Broken cable attached to spring

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Llewellyn From Dalton, MA

Dec 14, 2008

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Similar to what others had described. Removed bottom panel to access cable and spring area to replace cable, but plastic pulley around which the cable rode had a broken flange for about 1/2" of the circumference. This was obviously the reason the cable had become frayed and broken. There was little point in simply replacaing the cable becasue the same thing was bound to happen. It needed a new pully and after checking several sources, none was available. I used a 1 3/8" snap ring and ground off both ends removing the ears so that slightly over one half of the ring was left. This allowed me to force the open portion of the snap ring over the inner diameter of the pulley leaving the built up portion of the snap ring to fill the void left by the broken flange which satisfactorly retained the cable throughout the opening and closing of the door.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Cable and Eyelet

Part Number: PS263918

In Stock