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WBVH5100H1WW General Electric Washer - Instructions

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Water leaking from the door.

  • Customer: Brandon from Chugiak AK
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 105 of 117 people found this instruction helpful
I had to replace the door gasket because there was a small piece that had torn away, which caused large amounts of water to leak when the load of laundry was too big. Smaller loads of laundry would just produce a little bit of water.
Unsure of how to replace the gasket, I used a phillips screwdriver to pull the door and front panel off. I thought that this would be pretty simple, but I soon discovered that it wasn't as simple as removing several screws and pulling the pieces off. The door was easy, the bottom panel was easy, but the front panel was held in place by screws, plastic tabs, the front of the gasket (I'll explain later), and gravity by means of plastic supports. Trying to find and release the tabs, lifting the panel up and out was not self-explanatory. I finally figured it out, and it made changing the gasket out, a breeze. The gasket is held in by two diferent wire spring clamps/bands. One band holds the gasket to the outside of the tub, and the other band holds the gasket to the front panel. Before removing the front panel you must remove the first band which is cleverly hidden by the face of the rubber gasket. Just peel it back...it's in there. I was able to pull/pry this off with a screwdriver because I was not worried about damaging the old gasket. The second band had to be removed with either a 6mm/7mm wrench(I can't remember which) or a stubby phillips screwdriver. The stubby screwdriver is handy because of the proximity of the tubs counterweights. Once the final band is removed just peel the gasket away from the tub, after taking note of how it came off. Put the fully loosened band on the new gasket and fit the new gasket into place. It helped to have two sets of hands to work it around the tub, but probably not necessary. The wrench is necessary to properly tighten the band, because you cannot get enough torque on the stubby screwdriver.Once the gasket is in place you can re-install the front panel, and secure the front of the gasket to the panel. Install the band and it will secure itself by the tension of the spring. Put the door back on and you are ready to wash clothes.

Rear Tub Pulley became loose and deformed pulley shaft

  • Customer: BRETT from CLINTON CT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 77 of 91 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered new Parts. Removed old/worn parts. Found that the "hammering" from a loose pulley had worn and deformed the edges of the shaft where the flats are to accept new pulley.
Gently filed the flats with the flat surface of the file and filed the hump on the shaft that the "hammering" created. Take extreme caution to not file surfaces too much, because new pulley will be loose and the next step is to replace the drum shaft.($$$$) Pulley did not fit 100% (Had some slop) but that was from material being worn away from "hammering" effect. Torqued with Torque wrench and added green 609 loctite compound - this is meant to help adhere and take up some loose fit in assemblies. - Drawback to Loctite is most have to be heated to 300 to 400 degrees to remove, or pulley will need to be cut off and ruined, I further repair/removal of pulley is necessary. This is an Easy Fix/Replacement of parts.... The hard part is filing the drum shaft surfaces to accept the new pulley, and getting the belt back on - Belt is tight but needs to be stretched on like putting a bike chain back on.

Washer now spins and sounds like a dream!
- Good Luck!

Washing machine would cease functioning at the spin cycle and would not drain.

  • Customer: Trent from Shreveport LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 59 of 63 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the front coverfrom the machine. This is done by removing the 3 screws at the bottom of the panel. The panel then drops down and pulls straight off. The pump is located on the front right wall of the of the machine. You will notice a 2-3 inch diamete threaded cap on the right side of the front wall of the machine. This is the front of the pump and access to the filter. Place a large bucket under this cap and slowly loosen the cap. All of the water remaining in the machine will begin to drain (this could be a lot of water. Do not remove the cap completely so that you can quickly stop the flow of water if needed). Once all water is drained from the appliance, Disconnect the two hoses from the pump using a pair of pliers to looses the presure clamps, sliding the clamps back an then pulling off the hoses (be careful of any remaining water in the hoses). Then remove the two screws from the rear base of the pump that secure it to the bottom floor panel of the washer. Slide the pump slightly to the rear to free it from the fittings on the front wall of the machine and the lift the pump up. At this point, firmly pull out the wiring harness plugged into the top right side of the pump. Install the new pump by plugging in the wiring harness and resecuring the pump. Plug in the machine and run on the rinse and spin cycle to test.

The rubber gasket on my front loader had a rip in it and soap and water would leak out at the bottom making a nice puddle to walk in on.

  • Customer: Gerard from Pompano Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 59 of 63 people found this instruction helpful
I read and reread all of the installation repairs everyone had sent in. Everyone said on the average it would take 1-2 hours. I partly started the install myself and the ran into a problem. My wife was my helping second hands( second hands is a great help) and she suggested to either google or YouTube the repair. Within minutes I had found one on you tube and it help me tremendously. it had the exact model washer on the video and the install was a breeze. I would recommend looking up the repair cause they show step by step video and makes it a lot easier.

pump would not pump water out of washer

  • Customer: John from Farnham VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 34 of 39 people found this instruction helpful
I took the two drain hoses off with the pliers then only two screws that holds the pump. After that the two hot wires which are black and white. But remember to unplug you're washer since the pump is not grounded you don't want to risk being shocked. Hope thi helps. Plus i saved around 250.00 by repairing myself.

