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VWSR4150DAWW Hotpoint Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for VWSR4150DAWW parts

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All Instructions for the VWSR4150DAWW
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hot water only

  • Customer: John from Milford PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Unplug washer, turn off water and remove the supply hose, remove 5 torex screws remove panel disconnect two wire plugs remove 2 philips screws squeeze hose clamp remove old valve install new valve reversing directions

COLD WATER INLET VALUE DRIPPING/LEAKING

  • Customer: WILLIAM from HAMPTON VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Unplugged power cord and shut off water supply. Then removed both water hoses from the dual water inlet value using adjustable pliers. Next removed four (4) star screws on top of the control panel. This required the purchase of a #20 Torq Screwdriver from Sears costing $3.99 plus tax etc. Once the top panel lifted upward and to the left I was able to unplug both electricle connections on the water inlet vlaue. Next unscrewed two Phillips head screws holding the water inlet value in place. Installed the new water inlet value in reverse of above. Time to complete was 22 minutes. Very easy repair to accomplish.

Cracked Coupler

  • Customer: Maureen from Warsaw IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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We were lucky, the agitator came off on its own. Removed the coupler which cracked when a sheet got stuck underneath it! Replaced coupler and new screw/nut combo, popped on agitator. That easy.

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
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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 !!

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 set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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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.

Washer tub leaking

  • Customer: Don from Branson MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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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
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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
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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
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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.

One of the paddles broke from washing something that wedge in between one of the paddles and side of tub. Which broke the blade. Order the the part from Parts Select. Watched the Video how to change the Agitator. It was as easy as they said. Repaired it myself for least than $50.00.

  • Customer: Pamela from Locust Grove GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pull the Agitator out by hand no tools where needed. Took Fabric Softer dispenser off put it on new Agitator. Pushed the new Agitator on. Repair done. Sure am happy I did it myself. Service charge from repair company would have been a lot more then $50.00.
All Instructions for the VWSR4150DAWW
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