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My name is ***** *****. I have an LG wm3001hwa washing

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My name is ***** *****. I have an LG wm3001hwa washing machine that wasn't draining. I've removed the washer pump, the washer pump motor, and the washer drain pump. The pump motor and the washer drain pump look completely identical and I can't tell it either still works or not or now which one goes on which side and there doesn't appear to be any specific part numbers on either part to differentiate the two? Are the parts exactly the same and would I be safe to put them back on the washer pump or either side?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: That's pretty much everyting. I would like to know if there is a way to tell if either the pump motor or drain pump is broken or not working and if the pump motor or drain pump are exactly the the same part or if there is a way to tell which part goes on which side of the washer pump?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for using this service, if you have been waiting do not worry or get upset. I am APPLIANCE-HVAC GURU a very experienced tech on here and I try to get to as many customers as I can. I just picked up your question now.

Please allow time for me to respond, sometimes I get the questions or responses late so please be patient as I have no control over the site issues. NOTE, I have nothing to do with your payment to the site and did not receive that money.

The drain pump and recirculating pump look the same but are different. They are parts K340 and K345 at this link


The right one when looking at it is the drain pump and the left one is the recirculating pump. You can test it for power when setting the unit to drain and spin to see if the right one runs and the left one should run when it is full of water and washing.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Since I've already taken both of them off I can't tell which one goes on which side. I can't tell which part is K 340 or K 345 ? I've attached pictures so you can see what I am working with. The only difference I can see is a different number on each of the parts that I circled in red. The stickers on each part I've been told have nothing to do with the part number and don't tell me which is which. Are you able to tell from these pictures which one goes on the right and which one goes on the left? And is there a way to tell if they are broken with how the fan spins while the parts are off? I really want to make sure I'm not putting the wrong one on the wrong side.
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 year ago.

The slightly smaller one goes to the left side port