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PDW8280J10SS General Electric Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for PDW8280J10SS parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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wheel studs were worn out, glide arm stopper part gone, needed wheels for upper level tray

  • Customer: John from Denver, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy, saw the parts I needed online, ordered them, and installed them. Easier than I thought. Saved probably $200 in having a repair man come to the house. Outstanding results! Thank you!

Tray rollers had broken off.

  • Customer: Lawrence from Smithtown, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the original roller connectors with newly designed connectors. Works much better.

bottom rack had bad design on wheels and kept falling off making the dishwasher unuseable

  • Customer: Lucille from North Babylon, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered wheels on this wonderful site that looked like they made more sense and replaced all eight on my dishwasher and FINALLY the dishwasher isn't the nightmare it has been. It took seconds to pop in the clip to the roller and pop it on the rack. Thank you PartsSelect

Broken axle on one wheel

  • Customer: Andrew from DeWitt, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Only one axle was broken, but I replaced all 8 because GE had redesigned the axle to prevent future problems. Decided to just replace them all and be done with it. Took 10 minutes, start to finish and all is well.

Wheels kept coming off dishwasher basket upon pull out

  • Customer: Glen from Garland, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I hand removed the snap in wheel axels and replaced the axles with new ones, by hand, no tools needed. On this dishwasher basket the wheeel axels just snap onto the metal cage "wires" of the roll out basket holding the dishes. Very simple. Used pliers to squeeze each old axle retaining nubs,from each of the eight wheels, , then just slipped (pulled the wheels off the axles) and discared only axles (that here the problem, detaching frequently from grasping the pull out dish basket, due to heat taking the temper out of their gripper (to basket).

Lower rack jamming and hitting washer arms

  • Customer: Matt from Simi Valley, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I first tried the local appliance shop i got the wrong parts twice. I then wrote the model and serial #'s of my unit and found parts select. Got the right parts quickly and all I had to do was pull the old rack out and slide the new one in. Viola she was done ! Thanks Part Select !
Matt Hansen

Door Handle Actuator broke

  • Customer: mark from nashotah, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Took it apart found the problem,went on line orderd the part which came right away. Had it back together in 10 minutes

Lower rack wouldn't roll because axles were broken

  • Customer: Kenneth from Bothell, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Unsnapped the wheel axle from the rack. Separated the axle from the wheel. Attached the new axle to the wheel. Snapped the new axle on the rack. Repeated for all 8 wheels. Solid.

The ice cube door located on the front of the freezer (side by side freezer/refridgerator) stopped closing.

  • Customer: Todd from Milton, WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the face plate (ice/water, selection panel) from the freezer door to access and remove the solenoid which was badly rusted and replaced with a new one, and a new spring too. Very simple repair for a chronic pain.

Door latch would not release permitting the door to open for reloading.

  • Customer: Jan from Montesano, WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
First I removed the 8 screws on the interior side of the door that holds the plastic inner-face to the door assembly. This allowed me to easily pry the inner face away from the outer face which exposed the latch assembly.

The broken latch practically fell out making it very easy to work the new one into place.

I replaced the 8 screws, closed the door until I heard it latch and then squeezed the handle and was rewarded with a very satisfying sound and feel as the door popped open without a hitch.

I know a repairman would have cost me a minimum of $75 plus a hefty price for the part.

Soap Dispenser latch broke

  • Customer: Vicki from Mooresville, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed six screws and unplugged the module and removed.
Replaced by the new module and plugged in and then replaced the six screws.
Very easy to fix.

wheel axles broke off from lower basket--deteriorated from age and almost daily use of dishwasher

  • Customer: harry from west seneca, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
old axles were removed by pulling wheel assembly from lower basket pins. squeezed old axle with needle nose pliers and discarded broken wheel axle. snapped wheels in place on new wheel axle and snapped wheel assembly into place on the basket. i replaced only two axles since the remaining ones were still intact. actual repair time was under three minutes. if all eight wheels would have to be replaced, i'm positive it would have taken no more than five to six minutes. in fact, the new wheel axle is a much better design than the original.

Wheels fell off lower rack

  • Customer: John F from Ridgewood, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Contacted PartsSelect online on Thursday. Saturday the parts arrived. My son and I pulled the old connectors off the wheels and snapped the new ones in place. Then he snapped all the wheels onto the rack. DONE. I still find myself wanting to lift the rack now but the wheels are on and I am happy. All around EXCELLENT. Thank you.

soap dispenser was not staying closed....

  • Customer: Erin K. from Las Vegas, NV
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
hubby had no prob replacing the new part!!YEA!!dishes are clean again!

The lower rack wheels kept coming off

  • Customer: Eric from Germantown, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I examined the wheels and noticed that they were actually fine, it was just the clip on axles that had worn out. I had recently used a dishwasher cleaner, I think that was the straw that broke the camels back. The replacement axles that I ordered were actually a bit different than the original. It turns out they had been greatly improved, so the new ones snapped easily into place by hand. The lower rack rolls perfectly, like new!
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