To repair a leaking washing machine shut-off valve, generally all that is required is to tighten the packing nut, but if that does not stop the leak, the packing washer is damaged and must be replaced. Replacing the packing washer requires an adjustable wrench, a screwdriver and no plumbing experience.Know More
If the valve gets used regularly, it is likely that the packing nut has became loose and is the cause of the leak. This is the most common problem causing the leak with newer valves. Follow the steps below to repair the leaking shut-off valve.
To safely test a washing machine's water inlet valve, the power and water supply must first be turned off. The power can be disconnected by unplugging the washer or by switching off the circuit breaker. The water supply should be turned off and the hoses disconnected from the washer.Full Answer >
A clogged or damaged water inlet valve can prevent a washing machine from filling up properly. Remove the valve from the machine to clean it properly or replace it if necessary. Tools for removal and cleaning include pliers, a screwdriver, soap and a scrub brush. The time required may range from 30 minutes to 2 hours.Full Answer >
Repairing a washer pump on a top loading washing machine without professional assistance is possible upon consultation of the manual for the washing machine. However, any works carried out on a washing machine without the help of a professional may void the warranty.Full Answer >
General Electric washing machine replacement parts can be found at Sears Parts Direct, Repair Clinic and Parts Select. GE's website also has replacement parts available for purchase.Full Answer >