Models > WHDRR418G1WW > Instructions

WHDRR418G1WW General Electric Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for WHDRR418G1WW parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the washer repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the WHDRR418G1WW
316-330 of 353
Search Instructions
Keep searches simple, eg. "belt" or "pump". Need help?

Timer knob lost its "teeth"

  • Customer: Ben from Covington LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed and replaced knob and dial by hand. Very simple.

broken tub strap

  • Customer: larry from Steamboat Springs CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
follow youtube vid. simple

Old pump not working.

  • Customer: Dean from Altoona PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
When I received the replacement part, I was shocked at the small size compared to original equipment. I doubt the new part will last 12 years which is how long the original lasted. I installed it anyway because I did not want to wait for a better one from some other company. The new part was easy to install, but was not worth the price because it surely will not last.

Water pump failed

  • Customer: John L. from Mandeville LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pull front cover and changed pump. Your delivery of this part was remarkable. Thanks for such good service.

Washed an old bath mat who's rubber backing completely disintegrated clogging drain tube and burning out pump.

  • Customer: catherine from windsor locks CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This site and buying experience WOWED ME!!! After realizing what happened, I searched how to open up a washer, since I had never done it before. My search brought me to your site, which had an excellent 'how to' video for my exact problem of replacing the pump! I ordered the part, which was delivered to my door in LESS than 24 hours! Unfortunately, there was undrained water in the washing machine so while undoing the clamps on the old pump, the water drained on my kitchen floor, so beware of that issue. Because of the positioning of the pump, the clamps were a little tricky to redo, but completed without too much difficulty. I also had to 'unplug' (with a coat hanger snake)the drain tube connecting the pump to the back of the washing machine so it could flow to the outside drain pipe. This was the best internet buying experience I have ever had! Thank you so much! I fixed a 15 year old washing machine for about $40.00!!! (And I am a 57 year old grandmother ;-) Woohoo!!!

broken knob and awitch

  • Customer: Clifton from Monroe MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed rear panel replaced switch had to put larger wire terminals on the switch was large we than the old index. Replaced panel put new knob re.pair complete

could not use timer knob

  • Customer: shirley from new columbia PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
used a long nose plyer to pull out the clip ,removed the assembly ,put the new one on and put in the new pin done.

cycle select dial would not turn

  • Customer: Larry from Newton NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled clip up with pliers, pulled knob off and slid new one on.

Washer wasn't agitating

  • Customer: Sandra from Seattle WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We couldn't get a repair to come out - were told to buy a new because it would cost too much to fix. I did not agree. I pulled the agitator off and discovered it was not working and the agitator coupler was spinning. I ordered both and put them in myself. My washer now worked like new! All for less than $100. The service guy wouldn't eve come out for less than $175 and that did not include parts!

noisey, leaking water

  • Customer: Daren from Bloomington IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My repair started by reading the reviews on partselect.com that helped me to understand my problem and then described how I can fix it myself. My washer was making a loud noise and leaking water right above the transmition. So I figured a bad bearing was causing the noise and the failing tub seal caused the leaking water. This was fourth time taking the washer apart since I have replaced the motor, tub hub, and agitator cone over the years. So I was familiar with the dismantling process which made the job alittle quicker. This job was the most extensive diamantling yet because the outer tub had to be removed and turned over to remove the motor and trans assembly to access the tub seal. What was really helpful was the instructions I found behind the control panel explained step by step on how to remove the parts. Reassembled and started washer, was still alittle noisy because some rust had formed on the trans parts from the water leak on it, but after a few cycles that wore off and now it is like normal again.

would not drain

  • Customer: Eddie from Spotsylvania VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
watched Partselect video and followed instructions step by step

Leaking drain hose

  • Customer: Eula from Harlan KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled washer out. Removed cold and hot water hoses. Removed old drain hose. Cleaned up water. Placed clamp on new hose. Inserted hose. Screwed in screws that attaches clamp on washer. Inserted rubber tube into drain pipe. Inserted hose into rubber tube. Tightened clamp on rubber tube to seal drain hose and prevent blowback of drain water. Tested for leaks. Returned washer to its permanent location.

new tub seal still leaking.

  • Customer: john from Morris IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Usual water leak from the tub seal after a few years. This allows water to seep between the tub bearing and the transmission output shaft destroying it and allowing water into the transmission itself usually locking up the bearings. I was fortunate. The transmission, although extremely noisy, wasn't locked up. The transmission output shaft is used as the surface the tub seal gland wipes against. Due to the zinc transmission casting, the surface the seal contacts was also corroded and 'grooved'. With a brand new tub seal installed, it still leaked due seepage past this groove. Normally, a new transmission would be in order. I repaired the old one using .008 brass shim stock and silicon RTV type sealant. Choice here was $200 for a transmission on a 5 year old washer or $69 for a piece of shim stock from the hardware store. Coat the housing around where the seal sits with a thin layer of RTV and wrap a single layer of shim stock around it secured with rubber bands until the RTV sets. Using an xacto knife, cut off the excess shim forming an extremely accurate 'butt' joint. Give it a once around with emery cloth for the sharp edges. This provides a new brass surface for the tub seal gland to press and seal against plus filling the corroded groove with the RTV as a backing. Since the tub bearing is also severely corroded with excessive clearance slop allowing the tub to wobble wildly on spin, it too needs to be replaced or repaired. As-is, the new seal would be destroyed in short order. Ideally, one would replace the it but seeing as how it's a big job and the machine has other issues, it wasn't worth the effort to me. Cut the remaining shim stock into 1/8" or so strips about 1" long and feed them down, one at a time, between the transmission output shaft OD and the tub bearing ID while forcing transmission shaft in the opposite direction until the excess slop is taken up. Oil or grease the shimmed bearing and the repaired transmission shaft liberally then reinstall the tub an usual. As a safety measure, apply RTV to the transmission spline shaft where it fits into the agitator making a air tight interface. This will 'bubble' the transmission bearing and seal area away from water contact not unlike a glass turned upside down in a pan of water. Should head off additional problems. By allowing oil to 'seep' into the transmission along side the seal on the spline shaft when it was apart, it too was repaired and is no longer making the screaching noise when spinning and does it's normal amusing "Texas Two-Step" when washing that it hasn't done in a year or so.

Knob would turn but not advance cycles.

  • Customer: Vicki from Smithville MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video instructions and it was a piece of cake! I was reluctant because usually my "fix it" projects never go as easy as it's supposed to. lol This was REALLY easy. I have recommended this website to several people and will use it again if I have to replace other parts.

Washer would not pump out

  • Customer: RONALD from BRADFORD RI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the front cover off and tapped the motor on the old pump with the end of a screwdriver. The pump immediately started pumping,so, I knew it was the problem. Ordered the new pump and motor from PartSelect and received it in 2 days. Removed the old assembly and replaced it with the new one in less than 30 minutes per the video instructions on PartSelect's website. Wife is happy :) and I saved at least $100 bucks, probably more. Btw, a local appliance dealer where I bought the washer, wanted $63 for the pump/motor assembly and said it would take 4-5 days to get it. I paid $42 including shipping from PartSelect, and received it in 2 days!
All Instructions for the WHDRR418G1WW
316-330 of 353