Friday, February 27, 2015

GE Washer WCRE6270 Lid Switch Assembly - Part 1 of 2 - Removing Control Panel

Fig.1 Hex head screws
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
GE WCRE6270 owner's manual
Hex head screwdriver 1/4 inch (3)
Lid switch kit WH12X1033
Ruler for the 1/8 for of an inch
Schematic diagrams and Directions

This post shows the thirteen steps to removing the control panel from washer mother board and reading the schematic direction on how to remove the metal cabinet around the General Electric washer.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows one of the 3-hex head screws that will need to  be removed with a hex head screwdriver from the upper top back side on the control panel. The instruction state there are four hex head but my model only had three hex head screws that were at the very top of the back of the control panel. 
Step 2: Fig.2 shows a 1/4 inch hex head screwdriver.
Fig.2 Hex head screwdriver
Step 3: Fig.3 shows that the control panel must be lifted up slightly off by sliding it to the left. There are three tabs that attach the control panel. That the one with all the buttons. Slide the top sleeve out from under the control panel about 1/8 of an inch. On this model you have to balance the washer top piece, these tabs can be easily break they are made of plastic. The entire top will move but its connected by a hose so be careful.
Fig.3 Control panel 
with all the buttons
Step 4: Before removing each terminal, place tape near each terminal and on the terminal wiring to make sure that each terminal is placed in the correct order. Turns out each terminal was very different from each other and this step could have been skipped. Fig.4 shows terminal #1, fig.5 shows terminal #2 and fig.6 shows black terminal. Remove all three control harnesses from the wiring harness to partly release the metal panel. The metal panel is still hooked by a rubber hose. The hose determines the water amount in the washer. Do not disconnect the hose. The panel must be balanced between the top washer. 
Fig.4 #1 Terminal
Fig.5 #2 Solid white terminal
Fig.6 #3 Dark blue terminal
Step 5: Fig.7, fig.8 and fig.9 shows how each terminal wire was marked with paper tape and a number was applied to it.
Fig.7 #1
Fig.8 #2
Fig.9 #3
Step 6: Fig.10 shows the washer mother board with terminal being removed to prevent any short circuits.
Fig.10 Disengaged control panel 
Step 7: Fig.11 shows the schematic diagrams for this washer and complete installation guide with pictures on how to replace each part of the washer for the repair technician. Each model comes with its own specific page and that is why each page has a unique serial number. Fig.12 shows the schematic and direction serial number.
Fig.11 Schematic diagram

Fig.12 right side serial number
Step 8: Fig.13 #1 shows directions to remove the control panel.
Fig.13 Directions
Step 9: Fig.14 #3 shows how to remove the Front Panel.
Fig.14 Front Panel
Step 10: Fig.15 #4 shows how to remove the front panel. You can tell the washer has a front panel when you look at the sides of the front washer. The washer front panel will have a seam.
Fig.15 How to removed top panel
Step 11: Fig.16 #4 shows how to Remove a Cover/Lid Assembly.
Fig.16 Remove a Cover/Lid Assembly
 Step 12: Fig.17 shows an importance notice. Important Reconnect All Grounded Devices.
Fig.17 Grounded Devices
Step 13: Fig.18 shows the schematic diagram. These directions are not on the Internet you have to have gone to appliance school to slowly pick up these schematics and direction sheets. I have searched the Internet and I have only found parts schematics with part numbers. These are better because they show everything on how to repair the washing machine.
Fig.18 Schematic diagram.

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