Door handle actuator was broken.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher

ModelPDW8680N20SS

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools

Stephen From Houston, TX

Feb 26, 2011

8 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the screws on the inside of the door assembly, which allows the inside of the door to seperate from the outside. The escuchen (control panel) was easy to remove - the handle actuator is inside the control panel. The handle assembly was easy to take apart and re-assemble with the new handle and spring. I then inserted the control panel back into the outside door and reattached all of the screws with a power drill. This was a repair that a GE-authorized service tech told me was going to be over $540 - he claimed the control panel and door handle/actuator was a single assembly. In the end this repair cost me $14 in parts and 15 minutes of time. I complained to GE Consumer Affairs and they rebated the tech house call back to me in 5 business days.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Recess Door Spring

Part Number: PS285013

$3.02
In Stock

Door Handle Actuator

Part Number: PS2337860

$8.64
In Stock