How To Install GE Washing Machine… [Detailed Guide]

Welcome to this detailed guide on how to install GE washing machine components. We’ll be giving you easy-to-follow instructions on how to do this. So, without wasting any more time, let’s get right to it…

How To Install GE Washing Machine Pedestal — Quick Fix

To install a GE washing machine pedestal, here’s what you need to do…

Step 1. Get a level tool, a 1/4 inch socket and nut driver, safety gloves, and a 5/8 inch open end wrench.

Step 2. The back pedestal brackets included in the installation kit can accommodate washers with a 34 inch or 32 inch depth. Make sure to measure the depth of your washing machine before starting the installation, because the brackets have different orientations depending on the depth.

Step 3. Put the back brackets on top of the pedestal. If your washing machine has a depth of 34 inches, flip the back brackets so they extend off the edge of the pedestal. If the washer has a depth of 32 inches, line up the brackets so that they sit on the pedestal completely.

Step 4. Secure the back brackets by applying the provided screws with your 1/4 inch nut driver.

Step 5. Install the two front pedestal brackets and secure them by applying the 1/4 inch nuts.

Step 6. Install the provide four leveling legs at the bottom of the pedestal and screw them in completely to make sure they are on the same level.

Step 7. Tilt your washing machine backwards unto a protective surface.

Step 8. Rotate the leveling legs at the bottom of your washing machine until you’ve retracted them to their maximum height.

Step 9. Install the front brackets under your washer by aligning the two outermost holes on the bracket to the two holes closest to the front of your washing machine. Make sure that the bracket does not go over the edge of the washer.

Step 10. Secure the two front brackets by applying the two nuts on each one.

Step 11. Install the back brackets at the bottom of your washing machine by lining up the two holes on the brackets with the two holes closest to the leveling legs. Secure the brackets by applying the nuts.

Step 12. Lift the pedestal and line up the front and back brackets on the pedestal with the front brackets on your washing machine. Make sure that all the brackets are perfectly lined up with each other.

Step 13. Fasten all bracket pairs with the screws provided.

Step 14. Lift your washing machine and pedestal upright and use a level tool to make sure all sides of the washer are balanced. If needed, adjust the leveling legs on the pedestal then tighten the lug nuts on the legs.

Step 15. Set up your washing machine for use then try running a wash cycle.

How To Install GE Washing Machine Drain Hose

Here’s how to replace the three drain hoses in your GE washing machine…

How To Install GE Washing Machine Internal Drain Hose

To replace the internal drain hose in your GE washing machine, here’s what you’ll need to do…

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Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply before attempting any repairs in order to avoid electrocution or water leakage.

Step 2. Remove the three screws under the lower front panel of your washing machine with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 3. Detach the lower panel from your washing machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Place a towel under the hose connected to the drain pump to catch any water that may leak out.

Step 5. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp on the internal drain hose connected to the drain pump and slide it out of place (do not confuse this with the tub-to-pump hose).

Step 6. Disconnect the hose from the drain pump assembly.

Step 7. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 8. Take out the screws at the back of your washing machine holding the top panel with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 9. Once you’ve taken the screws off, slide the top panel back about an inch or so, and lift it off your washing machine.

Step 10. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp on the other end of the internal drain hose and slide the clamp out of place.

Step 11. Disconnect the other end of the drain hose from the washing machine’s cabinet.

Step 12. Detach the two clamps holding the hose to the cabinet wall and pull the hose out of the washing machine.

Step 13. Take off the clamps on both ends of the internal drain hose and set them aside.

Step 14. Take your new internal drain hose out of its packaging.

Step 15. Transfer the clamps from the old internal drain hose to the new one.

Step 16. Push the internal drain hose into the washing machine and connect the appropriate end to the port on the cabinet. Secure the connection by pressing and sliding the retaining clamp in place.

Step 17. Secure the new internal drain hose using the retaining clamps on the washer’s cabinet.

Step 18. Slide the top panel of your washing machine back on and secure it by applying the screws at the back.

Step 19. Go back to the front of your washing machine.

Step 20. Reach inside the washing machine and grab the other end of the internal drain hose and connect it to the drain pump assembly. Press and slide the retaining clamp in place to secure the hose.

Step 21. Put the lower front panel of your washing machine back on and apply the three screws with your Philips screwdriver to secure it.

Step 22. Turn on your washing machine’s water supply and plug the power cord back in, then make sure everything works properly by running a wash cycle (make sure to keep an eye open for any water leaks).

Note: Please keep in mind that this fix can only be applied to GE front loader washing machines.

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How To Install GE Washing Machine Tub-To-Pump Hose

Here’s how to replace the tub-to-pump hose on your GE washing machine…

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Front Loaders

Replace the tub-to-pump hose in your GE front loader washing machine by doing the following…

Step 1. Never attempt any repairs on your washing machine without turning off the water and power supply first (this is to avoid water leakage and electrocution).

