How to Install a GE Washer

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GE manufactures washers in front loader, top loader, stackable and portable configurations. The front loaders can be very energy efficient, and some of the top loaders can be very large. A few come in at 4.1 cubic feet, which is large enough to wash any large comforter. A few of the washers combine energy efficiency with a large load capacity. Also, GE washers are very simple to install.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdrivers
  • Cable tie
  • Unpack the washer. The fill hoses, drain hose and user guide will be found inside the washer drum, so check there first.

  • Remove the metal rod from the bottom right of the washer. You’ll see a plastic yellow handle—just pull it straight out. The rod is part of the transport kit and stops the drum from moving around in shipment. It’s important to remove it, and severe damage to the washer can take place if you don’t.

  • Install the drain hose to the back of the washer. Use the clamps and screws that came in the plastic bag attached to the user guide. Don’t skip this step, because without a drain hose, flooding will occur. Connect the drain hose to the wall drain. Use a cable tie to hold it in place.

  • Connect the water supply hoses. They are marked hot and cold and attach to the “H” and “C” inlets on the washer. They also connect to the red (for hot) and blue (for cold) connections at the wall. Use the washers and screens that came in the kit. Don’t use old hoses or old washers. Use pliers to tighten the hoses. The hoses tighten a half turn beyond hand tight. The screens go at the wall end

  • Level the washer with the front leg levelers. They screw up and down; go left to right. Tip the back of the machine to self-align the back legs.

  • Plug the washer in and check for leaks.

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