Wash tube drive belt failure; water fill level intermittent low fill

ApplianceGeneral Electric Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

George From Hudsonville, MI

Oct 02, 2012

Ribbed Belt replacement; Isolate power; Remove Washer Front cover by inserting putty knife between top cover and front cover (front top edge), panel latches (1 each corner) will release front cover, tip cover forward, lift cover off at bottom. Wear cut resistant gloves to apply belt, first on small motor pulley (needs to be held in place), guide belt around larger tub pulley, (challenge is to keep belt on small pulley and pull belt onto large pulley using large pulley rotation to feed belt onto it. See others directions posted). Water Fill pressure switch replacement; with front cover removed, pull switch knob off shaft, remove (3) 1/4" screws at back, top edge of control panel and (2) 1/4" screws at top front corners securing top to frame. Pull top cover forward 3/8" releasing top back catches. Tip control panel forward, disconnect wired plug, pull off hose, use screw driver inserted between switch catch and panel cover stop while rotating pressure switch clockwise as viewed from front. Reverse process to reassemble.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Pressure Switch

Part Number: PS1018030

In Stock

6-Rib Drive Belt

Part Number: PS1482278

In Stock