GE Top-Load Washer Replace Front Suspension Rod #WH16X10141

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the front suspension rods on GE top-load washing machines. The most common reason to replace a suspension rod is when one or more rods break, causing the tub to not be level, lean to one side, and make noise when running through its cycles.

All of the information in this suspension rod replacement video is applicable to the following brands: GE

Step By Step Instructions

1
Your first step is to remove the screws at the back of the control panel.
2
Slide the panel to the side to detach it from the main top.
3
Detach the wires from the control board and set the control panel aside.
4
Now, insert a putty knife under the main top to release the two spring clips securing the front panel.
5
Pull the front panel forward and lift up to remove.
6
Next, remove the two screws securing the main top.
7
Slide the main top forward slightly, lift up and use pliers to squeeze the lid switch wire retainer to release it from the frame.
8
Now lift up the lid squeeze the tab to release the lid switch and pull it through the opening in the main top.
9
You can now completely remove the top and set it aside.
10
Lift up the tub and unsnap the old suspension rod from the base frame if still intact.
11
You can use a hammer handle or broom handle to assist in detaching the lower support bushing.
12
Now, depress the tabs on the bottom of the upper rod support to detach the support from the frame.
13
Remove the old suspension rod from the cabinet by pulling it through the wires or detaching it from air pressure hose.
14
Install the new suspension rod by feeding it through the wires or hose.
15
Insert the top of the rod through the hole in the frame and reinstall the support by snapping it into place.
16
Lift up the tub and snap the lower support bushing into the base frame.
17
Replace the main top by first inserting the lid switch through the hole in the top and snap it into place.
18
Snap the wire retainer into the frame.
19
Now align the slots in the main top with the mounting tabs on the frame and push the main top back into place.
20
Secure with the screws in the front.
21
Reposition the front panel by aligning the tabs on the base with the slots at the bottom of the panel.
22
Align the pins on the front of the cabinet with the holes in the front panel and snap the panel into position.
23
Reconnect the wires to the control board.
24
Insert the tabs on the bottom of the control panel into the slots in the main top and slide the panel to the side to lock it into place.
25
Replace the screws to secure the control panel.
26
You’re now ready to plug the power cord back in and confirm that the appliance is functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the front suspension rods on GE top-load washing machines. The most common reason to replace a suspension rod is when one or more rods break, causing the tub to not be level, lean to one side, and make noise when running through its cycles.

All of the information in this suspension rod replacement video is applicable to the following brands: GE
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Your first step is to remove the screws at the back of the control panel.
2
Slide the panel to the side to detach it from the main top.
3
Detach the wires from the control board and set the control panel aside.
4
Now, insert a putty knife under the main top to release the two spring clips securing the front panel.
5
Pull the front panel forward and lift up to remove.
6
Next, remove the two screws securing the main top.
7
Slide the main top forward slightly, lift up and use pliers to squeeze the lid switch wire retainer to release it from the frame.
8
Now lift up the lid squeeze the tab to release the lid switch and pull it through the opening in the main top.
9
You can now completely remove the top and set it aside.
10
Lift up the tub and unsnap the old suspension rod from the base frame if still intact.
11
You can use a hammer handle or broom handle to assist in detaching the lower support bushing.
12
Now, depress the tabs on the bottom of the upper rod support to detach the support from the frame.
13
Remove the old suspension rod from the cabinet by pulling it through the wires or detaching it from air pressure hose.
14
Install the new suspension rod by feeding it through the wires or hose.
15
Insert the top of the rod through the hole in the frame and reinstall the support by snapping it into place.
16
Lift up the tub and snap the lower support bushing into the base frame.
17
Replace the main top by first inserting the lid switch through the hole in the top and snap it into place.
18
Snap the wire retainer into the frame.
19
Now align the slots in the main top with the mounting tabs on the frame and push the main top back into place.
20
Secure with the screws in the front.
21
Reposition the front panel by aligning the tabs on the base with the slots at the bottom of the panel.
22
Align the pins on the front of the cabinet with the holes in the front panel and snap the panel into position.
23
Reconnect the wires to the control board.
24
Insert the tabs on the bottom of the control panel into the slots in the main top and slide the panel to the side to lock it into place.
25
Replace the screws to secure the control panel.
26
You’re now ready to plug the power cord back in and confirm that the appliance is functioning properly.

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