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WJRR4170G0WW General Electric Washer - Instructions

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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
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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.

Plastic pipe developed a tear and leaked drain water.

  • Customer: JOHN from BERKLEY MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off power, removed both water hoses, detached drain hose, noticed the plastic drain hose was splitting, entered the model number in a web search, ordered part from PartSelect. received part next day and reversed previous process. Tested repair and no leaks.

Tub would shake and the whole machine was threatening to jump

  • Customer: robert from bradford VT
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
As the video described. The two rear dampening straps holding screws were only accessible from underneath making their installation much more difficult than the front ones which were accessible from the top.

Washer tub was banging around violently during spin cycle

  • Customer: Mark from Swanton OH
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After doing some research on the problem I decided that the rubber tub dampers were probably the problem. Replacing them was simple and straight forward after watching the video. A test spin after installation revealed that the problem still existed. This time I watched the bottom of the tub with a flashlight as the spin cycle began and I discovered that the concrete counter-weight was loose on its platform. General Electric had attached a 5 lb concrete block to the tub support with two self tapping sheet metal screws that had stripped out. I screwed the screws back in and added two nuts to the protruding screw bottom and locked them together. Problem solved. The main difficulty in this repair is reaching to the back of the washing while laying on the floor. And sharp edges on everything.

Washer would not agitate.

  • Customer: Foris from Nome TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video. Followed the instructions. This has to be one of the best sites I have ever encountered. Even a caveman could fix the problem after watching the video.

One of the paddles broke from washing something that wedge in between one of the paddles and side of tub. Which broke the blade. Order the the part from Parts Select. Watched the Video how to change the Agitator. It was as easy as they said. Repaired it myself for least than $50.00.

  • Customer: Pamela from Locust Grove GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pull the Agitator out by hand no tools where needed. Took Fabric Softer dispenser off put it on new Agitator. Pushed the new Agitator on. Repair done. Sure am happy I did it myself. Service charge from repair company would have been a lot more then $50.00.

Machine would not cycle & tumbler would not spin

  • Customer: Bruce from Gainesville VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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The repair was very easy. Unplug the machine from it's power source. Then simply remove the screws from the rear of the machine to access the timer assembly. Slide the assembly to the left and pull forward to release it from the machine. Remove the old knob and clip, unscrew the timer assembly and slide it out of the bracket. Unplug it and replace it with the new timer and reverse order the process to complete the installation. Replacement for the timer took less than five minutes. For the 6-Rib Drive Belt you will need to slide a putty knife into the upper panel of the front of the machine to release the two tabs on the ends. Remove the panel and put it aside. The belt mechanism sits at the bottom of the machine. Remove the old belt and clean and debris from inside the machine. Utilizing the belt install tool, attach it to the spin motor using the rubber "O" ring to secure it. Line up the belt to the pulley wheel and secure it tightly with a zip tie. Carefully attach the belt over the install tool ensuring it is sitting inside the metal brackets. Slowly and firmly turn the pulley wheel clockwise aligning the belt along the pulley wheel. Once aligned carefully cut the zip tie away. Reinstall the front panel and reset the machine. Resetting is simple. Once plugged back in quickly raise and lower the lid six times in twelve seconds. The machine is ready for use.

Hose pops off due to age and no clip

  • Customer: Keven from Columbia SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Put clip on new hose pressed new hose in drain opening installed new screws to hold hose in place. Placed other end of hose in drain line and placed zip tie around hose and hot water line to secure in place. Pushed washer back against wall and ran a load to check for no leakes

Bottom Heating element quit working after 30 years

  • Customer: Harry from Dills burg PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed several screws and removed element. Replaced same. Total ten minutes.

Straps had stretched with age.

  • Customer: Roger from Longmont CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the front panel. Removed the washer top. Removed and replaced each strap. Very simple repair.

knob not turning/cracked inside

  • Customer: Daniel from Glen Mills PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Pulled bad knob off. Found clip from bad knob still on and removed. Slid and aligned new knob on.

timer and control knob

  • Customer: Bob from MOUNT AIRY MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This repair is super easy. Take out the 6 phillips screws on the back of the control panel. Disconnect the timer wires and plug into the new timer--One wire at a time to make sure they fit into the same slots. Reinstall the timer and knob and back of the dryer and you are done. No need for a technican here. Save some $.

Timer knob was stripped and would not advance the cycle either manually or automatically.

  • Customer: maryellen from troy NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pull the knob out on the machine, remove the plastic clip from behind the knob and take the knob off. Install the new clip halfway onto the new knob, put the new knob in place and set the clip all the way in. 5 minutes.

Would not spin Would not drain

  • Customer: William from Urbana OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy I followed the video. It took approx. 15 min. Thanks to the video I feel like I can repair anything. This is not the first appliance I fixed. Thanks to parts select.
All Instructions for the WJRR4170G0WW
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