How to Replace the Shift Actuator in Your Whirlpool Washer

The shift actuator in your Whirlpool washer model WTW4855HW is found at the bottom of your appliance. Its main job is shifting your washer from agitate to spin. A faulty actuator can stop your machine from entering the spin cycle. Replacing the failed component is a fairly easy repair job that shouldn’t take much more than an hour. How to Replace a …

GE Recalls 200,000 Top-Loading Washers Due to Fire Hazard

While GE is one of the premiere appliance companies in the United States, even the greats are occasionally plagued by recalls. One recent recall involved roughly 200,000 GE Profile top-loading washers that were recalled in 2016 due to the fact that they posed a fire hazard. In fact, while washing machine recalls are infrequent, this was GE’s second recall involving washing machines …

How to Replace the Shock Absorbers in Your LG Front Load Washer

Your front load LG washer model WM2050CW is equipped with three shock absorbers that run between the appliance’s outer tub and the base frame. During a spin cycle, the shock absorbers reduce the movement of the washing machine’s tub, meaning the appliance won’t shake uncontrollably. When the shock absorbers become worn from age, they can weaken, which diminishes their effectiveness. If you’ve …

How to Replace Your Whirlpool Front Load Washer’s Door Switch Assembly

Washers are designed to turn on only when it knows the door is shut. But if your Whirlpool front load washer’s door switch assembly is broken, the machine can’t sense when you close the door. You can replace the part by ordering part #WP8182634 and following these steps: 1. Unplug your washer and turn off both water supplies. Whenever you are making repairs …

How to Replace Your KitchenAid Washer’s Timer Dial

If your washer’s timer dial is damaged, then it can’t hold onto the shaft or keep the arrow aligned with the washer’s position in the cycle. Replace the part by ordering a new timer dial, which is part #WP3957841 for KitchenAid washers, and follow these steps: 1. Unplug the washing machine and turn off both water supplies. Because you will …

How to Replace a Defective Lid Switch on Your Whirlpool Washer

Does your top load Whirlpool washing machine model WTW5520SQ fill-up with water, but never begins to agitate after you’ve closed the lid? If this malfunction sounds familiar, you may be dealing with a failing washer lid switch. The lid switch acts as a safety precaution. It stops the appliance from spinning while the door is open. When the part is defective, your …