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PDW8280J10SS General Electric Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for PDW8280J10SS parts

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Lower rack wheels kept falling off

  • Customer: Benjamin from Carlisle, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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After replacing the wheel and axle assembly once, I decided this time to instead just replace the axles with the new ones with improved design. Removed the wheels, pulled out the old axles and put the new ones in. Simple

The wheels were falling off the lower rack of the diswasher

  • Customer: Jeannette from Southgate, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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Popped the wheels onto the wheel axle and let my 7 year old snap the completed assembly onto the lower rack. So easy, even a 7 year old could do it! Total cost of $28 to replace all 8 wheels, which had degraded over time. Lower rack now rolls in and out perfectly. The design for the replacement wheel axle is slightly different than the origional, so the suggested part is the right one, even though it looks a little different from what the dishwasher came with. I am now a happy girl and don't have to fight with my dishwasher any more!

Holes In Silverware Basket

  • Customer: James from Jefferson City, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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Just pulled out the old basket and put in the new one. . Don't know the holes got into the basket. . .

Wheel axle broke

  • Customer: Kevin from Tacoma, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Get parts axles and wheels snapped together well.

small bearings came out and cap broke off the end

  • Customer: joe from parkland, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
put new part on by looking at other side no directions with parts

Broken wheel axel

  • Customer: Stephen from Irvine, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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The rear wheel on the lower dish rack broke at the axle attachement. The wheel then feel inside the dishwasher against the heating element causing the wheel to melt. I ordered the new parts and they arrived very quickly. I attached the axle to the wheel with hand pressure, no tools required. I then attached the wheel assembly to the verticle support of the lower wash rack with hand pressure and was done. Very easy and the new design of the axle seems to attach better to the rack.

Wheels kept falling OFF

  • Customer: Darren from Northfield, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The orginal axle design was terrible. The old axles broke and fall off. The new axles snap on with moderate force but the keep the wheels on now. The Rack works perfect now!

aid cap melted

  • Customer: Calvin from Mankato, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Twisted new one in place of old. Disappointed that there was a melting issue at all. Need to investigate problem.

Rollers on Dish basket broke

  • Customer: Marlene from Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just removed the old rollers and clamps, replaced them with the new rollers and clamps....just that simple.

The detergent dispenser would not latch.

  • Customer: Eric from La Crescenta, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
On the Model PDW9880, there are about 14 screws to be removed. I used a large Phillips driver and a pair of needle nose pliers. You cannot use a cordless drill driver for about 10 of the screws unless you have a long bit, as the 10 screws are so close to the body of the dishwasher door that the chuck of the drill will not clear. At the top of the door there are two screws on either side of the latch. The two screws are attached to white plastic blocks that serve as a lip to hold the outer door to the liner. It took a little wrestling with the two plastic blocks to slide them out from under the lip, releasing the outer door. Be sure not to let the outer door drop away, as it will tug on the ribbon cables that connect the display to the dishwasher. Keep a towel or sponge handy to keep the
dishwasher handle from resting on the tile floor. There were 4 electrical connections, including two ribbon cables, both of which just pulled out. I needed a needle nose pliers to remove the 2 spade connectors from the detergent dispenser solenoid, in order to pull on the connector, not tug on the wire. The entire repair is actually pretty straightforward and easy. It took 40 minutes, doing it slowly and carefully. But please don't tell anyone that it is easy, because my wife thinks it was an extremely complex repair, involving the risk of high voltage electricity.

The replacement part fits different makes and models, and does not have any brand identification, other than the Cascade logo cast into the front. Other than that, it appears to be identical to the original. Note: The
soap cup does not open for several minutes in the cycle, so don’t waste time or frustrate yourself (as I did) by checking the dispenser during the first 10 minutes of the cycle. Incidentally, although the company is in Canada, my part shipped from Central California (Fresno) and arrived in the Los Angeles area the next business day.

Lower Carriage Wheels So Bent It Would Not Move.

  • Customer: kathy from zionsville, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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Took old one out, put new one in in less than 20 seconds!

one missing wheel and one that kept falling off

  • Customer: LaDonna from Centennial, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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It took more time to open the package than to actually effect the repair. I snapped the wheel on the axle, then snapped it in place on the front side of the dishwasher. It took less than 5 minutes to end the aggravation that had lasted months!

Wheels coming off track

  • Customer: Rebecca from Indianapolis, IN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Bought the small piece to fit inside each wheel and replaced them. Now working and sliding perfectly

Water leaking underneath dishwasher

  • Customer: Anthony from East Islip, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
went online to parts select. Looked at parts that could be leaking. Thought it was the sump. Purchased the sump and the pump connector. Almost bought the adaptor pump assembly, but it was $29.00. Parts arrived in about 2 days. Turned off water and power to dishwasher. Disconnected the copper water line. Hardest part was getting the dishwasher out of space. Once out, layed it on it's side. Parts held together with clamps. Took it apart like a puzzle. Replaced the parts, tightened the clamps. Pump connector hard to unscrew. Got a good hand grip on it and turned it loose. Sump did have a hole in it. Put everything back together. water, electric, etc. Turned it on and it was leaking. Leak coming from the adaptor pump assembly. Couldn't wait 2 more days.Found part at a local parts store for $40.00. Was able to change it by reaching underneath and not pulling dishwasher out again. All three parts needed to be changed. Dishwasher now working fine. If your leaking underneath and taking out the dishwasher change those 3 parts.

Original Silverware basket crumbled under pressure

  • Customer: kristen from beaverton, OR
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the old one out and replaced it with the new one. It did take both hands as I had to open the dishwasher door while the other hand held the basket. :D
All Instructions for the PDW8280J10SS
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