How To Reset GE Washing Machine [Detailed Guide]

If you want to learn how to reset GE washing machines, you’ve come to the right place. This guide gives you easy-to-follow instructions on how to do this…

How To Reset GE Washing Machine Drive Motor — Quick Fix

You can not reset your GE washing machine drive motor; you can only replace it. Here’s how to do this…

Step 1. Before attempting any repairs, ensure that you turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply 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 two clips holding the front section in place.

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

Step 4. Take note of the positioning of the mode shifter and motor wires connected to the motor board and disconnect them.

Step 5. To release the wires from the motor frame, use a pair of pliers to squeeze the end of the motor wire retainer.

Step 6. Slide the drive belt off the drive motor pulley.

Step 7. Use a socket wrench to take out the mounting nuts at the bottom of the drive motor (you will need to tilt the drive motor forward a bit to completely take out the mounting nuts).

Step 8. Lift the drive motor off the mounting bracket.

Step 9. Get your new drive motor assembly out of its pack.

Step 10. Set the new drive motor on the mounting bracket and secure it by applying the mounting nuts (you’ll need to tilt the drive motor forward a bit to apply the rear mounting nuts).

Step 11. Loop the drive belt onto the motor shaft and drive pulley.

Step 12. Snap the wire retainer into the motor base.

Step 13. Connect each wire to its appropriate terminal on the new drive motor assembly.

Step 14. Snap the main front panel of your washing machine back in place.

Step 15. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 16. Run a wash cycle to ensure that everything is working properly.

How To Reset GE Washing Machine — Guide

To reset your GE washing machine, do the following…

Step 1. Turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 2. Plug your washing machine back in after about 10 minutes.

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How To Reset GE Washing Machine Timer — Quick Fix

You can’t reset your washing machine’s timer; you can only replace it. Here’s how to do this…

Step 1. Before attempting any repairs, ensure that you turn off your washing machine’s water and power supply in order to avoid water leakage and electrocution.

Step 2. Use a 1/4 inch nut-driver to take out the three screws at the back of the washing machine holding the console in place.

Step 3. Tilt the console forward a bit and slide it towards your left. Lay the console on the main top of your washing machine.

Step 4. Pull the timer knob forward out of the control panel until you hear a click.

Step 5. Reach into the space between the timer knob and the console using a pair of pliers. Pull out the retaining clip between the knob and the console.

Step 6. Pull the knob and knob skirt off the console.

Step 7. Reach behind the console and disconnect the wire harness connected to the timer.

Step 8. Use your 1/4 inch nut driver to take out the screw holding the timer to the console.

Step 9. Lift the timer slightly, turn it clockwise, and pull it off the console.

Step 10. Get your new timer out of its pack.

Step 11. Put the new timer in place on the console and turn it counter-clockwise to snap it in position. Secure the new timer by applying the 1/4 inch screw.

Step 12. Connect the wire harness to the new timer.

Step 13. Lift the console back to its proper position and apply the three screws at the back of the washing machine to secure it.

Step 14. Install the timer knob skirt on the timer shaft.

Step 15. Slide the retaining clip onto the timer knob and push the knob back in place on the console.

Step 16. Turn on your washing machine’s water and power supply.

Step 17. Run a wash cycle to ensure that everything is working properly.

Note: Please keep in mind that the procedure above is for top loader washing machines only.