LG front load washer not draining

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Old 07-09-18, 12:49 PM
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LG front load washer not draining

I called support and because of local circumstances and lost receipts etc. I am not covered by warranty. I don't mind replacing the drain pump, but what is the best way to get the replacement pump? Any and all help will be appreciated. Regards, Jim
 
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Old 07-09-18, 12:52 PM
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Model number: WM8000HVA
Serial number: 509KWPV5L488
 
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Old 07-09-18, 04:11 PM
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Here is the part # 4681EA2001T Sears has it for 38.23 here is the diagram for washer
https://www.searspartsdirect.com/mod...Term=WM8000HVA
Part k340 under drum.
Google part # and usually a lot of sites will have it.
Before you go to far take the pump clean out off and stick your finger in hole in side, Sometimes a pin or something will get stuck in there I think you can reach impeller from there and should turn.
 
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Thanks Pugsl, that's way better than I expected. You are great, but now that I have seen the drawing, I'm not so confident about my skill at removal and replacement. Has anyone got suggestions about where to start? I'm pretty mechanically inclined, but that's quite intimidating. Thanks for any help, Jim
 
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Old 07-10-18, 05:45 PM
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Not a easy one to replace. !st take top off, next remove console, take spring off boot and disconnect from front. Front will come off don't forget screw in clean out. Retired several years ago and forgot how pump is mounted.
 
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Thanks but too late for that procedure. I have some heavy movers blankets so I covered the front and laid it over. That gives me a good view of the drain pump. I disconnected the main line from the tub but I can't find anything in the impeller chamber yet. More to follow tomorrow. Bedtime now. Good night.
 
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Old 07-11-18, 04:07 AM
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Never tried it that way. Some of the guys said they could get it out from bottom but I never tried it.
 
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Old 07-11-18, 11:46 AM
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I got it out and the motor runs but it is a little jerky. The couplings look bad. Here are photos of both the impeller and motor couplings.
 
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Old 07-11-18, 04:39 PM
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If motor run jerky I would replace both pump and motor.
 
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Old 07-11-18, 07:32 PM
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I can't wait to see how the coupling looks like on the replacement unit. I'll run it with the old pump to see if it's still jerky. I think the jerkyness was due to the tore up coupling. I don't know how the coupling could have so much damage after such a short usage time. I'll send photos of the new coupling. Meanwhile, good night. Jim
 
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Old 07-12-18, 03:20 AM
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That is a different coupling from the one's I used to work on. Curious to see new one.
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Old 07-14-18, 07:38 AM
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Hmmm... the replacement motor is here and it's all one piece. That is to say that the impeller and motor rotor do not come apart. Here is a photo. BTW I plugged it in and it runs smoothly. I should have taken a picture of the whole pump assembly because I'm not sure how to rotate the assembly parts before I screw them down.

Sorry, I lost the photo of the rotor/impeller assembly.
 
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Old 07-16-18, 01:45 AM
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Well, I got it all stuffed back in there. There's really only one way it can all go together properly. I just tried all the wrong ways until it looked right. I guess it was dumb luck that caused me to attempt to remove the pump from the bottom. It was really easy. On this model, it requires that you remove two screws from bottom before the pump will come out
 
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Old 07-16-18, 04:22 AM
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Good job retired now so don't think I will ever see one again Thanks for update.
 
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I forgot to paste the photos

 
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Thanks..........................
 
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Old 07-17-18, 08:54 AM
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Repost smaller version of pix:




Sorry, for some reason they are not showing up.
 
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