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WHDSR316G1WW General Electric Washer - Instructions

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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)
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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:
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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!

selector nob would not wouk

  • Customer: RICK from SPICEWOOD TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove top panel, replace the compression clip, then replace'd the top panel, w/pliers, remove'd then plastic clip from the timer knob, remove old knob, install new one, DONE! I've never had a place that had all parts in stock, and at my door with-in 2 days! UN-BELEIVABLE! THANKS

Teeth Missing on Timer Knob

  • Customer: Bryan from League City TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the plastic pin, took the knob off, put the new one on, then replaced the plastic pin. EXTREMELY easy.

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

timer will not advance/will not start cycle

  • Customer: cyrus from Eureka CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I viewed the video provided by Parts Select. It was very helpful in providing the confidence I needed to get the repair done. Easily solved my problem in less than three minutes. Anyone can do this. The top plastic knob has slots built into it's shaft bottom that engange the bottom timer mechanism. These were completely worn out on mine, so that the top knob DID NOT ENGAGE THE TEETH ON THE BOTTOM PLASTIC RECEPTOR PART OF THE TIMING MECHANISM! The new part solved this problem. Works just like it did before. Thank you very much PartSelect for the prompt delivery of the parts and the instructional video! I hope this helps anyone else who experiences the same problem.

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:
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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.

Broke timer knob

  • Customer: Kelvin from Mebane NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used the piler to take off the old knob then install the new one.

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.

Washing Machine Squeaking

  • Customer: David from Jamaica Beach TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I laid the washer on its front and removed enough screws to fold the bottom out enough to reach it. I used a wire tie to secure the belt to main pulley and slipped it on the drive. This would have been nearly impossible without the install tool as it stopped the belt from slipping off of the drive. It was simple to turn the pulley clockwise to walk the belt onto it. The whole repair took about 1/2 hour, would have been less if I had used the wire tie at the very beginning.

The water was not draining.

  • Customer: FABIO from FAIRFAX VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I googled "water not draining washer" and found a video made by Partselect.com on youtube on how to replace the water pump for a washer. So, I went to their website and punched in the model number of the washer and found the water pump I needed in stock. It said it takes an average of 1.8 days for delivery. I ordered it on a Sunday and by Tuesday I had the part delivered to my front door. That night after work, I went down to the washer which I already had sitting face down on the floor with the back peeled off and the pump out from the weekend so I could compare how it looked with the online pictures. The new part came already mounted on a new bracket so it was just a matter of installing the bracket and hooking up the intake and output hoses. In order to make my job easier in the tight space, I removed the drain hose from the bottom of the wash basin by squeezing the pressure clamp with a large pair of adjustable pliers. I then installed the other end of the drain hose to the pump itself. I then hooked out the end of the output hose to the other part of the pump that pumps out the water to the sink. I first removed the clamp on the back of the washer that held the output hose to the back of the washer. That gave me more leverage to move the pump around for the installation. Once both hoses were clamped onto the pump, I used a ratchet socket wrench to install the two bracket bolts directly onto the base of the inside of the washer in the same holes using the same bolts as the old pump. Once that was tightly installed, I Hooked the other ends of the two hoses to the bottom of the wash basin and to the back of the washer respectively. FInally, I connected the ends of the two wires into the clips on the pump in the same order as the original pump. One white one black. Finally I screwed in all the short sheet metal screws that held the back washing machine cover on. It was about 12 screws. I then installed the drain hose with the original bracket to the back of the washer. Satisfied that everything was installed tightly, I stood the washer up and then hooked the water hoses back up to the faucets and tightened them snugly with the large adjustable wrench to ensure it did not leak. I plugged the washer back in, hooked the drain hose to the sink and then filled the basin up partially. Moved the control to the drain mode, and the water came out wonderfully. Note, when the pump was broken, I was able to drain most of the water from the wash basin by lowering the drain hose the a bucket on the floor and letting gravity do the work of draining it. I had to fill the bucket several times and dump it into the sink, before I was able to drain all the water out and then lay the washer face down on the floor to remove the back of the washer. Thanks for the part and quick delivery. I saved a lot of money on repairs by doing it myself.
All Instructions for the WHDSR316G1WW
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