How to Remove the Front Panel of a GE Front-Load Washer

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Things You'll Need

  • Phillips screwdriver

  • Flat-bladed screwdriver


The above steps are just a guideline. The procedure to remove the front panel on your GE front-load washer may differ. Always follow the instructions in your owner's manual.

If you notice water dripping out of your GE front-load washer, you might have a problem with the washer boot. These rubber gaskets keep water sealed tightly inside the machine. If you need to replace the boot, or access any part on the inside of your appliance, you'll first have to remove the front panel of your GE front-load washer.


Step 1

Unplug the GE washer from the outlet. Turn off the water supply valves located behind the machine. There are two -- one for the hot and one for the cold water. Rotate the knobs fully to the right in order to cut the water.

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Step 2

Pull out the soap dispenser. Lift up on the dispenser when it is all the way out of the drawer and continue to pull it out of the GE washer.

Step 3

Remove the screws holding the top panel on the washer in place. These are in the rear of the machine. Once the screws are removed, pull the panel towards the back of the machine. It can then be lifted off.


Step 4

Remove the screws holding the control panel in place. These are on the right and left side of the machine. There are also usually screws inside the soap dispenser drawer. Once the screws are removed, lift the control panel up and set it on top of the machine. Use caution, as it is still connected to the machine by wires.

Step 5

Remove the kick panel beneath the washer door. This may snap out of place or be held in place with screws.

Step 6

Open the door and remove the door latch.


Step 7

Look for the clamp holding the rubber boot in place on the outside of the door. Insert the edge of a flat-bladed screwdriver underneath the clamp and lift it up. Pull the rubber boot off the front of the door.

Step 8

Remove the screws at the corners of the door. Pull the front panel and door off the machine.



Nathan McGinty

Nathan McGinty started writing in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in international journalism from City University, London. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, in positions ranging from tech support to marketing.