How To Install Washer Pump 3363394 And 3363892

In this section we will talk about replacing the pump on a direct drive washer manufactured by Whirlpool. Whirlpool has manufactured direct drive washers under the following brand names, Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Estate, Roper, Maytag, Kirkland, as well as some other brands.

First and foremost, if the washing machine is full of water, you must use whatever mechanism you have handy to evacuate the water from the washer. If you do not, when you remove the hoses from the pump, you will have a major flood. The cabinet must be removed to gain access to the pump.

Disconnect the washer from the electrical supply. Once you have the cabinet off, locate the pump that is mounted directly in front of the motor. Using a screwdriver, pry up on the two retaining clips that hold the pump to the motor. Rotate the retaining clips 90 degrees to the left, and pull them forward off the motor. Grab the pump with both hands and wiggle it back and forth to pull it off the motor shaft. Notice that we did not disconnect the hoses yet. It is wise not to disconnect the hoses until the pump is pulled away from the motor. This will prevent any water from spilling into the motor, when the hoses are removed. Once you have the pump pulled away from the motor, you can use a pair of pliers to release the clamps that hold the two hoses to the pump. Have a towel ready to absorb the water that will leak out of the hoses when they are disconnected.

Before you install the new pump, use some Emery cloth or fine sandpaper to polish up the motor shaft, and remove any rust. Doing so will prevent you from having to force the new pump onto the motor shaft and potentially damage it. It's also not a bad idea at this point, to use a very small amount of grease or petroleum jelly on the motor shaft to help the new pump slide on. Now you are ready to install the new pump. Slide the hoses onto the ports of the new pump, and reinstall the clamps using pliers. The proper placement of the clamps is halfway between the end of the port and the pump. Look at the section of the pump that slides on the motor shaft and locate the flat sides. Make sure they line up with the flat sides on the motor shaft.

All you need to do now is reinstall the pump retaining clips by reversing the 90 degree turn that you used to take them out, and snap them onto the new pump. Reinstall the cabinet and you're done. It's a good idea to fill the washer completely with water, let it agitate for a few minutes, then pump it out, and look for leaks.