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57731H8WW General Electric - Instructions

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All Instructions for the 57731H8WW
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hole in hose

  • Customer: hirfa from lake worth FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
order part. replace

timer will not advance/will not start cycle

  • Customer: cyrus from Eureka CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I viewed the video provided by Parts Select. It was very helpful in providing the confidence I needed to get the repair done. Easily solved my problem in less than three minutes. Anyone can do this. The top plastic knob has slots built into it's shaft bottom that engange the bottom timer mechanism. These were completely worn out on mine, so that the top knob DID NOT ENGAGE THE TEETH ON THE BOTTOM PLASTIC RECEPTOR PART OF THE TIMING MECHANISM! The new part solved this problem. Works just like it did before. Thank you very much PartSelect for the prompt delivery of the parts and the instructional video! I hope this helps anyone else who experiences the same problem.

I bought this second hand and it had no hose

  • Customer: Maryellen from Englewood FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video you provided and I could't believe how simple it was. I'm 67 yrs old and I just followed the video instructions.

Water on the floor

  • Customer: Damian from Cypress TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We discovered water on the floor every time we washed clothes and hoped it wasn't the tub or something more structural. Luckily, it was just a busted drain hose. Went to the local home improvement stores and couldn't find the right part. Found PartSelect online and found it easily. From order to receipt took three days...from box to installation < 10 minutes.

broken dampening strap

  • Customer: Priscilla from Beverly MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video, read installation instructions.
Replaced four broken dampening straps, washer is quiet and all is good.

Original pump failed, leaking at shaft seal.

  • Customer: Gerald from Corpus Christi TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced pump. New pump same manufacturer and model, but better built; however, base plate not same, requiring that I swap it for the original. Also, pump suction inlet is straight-in, whereas original has 90 degree connection. Disconnect power, and remove old pump. Purchase a 1 1/2" I.D. auto radiator hose, cut off use the 90 degree bend; it's a perfect fit to pump conn.; use a 1" PVC coupling on other end socket to mate to the washer drum convoluted drain hose socket. Throw away the crappy original G.E. hard-to-use spring hose clamps and use stainless steel automotive type gear clamps instead. WARNING: Do not try to bend, stretch, or kink the rubber tub drain hose to fit up to the pump without installing an elbow; the installation geometry must be exactly the same as the factory-designed installation. To finish the job, power up and run the machine through several cycles with the front cover off to check for leaks. You will also see why the rubber drain hose must be reinstalled as described above. This washer does not ramp down speed when in the spin cycle, and when the motor stops, the drum makes a sudden 15 to 30 degree rotation, stretching the drain hose to it's limit. Finally, keep your hands out of the machine when it's running; the motor, belt, and transmission drive can cause some real damage if you get tangled up in them. Pay attention to what you are doing; if you are confused by my little dissertation, hire someone qualified to do the job for you.

Broke timer knob

  • Customer: Kelvin from Mebane NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used the piler to take off the old knob then install the new one.

Washer would no longer spin---dry rotten belt

  • Customer: Joshua from Cumberland Gap TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Gently turned washer over onto its front. Removed bottom metal panel (3 or 4 screws on each side). Removed old belt. Installed new belt. NOTE: The new belt is a tight and perfect fit, therefore it will not want fit on to both pulleys/ rotating discs. I have found the best method is to start the belt on the disc that drives the belt. Then place as much of the belt over the disc that sits below the washing machine drum as is possible(the spinning part)and then turn the belt by hand and the belt should pop on to the disc. If the belt goes on easily you may have the wrong belt as the belt must be tight to achieve the traction necessary for the washing machine to spin. HOPE THIS HELPS!! A screwdriver may be handy in helping to pry on the belt. Good look.

Agitator paddles broken because I had a big brush in the wash load.

  • Customer: Michael from Apache Junction AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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First I removed the softener dispenser then I grabbed the agitator at the bottom and with a tug completely removed it. I took the new part out of the box and lowered it down over the hub in the bottom of the washer and gently pushed it until it snapped in place. Then I re-installed the old fabric softener dispenser and the job was complete.

Timer knob and dial were no longer engaged, and we had to use a rubber gripper to turn the dial.

