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PDW8680N00SS General Electric Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for PDW8680N00SS parts

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Detergent door wouldn't stay closed.

  • Customer: Dorothea from Dallas GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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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.

The wheels on the lower rack of the dishwasher kept falling off

  • Customer: Mia from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed wheels; removed plastic "axel"; replaced with new "axel"; attched to rack. Works perfect!

Leak from motor output/pump input shaft

  • Customer: Donald from The Villages FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Cut power and water flow to the appliance. Laid appliance on its side, removed the electrical lead from the motor. Remove the mount from the back of the motor and loosened the two clamps- one to the sump and one to the discharge tube. Removed and replaced the pump/motor assy. with the new one, reinstalled the clamps, rear mount and electrical lead. Righted the unit and fired it up. Worked fine.

four wheels and five axles missing on an old dishwasher

  • Customer: Howard from Orange City IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The parts arrived one day after shipping, and two days after the online order. The axles and the wheels slipped on easily, and the axles were actually better designed than the old ones that were still oo the rack. Now the rack rolls back and forth very smoothly. My daughter is very happy.

dirty dishes wash after wash

  • Customer: Donna from Apollo PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We noticed our detergent door was not opening on cue to dispense the soap and it was leaving our dishes dirty. It came to be that our spring was sprung on the detergent door. I researched it and I could either buy the spring or the whole detergent contraption (installing the contraption was one wrench easier but cost $35 more). Knowing my husband the way I do, I decided to do the more costly route. I followed the instructions from previous installers on here and me and my husband did it in 30 minutes! I do agree that it is a two man job for some of it as I stressed to him NOT to take the front off haphazardly, as it was $400 to replace that! We took the 12 or so screws off, detached the line to the detergent dispenser, reattached, screwed it into the door and replaced the front 12 or so screws again. Easy peasy! Unbelieveable!

Soap dispenser door wouldn't close

  • Customer: Parry from Vacaville CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I've never done this before, so I took my time and it took 25 minutes. Now that I know what it looks like inside, it would only take maybe 15 minutes. There are 12 Phillips head screws to remove the front of the washer door. Once off, you need to unplug the large electrical plug to the "dashboard". Remove the screws holding the detergent dispenser, and unplug the two electrical plugs attached. Plug the two plugs back into the new dispenser, and replace the screws, being careful to not tighten to tight. Replace the front of the dishwasher door, with the 12 screws and you're done. Easy job!

lower rack wheels fell off and melted

  • Customer: Jason from Snowmass Village CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I ordered new wheels but had to reorder the axle rods after finding out the axle rod clips did not come with the wheels, no big deal, the representative from Partselect.com was very helpful. It was nice to speak with a real person on a Saterday morning. Thanks Partselect, Jason-Snowmass Village

the axles on the wheels for the lower rack were broken and the wheels kept falling off making it hard to pull the lower rack in and out

  • Customer: PATRICIA from WESTCHESTER IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Took off the old wheel. Popped out the broken axle with a needle nose pliers. Snapped the new axle onto the wheel. Snapped the new axle/wheel assembly onto the rack. Repeat as needed. Done!

Door had no resistance/no balance/would fall open

  • Customer: Robert from Hampton GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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First, remove the bottom front covers (two parts four screws). Second, remove the two screws at the top that secure the dishwasher to the counter. Third, gently pull away the dishwasher from underneath the counter just far enough to see and be able to remove the door spring(s) - one on each side. Fourth, remove the existing hinge arm link(s) if not already broken off, replace with the new one(s). Note that the door hinge goes on the door (front) side of the spring and the other side fits into a groove on the door arm - the other end of the spring attaches to one of the 3 available holes on the frame at the bottom. It would be a good idea to replace the hinge arm links on both sides even if only one is broken. Make sure that the door has the right tension (each spring can be hooked in 1 of 3 holes to adjust the tension). Then gently push the dishwasher back under the counter. Finally, replace the screws under the counter and replace the covers on the bottom front. All of this should take no more than 15-20 minutes. This was an easy job!

the clips that hold the wheels on broke

  • Customer: Thomas from Eden Prairie MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The wife did it when I was gone without any questions. No instructions needed.

old wheel clips from bottom rack kept falling off, poor clip design

  • Customer: Jason from Snowmass Village CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The new clip was stronger and super easy to install, it was very quick and painless, thanks part select

Fractured brass bezel on bottom of valve- Leaking

  • Customer: Kenneth R from Marcellus MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
simply removed broken valve and replaced with new valve, easy peasy. shipping was GREAT, Overnight. all in all a easy fix.

Water leakage

  • Customer: Victoria from Shepherdstown WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I examined how the old gasket was attached before removing it. I then pushed in the new gasket needing no tools. There has been no water leakage since.

Water was leaking out of bottom and not filling washer. Mouse at through this piece

  • Customer: Brett from Ocala FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Shut off water, disconnect drain line from disposer. Remove dishwasher from wall and remove water feed line. Unplug or disconnect power to unit. Remove upper and lower dish racks as well as lower water sprayer bar, and filters. Lay dishwasher down on backside (make sure to catch water with bowl). Disconnect pump connector with nut driver and replace. Stand dishwasher back up and reverse removal process

Lower rack wheel partially melted due to being too close to burner.

  • Customer: Robert from Georgetown TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced wheel and clip. No tools required. Fast delivery and good service.
All Instructions for the PDW8680N00SS
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