How Do You Replace a Washing Machine Motor?


To replace a washing machine motor, a person must first purchase the proper replacement motor and then install the unit in the location of the lug component of the washing machine. Midwest Appliance Parts has a number of washing machine motors available for purchase.

Midwest Appliance Parts has a number of machine parts available from manufacturers such as Admiral, Amana, Bosch, Crosley, Frigidaire, General Electric, Gibson, Hardwick, Samsung, Speed Queen, and Whirlpool. A user must first ensure he is purchasing the washing machine motor replacement part from the correct manufacturer. If the specific part is not available on Midwest Appliance Parts, a user can visit the Repair Clinic website to find the correct piece.

To install the washing machine motor, a user must locate the lug and bolt hole on the original machine, as listed by the Do It Yourself website. The new washing machine motor should then be positioned into the lug. Afterwards, the belt of the unit must be replaced. The tensioning bolt, washers and nut also require replacement. After the motor is in place, the wiring must be tightened and secured. This tightening can be done with a socket wrench. As of March 2015, a user should expect to spend roughly $100 on a new replacement motor and no more than a half hour replacing the unit.