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WJRE5550H1WW General Electric Washer - Instructions

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Agitator did not move

  • Customer: David from Albion MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
With the instructions found online, this was a quick easy repair. I used youtube to have video to show the method. Used rope to pull up agitator, used wrench to loosen bolt and then put back together. Part was delivered really fast, I recommend Partselect.com for the parts you need!

broken dampening straps

  • Customer: kenneth from mazeppa MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed front of washer and removed top of washer very easy to replace 4 dampening straps (2 straps were broken replaced all 4

Bought the unit used and noticed when i opened the front of the washer indications of the pump leaking and some rust on the pump/motor bracket.

  • Customer: james from baltimore MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First i noticed a small leak coming from the pump assembly dripping onto the motor/pump bracket with indications that it had been doing this for some time.Looking @ this i then took the pump/motor assembly off cleaning the inlet and outlet of pump off so i could plug one side of the pump while blowing into the inlet side of the pump verifying that the gaskets around the pump assembly was in fact leaking.Replacement was very easy.Purchased a new pump/motor assembly from parts select and received it in three days.Used a flat tip screw driver to press on top front clips pulled away from front of washer then up and off.The pump/motor assembly only has two screws holding it down then i pulled off the electrical connector after that used channel locks to remove both inlet and outlet hoses off pump.Installed new. very easy

water leak at drain hose extension

  • Customer: WILLIAM from HAMPTON VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the drain hose clip and pulled the old broken drain hose extension out at base of washer rear... pushed the new drain hose extension into washer and screwed the new drain hose clip inot place two screws... very simple very easy very fast... problem solved

NO HIGH SPEED SPIN

  • Customer: ROBERT from MILWAUKEE WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
IT WOULD AGITATE BUT NOT THE FINAL SPIN AND NO CODE ON DISPLAY OR L.E.D. THE LED WORKED I HAD A GREEN ONE ON INVERTER I FOUND THAT THE FUSE (IN THE WIRING BEHIND FRONT PANEL )WAS BLOWN OR OPEN PROBABLY A ELECTRON BLEW THE FUSE LOL WELL THEN I REPLACED THE FUSE WITH AN AUTOMOTIVE FUSE HOLDER AND INSTALLED A 10 AMP FUSE WHICH WAS BLOWN AND WENT THROUGH THE TEST CYCLE AND I GOT NOTHING FOR AGITATE OR SPIN (DOHH) SO THE CHART AND ONLINE SAID BAD MOTOR / INVERTER I ORDERED ONE AND RECEIVED IT IN 4 DAYS INSTALLED IN 20 MINUTES AND WENT THROUGH THE TEST CYCLE WITH RED L.E.D. AND IT PASSED SO I REASEMBLED TOOK OUT MY FUSE AND INSTALLED A JUMPER WHERE THE FUSE WAS AS INSTRUCTED IN LITERATURE WITH THE NEW MOTOR AND IM DOING LAUNDRY AGAIN THANK YOU

Water was not draining from washer

  • Customer: Jesus from Casa Grande AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My wife calls me and says that the washer is not draining water so I was like "great"...here goes more money. After I tried draining, cleaning, checking for leaks, I looked up possible causes and came across the water pump. I have bought from parts select and I love this website so I jumped on here, found the causes, diagram, installation videos, and cheap parts. Added to cart, paid, and was here in about two days. I disconnected the electricity, opened the front lid, took off the two hoses, unscrewed the pump, swapped in the new one and hooked it back up. The washer works like new, took me about 10 minutes. Thanks Partselect!!!!

A banging noise while the machine was washing.

  • Customer: Terrance from Eldom MO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was done like the video suggested to do and in the order. And it worked well.In the step by step procedure.

It had a broken belt.

  • Customer: Mike from Madisonville KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just did a google search and found a video that shows to use a zip tie to hold the belt to the big pulley and simply turn the drum and the belt goes right on. Then cut the zip tie off and you are ready to go. Took all of 3 minutes to change the belt from start to finish.

Non-agitation

  • Customer: Denise from Harpers Ferry WV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My washing machine would not agitate. I looked online for the possible repair solutions under GE website. All I needed was my model number. I typed in the model number and it gave me possible solutions. I ordered the parts from part select. Once they came in, I then went online to find video of how to repair the machine. When I found the video I needed I began disassembling my machine. I pulled the agitator off with a brisk tug and used my socket wrench to unscrew the coupler nut. Once that was off, I installed the new coupler tightened the bolt and installed the agitator. I filled the machine enough for a small load and sure enough, it worked! I did not need to use the belt, but I will have it on hand if I need to. I saved on separate shipping. VERY PLEASED!

Noisy washer, especially while spinning.

  • Customer: Olle J from Albert Lea MN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Take off front. Take off top. Pull off agitator. Pull off agitator coupler, after removing bolt holding in place. Attempt to remove hub nut, no joy. Wound up cutting the nut with a Dremel tool and chiseling the nut off. Closer inspection revealed a bad transmission. Due to the cost of the transmission, we will continue to use the machine until it completely fails.

Small leak from a tiny hole in the drain hose

  • Customer: Kathy from Tallahassee FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply unclamped the lower end of the hose, then used the nut driver to release the upper clamp of the hose. Took it off, replaced it with the new hose and re-clamped both ends. It took me about 12 minutes to do this. Very easy repair!!

The machnica had recently developed a rumble during the spin cycle

  • Customer: Fred from Murphy TX
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The first thought regarding the light rumble during the spin cycle is that the bearing was going bad. Many of the other inputs on replacing the bearing included the problem with removal of the Hub Nut. Only one article noted a set of assembly instruction for the washer is clipped onto the upper rear panel behind the control knobs, but I did not see this comment until later. Not being sure where to start with diassembling the washer, I began by taking off the control panel and to my pleasant surprise I found a neatly folded set of detailed instructions. Following the instructions, I proceeded to quickly disassemble the washer until I got to the HUB NUT. The Hub Nut is an aluminum, 1 -11/16 inch, left hand threaded problem. My tool selection is somewhat limited, so after unsuccessfully attaching it with grippers and vice grips, supported with the liberal aid of a rubber mallet and plenty of WD40, I went looking for something with which I could a better grip on the hub nut. The grippers and vice grips would slide a bit when hit with the mallet. Also since the space is very restricted, a large wrench could not be used. I located a 9-inch pipe wrench, and with the rubber mallet the Hub Nut finally loosened after just a few hits. I replaced the old bearing which appeared to be in fair condition. While replacing the bearing has not solved my noise problem, I thought that my experience with the pipe wrench benefit someone else in their efforts to get the hub nut off without using a chisel.

Wouldn't pump water

  • Customer: Robert from Nampa ID
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old pump put in the new one

Banging noise when it was agitating

  • Customer: Timmy from Fairport NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed front washer cover (2) clips at top released with straight screwdriver . removed washer top cover (2) 1/4" head screws that are behind front washer cover. Then removed screws holding tub dampening straps (4)5/16" head from agitation drum housing from top, removed other end of strap from under side (4) 1/4" head screws. then assembled with new straps in reverse order. easy repair nice and quiet again.

would not start

  • Customer: Donna from Winchester VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced circuit board and housing, I have never done this before, but at this time, with the way the Presdent and Congress is taking everthing away, you need to save every penny. So I talked replaced it myself..and saved about $200.00.
All Instructions for the WJRE5550H1WW
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