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PDW7880J10SS General Electric Dishwasher - Instructions

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Lost Rinse Aid cap

  • Customer: Jerome from Arlington, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Inserted new cap purchased from PartSelect.

old part leaked

  • Customer: robert from east windsor, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed dishwasher from cabinet, then I flipped dishwasher on it's side. loosen pump motor bracket arm on the end of the motor. loosen pump motor to pump conecter hose clamp and then unscrewed pump motor connector from dishwasher. To install I did the reverse. very easy.

Leak at door bottom

  • Customer: Edwin from Hallettsville, TX
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removing and replacing the door gasket is simple. No tools required.
Removing and replacing the short bottom door seal is next to impossible. I finally got instructions from the Sears help website, but even then I am not sure if this method really applies to my dishwasher, even though they were given the make/model of the unit. I have not attempted to do this proceedure as of now but will try it when I get enough cofidence that it is indeed the correct procedure for my unit.

clunking sound every second when lower spray rotating

  • Customer: D F from Estes Park, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
get fingers between lower spray arm and drive flange - rotate arm counter-clock wise and lift off...the arm was warped and hitting inside of lower door liner.

broken off end caps, top would slide off, frustrating.

  • Customer: Paul from Blairs, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
did it by hand, carefully flair out the plastic piece only enough to slide it into the metal rail.

Soap Compartment Door Latch Broken

  • Customer: steve from parsippany, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
First removed the eight philips head screws that hold the outside bottom door cover, to get access to the module. Then removed the two wires and the ten screws holding the module in place. Put the new module back in, reconnected the wires, and re-tighten everything. Did not have to use the bracket and cap.

Front door on Dishwasher Leaking

  • Customer: Rick from Jacksonville, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered a new tub gasket and, although the gasket went on backorder for two weeks, the repair itself was extremely easy requiring no tools at all!

Pump Connector Leaking

  • Customer: Jim K from Whittier, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Open dishwasher and remove the bottom spray wheel, filter, and unscrew the mounting bracket to release the pump connector below the bottom of the unit. Remove mounting screws at top front of dishwasher and carefully slide the unit out; you may have to pry side panels inward with a flat screwdriver in order to get the dishwasher past any cabinetry. Be careful not to pull the dishwasher too far out as the water supply and drain hoses could be damaged. Unplug the unit. Turn unit sideways and tip over onto its' back. At this point, the sump will have to be removed using a nut-driver and/or socket set. This will open access to remove the old pump connector. Replace the old connector with the new connector, and reassemble the sump, connecting and firmly tightening all connectors. Tip unit upright. Screw mounting bracket back into the bottom of the dishwasher and put the remaining parts back. Before pushing the unit back into it's nook, I advise running a quick cycle just to make sure there is no leakage. If there is no leakage, put the unit back, tighten the mounting screws and you're done.

Door latch broke

  • Customer: Joe from Clinton township, MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
took off eight philips screws on inside door panel which then exposed the broken actuator and missing spring. Replaced broken and lost parts and reset actuator in door then reinstalled inside door panel. Done and I'm happy not to have called service.
Joe

Broken middle spray arm

  • Customer: Pamela from Bakersfield, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the screw holding it in place and removed it, out the new one in place and screwed it on. Very quick and simple.

pieces that attach the wheels to the lower rack kept falling off

  • Customer: Laverne from Roselle, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered the new parts and attached to wheels on lower rack. The old pieces clamped on and the plastic stretched out and would not hold any longer. The 8 new pieces have a slightly different design, were easy to intall and I believe will never loosen up.

Leak

  • Customer: Robert from Newburgh, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out the old one put the new one in . Simple and easy

Old soap dispensor latch would not hold

  • Customer: Kenneth from Dublin, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off the power at the main box. Removed the six phillips screws and two bottom hex screws holding the front panel. Removed the two solenoid wires on the old dispenser (Label wire polarity). Removed the eight screws holding the old soap dispensor and took it out. Cleaned the area around the hole. Laid down a bead of silicon caulk around the hole edges. Placed the new dispenser in the hole and replaced the eight screws (do not over tighten). Replaced the two wires on the dispenser solenoid (check polarity). Replaced the front cover (Do not over tighten. Turned on the power and job complete.

The upper try roller was broken

  • Customer: Howard from Mount Prospect, IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the old roller. But it was difficult to replace the roller as the rim of the roller would not fit into the slide mechanism and allow the screw to engage the hole. What I thought would be a 2 minute job turned out to be more like 20 minutes. I suspect there is a way to release the slide stop so that the top basket could be removed with its slide bar, but I did not see how to do that. I finally was able to "force" the screw into the hole

wouldn't drain

  • Customer: JOHN D. from GOSHEN, IN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 3 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the dishwasher to get at the defective parts and removed,than replaced the two check valves and reassemble.
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