Washing Machine Repair – Replacing the Pressure Switch (GE Part # WH12X10065)

control panel back in position

Hi! It’s Jack from AustinAppliancePros. Today we’re going to show you how to change the water level pressure switch on your washer and it’s a really easy job. All we are going to need is a #20 Torx bit, a small flat blade screwdriver and maybe a pair of needle nose pliers, let me show you how we do it.

Now before we begin this repair, the first thing we will need to do is to disconnect the power to the appliance.

Next we’re going to need to remove the inlet water hoses, so we will turn off the water supply to both hot and cold hoses and then remove the hoses from the back of the machine. Next we are going to remove the four screws across the top of the console and this model uses a #20 Torx screw, and we will just remove all of those. Next we can just lift up gently on that console, tilt it forward and on some models you may need to push it to the left to lift it out, it should just pop out of the main top and then we can lay it down flat.

Now with the control panel laid out flat we are next going to remove the hose from the end of the pressure switch and it should simply pull off, and we are next going to remove the wire harnesses and if they appear a bit tight, you can use your needle nose pliers, just to pry those terminals off.

Next with a small flat blade we are going to lift up on this little locking tab that secures that pressure switch to the control panel and once we lift it up and disengage the tab on it, we are just going to rotate it counter-clock wise by a quarter of a turn and we will remove the knob from the front, and pull that straight off, and then we will remove the old switch.

Before we discard the switch make sure that we did not leave the retaining clip on the shaft of the pressure switch that actually belongs in the knob. Discard the old pressure switch, now to install the new one we are simply going to push it into that opening lining up the two tabs with the rectangular hole, rotate it clockwise until it snaps into position and that little locking tab falls into the little slot, we can next reconnect the wire harnesses, make sure both are very tight, next we can reinstall the hose to make sure that it is pressed firmly into position, we will reinstall the knob and then we are ready to put the control panel back in position. Now to reassemble we are going to make sure that we line up these three tabs in the slotted openings in the main top, take the console back into position and then we are going to replace the four screws, now we are ready to reconnect the power and the inlet fill hoses and our repair is complete.

I told you it was an easy job, thanks for watching and good luck with your repair.