Hi I’m Mike, you may need to replace the belt
on your GE washer model if your current belt has snapped or is missing or the drum on the
washer isn’t working effectively. For this repair you’ll need a pair of channel
locks a pair of pliers, a 1/4″ nutdriver, a 5/16 nutdriver, a 7/16 nutdriver, 2 putty
knives, a flat head screwdriver, a set of needlenose pliers, a hammer and a spanner
wrench. Before doing any repairs, completely disconnect
your appliance from its power source. To begin our repair we’re going to loosen
and remove the water inlet hoses from the water inlet valve of the washer. Next we’re going to remove the top control
assembly using a quarter inch nutdriver we’re just going to take out the screws from the
back. Once all those screws have been removed, we’re
going to push up on the control assembly and we’re just going to slide it out. To make our repair easier, we’re just going
to unplug all the wires going to the main control board. And we’re going to move the control assembly
out of the way. Next using two putty knives, we’re going to
clip into the front locks of the front panel and we’re going to pop that out and remove
it. Next we’re going to remove the two screws
that hold the top of the washer in place with the washer cabinet. Once both those screws have been removed,
we’re just going to lift up on the front of the washer and slide it just a little bit
out of position. Next using a flat head screwdriver, we’re
going to push the lid switch through the top of the washer. We’re just going to pull it out and slide
it through and after that we’re going to remove the top of the washer from the machine. Next using a 1/4″ nutdriver we’re going to
remove those screws. So next we’re going to remove these white
end caps we’re just going to slide those out with our hands. Next we’re just going to remove the back and
we’re just going to slide it to the side. Next using a pair of needlenose pliers, we’re
going to remove the water level switch hose and we’re going to slide that hose through. And
we are going to move this back metal plate and just place it to the side as well next
using a 5/16ths nut driver we are going to remove the four dampening straps from the
tub. Next we are going to remove the top cover
of the tub just gently using your hands we are just going to lift up on this clip pull
up and we do that all around the tub. So next we are just going to lift the top cover of
the lid out. So next we are going to take the agitator
out of the washer so we are just going to lift up with our hands and we are
going to remove it next using a 7/16 nutdriver we are going to remove the agitator nut. and
once that is removed we are going to lift up and remove the agitator coupling
so next we are going to remove the nut hub and we are going to do that by placing a spanner
wrench on top of the nut hub using a hammer we are going to make the nut hub become loose
by hitting it in the direction it says loosen. And once it is loose enough we are going to
remove that spanner wrench and we are just going to spin the hub off with our hands manually. So once that nut hub has been removed next
we are going to remove the inner tub of the washer be careful while you are doing this
you may need assistance. So next using a pair of needlenose pliers,
we’re going to disconnect the pressure hose from the side of the tub. After that we’re going to disconnect the drain
hose from the side of the tub as well. And once the drain hose has been disconnected
we’re going to remove all the wires from the motor and the motor frame. So next we’re going to disconnect any wires
that are connected to any part of the tub inside or outside. So we’re going to disconnect the wire motor. Once all the rods have been disconnected from
the washer, we’re going to remove the two front rods, and we’re going to pull our tub
out. We’re just going to take out and push up on
the rods. Push out the rod supports. So once both those support rods have been
removed, next we’re just going to push the tub out of the front of the washer on its
side. We’re going to lay it upside down just like
this. So next we’re going to remove the drive belt
and we’re going to do that by pulling up with it on the belt with our hands and sliding
it off the pulley. Just like that. Next, grab your new OEM replacement drive
belt and if you don’t have one of these drive belts already you can find one on one of our
online stores. So next we’re going to take our belt and we’re
going to place it around the motor and then we’re going to place it on the pulley and
we’re just going to spin the pulley to get the belt in place. So once your belt is secure, you can now reassemble
the washer. Next we’re going to place the tub back into
the washer cabinet we’re going to do that by making sure that the counter weight is
in front and we’re just going to lift up and place it in carefully. So next we’re going to put in our front suspension
rods. Once the front suspension rods are put into
place, next we’re going to connect the rear suspension rods to the tub this way it will
be easier for us to connect the front suspension rod. So next we’re going to connect the front suspension
rods to the tub. So next we’re going to connect the rear suspension
rods to the tub the same way we connected the front ones. So next we’re going to reconnect our drainage
hose to the drainage pipe. Next we’re going to reconnect all the wires
to the motor and the motor frame assembly. So next we’re going to reattach the pressure
switch hose. So next we’re going to place
the inner drum back into the washer. And next we’re going to replace our hub nut
and we’re just going to spin that into position with our hands. So next we are going to place our spanner
wrench onto the hub nut and using a hammer we are going to tighten the hub nut tight
enough so that it does not move on the drive shaft And once you notice that the hub nut is tight
enough and secure next we are going to replace our agitator coupling and we are going to
replace the agitator nut. Next we are going to put on our tub cover. So next we are going to reattach our dampening
strap. So next we are going to replace this back
assembly. So next we are going to connect our pressure
switch hose to the pressure switch. So next we are going to replace our agitator
we are just going to place it on top like this and we are going to open up the door
and we are going to reattach the door switch. So once the door switch is in next we are
going to replace the foam on the inside of the back assembly. Next we are just going to slide the
top of the washer into place. Next we’re going to screw the top of the washer into the cabinet. Next we are going to replace the front panel
of the washer. So next we are going to connect our control
assembly. So once all of the wires have been reconnected
next we are going to slide the control assembly into the washer. So next we are going to connect our water
inlet hoses. So once you have checked and made sure that
those hoses are nice and secure your repair is complete. Finally don’t forget to plug in your appliance. Thanks for watching our video please like,
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