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WHDSR315DAWW General Electric Washer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the WHDSR315DAWW
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Washer would not pump out

  • Customer: RONALD from BRADFORD RI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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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!

hole in hose

  • Customer: hirfa from lake worth FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
order part. replace

I bought this second hand and it had no hose

  • Customer: Maryellen from Englewood FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video you provided and I could't believe how simple it was. I'm 67 yrs old and I just followed the video instructions.

Water on the floor

  • Customer: Damian from Cypress TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We discovered water on the floor every time we washed clothes and hoped it wasn't the tub or something more structural. Luckily, it was just a busted drain hose. Went to the local home improvement stores and couldn't find the right part. Found PartSelect online and found it easily. From order to receipt took three days...from box to installation < 10 minutes.

broken dampening strap

  • Customer: Priscilla from Beverly MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video, read installation instructions.
Replaced four broken dampening straps, washer is quiet and all is good.

Original pump failed, leaking at shaft seal.

  • Customer: Gerald from Corpus Christi TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced pump. New pump same manufacturer and model, but better built; however, base plate not same, requiring that I swap it for the original. Also, pump suction inlet is straight-in, whereas original has 90 degree connection. Disconnect power, and remove old pump. Purchase a 1 1/2" I.D. auto radiator hose, cut off use the 90 degree bend; it's a perfect fit to pump conn.; use a 1" PVC coupling on other end socket to mate to the washer drum convoluted drain hose socket. Throw away the crappy original G.E. hard-to-use spring hose clamps and use stainless steel automotive type gear clamps instead. WARNING: Do not try to bend, stretch, or kink the rubber tub drain hose to fit up to the pump without installing an elbow; the installation geometry must be exactly the same as the factory-designed installation. To finish the job, power up and run the machine through several cycles with the front cover off to check for leaks. You will also see why the rubber drain hose must be reinstalled as described above. This washer does not ramp down speed when in the spin cycle, and when the motor stops, the drum makes a sudden 15 to 30 degree rotation, stretching the drain hose to it's limit. Finally, keep your hands out of the machine when it's running; the motor, belt, and transmission drive can cause some real damage if you get tangled up in them. Pay attention to what you are doing; if you are confused by my little dissertation, hire someone qualified to do the job for you.

My washer did not agitate. It would spin and the motor sounded like it was agitating.

  • Customer: Ronna from Warm Springs OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled the top of the agitator off (the softener dispenser) then pulled the agitator itself off. I had to pull with some force. I used the socket wrench to remove the bolt on top of the agitator coupling. I then pulled off the old agitator coupling, replaced it with the new part. Used the socket wrench to tighten the new bolt. Lined up the slots on the new coupling with the agitator top, it slid on with a little resistance. The last part to replace was the softener dispencer.

Could not advance the timer to start the cycle

  • Customer: Richard from Ford VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Use a flat head screw drive to push the clip off the timer stem which holds the knob, which is behind the knob, pulled old knob off, place new knob on timer stem, used needle nose pliers to push new clip on timer stem to hold knob on

The plastic Start knob broke

  • Customer: Rene from Winter Garden FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just push the new knob over the metal pin

Washer would no longer spin---dry rotten belt

  • Customer: Joshua from Cumberland Gap TN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Gently turned washer over onto its front. Removed bottom metal panel (3 or 4 screws on each side). Removed old belt. Installed new belt. NOTE: The new belt is a tight and perfect fit, therefore it will not want fit on to both pulleys/ rotating discs. I have found the best method is to start the belt on the disc that drives the belt. Then place as much of the belt over the disc that sits below the washing machine drum as is possible(the spinning part)and then turn the belt by hand and the belt should pop on to the disc. If the belt goes on easily you may have the wrong belt as the belt must be tight to achieve the traction necessary for the washing machine to spin. HOPE THIS HELPS!! A screwdriver may be handy in helping to pry on the belt. Good look.

The knob that sets the time/cycle was slipping.

  • Customer: John from McLean VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I went on Utube and watched a video. Explains exactly what you have to do. A real skinny pair of electrical pliers helps to get the plastic pin out. The replacement knob comes with a new pin. This repair actually does take less than 15 minutes.

Agitator paddles broken because I had a big brush in the wash load.

  • Customer: Michael from Apache Junction AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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First I removed the softener dispenser then I grabbed the agitator at the bottom and with a tug completely removed it. I took the new part out of the box and lowered it down over the hub in the bottom of the washer and gently pushed it until it snapped in place. Then I re-installed the old fabric softener dispenser and the job was complete.

knob would not engage washer cycles it would just spin

  • Customer: Jim from Coventry RI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the clip with needle nose pliers pulled the knob off,put the new knob on and replaced the clip.

washer wouldnt fill; would start agitating with no water

  • Customer: tom from newark DE
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the dual water inlet valve

broken knob on dryer

  • Customer: joseph from no. attleboro MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
pushed replacement knob on shaft of dryer. machine works better than new. took less than 24 hours from time of order to time of delivery to my house.
All Instructions for the WHDSR315DAWW
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