Return to the Laundry Room Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Is it difficult to replace pump on washer?

Posted by bookert (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 5, 11 at 11:04

Trying again for some guidance here....
The drain pump on my GE Harmony is getting quite loud. It's a vibration/loud humming sounding sound. Make sense??
Would replacing it quiet it?
How do I check it?
Now.... if I need to replace it, can someone please give me step by step instructions so I can do it myself? I am female, but am more than willing to do it.

Thank you for your help, it's appreciated!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Is it difficult to replace pump on washer?

Try looking up your model number at SearsPartsDirect.com, which should have a parts diagram that should give you an idea of where the pump is located on the machine and what's involved in disassembly.


 o
RE: Is it difficult to replace pump on washer?

dadoes,
Thank you!
Does the noise I'm hearing "sound" as if the pump is going bad?


 o
RE: Is it difficult to replace pump on washer?

I'm not intimately familiar with the Harmony units. If there's an obvious unhealthy noise when the pump runs, then clearly something is amiss. Trick is to determine conclusively that it's the pump at fault. If the noise occurs during spin, the main motor is spinning the inner basket at the same time the pump is running, so could be either. If there's a neutral drain period before spin and the noise occurs at that point when the basket is not spinning, then that's a more definitive indication that the pump itself is at fault at least partly if not fully.

Could be debris of some ilk caught in the pump, rather than the pump actually going bad.

All these newfangled electronic machines have diagnostic routines to test/run individual components or a quick-test cycle. There should be a technical service sheet stashed somewhere on the machine, typically inside the control panel, that outlines the tests.


 o
RE: Is it difficult to replace pump on washer?

dadoes,

I will have to double ck. whether there is a neutral drain period. I'm thinking so. I think it's right at the beginning, before the spin kicks in.
Hmmmm.. not thought of debris being in there.
Any idea how I check that out?

The only drawback of the units is the water hose connectors are plastic at the unit. They are a bear to reconnect! Otherwise they leak! Arg! Very poor design for sure! The threads strip just a bit each time you disconnect them.
I wonder if they can be replaced? It doesn't look like it, but maybe a call to GE will answer that question.

I will see if I can get inside the control panel to have a look for the tech sheets...

Many thanks!


 o
RE: Is it difficult to replace pump on washer?

I sent a bit more info via a msg to your GardenWeb profile.


 o
RE: Is it difficult to replace pump on washer?

Maybe try some teflon tape on the hose connector's threads. That may give them enough sealing power to help. Otherwise it's probably time to replace the whole valve assembly.


 o
RE: Is it difficult to replace pump on washer?

dadoes,

Oh wonderful! I will ck it out!
Thank you!

itguy08,
yes, we already tried that, but since the ends of the connectors are buggered up (spelling?) there lies the problem. It's very hard to get the threading even started and if it's not perfect it cross threads and leaks. arg..
The valve assembly can be replaced?? Never knew!


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Laundry Room Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here