Washing machine pt.2
On December 22, 2013, the washing machine (LG top-loading, WF-T755A) was sad again. The last load, before going away, was washed, but still sitting in water.
- Remove the bulk of water by lowering the drain hose from sink-height to a bucket on the floor. Water drained.
- Once the water was low, the machine spun remaining content. So, the control unit, water sensor, and main motor, are all still functioning.
- Hang washing out
- Remove power and water supply
- Remove drain hose
- Remove back cover (2 screws)
- Remove 3 screws securing drain pump
- Remove drain pump
- Ordered a new pump motor. Some supplier sites list a 30W motor, others a 5W motor. Ordered 5W.
- Ordered a couple of lint filters while there; one of the old ones had a hole
- Total cost $85 including delivery
Went away for Christmas week. Arrived home Friday 27, parcel was waiting.
Reassembled 7am Saturday, ready to use.
Along the way I remembered http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_and_the_magic_washing_machine.html, and thought about the many people I met in January who live “below the washing line”, and even below the poverty line..