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PDW8680N00SS General Electric Dishwasher - Instructions

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tray wheels wobbly, kept fallin off tray rack

  • Customer: Roman from Florham Park NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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ordered "stud roller part", basically an axle for the wheel which clips on to the tray rack. Simply removed the old clip from each wheel, placed new clip on wheel (had to use a hammer to snap it in place), then cliped it to rack by hand. very easy solution. Tray rack rolls perfectly and me wife is very happy.

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.

Our tub gasket was torn by leaning utensils (a definite design flaw.)

  • Customer: Frances from Goodyear AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Just have a good look at how the original is installed before removing, then clean the area. The new one was a breeze to install, just line it up and pop it in.

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.

Wheel(s) falling off lower rack.

  • Customer: David from Stuart FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Snapped the wheel axle clip on(s) into lower rack wheel(s). Removed old wheels and snapped on new lower wheel assembly(s). Took less than 5 minutes with GE replacement parts.

Broken wheel brackets

  • Customer: Marshall from NYC NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced with new brackets and new wheels

Blasted wheels fell off their axles every time I pulled the lower rack out because the axles were broken. Then the dog got hold of one of the wheels and chewed it!

  • Customer: Nicola from Irvine CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I wasn't sure I had the right part because the wheel axles are now different to the ones I had. But they clipped on fine so obviously the design has changed. They clipped in no problem at all and now it all works brilliantly. So simple I can't believe it took me so long to order the parts!

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
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Easily screwed on this part and used it for the door of the dishwasher to properly open and close

Standing water in bottom of washer at end of cycle.

  • Customer: Ryan from Blaine WA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Found numerous references on internet that most likely cause was due to a fouled or plugged suction screen. I unscrewed anchor tabs on top securing the dishwasher to the countertop, slightly lowered the front screw legs, turned off circuit breaker at the electrical panel, checked to verify the power was off, removed the small electrical cover under the dishwasher and disconnected the 3 wire nuts, pulled the dishwasher partially out, then disconnected the small corrugated drain hose from the discharge pump under the washer being careful to collect small amount of drain water in a bowl. Finally, carefully pulled dishwasher out from under the countertop leaving the hot water supply hose connected. Tipped washer over onto back (the frame rails are rounded in the back to help facilitate this). Had to unscrew the hose clamps to remove the rubber sump. Then stood the dishwasher back up to disassemble the plastic screen parts from inside the dishwasher. The screen was in fact plugged with white slimy deposits that when dried became chalk like. During cleaning out the white caked on deposits in the rubber sump, I accidentally pushed my screwdriver through a rubber vent stand tube and this is why I had to buy a new rubber sump. The sump rubber material appeared to be partially deteriorated which is why my screwdriver passed through it. Reassembly wasn't very easy. It was difficult to get the rubber sump boot over the plastic flange on the bottom of the tub. It helped to remove the metal hose clamp completely and to have someone hold the dishwasher in place lying on its back while I pushed and prodded to get the rubber seal over the oval flange. Once on, everything went back together easily in reverse order. It probably took me a total of 6 to 8 hours of real working time. But taking into account that I only worked for short periods of time on evenings after work and the fact I had to lug around my extra 70 lbs of gut, the constant laying down and getting back up, the 4 day wait for the new rubber sump to arrive, and my near senior citizen age stretched this 8 hours of work out to a two week home repair project. BUT, I was successful and everything is back to perfect working order. Thank you Partselect.com for having the sump in stock and to my door in only 4 days!

No water getting into the dishwasher

  • Customer: Don from Herndon VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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This is a somewhat difficult task in that the dishwasher had to be pulled out of the cabinet which required the water inlet hose to be removed (and water to the hose to be shut off). Once the dishwasher was free of the cabinet it had to be flipped over to reach the water inlet valve. Once the valve was replaced go in reverse to reinstall the dishwasher. Worked fine after I got everything installed; no leaks.

Rollers were missing from lower d/w rack

  • Customer: Leona from Mesquite TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Place the roller and axle together first; then fasten the set to the rack itself. These instructions were not given, and so the rollers do not fit as good as they should. I think I'll be able to correct it, though.

old wheels kept coming off

  • Customer: Sherry from Grand Prairie TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Snapped together parts

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...

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.
All Instructions for the PDW8680N00SS
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