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WJRE5550H1WW General Electric Washer - Instructions

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Clothes were still Wet after Spin Cycle and I could smell something burning like Electrical type smell.

  • Customer: Mark from Keithville LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set
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Unfortunately this did not solve my problem. After further inspection I still have the burning smell and the washer cuts off after it Agitates for a few seconds then in a minute or so it will Agitate a few more seconds and then cut off again. I also replaced the control panel still have the same problem. I would say it is the motor but the motor works fine in Spin Cycle. As for the Pump replacement it is very simple just follow the instruction Video on this site and 15 minutes later your new pump is installed. I will keep the pump since my new Washer uses the same part. P.S. The burning smell is not coming from the belt. It's almost like some kind of circuit protector is tripping and then a few minutes later it lets the washer start again.

washer kept filling, won't aggetate

  • Customer: John from St. Louis MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The pressure hose was my problem. It seemed to be connected and did not have any visible holes. When I blew in it there did not seem to be a leak. After trying some tubing from the hardware store that worked sometimes but not always I decided to get the manufacturer part. I realize now that the pressure has to be exact for the switch to work correctly. You can check the switch by blowing into the hose from the tub end, it should start to cycle once the pressure changes. If the switch works try replacing the hose even if you can't find a leak and use the manufacture part to get the correct pressure. Good Luck.

Broken belt

  • Customer: Thomas from Hopatcong NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The belt is very tight. Use a zip tie to old the belt on as you work it around the large pulley. Once it is on remove zip tie and turn the pulley enough times to line up the belt evenly then your done.

Water wasn't being pumped out.

  • Customer: Richard from Ridgeland MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The pump would stick and not pump the water out from time to time. I have removed the pump before and cleaned it so to replace it wasn't much different for me. The instructions on the web site were pretty straight and easy to follow.

Old Dryer Hose started leaking

  • Customer: Jamie from Plainview NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Popped the clip onto hose, pushed into dryer hole and tighten bolts (bolts were on the dryer from previous hose, the hose clip or hose doesnot come with new bolts)

the hose that came on the machine was too short for a mobile home hookup

  • Customer: Shirley from Kiln MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pullout the old hose and put in the. New hose. Did it myself, and I'm a 58 yr old female. Easy,easy.

Three broken off veins on the agitator

  • Customer: Robert from Bradford VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Couldn't get the agitator off by pulling up, then thought about it and got 2 carpenter claw hammers, inserted one on each side and puled up evenly on both and off she came. Sprayed the slots with WD Forty and popped the new on. THANKS saved us a lot of money!!!

Tub on washer quit moving.

  • Customer: Karen from McCalla AL
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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"Thought" the belt was the problem - ordered new belt - waited for belt to arrive - opened washer. Belt was in perfect condition - problem is the clutch. Next time husband will verify problem before ordering parts.

Friend thought the belt was slipping.

  • Customer: Timothy from Galesburg ND
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Changing the belt didn't solve anything. We took the console apart and there is a Troubleshooting Guide folded up in there. It has a Code List and a sequence to follow to determine the trouble codes. While there was nothing wrong as far as coding, it did lead us to confirm the discharge pump WAS working, even though there was no water coming out. The discharge hose was plugged.

Shaking and making loud noise

  • Customer: Gustavo from Harlingen TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed three screws from back panel used putty knife to remove front panel and dampening strap were there to remove.

Washer would not spin or agitate

  • Customer: John from Folcroft PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
A neighbor was getting rid of a non functioning washer that was a little over a year old and asked if I wanted it. I tinkered with it a bit, checking the obvious ie: belt ,voltage. I found Parts Select's site online and followed the troubleshooting videos and posts. To make a long story short it turned out to be an in-line thermal fuse. I now have a " new" washer thats working great. I also needed to replace the drain hose. All the parts from Parts Select were shipped quickly and authentic GE parts. Awesome, informative site. Thanks Parts Select !!

Loud noise when the machine was spinning and water leakage.

  • Customer: Harold from Littleton CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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I followed the repair video at PartSelect.com The split ring was heavily corroded, and broken, just as in the video. I had some difficulty removing the tub seal, and the tub bearing, as they were a much tighter fit than demonstrated in the video. I was able to remove the tub bearing without damaging the outer tub by using a large socket, and tapping the tub bearing out. The transmission's ball bearing had failed due to water leakage, and was making noise. I had to replace the transmission as well. It seems as if the water seal in the machine is not adequate for this job. The washer now operates like new, but I know it will not last. It is my habit to change every repair part involved in a repair like this, so that I will not need to open the machine again. I did not change the 6 rib belt because the new belt did not fit. It had a different part number than the original.

Washer tub leaking

  • Customer: Don from Branson MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the YouTube video. Great help. The part was at my house less than 24 hours after I ordered. Great delivery! The repair was a no brainer even for a novice like me.

Water was leaking at bottom of washer around bottom of tub

  • Customer: Larry from Porterville CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instruction videos on the web site & when I had the tub out I found a slight build up on shaft where sear rides. I used some emery cloth to clean the build up off so seal would work properly. I made a wrench from 1/4 x 2" x 18" flat bar & cut the center to fit the new nut for the tub. Would suggest if you don't have the ability to make one then purchase one as it is almost impossible to remove the nut any other way. Washer is working great again. We have purchased a key pad for our microwave, parts for a air conditioner & a pump for a washer which we still have as the service man told us ours was bad but found out it only had a guitar pick caught in the impeller.

Leaking Drain Hose

  • Customer: Greg from Pearland TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simple fix, unscrew the old hose. Exchange hoses. Screw new hose back in. The only thing to remember is to insert the hose to the second notch. It will leak water from the back of the machine if only the first notch is inserted.
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