This step-by-step washer repair guide shows how to change the drain pump in the top load washer from GE. If you’re experiencing problems with your GE washer isn’t draining then first examine the drain for obstructions and the washer drain hose for a kink–don’t skip this step to troubleshoot. If the drain and drain hose are clear, replace the drain pump with a manufacturer-approved washer part if the pump runs but doesn’t pump out the water, or if it doesn’t run at all because the motor no longer works. Replacement of the GE drain pump by top-loading washer:
- Switch off the water and electricity. Unplug power cord from wall outlet. Stop water supply valves to the washer. Wear protective gloves on your hands. Help someone remove the GE washer away from the wall.
- Remove the hoses from the connectors: Mark which fill hose goes to the hot connector and which one goes to the cold connector. Channel lock pliers are used to carefully take off the two fill hoses. Expect water to leak out. The drain hose needs to be pulled away from the standpipe just in the front of the washer. Expect some water to pour out.
- Carefully lay the washer on its front panel: Move the GE washer to an area where you can work on it. To avoid scratches to the GE washer’s front panel, put either cardboard or towels on the front. Carefully move the GE washer to the side and place it on the front of the panel so that you can access the drain pump from below the washer.
- To remove the drain pump make use of pliers to loosen the clamp. The drain hose should be removed from the drain pump. Open the cover that protects the wire harness plug on the drain pump. Take the wire harness connector out of the receptacle attached to the drain pump. The drain pump is held to the bottom by three bolts. Get the pump removed and put it into a container for disposal.
- Install the new drain pumps Put the drain pump on top of the GE washer. Fix it by using the 3 bolts. Plug the wire harness into the receptacle of the new pump. Cover the wire harness connector. Place the drain hose on the outlet of the drain pump. Connect the spring clamp to ensure it is secured.
- Set the washer up on its own: Set the GE washer upright and move it near enough to the fill lines that they can be connected.
- Install the fill hoses again to thread the fill hoses onto the connections on the back of your GE washer. Connect the connections securely using a pair of channel lock pliers.
- Bring back power and water Switch on the valves that supply water. Tighten the connection if you notice a tiny leak. Connect the washer to the electrical outlet. Restore the GE washer in its original location.
Though replacing the GE drain pumps on top-load washers can seem daunting but anyone can do it with the correct tools. As we have seen in this post, the process involves disconnecting the power and water supply as well as gaining access to the pump, and then installing the new pump. You should always unplug your GE washer prior to making any repairs. If there are any issues read the instruction manual or speak to a professional. You can get your GE washer to work again by putting in a bit of effort and a bit of effort. Check the washer for leaks after you have replaced the drain pump.