Saturday, February 28, 2015

GE Washer WCRE6270 Lid Switch Assembly - Part 2 of 2 - Replacement and Testing

Fig.1 Lid Switch part
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
GE WCRE6270 Owner's Manual
Hex head Screwdriver 1/4 inch
Lid switch kit WH12X1033
Schematic diagrams directions

This post shows the twelve steps to replacing a General Electric Model Lid Switch Assembly and returning the washer to its original condition.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the new washer lid switch part WH12X1033.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the old wiring harness is pinned under the washing machine metal lid switch.
Fig.2 Lid switch cable
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the locate the plastic lid switch under the washer top, remove the old switch by pushing out the ends of the clip style (U-shaped connection).  
Fig.3 Lid Switch U-shaped connection
Step 4: Fig.4 and fig.5 shows the installation of the new lid switch by attaching the connections from the old switch. Fig.6 shows placing the set Phillip screws to secure the lid switch. Set the lid down and slide it backward so the lip pushes under the control panel. Fig.7 shows what the switch should look like when properly installed. Remember it the back end of the switch which is seen from the top of the washer lid.
Fig.4 Installing new lid switch
Fig.5 Phillip mounting screw
Fig.6 New lid switch 
and Phillip mounting screw
Fig.7 New lid switch 
should look like this
Step 5: Fig.8 shows the new wiring harness has a new clip that came with the part. Fig.9 shows that the new clip has been inserted into the washing machine metal structure.
Fig.8 New clip comes with new part
Fig.9 Installing new clip from panel
Step 6: Fig.10 shows the switch is replace, return the washing cabinet to its original condition. Place the top on the cabinet, insert the two screws in front back on, reset the front panel back on. The metal cabinet was replaced. Before the metal cabinet is installed this is a good time to clean the washer tub of accumulative dust. Below the tub is white again.
Fig.10 Washer Drum cleaned
Step 7: Fig.11 shows the re-attachment of the control panel to the washer body.  
Fig.11 Front panel re-install
Step 8: Fig.12 shows that re-attachment the front metal panel and plug back into the wall. Now test the lid switch to see if the problem has been solved.
Fig.12 Align front panel metal clips
Step 9: Fig.13 shows the water level was set to small water load.
Fig.13 Set water level
Step 10: Fig.14 shows the Spin-cycle was set on the washer to see if the washer would spin.
Fig.14 Set wash cycle to Rinse/spin
Step 11: Fig.15 shows the washer is spinning correctly.
Fig.15 Washer cycling
Step 12: Fig.16 shows the laundry doors are closed for business, this job is finished.
Fig.16 Laundry room

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