The door boot seal gasket ripped during a load.

  • Customer: ben from newaygo MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 22 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
I took the outer retainer clamp off and pulled the outer seal off the front of the washer. Then pushed the seal inward to see the rear seal and its wire clamp. Took a philips head screwdriver (short handel) and loosened the clamp. Pulled the clamp out and then the rubber boot. Put new boot on the tub (rear - this took a little while to make sure the seal was correctly in place.) Make sure the boot is lined up with the two hose connections. Intstall wire clamp, this took some time because there is not a whole lot of room to get your hands in there to tighten. Connect the two hoses to the boot and the boot to the front of the washer. Install outer wire clamp. Done.

Excessive mildew buildup

  • Customer: Caleb from Vancouver WA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 24 of 28 people found this instruction helpful
With a wife that doesn't check pockets before doing laundry, it's important to check the drain filter located under the removable panel below the door of our front loader washer from time to time. It had been a while since I cleared this filter and there had been some standing water and drainage problems with the machine for a time. I believe the standing water and the fact that our machine is located in an un-heated utility room in the house has lead to an excess of mildew buildup on the main gasket of the machine. I believed it too far gone to save. No leaks, just a nasty looking gasket. Anyway, the new gasket had obviously been improved from the original design. The rubber seemed to be thicker in some areas from the original and also included a handle of sorts that looked designed to ease future removals though it didn't help in the installation. The install is moderately difficult given the confined space to work with. Getting the back retainer ring in place and tightened down was very difficult. I would say it took about 45 minutes. I believe the new gasket is a better one than the gasket it replaced. Again it appeared to be bolstered with more material than the old one. This is a good thing considering the paperclips, change, and hair clips I found in the filter. FYI, a short narrow handled Philips head screw driver would have helps quite a bit. Anyhow, it's on and working just fine.

The washer stop and blinks in the RINSE MODE

  • Customer: Miguel from Jacksonville FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 19 of 20 people found this instruction helpful
I called a repair person to check my 15 months old GE front loader washer that stopped in rinse mode. After his inspection he said it was a deffected computer board and it would be very expensive to replace the 3 computers boards inside and it would be cheaper to buy a new top loader washer. The next day I lifted the top cover and found a taped plastic envelope with instructions titled “For service Technicians Only." On page 2, instruction on to how to enter the washer in to service mode and to test the washer:
Press : Signal, Delay, Signal, Delay (within 30 seconds of plug in washer)
Then rotate main knob to #102 and press Start:(the washer did a test for finding the problem) , and for me was : E22 , it means : replace solenoid valve assembly.
So I order the part from Partselect.com for $58.00 and my Washer runs beautiful, thanks to the instructions inside.

Machine would not function

  • Customer: Andrew from Dania FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 15 of 20 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the three screws behind the top panel and slide it back to remove. Removed control panel then the two lower screws on the front panel the spring around the front of the gasket and slid up the front assembly to remove. Door lock was on front panel held by 2 screws and then loosened clamp around back of gasket and the gasket removed easily. The installation was easy nothing special to do and the problem was solved.

water under washing machine

  • Customer: Felipe from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 12 of 13 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the front ring around door boot seal gasket, then I removed the interior ring whit a small screw driver and then put the new gasket back and the two rings and thats it.

Driving Belt worn/broken

  • Customer: Bernard from Antelope CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 15 of 23 people found this instruction helpful
First I unpluged electrical cord. removed the 4 screws
on the back panel. I then loosen the (1) motor bolt that
you can adjust for tightness after you put the new
drive belt on the round pulley. Make sure the bolt in the center of the round pulley is tight. The round pulley should not wabble. Make sure not to over tighten the drive belt on the motor. A slight play is fine. Put back
panel on and plug electrical cord. Run washer cycle
on and check. Should be OK.

leaky washer

  • Customer: nicole from round lake beach IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 11 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
we took the advice of you tube. my husband said "WONT READ DIRECTIONS BUT WILL WATCH A VIDEO" and he fixed it no problem. it took about 1 1/2 hours per unit.

rip on gasket (maybe from a caught zipper)washer leaked

  • Customer: Patrick from Linden NJ
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
  • 11 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
I was able to get the 1st metal ring After trying everything to get the 2nd ring off I ended up calling a repairman. It was just too hard for me get my hand into the area to loosen the ring. It took repairman over 1 hr to complete job of installing the boot. After spending o$300, I just just shook my head. Hats off to the other people able to do it.

stops at rise

  • Customer: Felipe from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 7 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
removed 5 screws, unscrew two more screws, remove the houses and disconnect the wires remove the watter valve.

Leakage developed from holes in drain hose

  • Customer: James from Cincinnati OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 6 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Two people make the job easier: the smaller on his back doing the work, while the other positions lights and provides tools. Remove bottom panel. Loosen and slide the two small spring clips back from fittings. Locate (out of sight in the back) and loosen the screw-type tensioner on large, upper clamp. Remove old hose and position clamps on new hose. Seat all hose fittings securely and reposition spring clamps. A bit of soapy water for lubrication can help. Tighten down screw tensioner on large clamp. Test by pouring bucket of water into washer.
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