Proper Operation
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Pump Clip

Procedure for Removing and Examining the Timer

  1. Unplug the washer and insert the three-prong plug in three holes of the four-hole diamond on the rear of the cabinet, just below the console.
  2. Lift the drain hose out of the sewer drain pipe and hook it over the console.
  3. Turn the water off at the faucets for both inlet hoses and disconnect them from the faucets.
  4. If water was left in the tub following the belt failure, you will want to get as much of it out of the tub as possible. Start by bailing out the water with a large plastic picher or glass. Now you can work the washer out from the wall. Lower the drain hose into a shallow container so that the end of the hose is no more than 6 inches off the floor and the water will siphon out of the washer. Lift the end of the hose up a couple of feet if you need to stop the flow to empty the container.
  5. With the water out of the washer you can procede to lay the washer down on the front of the cabinet. If you have a dolley you can lift the washer up from the front of the cabinet and lay it front side down in a convenient place to work from the bottom of the washer. If you don't have a dolley, lay a rug that won't be damaged by a little water in front of the washer and then pull the washer over and lay it down with the front of the cabinet on the rug.
  6. Remove the two 5/16 inch sheet metal screws that secure the rear access panel and set the panel aside.
  7. Place an old rag or some paper towels on the cabinet under the transmission gearcase. Most gearcases will start to drip transmission grease when placed on their side. This is not a serious problem but you wouldn't want to leave the washer in this position overnight. The rag or paper towels will catch the grease so that when you tip the washer up again, the grease will not run down on the floor.
  8. Look back towards the top of the pump (back to your right and over the top of the transmission). Make sure that the circular metal clip securing the actuater lever onto the control valve shaft of the pump is in place.
  9. (Figure 1) This clip can come off. Shine a flashlight down to the right front corner and locate the pump pulley. The flapper valve lever will be just in front of the pulley. Check to see if the clip is where it belongs. If it's not there, look around on the floor under the pump.

Clip Replacement Prodedure

  1. You can replace the clip without removing anything. Put the lever back on the keyed shaft and slide the key back on the shaft. Hammer the clip down firmly against the lever using a pliers or wrench. Make sure that the clip gets a good bite into the shaft when you replace it or it will jump off again.
  2. It may be wise to replace the pump with a new one if there is any doubt that the clip will come off again.
  3. Replace the rear access panel and the drain hose. Move the machine back and test for proper operation.

Figure 1 (Return)

2-Port Water Pump