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PDW8280N00SS General Electric Dishwasher - Instructions

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Replaced lower rack assembly

  • Customer: Victor from East Northport, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Simply took out the broken rack and inserted the new one.

lower rack keeping water from spraying

  • Customer: Charles from Woodhaven, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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removed defective axel and wheels installed new ones

The latch to hold the soap in broke

  • Customer: michael from north richland hills, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Replaced the part by taking off the srews on the inside of the dishwasher door (all of them)to get to the backside of the soap dispenser. Remove an electrical connector by pulling (had to pull off using pliers as it was really on there). Then a couple of screws hold to to the inside of the door. Pretty straight forward.

Water leaking from below

  • Customer: Craig from Massapequa Park, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
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After determining that the leak was coming from the sump connector, I had to completely remove the unit from the counter. After removing all the parts in the wash cabinet (wash arms,conduit,fine,course and sump filters),the sump connector nut was revealed which I loosened, but did not remove, with a channel lock plier. The unit was then placed up-side down where I then loosened all the worm clamps that attached the drain motor,pump,and turbidity sensor to the sump and sump connector.then I removed the brackets that braced the pump to the washer body and removed the pump.at this point,you should be able to remove the drain motor and turbidity sensor from the sump and remove the sump from the washer. You should also be able to remove the connector as well.Both these items are made of some type of rubber which seems to deteriorate from the soap which was caked all over them in my case. Just reverse the above process to re-install everthing. I didn't find this job terribly difficult and it was certainly better than spending hundreds replacing the unit.

Rinse Dispenser Cap melted on heating coil

  • Customer: Martha from Kingman, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Opened dishwasher after it completed a wash cycle. Found the rinse dispenser cap had come off during the wash and melted on the heating coil at the bottom of the machine. Pulled cap off of coil, made sure coil was not disturbed. Looked in various sites for cap. Finally found this site where I didn't need to order the whole mechanism and could order just the cap. Received the cap, screwed into the dispenser, fixed. The only problem I had was that there were two possible caps so I picked the one that was the same color as the original one. Project completed. Thanks

Roller rusted off lower rack

  • Customer: Edward from Arlington, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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removed original rack, inserted replacement.

Weells Brock

  • Customer: WARREN from JACKSONVILLE, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed old wheells replaced with new whells. Very easy to fix. Quickly received after order.

Lower Rack wheels "caving" in with any weight

  • Customer: Mary Lou from Rockford, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Nothing to replacing the wheels that flattened or totally came off with a full rack of dishes. I can't understand why I put off replacing them for SO long... found the replacement parts SO easily on PartsSelect website, ordered them late afternoon and they arrived a day later! YEAH! NO MORE CRASHING/FALLING DISH RACKS! Must say that I am totally unimpressed with the GE Profile Dishwasher but that's another story!

White stain on all dishes, glasses and plastics

  • Customer: Magdy from Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced motor and drain pump. Ealrier cleaned all parts from residue but did not help at all. Started to use Pre-wash powder for hard water after testing our water and found it at the acceptable high end. Getting excellent results now after repair.

Wheel on lower rack of dishwasher kept falling off

  • Customer: Dennis from Overland Park, KS
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Bought new wheels & wheel axels. Very simple to replace (no tools required). New wheel axles much better desigh,

water leak

  • Customer: ronald from culver city, CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Came home for lunch to discover the kitchen rug soaked and the dishes I had started when I left that morning unclean. Not sure what happened, pushed start again and immediately found water flowing out from under the machine. pulled the machine out and discovered that mice had chewed through the pliable vinyl sump tank. found the part number in my owners manual and google turned it up on Part Select. this was on Saturday and I had the part Tuesday. very satisfied

Water leaking on floor

  • Customer: Bill from Monterey, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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Water was leaking from under refer next to installed under counter dishwasher. Once determined to be dishwasher not refer I removed dishwasher toe place was able to see dripping inlet solenoid valve. I had to disconnect 11V power, shut off inlet water, disconnect inlet water house and remove dishwasher from under counter. Once dishwasher was in center of kitchen I flipped it upside down and removed the electric solenoid inlet valve. Removing the valve took one wrench to remove inlet hose then two wrenches to remove 90 degree brass fitting and another to hold solenoid. I used a nut drive to remove two screws that released the solenoid from the dishwasher frame. I used teflon tape to reattached the 90 degree brass fitting and inlet hose.

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
  • Tools Required:
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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
  • Tools Required:
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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. . .
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