This GE washer maintenance guide will show how to replace the boot seal made of rubber on front loading GE washer. The rubber seal stops water leaks because it forms the gasket that is flexible between your door and the drum. Look at the door boot seal to check if the washer is leaking from the underside of the front panel. If you find that the GE washer door boot is damaged, replace it with a manufacturer-approved washer part.
Shut off the electricity: Remove the power cord from the outlet. Protect your hands with work gloves. Help someone move the washer away from the wall.
Take off the top panel: Take off the two screws on the back of the GE washer that hold the top panel. Slide the top panel towards the back of the washer. Lift the panel up. Then, take it off.
Take off the control panel: Remove the screw on the left side of the control panel. Push the drawer forward until it stops. Unlock the locking tab located at the rear of the dispenser drawer and then pull it out of the dispenser housing. The screws are situated along the edges of the housing for the dispenser. By pressing the release tabs, unplug wire harness connections to the control panel. Slide the connectors apart. Stand in front of the washer , and move the control panel until you can release the top. Take the control panel out from the GE washer.
Remove the front panel: Remove the drain pump filter cover at the bottom of the washer front panel. Remove the screw that secures the pump housing made of plastic to the frame of the GE washer. Take off the plastic pump housing. The mounting screw on the top of the front panel needs to be removed.
Unlock the GE door for the washer: The springs on the outside can be used to increase the spring clamp, then , it can be removed from the door boot. The door boot’s rubber part should be released from the lip at the top of the opening for the washer tub on the front of the panel. Seven screws located on the top of the front panel must be removed. Close the GE washer door. Turn the top of the GE washer door forward. The wire harness must be disconnected to the door lock or switch. Clean the washer from the front panel. Remove the counterbalance weights: Remove the bolts that hold the bottom counterbalance weight and then pull the bottom counterbalance weight off the tub. Repeat the process until you remove the top counterbalance counterbalance weight.
Remove the door boot: Use pliers for the spring clamps to release. Then, pull the hoses out of the boot of the door. Lift the locking tab and disconnect the wire harness to the light for the drum. Let go of the spring clamp using the spring tool inside. The door boot is taken out of the tub. Install the new boot. Install the new door boot on the front lip of the tub with the arrow tab located at the top of the door boot at 12 hours. Be sure the hoses have been correctly aligned. Put the door boot into the lip of the tub and ensure that it is correctly seated within the tub. Install the spring clamp onto the lip, with the spring at 12 o’clock. The spring pliers in the inner spring are able to be used to expand the spring clamp. The drum light harness should be connected. The tab that locks should click into place. Join the hoses with the door boot’s connectors. Secure them with the spring clamps. Allow enough clearance between the hose clamp and the door boot to avoid rub.
Install the counterbalance counterweights: Install the counterbalance weight at the side of the tub using the bolts for mounting. Repeat the procedure for reinstalling the counterbalance weight on top.
Install the front washer panel: Place the front panel in front of the cabinet. Connect the door switch’s wiring harness. The mounting screws should be aligned at the top of the front panel with the holes in the frame by lifting the front panel up onto it. Place the seven mounting screws at the top of the front panel and make sure they are tightened. Lift the GE washer doors. The door boot should be placed to fit around the edge of the opening on the front door panel. The spring clamp will hold the door boot. Connect the screw to the bottom of the GE washer in the opening to house the pump. The drain pump’s filter housing is to be pushed into washer’s bottom panel recess. Reinstall the mounting screws and tighten it firmly. Close the drain pump housing doors.
Install the control panel. The control panel should be placed towards the top of the front panel. Install the screws in the dispenser housing. Install the screw on the back right side of the control panel. Connect the wire harness connections for the control panel. Install the detergent dispenser inside the drawer housing. Place the top panel in place by pushing it forward and then down to secure it to the frame of the washer. For the back panel to be secured, reinstall the screws. Be careful not to over tighten. To restore power, plug the GE washer into an electrical outlet. Return the washer to its original place. While replacing the door boot of GE’s front load washer may be daunting, with right tools, you can accomplish it swiftly and effortlessly.
Through identifying and diagnosing the root of the problem and resolving the issue, you will be able to save on costly repairs , and also extend the lifespan of your GE washing machine. Regular maintenance, for example, cleaning the door seal or checking for any damages or cracks, will prevent problems from occurring and ensure optimal performance.