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VBSR2080W0WW Hotpoint Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for VBSR2080W0WW parts

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Washer was overflowing - would not turn water off

  • Customer: Joyce from Ballwin MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
WATCH THE REPAIR VIDEO! I followed the easy instructions and replaced the water level pressure switch in no time. It was very easy to do!

EXCHANGE AGITATOR AND SWITCH ROTARY

  • Customer: JOHNNY from EADS TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
TAKE OUT 1 1/4" BOLT, SLIDE ADGITATOR OFF AND NEW ONE BACK ON. THIS JOB ABOUT 5 MIN.THE ROTARY SWITCH I TOOK 3 SCREWS OFF BACK OF TOP HOUSING AND TWISTED OLD ROTARY OFF AND TWISTED NEW ROTARY ON. THEN EXCHANGED THE 4 WIRES ONE AT A TIME. ABOUT 15 MIN. FOR BOTH JOBS.

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.

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 !!

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.

Water was leaking at bottom of washer around bottom of tub

  • Customer: Larry from Porterville CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instruction videos on the web site & when I had the tub out I found a slight build up on shaft where sear rides. I used some emery cloth to clean the build up off so seal would work properly. I made a wrench from 1/4 x 2" x 18" flat bar & cut the center to fit the new nut for the tub. Would suggest if you don't have the ability to make one then purchase one as it is almost impossible to remove the nut any other way. Washer is working great again. We have purchased a key pad for our microwave, parts for a air conditioner & a pump for a washer which we still have as the service man told us ours was bad but found out it only had a guitar pick caught in the impeller.

Leaking Drain Hose

  • Customer: Greg from Pearland TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simple fix, unscrew the old hose. Exchange hoses. Screw new hose back in. The only thing to remember is to insert the hose to the second notch. It will leak water from the back of the machine if only the first notch is inserted.

Plastic pipe developed a tear and leaked drain water.

  • Customer: JOHN from BERKLEY MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off power, removed both water hoses, detached drain hose, noticed the plastic drain hose was splitting, entered the model number in a web search, ordered part from PartSelect. received part next day and reversed previous process. Tested repair and no leaks.

Tub would shake and the whole machine was threatening to jump

  • Customer: robert from bradford VT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
As the video described. The two rear dampening straps holding screws were only accessible from underneath making their installation much more difficult than the front ones which were accessible from the top.

Washer tub was banging around violently during spin cycle

  • Customer: Mark from Swanton OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After doing some research on the problem I decided that the rubber tub dampers were probably the problem. Replacing them was simple and straight forward after watching the video. A test spin after installation revealed that the problem still existed. This time I watched the bottom of the tub with a flashlight as the spin cycle began and I discovered that the concrete counter-weight was loose on its platform. General Electric had attached a 5 lb concrete block to the tub support with two self tapping sheet metal screws that had stripped out. I screwed the screws back in and added two nuts to the protruding screw bottom and locked them together. Problem solved. The main difficulty in this repair is reaching to the back of the washing while laying on the floor. And sharp edges on everything.

Washer was not agitating

  • Customer: Maud from Ellicott City MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used the video instructions sent to my email and everything worked perfectly as instructed.

loud noise when spining

  • Customer: nydia from melbourne FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did watch the video, that Parts Select included in an email. After that just follow the instructions in the video. You do need two people to do the job, since the belt needs to be tight. One for holding and one to tight the screws.

Hose pops off due to age and no clip

  • Customer: Keven from Columbia SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Put clip on new hose pressed new hose in drain opening installed new screws to hold hose in place. Placed other end of hose in drain line and placed zip tie around hose and hot water line to secure in place. Pushed washer back against wall and ran a load to check for no leakes

Bottom Heating element quit working after 30 years

  • Customer: Harry from Dills burg PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed several screws and removed element. Replaced same. Total ten minutes.
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