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WJRE5550H1WW General Electric Washer - Instructions

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All Instructions for the WJRE5550H1WW
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Washer Wasn't Draining

  • Customer: VITTORIO from PITTSBURGH, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
This was a easy job for the do it your selfer. I had no problem the part ,it was like the same one I took off. Now I know where to come for parts . It was perfect . Thanks again

Washer wasnt draining properly, yet you could hear the pump turning.

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Syracuse, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Blowing hard into the drain hose would force the water off the impeller and allow the pump to reach proper speed to correctly drain. Start by unplugging the machine. To replace the pump, I simply removed the front cover of the washer. There are 2 clips to release along the top of the cover, then carefully pry forward and then lift it off the bottom clips. There are two wires which were a bit stubborn to remove. Carefully wiggle and pull with pliers, and be sure to note which one goes where. There were 2 bolts to attach the pump to the machine, which I removed using a 1/4" drive socket set, the size of the bolt head escapes me - on the small side anyhow. Also two squeeze clamps holding 2 hoses, which were easily removed using pliers. Pull the hoses and watch a pint to a quart of water dump out on the floor. Reverse the process to install. The hoses are tucked back in there, so you may want a flashlight to make sure you get the clamps back on correctly. Replace the front cover, and dont forget to plug the machine back in and you are ready to rock.

Water leaked on floor

  • Customer: Steve from Ogema, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled front panel of washing machine, removed hose, installed new hose, and wipped up water.Simple!!!

the water, not get out (drain)

  • Customer: GABRIEL from COCOA, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
e.g. First I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires...) that were easy

Washer not empyting

  • Customer: William from Silver Spring, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed front cover, disconnected wires and hoses, reversed process

Washing machine quit pumpig the water out.

  • Customer: Kelvin from Richland Hills, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old one and installed the new pump, by removing the front cover and disconnect everything.

Washer would not pump water out into drain

  • Customer: Ignacio from Portage, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the Front panel with a screwdriver, poped right out. Disconnected the two wires, removed two clamps from hoses on pump, then two screws at base. removed old pump, installed new pump ,tighten two screws, reinstalled hoses and clamps to pump, then put front panel back on, job completed in less than 1/2 hour. tested washer, pump worked and drained tub. easy fix saved cost to repairman $150 plus part cost.
Thanks for the information , learned how to change pump from another repair story on your web site!!

Two out of Four Straps were Torn

  • Customer: Fred from Campbell, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
First I found out on the web how to open the washer's front cover.
For the strap in the front, it's relatively easy to replace a strep if your hands are somewhat flexible.
For the one in the back, I also needed to open the top dial panel, in order to lift the main lid connected to it, in order to then be able to reach one of the screws of the back strap. the other one of its screws I was able to reach from the front with a ratchet and extension from the front. Arms do get heavy from time to time, but overall it was manageable.

constant loose tub problem.

  • Customer: Edgardo from Sicklerville, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Remove agitator. Pry off with screwdriver. Removed agitator hub with socket wrench. Removed tub retaining nut with a pipe wrench and replaced with a new one. Tighten new retaining nut with a pipe wrench and by hitting with a 2 lb. hammer. After tightening, added 4 tub washers, before replacing agitator hub and tightening hex screw on top. Lined up agitator to hub and snapped down securely.

My washer started leaking water out of the bottom.

  • Customer: Wallace from Delbarton, WV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I pushed a small screwdriver under the top lid and pulled the front out and lifted it out or the way. The rubber hose had two clamps holding it. One you loosen with a flat screwdriver and the other one you squeeze with pliers to remove hose.Then replace hose and put front back on. It's very simple.

Noisey,out-of-balance spin cycle

  • Customer: FRANCIS from BRICK, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the two hex head screws from the broken strap and replaced it with the new one. The other three straps were not broken but I also replaced them, again, one at a time. This made sense,since the machine was at least ten years old.

The washer was making noise.

  • Customer: Matthew from Inwood, WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the front cover with a screwdriver, by locating and slightly prying the metal clpis back to release the cover. Then I removed one screw (only one visible) from the strap that hold the top cover/lid down. With a little prying, I lifted the lid up out of the way, and suspended it with a cord. I removed the old dampener straps and replaced each one at a time with the new strap. It was not to hard to get to the screws (I have large arms), and it only took me nearly a half hour to complete the task. It would have been easier if I used two different size nutdrivers, but it was easy enough with an adjustable wrench. Then simply put everything back to together in reverse order of how I took it apart. The wife was impress that I fixed another thing around the house.

The outlet hose developed a leak.

  • Customer: susan from beverly, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screws/ bolts wtth a pair of pliers, attached the new clip onto the hose. ( I did have to push quite hard and was worrried I may break it) Then I screwed the clip back onto the machine. It may be good to include new screws in the bag with the clip, mine were pretty rusty after the machine had leaked.

Old drain hose starting to leak

  • Customer: Arnold from Menlo Park, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled washing machine away from wall. Cut tie strap on old drain hose. Used socket set to unscrew old drain hose clip and pulled old hose out of washing machine. Inserted new hose clip on end of new hose and inserted into washing machine. screwed hose clip onto washing machine. Pushed washing machine into place and tied hose to wall with new tie strap.

no drain hose on washer when purchased used

  • Customer: Tammy from Torrington, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
This was the easiest repair of a drain hose I have ever done. Thought I would need a "stubby, and hose clamps, but didn't. Just screwed the clamp to the back of the machine, and snapped the hose in the opening. clicked in three times to seat and thats all there was!
All Instructions for the WJRE5550H1WW
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