How to Repair a General Electric Clothes Washer

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A General Electric clothes washer, such as the Profile Harmony model, can develop problems that can prevent the machine from working correctly. Problems that can occur with your washer include a clogged filter or kinked hoses and incorrect hose connections. These problems can cause the water not to fill in the washer properly. You can repair a General Electric clothes washer by first determining what type of problem is occurring with the unit.

Things You'll Need

  • Adjustable wrench

Clogged Filter or Kinked Hoses

  • Turn of the water supply to the washer. Turn off the shut-off valve to the washer or the main water supply for the home.

  • Pull the washer out from against the wall and remove the water supply lines. Loosen the fittings on the valves that are on the back of the washer with the adjustable wrench and then take off the hoses.

  • Examine the blue and orange filters that are on the water valves. Remove any debris or other solid material that is clogging the filters.

  • Look over the water supply lines or hoses to make sure that they are not kinked. Remove any kinks that you find on the hoses.

  • Reattach the water supply hoses to the water valves on the back of the washer. Tighten the fittings on the valves with the adjustable wrench.

  • Turn on the water supply to the washer and then see if it will now fill with water properly.

Incorrect Hose Connections

  • Turn off the water supply to the washer and then pull the washer away from the wall.

  • Examine the water valves on the back of the washer. Verify that the correct water hose is connected to the hot and cold water valve on the washer. If the hoses are incorrect they will need to be switched.

  • Loosen the fitting on the valves with the adjustable wrench. Place the cold water supply line on the cold water inlet valve. Place the hot water supply line on the hot water inlet valve.

  • Tighten the fittings on the valves with the adjustable wrench. Turn on the water supply to the washer and check to see that the washer is now filling with water correctly.

Tips & Warnings

  • Water will spray out of the supply hoses when disconnected if you do not turn off the water supply.

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