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WJRR4170G1WW General Electric Washer - Instructions

All installation instructions for WJRR4170G1WW parts

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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
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.

Washer would not agitate, timer worked and so would the pump.

  • Customer: Harry from Bedford, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pretty simple locate fuse link, this was done by using Tech. Manual from computer , check with OHM Meter, determined link was bad, ordered the link ,when it arrived cut out old fuse link ,spliced in replacement ,replaced wire nuts , snapped in the front cover and it has ran fine ever since.

Belt (squeaked), Spin cycle (sounded as if tub would fly apart), Leaked underneath.

  • Customer: Benjamin from Manila, AR
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used repair procedures per video on your web sight. However, do not expect removal of the 1-11/16" hub nut to be an easy task. I used a Crowfoot wrench and ended up having to use a digital electric impact driver set at 350 ft lb of torque to break the nut loose and only then after finally soaking it with a liberal amount of (Browning Gun Bore Cleaner) which was allowed to set and penetrate for over an hour. The entire process of replacing the above listed parts still took a total of nearly 6 hours straight working time. (This is not nearly as easy a task as the video makes it look.) They must be using a brand new washer in the video and a lot of time editing to get the video that short.

Would not completely drain all the water out of the tub after the final rinse cycle, with a burning smell from the belt because it could not turn properly.

  • Customer: William from Cumberland, MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed previous parts select customers advice exactly, of replacing the dampening straps, and it worked perfectly. Thanks-A-Million!

Knob on washing machine had broken teeth and would not turn the timer.

  • Customer: Brian from Bloomington, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used needle nosed pliers to pull plastic clip off the back of the old knob. Pulled broken knob off. Put on new knob over the metal post. Put on the plastic clip back on the back of the knob to hold it in place.

old drain hose was cracked

  • Customer: Dirk from State College, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
old one out, new one in. new one is seated, but not a perfect match bracket to hold hose in washer does not fit on this replacement hose properly. But I feel comfortable with the result & use

timer knob was stripped out,wasn't sure which part I needed so I ordered all.

  • Customer: Paula from Marion, AR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy to remove the parts, timer knob clip comes off with pliers. I tried to insert new clip into the slot, when I should have put the new clip around the part. Need to stress the method of putting new clip on.

very good

  • Customer: vance from van hornesville, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
ghanged the knob easy
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