub. Use the screwdriver to remove the steel clips. Remove the splash guard.

Step 3

To repair washing machines with tub gasket problems, take out the center column locknut. Use the spanner wrench or a hammer.

Step 4

Remove the basket from the washing machine. Remove the clamps and take out the water-level air hose and drain hose. Use the socket wrench for this task. Use a locking wrench to take out the tub bottom springs. Take out the spring brackets and the frame of the tub.

Step 5

Remove the metal drive block from the agitator shaft top. If it won’t come out, heat it with the propane torch. Hammer it.

Step 6

Move the tub side to side and take it out. Squeeze the gasket on the tub bottom. This has to be pushed into the bottom. Put in the new gasket.

Step 7

Put some soap at the agitator shaft. Assemble the washing machine. Turn it back on.

Tips and Warnings

Make sure you have the washing machine manual. It may have some useful information on how to stop leaks. Make sure the unit is unplugged before you try any sort of repair. You should also wear safety goggles and gloves. This will keep you safe from possible injuries.

Keep in mind that washing machines have different features. Before you attempt to repair washing machines, get familiar with its parts and components. This will make it easier to identify, remove and install the necessary components.

Rate this guide

Related Posts