  • Customer: William from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered the parts, and got an email with links to repair videos specific to my problem. The videos made it look very easy. When I got the needle nose pliers and took a look for myself, I found it to be exactly like the video. I made the repairs in less than 5 minutes time.

The water was not draining.

  • Customer: FABIO from FAIRFAX VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I googled "water not draining washer" and found a video made by Partselect.com on youtube on how to replace the water pump for a washer. So, I went to their website and punched in the model number of the washer and found the water pump I needed in stock. It said it takes an average of 1.8 days for delivery. I ordered it on a Sunday and by Tuesday I had the part delivered to my front door. That night after work, I went down to the washer which I already had sitting face down on the floor with the back peeled off and the pump out from the weekend so I could compare how it looked with the online pictures. The new part came already mounted on a new bracket so it was just a matter of installing the bracket and hooking up the intake and output hoses. In order to make my job easier in the tight space, I removed the drain hose from the bottom of the wash basin by squeezing the pressure clamp with a large pair of adjustable pliers. I then installed the other end of the drain hose to the pump itself. I then hooked out the end of the output hose to the other part of the pump that pumps out the water to the sink. I first removed the clamp on the back of the washer that held the output hose to the back of the washer. That gave me more leverage to move the pump around for the installation. Once both hoses were clamped onto the pump, I used a ratchet socket wrench to install the two bracket bolts directly onto the base of the inside of the washer in the same holes using the same bolts as the old pump. Once that was tightly installed, I Hooked the other ends of the two hoses to the bottom of the wash basin and to the back of the washer respectively. FInally, I connected the ends of the two wires into the clips on the pump in the same order as the original pump. One white one black. Finally I screwed in all the short sheet metal screws that held the back washing machine cover on. It was about 12 screws. I then installed the drain hose with the original bracket to the back of the washer. Satisfied that everything was installed tightly, I stood the washer up and then hooked the water hoses back up to the faucets and tightened them snugly with the large adjustable wrench to ensure it did not leak. I plugged the washer back in, hooked the drain hose to the sink and then filled the basin up partially. Moved the control to the drain mode, and the water came out wonderfully. Note, when the pump was broken, I was able to drain most of the water from the wash basin by lowering the drain hose the a bucket on the floor and letting gravity do the work of draining it. I had to fill the bucket several times and dump it into the sink, before I was able to drain all the water out and then lay the washer face down on the floor to remove the back of the washer. Thanks for the part and quick delivery. I saved a lot of money on repairs by doing it myself.

wouldnt turn to wash cycle was turning manulie

  • Customer: Sharon from Mexico MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
its great and saved me lots of money enjoy my washer again

Agitator was not working during wash, would during end spin cycle

  • Customer: Heather from De Soto IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The worst part was removing the agitator. I finally found a thread that explained you have to pull directly up to release the 'clips' that held the agitator to the coupler. I used my kids' jumprope, tied around a thick, 4 ft. dowel, with the other end tied around the agitator fins. The key was making sure the rope was straight above the top of the agitator. It took my entire body weight on the dowel/lever to get the agitator to pop off, but it finally did. After that, repair took about 45 seconds. I was thrilled that the diagnosis (with the complete help of this website) was right and that was all it took. Coupler arrived within 2 days. I also ordered the belt, in case that was the problem, and a new nut (good thing, mine was rusted). Thank God this was the solution- especially since my 5 yr old has the stomach flu and I have lots of laundry- no time for the machine to be down! Fantastic customer service and help diagnosing problem on this site!!

had a pin hole in the drain pipe

  • Customer: ROBERT from Bynum TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
order the part and replaced it and it works just great! May I add never before have I had such an amazing experience in dealing with your company, your company shows pictures and I ordered the part in the late afternoon and I had it the next day, the diagram you show on your site was so helpful, you told us that the part now is replaced with a different #. Once again KUDOS!! to your co.

knob stripped

  • Customer: sandra from north windham CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
needle nose pliers to pull out old tab behind old knob. simply pop new knob on when you remove old. video gave me self confidence to do it myself.
All Instructions for the 57731H8WW
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