Thomson washing machine pump
Judy and Bill aboard SV BeBe <yahoogroups@...>
As many of you are aware, one of the potential part failures on the Thomson washer is the pump which empties the machine. When it fails, your washer will stop in either the Rinse or Spin cycle with a tub full of water. A emergency water drain hose is taped to the front of the washer, untape it and drain into a bucket(s). You can use a shop vac to remove the remainder of the water by opening the pump clean-out located on the front of the washing machine, lower right facing.
We found a 230volt/50htz replacement pump at Espares in the UK (http://www.espares.co.uk/friend/K2QBPH4G). eSpares Ltd, 13-14 Chelsea Wharf, 15 Lots Road, Chelsea SW10 0QJ. customerservices"at"espares.co.uk or 0844 375 3 375. They will credit me back £5 if you use "Friend Code is K2QBPH4G" Don't need to do this, just thought I would make it clear to all of you...apparently this is the way they market.
The pump is a "Universal Askoll Washing Machine Magnet Motor Pump (ES1087464)" at £9.99 inc VAT. It is not an exact replacement, but bolts up to the pump housing with no modifications and no problems...BTW, washer wire color code is Grey for +L and White for -N. Remove the right side facing side panel for access. To remove the pump, remove the two wires, remove the four hoses and the 1 mounting screw. Make note of orientation of the pump housing and you will find that the pump can mount to the pump housing in various orientations so pick the orientation that fits back into the machine.
I had it shipped to the US because someone was flying out to meet us in the Greek Islands. My total delivered to Houston cost was 27.8O USD via PayPal.
I hope this helps someone out there.
BeBe, SM2k, #387
Currently Greek Islands