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PDW9280J00SS General Electric Dishwasher - Instructions

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dish washer not draining

  • Customer: francisco from florida FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
drain pump change use screw drivers took me 15 minutes and save 100 bucks thanks for your instruccions

lower rack was rusting, and one wheel came off

  • Customer: Edith from Petaluma CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I took the old rack out of the dishwasher, took the new one out of the box it was shipped in and slid it into place. Works great. Need top one soon, but will wait until there's some extra money to order it!!!! Thanks for everything!!

The clips that hold on the wheels for the bottom rack of the dishwasher were broken and some of the wheels had fallen off and melted

  • Customer: Vickie from Pittsburgh PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The clips snapped onto the rack and the new wheels snapped onto the clips. No tools needed. Took all of 5 minutes to repair.

Leeking gaskets

  • Customer: Roger from Bryant AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
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The tub gasket is very easy to replace. First I pulled out the old gasket then using the center marking on the new gasket, I centered the gasket at the top then pushed the gasket into the track. At the bottom I reused the wire that holds the two ends in place making sure I attached the separation wire in the same configuration as with the old one. I had another leaking problem with the seal on the bottom of the door. GE does not sell a repair seal for the door bottom and a new inner door must be purchased at around $200. I made that repair using an old bicycle inner tube. I cut the tube into a one inch strip and epoxyed the strip to the tub where the door meets the tub.. Worked perfectly!

Standing Water in Dishwasher

  • Customer: Robert Kline from Mechanicsburg PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My dishwasher being 12 years old had accumulated a fair amount of debris/muck in the sump area located near the back beneath a plastic cage. I removed the cage and cleaned out the sump area. That solved the standing water issue for about two months and then it returned but this time the water depth was about 4 inches compared to an inch. I then changed out the "piston and nut assembly" which is a very easy repair but in my case didn't fix the problem. I then replaced the "check flapper valve" (ie check valve) located in the back and underneath where the drain line connects. That solved the problem and it is working better than it has for years. In doing this repair, one must disconnect the drain line. In so doing, I noticed the drain line was completely clogged for a distance of 12-18 inches where it connects to the garbage disposal. It took me 20 minutes to clean out the drain line. So there were probably several issues, all involving debris/muck buildup and a failed check valve that caused the standing water problem. My advice, since parts are relatively cheap, is to purchase the 1) piston and nut assembly, 2) flapper check valve, and 3) drain line if your dishwasher is fairly old or is used hard. You also will need to clean out the sump area by removing the trash rack cage. Replacing the flapper check valve is the most involved, so you may want to do the other things first to see if they solve the problem and then tackle replacement of the flapper check valve and drain line. By the way, GE parts blow-up diagrams don't even show or list the flapper check valve part. I won't have known about it if it wasn't for a post by someone else on this website. My flapper check valve was slightly torn at the hinge preventing it from seating properly. NOTE that the replacement valve was a bit oversized (it did not have the same diameter as the old valve)for the drain line opening for my particular model and it took some careful finesse to get it to stay in position while replacing the threaded cap that holds it into place. So don't be discouraged if it takes a few attempts to get it to stay in place and oriented properly when replacing the cap. The hinge should be at the top and the word "OUT" shown on the valve being visible (facing away from the dishwasher). This particular fix would be very much helped by an instructional video by this website. I am mechanically inclined so it was easy for me to figure it out but that might not be the case with others.

rusted racks

  • Customer: aaron from las vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
had old racks ou5 and new ones in w/in 15.

Wheel axle no longer stayed attached to lower basket

  • Customer: Paul from Fayetteville PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was very simple. Remove the wheel for the lower basket then remove the old axle from the wheel. Insert the new axle and then reattached the wheel on to the basket.

wheel axels no longer held wheels on

  • Customer: Ellen from Fort Wayne IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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It took all of 5 minutes to replace the wheels on the lower rack of my dishwasher. I just had to remove the old wheels and put the new ones on. I also replaced the tub gasket. This took maybe 10 minutes to push the new gasket into place.

Wheels always falling off.

  • Customer: Beverly from Aurora CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was just a snap I used a screwdriver to push out the old wheel axle and snap the new back in. This has solved my problem of the wheels falling off, it was driving me crazy every time I used my dishwasher the wheels would off. If are having problems like me this will solve your problem.

Installation video

  • Customer: Charles from Walnut Creek CA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed front panel and replaced new part. Timer did not work because plug kept disconnecting. Called GE service and watched him remove panel without removing control panel. Plug for timer can be installed easily and front panel replaced without disturbing cable.

Some of the wheels had broken and I was having to lift the rack every time I filled up the dishwasher because it would not slide in.

  • Customer: Felicity from Mobile AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the rack out and turned it over on my kitchen counter. I then clipped on the new axles and pushed on the wheels. I wish I had found your site sooner , I can't believe how simple this was.

Dishwasher would not dry dishes

  • Customer: Kevin from De Soto KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The quiet power 3 has the heating element in the back, so remove the screws holding the unit in place. Remove the bottom cover and disconnect the water inlet pipe, (after turning off the water of course). Discard the copper tubing if applicable, and pull dishwasher out until you can tilt it forward. Unsrew the plastic nuts and remove the wires for the element. Test the old one to make sure that you need to replace it. When sure of the problem reinstall in the reverse order. Replace the copper with stainless steel braided line and test.

Detergent dispenser would not latch

  • Customer: Michael from Ocala FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repairs do not get any easier than this. Remove 12 screws to disassemble door panel (be careful not to let front panel of assembly to drop or bend when screws release it). Remove 6 screws to remove old detergent dispenser. Unplug cable from old dispenser. Connect cable to new dispenser. Install new dispenser into door with 6 screws and then reassemble door panel with 12 screws making sure to keep all wiring free from pressure points.

Old rinse aid cap melted by heating element

  • Customer: Eric from Stephens City VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Simply screwed in the new rinse aid cap to replace the old one

wheel fell off and axle was broken

  • Customer: andrea from littleton CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took the bottom rack out and put axle and wheel on. Very simple to do. Took about 5 min. Would recommend this site to anyone. Thanks a bunch !
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