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PDW9980L00SS General Electric Dishwasher - Instructions

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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.

detergent cup latch broke

  • Customer: Steven from Delanco NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy - remove the screws around the inside of the door. 6 screws and 2 plugs to remove the assembly. Just be careful not the strip the sheetmetal screws when putting it back together. No screwguns...

The old wheels were continuously falling off the lower rack. We had to lift the rack in and out of the dishwasher - total pain in the neck.

  • Customer: Katie from Racine WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
I removed what few remaining wheel assemblies there were - just pulled them off - no tools needed. Then I assembled the new wheels and wheel axels and simply snapped them on to the lower rack! It was a piece of cake.

plugged Detergenent Pump & noisy Blower

  • Customer: Dale from Victor NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 3 of 10 people found this instruction helpful
Access to the parts was easy. Simply remove the outer door cover.

The only problem was that I had to disassemble and reassemble the dishwasher two times. Other than that, the actual repair was very simple; remove the old, replace with new and test with the built in diagnostic.

wheels that allowed racks to roll on were broken

  • Customer: Nancy from Cincinnati OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Removed broken wheels & clips from the lower rack. Easily replaced the clips and wheels with the new clips & wheels which are better built then original. The dishwasher now operates better then in its new state because the bottom rack sits higher and the bottom arm swings more efficiently and the dishes are coming out cleaner.

Wheels falling off bottom drawer

  • Customer: SANDRA from MENDOTA HEIGHTS MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Very annoying problem with wheels falling off of the bottom dishwasher rack. Thanks to good advice here, purchased wheels AND wheel axels. Axels snap into the wheels, and the wheels snap on the bottom rack. Wheels are wider that the originals, and these snap ons are a much better design. Rack rolls in and out better than brand new!!

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).

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.

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

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.

broken wheel axel because it is not made to sterdy

  • Customer: Anthony from Colonia NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
took out broken wheel axel and replaced it with a new one

STUD ROLLERS BROKEN

  • Customer: JEREMIAH from BAYONNE NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
TOOK LESS THAN 5 MINS. TO REPLACE ROLLERS AND LOWER RACK WITHOUT TOOLS. MY LIFE SHOULD BE THIS EASY.

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.
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