Step 2. Remove the three screws holding the lower front panel of your washing machine with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 3. Once you’ve removed the screws, pull the lower front panel off your washing machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Before taking the tub-to-pump hose out, you need to ensure that there is no water stuck in the washer’s tub. Pull out the drain spout and place a container under it.

Step 5. Turn the knob under the drain spout counterclockwise to take it out (this is the drain pump filter). Be prepared for a lot of water to come out.

Step 6. Clean the drain pump filter and put it back in place once all the water has drained out of the tub (turn clockwise to secure).

Step 7. Put the drain spout back in place.

Step 8. Reach inside the washing machine and place a towel under the tub-to-pump hose to catch any water leaks.

Step 9. Use a pair of pliers to squeeze the clamp on the connection between the hose and pump and slide it out of place.

Step 10. Disconnect the hose from the drain pump.

Step 11. Use your Philips screwdriver to take out the screw holding the other end of the drain hose to the washer’s tub. Pull the hose off the tub.

Step 12. Use your pliers to press the clamp on the end of the hose connected to air chamber and slide it out of place. Disconnect the hose from the air chamber.

Step 13. Pull the tub-to-pump hose out of the washing machine.

Step 14. Use your pliers to remove the three clamps on the tub-to-pump hose and set the old hose aside.

Step 15. Take your new tub-to-pump hose out of its packaging.

Step 16. Transfer the clamps from the old tub-to-pump hose to the new one and put the new hose inside your washing machine.

Step 17. Connect the three ends of the new hose to their appropriate ports on your washing machine and secure them by sliding the retaining clamps in place.

Step 18. Put the lower front panel of your washing machine back on and secure it by applying the three screws at the bottom.

Step 19. Plug your washing machine back to its power source and turn on the water supply, then run wash cycle to make sure everything is working properly.

Top Loaders

To replace the tub-to-pump hose in your GE top loader washing machine, here’s what you need to do…

Step 1. Avoid electrocution or water leakage by turning off your washing machine’s water and power supply before attempting any repairs.

Step 2. Insert a putty knife under the main top panel of your washing machine to release the spring clips holding the front panel of your washer.

Step 3. Detach the panel from your washing machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Use your screwdriver to take out the screw holding the clamp on the tub-to-pump hose.

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Step 5. Disconnect the hose from the washing machine’s tub.

Step 6. Use a pair of pliers to press the clamp on the other end of the hose connected to the drain pump and slide it out of place.

Step 7. Pull the tub-to-pump hose out of your washing machine and set it aside.

Step 8. Remove the clamps on the old tub-to-pump hose and set the clamps aside.

Step 9. Take your new tub-to-pump hose out of its packaging.

Step 10. Connect the two clamps to their corresponding ends on the new tub-to-pump hose.

Step 11. Install the new hose in your washing machine and connect the appropriate ends to the drain pump and tub. Slide the retaining clamps in place to secure the connections.

Step 12. Snap the main front panel of your washing machine back in place.

Step 13. Plug your washing machine back to its power outlet and turn on the water supply, then try running a wash cycle to make sure everything is working properly.

How To Install GE Washing Machine Main Drain Hose

To replace the main drain hose in your GE washing machine, here’s what you’ll need to do…

Step 1. Avoid water leakage and electrocution by making sure to turn off your washer’s power and water supply before attempting any repairs.

Step 2. Go to the back of your washing machine.

Step 3. Remove the screw holding the drain hose retainer to the washing machine’s cabinet with a Philips screwdriver.

Step 4. Pull the old drain hose out of the washing machine (keep a rag nearby in case some water spills out).

Step 5. Pull the other end of the drain hose out of your home drain and set the drain hose aside.

Step 6. Take your new drain hose out of its packaging.

Step 7. Transfer the retainer from the old drain hose to the new one.

Step 8. Put the new drain hose in place at the back of the cabinet and secure it by applying the screw on the retainer.

Step 9. Insert thew other end of the drain hose into your home drain.

Step 10. Turn on your washing machine’s water supply and plug in the power cord, then make sure everything works properly by running a wash cycle.

How To Install GE Washing Machine Drive Belt

To replace the drive belt in your GE top loader washing machine, here’s what you’ll need to do…

Step 1. Make sure to turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply before attempting any repairs in order to avoid water leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Insert a putty knife under the main top panel of your washing machine to release the clips holding the main front panel.

Step 3. Pull the main front panel off the washing machine and set it aside.

Step 4. Pull the old drive belt off the drive pulley and motor shaft and set it aside.

Step 5. Take your new drive belt out of its packaging.

Step 6. Zip-tie the drive belt to the right side of the drive pulley (make sure the flat side of the drive belt is facing upwards).

Step 7. Loop the new drive belt around the motor shaft.

Step 8. To help fully align the new drive belt, rotate the drive pulley counterclockwise.

Step 9. Cut the zip-tie on the new drive belt.

Step 10. Snap the main front panel of your washing machine back in place.

Step 11. Turn on your washing machine’s water supply and reconnect the power cord, then run a wash cycle to see if everything is working as it should.