I got a GE Hydrowave washer in the other day model number WHRE5550K2WW. I will be posting information on how to replace the parts on this washing machine for a while. Being that winter is approaching and December is the most busiest month for ministry, I will be slowing down with my used appliance repairs and sales. This washer will be sitting around for a while with plenty of time to play with it. This is the second Hydrwave that I got in so you get the privilege of learning a long side of me. 🙂 In this post, I will show you how to replace the control board part number WH12X10439.
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The first thing that you need to do remove the control board is to unplug your washing machine. Next move it away from the wall. There are 3 screws located in the back of the control panel. They are most likely torx head, but this washer was missing the screws.
After you remove the 3 screws begin to softly push the control panel forward. You will begin to see the control board. You will find that the control panel seems to be stuck and not able to push forward. You should be able to push the control panel open about an inch or so. (see picture below)
When standing behind the washer, give the control panel (not the board) a slap on the right side. The goal is to release the tabs pictured below.
Now you can access the control panel. Remove the 3 plugs from the wiring harness and then grab a 1/4″ hex head screw driver or a 1/4″ socket and unscrew the two screws shown below.
After the 2 screws are removed you can begin to lift up on the bottom edge of the control board. The board will pop out. Next remove the 2 screws that are located on the smaller attached control board that controls the temperature selector and agitation options. The smaller board pops right up.
When installing the new board, you may want to wear an anti-static bracelet. Also be sure that the knobs on the board line up with the knob positions on the control panel. If you found this post helpful, consider purchasing this part through the following link:
WH12X10439 – this company has a 365 day return policy.
Control board WH12X10439 will work with the following models: