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Useful GE Washer DIY Repair Tips

GE washer interior view

Useful GE Washer DIY Repair Tips

Has your washing machine decided to breakdown? Or, are you scared that it’s on the verge of a breakdown? 

While repairing a broken washer can be tricky, there are, fortunately, many repairs and troubleshooting steps you can take to diagnose and resolve the issue on your.

When a washing machine refuses to cooperate with you, it’s usually caused by either one major issue, or a combination of minor problems. 

With that in mind, always make sure to take any safety precautions needed when attempting to repair a GE washing machine.

For starters, always unplug your washing machine from the wall outlet before making any repairs. Or, you can simply cut off the power to the unit at your home’s main electrical panel. 

This is to prevent electrical shocks, as well as ensuring that your unit won’t be damaged during the repair. 

Also, whenever you are away from home extensively, it’s a good idea to turn off the water supply to your washer. A broken or leaking hose can easily pump gallons of water into your home if the issues isn’t addressed immediately. 

Fortunately, here at Phoenix Appliance Pros, we have all the knowledge and experience to get your washer back up and running in no time. So, if you’re having an appliance issue, don’t hesitate to get in touch with.

Unplug your appliance before attempting any service!

We highly recommend our readers to only perform a DIY repair if they have certain expertise or prior experience in this field. Otherwise, we are always happy to offer our professional assistance.

GE Washer Is Not Turning On

While frustrating, a GE washer that won’t turn on is usually the result of a few simple, easily resolvable issues. 

Let’s take a look!

Power Supply Issues

Cords in outlets

First, determine if the power outlet your washer is plugged into is receiving power. You can do this by plugging another device into the outlet. If there’s no power, check to see if your home’s circuit breaker has been tripped. 

Next, carefully examine your washer’s power cord to see if it’s damaged. If you see any frayed wires or visible damage to the cable, it will likely need to be replaced completely. 

Timer Issues

GE washer timer

Faulty timers are another issue responsible for unresponsive washing machines. 

Missing cycles, stalling in between processes, or simply not running through cycles are all indicators of a defective timer. 

While you may be able to inspect or diagnose a timer issue on your own, it’s best to contact a professional technician for help replacing this components.

GE Washer Is Making Loud Noise

Not only is a loud washing machine alarming, it can also leave you with a pounding headache that I’m sure you’d rather live without. 

So, what’s causing your issue?

Replacing Worn Out Bearing

GE washer tub bearings

A washer’s tub bearings keeps the inner tub moving smoothly, without noise or friction. However, your washer will become quite noisy when these bearings start to wear out. 

Depending on the model you have, fixing the tub bearing of your GE washer can be difficult. And, in some case, it may be more practical to install a brand new outer tub assembly, which will already be fitted with a new bearing. 

While you may be able to replace a bearing on your own, to ensure that you get the right part and that it’s installed correctly, we highly recommend contacting Phoenix Appliance Pros today.

Replacing Shock Absorbers

GE washer shock absorbers

Shock absorbers are responsible for dampening the vibrations of the tub while your machine is in use. In other words, damaged or worn-out shock absorbers lead to shaking or vibrating violently, and making a lot of loud noise. 

To replace them, you’ll need remove the top and front panels of your washer. Then, you’ll need to locate the shock absorbers, remove them, and replace them with a new part. 

While the job can easily be done on your own, if you’ve never repaired a washer on your own, it’s best to leave it to the pros. Not only does this ensure that the job will be done right, but it will also ensure that your unit’s warranty remains intact.

GE Washer Is Leaking

Seeing any type of water leaking from your machine can easily be alarming. However, leaks are typically the results of a loose connection, which can easily be tightened and resolved on your own.

Examining Your Water Lines

GE washer water lines

Seeing puddles on your laundry room floor isn’t always doom and gloom, but no matter what, it’s always concerning. 

If you’re sure the leak isn’t coming from a loose connection, you might be dealing with a damaged or worn-out water line, or faulty gasket. 

With that said, rubber water supply hoses in washers can easily crack and fray. Any signs of damage will require you to replace the hose. Never attempt to mend or patch or water line as this will likely lead to another leak in the future.

Additionally, a leaking machine might be caused by either a drain hose that is either blocked or unsecured.

Replacing The Pump

GE washer water pump

If you have a leak coming from the bootom of your uit, then there is likely an issue with the water pump. The pump might either be clogged, cracked, or it might simply be broken, which could lead to your leak. 

The water pump is generally located at the bottom of the machine. 

While you’re free to replace this compoent on your own, to ensure that it’s installed properly, and that your unit’s warranty remains intact, we strongly recommend contacting a professional appliance technician. 

Need Help With Your GE Washing Machine?

We, here at Phoenix Appliance Pros, specialize in appliance repairs of all sorts, including all major makes and models. 

So, if you’re having any issues with the appliances in your home, be it your washing machine, dryer, oven, cooktop, fridge or freezer, don’t hesitate to contact us today! 

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