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57731H8WW General Electric Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for 57731H8WW parts

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All Instructions for the 57731H8WW
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Clothes were still Wet after Spin Cycle and I could smell something burning like Electrical type smell.

  • Customer: Mark from Keithville, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unfortunately this did not solve my problem. After further inspection I still have the burning smell and the washer cuts off after it Agitates for a few seconds then in a minute or so it will Agitate a few more seconds and then cut off again. I also replaced the control panel still have the same problem. I would say it is the motor but the motor works fine in Spin Cycle. As for the Pump replacement it is very simple just follow the instruction Video on this site and 15 minutes later your new pump is installed. I will keep the pump since my new Washer uses the same part. P.S. The burning smell is not coming from the belt. It's almost like some kind of circuit protector is tripping and then a few minutes later it lets the washer start again.

washer kept filling, won't aggetate

  • Customer: John from St. Louis, MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The pressure hose was my problem. It seemed to be connected and did not have any visible holes. When I blew in it there did not seem to be a leak. After trying some tubing from the hardware store that worked sometimes but not always I decided to get the manufacturer part. I realize now that the pressure has to be exact for the switch to work correctly. You can check the switch by blowing into the hose from the tub end, it should start to cycle once the pressure changes. If the switch works try replacing the hose even if you can't find a leak and use the manufacture part to get the correct pressure. Good Luck.

switch was hard to turn and knob broke off

  • Customer: Fred from Gila Bend, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used 1/4 nut driver and removed the 3 screws and pulled the top toward the front to give a little more room. removed the hose and plug in and turned the switch after prying the keeper off of the holder. I tried putting the switch back with the hose on and it just did not work removed the hose installed switch and then put the hose and the plug in and on put cover back. worked ok. thank you.

Selector knob would spin and not grab selector dial.

  • Customer: Rudy from San Leandro, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just pull up on the knob and remove the clip with needle nose pliars. Remove the knob, remove the dial and now install the new dial, the new knob and the replacement clip. The new knob comes with a new clip as well.

Water wasn't being pumped out.

  • Customer: Richard from Ridgeland, MS
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The pump would stick and not pump the water out from time to time. I have removed the pump before and cleaned it so to replace it wasn't much different for me. The instructions on the web site were pretty straight and easy to follow.

Old Dryer Hose started leaking

  • Customer: Jamie from Plainview, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Popped the clip onto hose, pushed into dryer hole and tighten bolts (bolts were on the dryer from previous hose, the hose clip or hose doesnot come with new bolts)

Three broken off veins on the agitator

  • Customer: Robert from Bradford, VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Couldn't get the agitator off by pulling up, then thought about it and got 2 carpenter claw hammers, inserted one on each side and puled up evenly on both and off she came. Sprayed the slots with WD Forty and popped the new on. THANKS saved us a lot of money!!!

Replace knob

  • Customer: Michael from Bowdoin, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It went well, but the new knob just spins freely. It doesn't grab. I'm not happy!!

Leaking at housing

  • Customer: dennis from harwinton, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This was not hard to do.removed top screws and back plate screws. Water inlet valve has 3 screws and a hose clamp.this job was thirty min. tops.goes back together much faster then taking it apart.

Shaking and making loud noise

  • Customer: Gustavo from Harlingen, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed three screws from back panel used putty knife to remove front panel and dampening strap were there to remove.

The timer knob no longer engaged and moved the stem

  • Customer: Bryan from Poland, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used needle-nose pliers to pry out the little c-clamp that held on the timer knob, then easily pulled off the knob. I used the vacuum cleaner to clear the broken plastic teeth from area surrounding the stem. Then I simply pushed on the new knob. Whole job took about 5 minutes.

Washer would not spin or agitate

  • Customer: John from Folcroft, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
A neighbor was getting rid of a non functioning washer that was a little over a year old and asked if I wanted it. I tinkered with it a bit, checking the obvious ie: belt ,voltage. I found Parts Select's site online and followed the troubleshooting videos and posts. To make a long story short it turned out to be an in-line thermal fuse. I now have a " new" washer thats working great. I also needed to replace the drain hose. All the parts from Parts Select were shipped quickly and authentic GE parts. Awesome, informative site. Thanks Parts Select !!

Loud noise when the machine was spinning and water leakage.

  • Customer: Harold from Littleton, CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the repair video at PartSelect.com The split ring was heavily corroded, and broken, just as in the video. I had some difficulty removing the tub seal, and the tub bearing, as they were a much tighter fit than demonstrated in the video. I was able to remove the tub bearing without damaging the outer tub by using a large socket, and tapping the tub bearing out. The transmission's ball bearing had failed due to water leakage, and was making noise. I had to replace the transmission as well. It seems as if the water seal in the machine is not adequate for this job. The washer now operates like new, but I know it will not last. It is my habit to change every repair part involved in a repair like this, so that I will not need to open the machine again. I did not change the 6 rib belt because the new belt did not fit. It had a different part number than the original.

selector knob was worn out ordered a new one

  • Customer: ANGIE from BARSTOW, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
recieved part in 3 days put knob in and was ready to go, good as new thanks

Washer tub leaking

  • Customer: Don from Branson, MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the YouTube video. Great help. The part was at my house less than 24 hours after I ordered. Great delivery! The repair was a no brainer even for a novice like me.
All Instructions for the 57731H8WW
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