These are images and descriptions of common GE washer parts that I describe how
to diagnose in my washer repair guide. Note that these parts are for GE
top-loading washers with plastic tubs made after 1995 only.
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The water valve lets water into the tub while in fill cycle. This is the most popular water valve for GE top-loading washers made after 1995 and the part number is WH13X86 Order Here. . Note that some models have a water valve with more than two coils. In this case, you will need to order the valve by model number.
The water pump pumps the water out at the beginning of each spin cycle. This electric water pump will fit all GE top-loading washers made after 1995. The part number for this pump is WH23X10013. Order Here
The agitator coupling (sometimes called an air bell) attaches the agitator to the transmission shaft. This coupling is on all GE top-loading washers made after 1995. The part number for this coupling is WH43X10009. Order Here
Mechanical lid Switch
The lid switch causes the washer to stop when you open the lid. The
mechanical lid switch was used on earlier GE top-loading washers made after
1995. Then they started using the magnetic lid switches as described below.
There are two of these switches and they differ in length. The part number for
the six inch one is WH12X1044. Order Here The part number for the four inch one is WH12X1043. Order Here . Note that if you are unsure which one your washer uses, order
by model number.
Magnetic lid Switch
The lid switch causes the washer to stop when you open the lid. The magnetic
lid switch is used on all later GE top-loading washers models. This part is best ordered by model number.
The clutch is a device that allows the motor to reach full speed before taking on the load of the washer. The clutch was only used on earlier GE washers made after 1995. The later models don’t need a clutch(made in the last few years). The part number for the clutch is WH5X256 Order Here.
The belt connects the motor to the transmission. This belt will fit all top-loading GE washers (even the ones made before 1995) with the exception of the HydroWash. The part number for this belt is WH1X2026 Order Here.
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