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PDW9280N00SS General Electric Dishwasher - Instructions

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Soap dispenser did not open

  • Customer: Jonathan from Keller, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Replaced wax motor and soap dispenser (all one piece). Only problem was the plastic seal on the very bottom of door had come unseated, and therefore was leaking. You need to check that it is snapped all the way in, and then the leak ceased. Took me a few tries, which made a ten minute repair into an hour long one.

The detergetn dispenser door hinge was broken.

  • Customer: Sara from Greenwood, IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I unscrewed the screws in the door of the dishwasher. Then pulled the inside part of the door up and unscrewed the 6 screws that held the dispenser. I am not sure the correct name of the part but it is on the backside of the dispenser and is red and it is where the wires connect to it, that was probably the most difficult part, disconnecting the plastic covers from the old dispenser. I used a butter knife to pop it out and then was able to get a better grip to pull them off. I pushed the wires on the new red thing and then put the new dispenser in place. You have to make sure that the dispenser is in the right spot and the brace on the underside of the inside part of the door, is in the correct place, otherwise, you will have a leak. Which is what happened to me. I just unscrewed and opened it again and screwed the screws tighter and it was fine.

Wheel axles coming off the lower dish rack

  • Customer: Steven from Lampe, MO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Removed the rack and set it upside down. Removed the wheel/axle assemblies and took the wheels off the axles using a pair of needle nose pliers. Applied the wheels on the new axles, and then re-installed the wheel/axle assemblies onto the rack.

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
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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.

Water not draining completely

  • Customer: Barry from Solon, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Turned unit over making sure to put towels down after vacuuming up all water that I could. After that I Released two clamps and simply inserted the drain assembly tubing. Turned everything together put everything back and it worked like a charm

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:
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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:
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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.

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:
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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
  • Tools Required:
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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