Tip & How-To about GE WBB4500EWW Top Load Washer

How do I replace water level pressure switch on a GE top load washer?

Hi.

This solution is listed for the GE WBB4500EWW Top Load Washer model. The procedure also applies to others GE top load washing machine model

Replacing the water level pressure switch is not a difficult operation. Here the guidelines.

  • Disconnect the washer from power. Either unplug the power cord or trip the circuit breaker.
  • Pull out the appliance and place it in a space where you can work.
  • Disconnect the water hoses .located at the back of the appliance
  • Removethe four screws that hold the top panel to the body of the machine andpull up the top panel. Be careful while lifting the top panel, itsedges are sharp and you may get harmed.
  • Disconnect connectorfrom the water level pressure switch. Disconnect also the connectorshooked to the water valve solenoid contacts if necessary to access thewater level pressure switch.Always mark the connections with tape andlabels or take a picture before disconnecting the wires. The pressureswitch has only a two wires connector attached, and wires orientationdoes not matter, but get used to note down all disconnected wires.
  • Remove the clamp holding the hose and disconnect the vacuum hose from the water level switch.
  • To remove the pressure switch, push down the metal tab on the rear panel plate and rotate the old switch until it gets loose.
  • Installthe new water level pressure switch by following operations in reverseorder. Ensure that all hoses are well connected, and that all wiringconnectors are in place.
Replacing the water pressure switch is not a difficult operation, however remember to observe strictly all safety prescriptions.
Before replacing the switch you can try blowing into the vacuum hoseattached to the pressure switch, this sometimes can fix an apparentlyfaulty pressure switch.

Before replacing the switch this can be tested either jumping itscontacts, or using a multimeter to read Ohms on switch contacts, andcheck if the switch is opening and closing the contact. With nopressure applied to vacuum hose the switch must have continuity and lowimpedance, otherwise the switch is faulty.

If you have no technical training, and if you do not have done any similar repair before, then it may be better calling a technician. To get an on site qualified technician, ring GE at the number listed on your use and care manual.

The water pressure switch is part nr. ten on the diagram shown below. Click on the picture to enlarge the diagram:





Here also the replacement part for the model shown in example. Ensure that the part you are purchasing is the right one for your model.

PS269904 - Water Level Pressure Switch.

Regards.

Ginko.

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