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PDW9280J00SS General Electric Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for PDW9280J00SS parts

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Wheels kept falling of bottom rack of dishwasher

  • Customer: Tracy from Midlothian, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I could not find the exact model listed on any repair website so I ordered what looked like the closest thing and they work perfectly. It was extremely easy to remove the old wheels and insert the axels into the new ones. Then they just popped right on. The rack operates perfectly now. What an improvement! Should have done this long ago!

wheels kept coming off lower rack; one even melted during a load

  • Customer: Lizbeth from China Grove, NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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just removed the bottom rack--put wheels on axles and put them in the proper places on the bottom rack-- threw out the old ones--went from 'hating' the dishwasher to saying 'thank you, thank you' and loving it!

The initial poor design of the lower washer rack wheels allowed the wheels to fold under the rack when pushed or pulled.

  • Customer: David from Stockton, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove the rack from the dishwasher, removed the wheels from the rack (really easy as they were falling off/under already) used pliers to pinch the retaining prongs to allow wheel removal from the axle, slide wheels on the new axels and slip them onto the rack and reset rack into the dishwasher. The ordering process took longer than the actual repair. Great service, factory parts, very happy.

Dishwasher leaked badly when running

  • Customer: Kenneth from Lake Bluff, IL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
At first, I found a metal band that was rusted and loose, replaced it but still had a leak. I went to the diagnosis section and identified another area of problem, ordered the part and got super quick delivery. With the help my wife I was able to pull apart, repair and get the unit to run and stay dry. Wife is happy because she loves the décor of our old but now dry dishwasher.

The base of the basket were broken with use

  • Customer: Harry from Alexandria, VA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
You sent the correct new part, so repair was remove and replace.

wheels kept falling of rack

  • Customer: Judith from Champlain, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Wasn't anything wrong with the wheels but axels would no longer clip tightly to rack. Removed old axels with needle nose pliers by pinching wings together and popping out. Pushed new axels in with my thumbs. Reattached wheels and snapped new axels to wrack. Nice and tight. All better.

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:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
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.
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