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4071520 General Electric - Instructions

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The latch on our dishwasher broke

  • Customer: William from Henrico VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I unscrewed all the screws from the inside of the dishwaher door. I took out the broken part, installed the new parts and screwed the screws back in. Part Select was wonderful to work with and the parts arrived the day after they were ordered.

the soap dispenser door had broken off

  • Customer: Pierangela from River Forest IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Open the door and go along entire edge of door and use Philipps to unscrew the front panel of the door from the inside panel of the door. Once unscrewed open carefully. There are screws in the dispenser cup. Undo those and then there are two plugs to be undone. There is also the main black computer component that has to be unplugged from its cord. Just remove and screw everything back the way it was. This was my first time and I am a female age 58 years old. It was simple. If I had to do it again I could do it in less than half the time.

No water fill to dishwasher.

  • Customer: Lewellyn from Clarkston WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the water-fill solenoid valve.

Frayed and leaking gasket.

  • Customer: Maurice K. from Bluffton SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Could not be easier. Pull out the old gasket, clean out the track and insert the new one. Very easy.

Broken lower wheel ion lower dishwasher rack

  • Customer: carole from Libertyville IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pieces just snapped together. Simple an quick. Part select was wonderful in assisting.

The washer didn't seemed to clean very well

  • Customer: Fabian from Hobart IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Each arm was held in place by one nut. Using a nut driver, I it backed out, replaced arm and then screwed nut back in. Hardest part was positioning myself over the open door. After all the hard work it paid off. Dishes are cleaner now.

There was no problem in installing this part

  • Customer: Cerem from Staten Island NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easily screwed on this part and used it for the door of the dishwasher to properly open and close

The dishwasher would not drain (at all) after completion of the full wash cycle.

  • Customer: Michael from Marlborough MA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First, I wanted to insure that the drain inside the dishwasher itself was not clogged. So, I removed the lower rack, the lower spray arm, then the fine particle filter, and finally the screen over the drain. I used a small wet-dry shop vacuum to remove as much of the water as possible. Once the water was removed, I could feel that the drain was clogged with all sorts of debris. I could feel that the soft food impeller was wrapped with hair (somehow from our cat?) and other nasty stuff. I spent approximately 15 minutes cleaning the drain and the impeller. I re-installed all the components and started the wash cycle. After a minute or so, I pressed the "start" button to "cancel and drain". I could hear the drain pump come on - but no water drained from the base of the dishwasher. So while the drain and impeller needed cleaning - it was not the issue preventing the water from draining out of the tub. So, I consulted the PartSelect trouble shooting guide and read that more than likely - that the check valve flapper was the problem. So, I ordered the part and had it shipped. Once it I arrived, it used the shop vacuum to remove all the water from the base of the dishwasher. I turned off the AC power at the circuit breaker panel and shut the water off (to the dishwasher) as well. Then I had to disconnect the 3/8" diameter copper tubing feeding the inlet to the dishwasher. Also, disconnected the drain hose from the disposal. Having old bathroom towels on hand is a very good idea. There was not enough slack in the AC power line - so I did disconnect it from the dishwasher. Once these three connections were removed, I slid the dishwasher out of its space and into the center of the kitchen floor. At this point, I had a large moving blanket and placed the dishwasher on it. I then switched on the PartSelect video and watched how the check valve flapper was removed. I removed the two electrical connections (and its a good idea to mark the white receptacle with "wht" and "red/wht" as to remove any confusion when reconnecting. Then removed the two mounting screws and then the clamp. When I accessed the check valve - it did have some debris - but otherwise it didn't looked damaged. So at this point I really began to wonder if this will really solve the issue. But I continued on - I replaced the valve and then began to re-assemble the dishwasher. I re-installed the dishwasher and re-conencted the AC power line, the copper tubing inlet supply, and then the drain hose. I turned the AC power and then the water. I ran a cycle and then hot "start" to "cancel and drain". The water in the base of the dishwasher emptied immediately! So it was the check valve flapper after all.

Needed to replace door handle atuator

  • Customer: Stanley from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Online video instructions (Youtube) were clear and easy to follow with the exception of the fact that my control panel was not detachable but still fairly accessible.I needed to remove all of the scews that attached the outer door to the conrol panel and inner door panel to facilitate the replacement. Also, it takes a bit of work to make sure and maneuver around the spring loaded switch that tells the dishwasher when the handle is properly closed and latched, but it's no big deal. All in all, a good 10 to 15 minute repair.

Hing arm broke

  • Customer: Peter from Davenport FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed dish washer from cabinet area and snapped new clip into cable and hook into support.. The time that took the longest was to removed the screws to pull the unit out of the cabinet area.. Very easy fix...

lower spray arm hitting door.made a knocking noise.very easy repair with your help online

  • Customer: ed from mount joy PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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no tools needed. followed your online info. A+ on the complete transaction

Loud noise when running

  • Customer: Cono from Bethlehem GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Middle arm bearing used a pair of pliers to unscrew the screw and to re-screw with new bearing in place. NO did not have to disconnect the arm. Lower arm turn counter clockwise to remove (comes off very easy) stick needle nose straight down opening and remove bearing. Use needle nose to place new bearing.

Water leaking on floor from valve base where it mounts to bracket.

  • Customer: Ronald from Charleston SC
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off power and water to dishwasher, removed kick plate to dishwasher, removed mounting bracket from frame rail of dishwasher, unplugged valve then used pliers to remove spring clamp on rubber line and used box wrench to remove water line attached to brass connection. There was a lot of calcium build up around screen and rubber O-ring and cleaning that may have fixed it but pulled off anyhow. One problem I had is that the old part would not come apart where the L-joint screwed into the collar that attaches to valve on old setup to allow new one to be bolted to it. So I looked at putting new valve on the old mounting bracket. That did not work after I got it apart as the new bracket is flat while the old is counter sunk...and the new valve has a larger footprint and would not fit flush to seal. So back to work bench and put valve in vise as the threads had plumbers pipe cement it looked like and they were tight. Got the two joints apart...cleaned with wire brush...sanded down mouth of brass collar that fits against O-Ring of new valve to make sure clean. Put teflon tape on all threads and tightened it all back up. Reconnected, plugged in, mounted to dishwasher and ran a full cycle with dishwasher pulled out so I could monitor any leakage from beginning. All is good...so slid back under sink and ran load with dishes...noticed water on floor. Freaked out...pulled it all out and valve was dry. I forgot to clean up the little bit of water that came out of lines when disconnected first time for repair... :) All is good now.

Dishwasher wasn't cleaning as well as it should.

  • Customer: Stan from Prescott AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the How To video. Removed and replaced each arm. The bottom arm comes off by just by turning and lifting. The middle and top arms required the removal of a screw with a socket wrench. So simple that my wife actually had it done before I got to it.

dishwasher would not fill with water

  • Customer: peggy from moreno valley CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Researched problems on internet,based on info ordered part. Got it in 24 hrs.followed package directions. So easy and for less than a service call! Runs like a charm now.
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