How to Install a New Drain Pump in Your GE Washer

Appliance Express
August 2, 2018
Washer Repair
The drain pump in your GE washer model GTWN5650FWS expels water from your appliance during the draining process. A Leaky or non-draining washer are signs of a faulty drain pump. If your appliance has either issue, you may need to replace the pump. The directions provided below will help you install a new drain pump in your GE washing machine.

How to Install a Drain Pump in Your GE Washer

Disconnect your washer from its power supply and turn off the water running to the appliance. To protect yourself from injury, wear work gloves and safety goggles.
  1. To gain access to the drain pump, take off the washer’s front panel. To do this, use a putty knife and carefully slide it into the gap between the top of the washer and the front panel. Move the putty knife over to the left until you hit a spring. Push the knife in-between the spring and the washer’s top, and pull the front panel slightly forward. Now do the same thing on the right side of the panel. Once both springs are disengaged, pull the front panel off of your washer
  2. The drain pump is situated at the bottom of your washer. To remove the faulty pump, first disconnect the wire harness from the pump motor. Next, use a 3/8″ socket and ratchet to take out the bolts holding the pump in place. After the bolts are out, remove the two hoses attached to the drain pump. Before you can slide the hoses off, you’ll need to use pliers to loosen the spring clamps securing the hoses to the drain pump. Once the clamps are loose, you can slide the hoses off the pump. Now take the old drain pump out of your washing machine and throw it out.
  3. Attach the new drain pump to your washer with the two bolts you removed earlier. Line up the first hose with the drain pump inlet and carefully slide the hose on. With your pliers, compress the spring clamp and move the spring into place. Once the hose is attached securely, release the clamp. Perform the same steps to attach the second hose to the outlet valve on the drain pump. Once both hoses are connected, plug the wire harness into the pump motor.
  4. To finish up the repair, reinstall the washer’s front panel, plug your appliance back in, and turn on the water that runs to your washing machine.
If your washer is malfunctioning and you’re not sure what the problem is, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you.

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