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4071520 General Electric - Instructions

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Dish washer won't start

  • Customer: Rick from Dade City FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I have replaced the both control boarsd and now the micro swith and plunger still no avail. The dishwasher still will not come on, the cycle end light just keeps blinking and I can not get the dishwasher to allow any other cycle buttons to be used they just stay unlit.

Dish washer spray arm clogged and not spraying

  • Customer: Lesha from St. Augustine FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We tried cleaning the sprayer by unclogging the spray holes but it didn't last very long. I decided to see what it would cost to replace the piece. I have used this site before and love how easy it is to find the part you need. The sites have good pictures so you feel very good that you are ordering the correct part. They also have helpful suggestions for problem.. I ordered the part and it arrived two days later and we installed it right away...I started the dishwasher for a test run and forgot how loud it use to spray..The prices are also great just a service call from a repair man would of cost me triple what I got my new part.

The detergent dispenser would not latch.

  • Customer: Eric from La Crescenta CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
On the Model PDW9880, there are about 14 screws to be removed. I used a large Phillips driver and a pair of needle nose pliers. You cannot use a cordless drill driver for about 10 of the screws unless you have a long bit, as the 10 screws are so close to the body of the dishwasher door that the chuck of the drill will not clear. At the top of the door there are two screws on either side of the latch. The two screws are attached to white plastic blocks that serve as a lip to hold the outer door to the liner. It took a little wrestling with the two plastic blocks to slide them out from under the lip, releasing the outer door. Be sure not to let the outer door drop away, as it will tug on the ribbon cables that connect the display to the dishwasher. Keep a towel or sponge handy to keep the
dishwasher handle from resting on the tile floor. There were 4 electrical connections, including two ribbon cables, both of which just pulled out. I needed a needle nose pliers to remove the 2 spade connectors from the detergent dispenser solenoid, in order to pull on the connector, not tug on the wire. The entire repair is actually pretty straightforward and easy. It took 40 minutes, doing it slowly and carefully. But please don't tell anyone that it is easy, because my wife thinks it was an extremely complex repair, involving the risk of high voltage electricity.

The replacement part fits different makes and models, and does not have any brand identification, other than the Cascade logo cast into the front. Other than that, it appears to be identical to the original. Note: The
soap cup does not open for several minutes in the cycle, so don’t waste time or frustrate yourself (as I did) by checking the dispenser during the first 10 minutes of the cycle. Incidentally, although the company is in Canada, my part shipped from Central California (Fresno) and arrived in the Los Angeles area the next business day.

Lower dishwasher rack was starting to rust under the plastic coating

  • Customer: William from Anchorage AK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the old rack out - replaced with new rack. It took longer to get the rack out of the shipping box than it took to install it. No tools required.

Seal was broken causing washer to leak

  • Customer: matthew from sterling heights MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the eight door screws. Pull plastic inner door panle off. Disconnect wires for the detergent door opener (mark them first). Clean inside the door and the seal area on the washer. Slide out bad seal, slide new one in. Reinstall. I went to home depot and replaced the rusting screws with stainless screws.

water was leaking from the inlet valve

  • Customer: John from Havertown PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
the repair would have been much easier but the screws from the old inlet valve did not match the size of the holes on the new valve.

Wouldn't clean upper rack, not enough water

  • Customer: David from Nespelem WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Checked the water supply to the inlet valve - OK, pulled the filler hose from the outlet side of the valve and checked flow in wash cycle. Results, less than 1/2 gallon. Checked your website, found 94% sucess rate by replacing the valve, so I ordered one. It took about 10 minutes to install with a nut driver, 6" adjustable to connect water supply, and plier to hold outlet clamp open to install it; now we look forward to dirty dishes rather than dumping water into the machine it takes care of itself and we once again get sparkly cups andglasses of the top rack. OU- Rah!!

DIRTY DISHES, DISPENSER STOPPED WORKING

  • Customer: Jerry from Calistoga CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
ORDERED PART ONLINE, ARRIVED TWO DAYS LATER. REMOVED AND REPLACED DISPENSER WITH NEW UNIT. EASY JOB. DISHWASHER WORKS LIKE NEW.

Upper rack slide endstop was missing.

  • Customer: Dolores from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took seconds to pop the new stop in place.

dishwasher would not fill with water and cycle

  • Customer: karen from oregon MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
first off if you can understand the problem DO NOT CALL THE GE REPAIR SERVICE AND HAVE A REPAIRMAN COME TO YOUR HOME you will save over $300.00. a mistake i made, it cost me $79.95 just for him to tell me the dishwasher was broken and then i was told it would cost me over $300.00 to fix it. WHEN I TALKED TO PARTSELECT I FOUND THE WATERVALVE FOR A LITTLE OVER $55.00 WITH SHIPPING IT TOOK ABOUT 20 MINUTES TO DISCONNECT THE DISHWASHER AND REMOVE THE OLD PART AND ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF TIME TO REPLACE THE NEW ONE THEY EVEN HAD GOOD INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU NEEDED THEM. I FOUND PARTSELECT SERVICE TO BE A VERY GOOD BUSINESS TO WORK WITH. ROY F BURTNETT

the latch on soap dispenser broke

  • Customer: Beth from Rumford RI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
we followed the instructions as posted on your web site. Once the dishwasher was apart it was self explanatory. We did however need pliers to separate the wires from the old soap dispenser.

Latch on soap dispenser broke

  • Customer: Robert from Evergreen CO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replacing the soap dispenser was relatively easy, But a word of caution.when I removed the front panel, as it fell off, it pulled the electrical tape out of the door. That of course ruined the electrical panel. Even better, that panel is no longer made. So unless you really want a new dishwasher, be sure you support the front panel when removing. Probably the easiest way to do that (I found out later) is to sit on the floor with the front panel on your legs as youminscrew it. Do read other reviews about how to do the repair as the part comes with no instructions and GE is of virtually no help.

Dish Washer Would Not Drain

  • Customer: John from San Antonio TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Had a problem with a dishwasher that overflowed. During the wash cycle the unit should remove the water or partially remove the water a few times, but the pump did not kick in and drain the water. Watched a couple You Tube Videos and thought it would be worth a shot as a DIY. Very simple. Biggest hassle was hooking up the main electric (Near the floor), but even that was simple. Bought the replacement drain pump (Part Arrived Quick-2 thumbs up) for shipping. Installed the part and BAM...it worked like a champ. I was very pleased with the whole process. I ordered the part around 10 PM on a Tuesday and FEDEX delivered it to my door on that same Friday afternoon. Got the washer repaired for $50 which included shipping. Glad I did not call a repair person for this!

Detergent door wouldn't stay closed.

  • Customer: Dorothea from Dallas GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My husband followed the directions included with the replacement part that we ordered. It was so great to read of others' experience installing the part! It works great and we will certainly use this site again. Thank you so much. We saved $100.00 doing it ourselves.

Rinse cap had fallen on heating element and melted

  • Customer: Diane from The Villages FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The part was extremely easy to find on the web site and the order was placed easily. This was very simple and quick to replace. Thank you.
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