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Door Handle Actuator – Part Number: WD13X10045
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Door Handle Actuator

Product Description

Door Handle Actuator Specifications

This is a handle actuator for your dishwasher. It is made of black plastic, and is sold individually. The handle actuator is found in the control panel, and it releases the door latch when you lift the handle. If your current handle actuator is cracked or broken, you may not be able to open your dishwasher door, or the door will not close properly. The dishwasher also may not be able to start, and if this is the case, you will need to replace this part.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Door latch failure | Will Not Start | Door won’t close

This part works with the following products:

Dishwasher.

This part works with the following brands:

General Electric, Hotpoint.

Part # WD13X10045 replaces these:

1469070, AP4355961, WD13X10008.
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Replacing your General Electric Dishwasher Door Handle Actuator

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Stephen from Houston, TX
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WD13X10045, WR02X10585
Door handle actuator was broken.
I removed the screws on the inside of the door assembly, which allows the inside of the door to seperate from the outside. The escuchen (control panel) was easy to remove - the handle actuator is inside the control panel. The handle assembly was easy to take apart and re-assemble with the new handle and spring. I then inserted the control panel back into the outside door and reattached all of the screws with a power drill. This was a repair that a GE-authorized service tech told me was going to be over $540 - he claimed the control panel and door handle/actuator was a single assembly. In the end this repair cost me $14 in parts and 15 minutes of time. I complained to GE Consumer Affairs and they rebated the tech house call back to me in 5 business days.
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Randell from Riverside, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
WD13X10045, WD12X10384, WR02X10585
Smart Dispensor not despensing Detergent
Removed front Door panel, by removing screws from back side of door, replaced pump, door handle actuator & spring. I did not have to remove the dishwasher from the counter (built in). Repairs took all of 20 min. and dishwasher was back in service. The price I paid for all the parts from PartSelect, was less then G.E. Repair Service wanted just to come out and look at the dishwasher ($99.50 plus parts & labor). The parts that online G.E Appliance was selling were about 25% to 40% higher in price. With total cost I figured I saved about $250.00 to $325.00 by doing it myself and the help of PartSelect.
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Sally from Saint George, UT
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WD13X10045
Actuator was broken
When I first tried to fix the handle I could not figure out where the spring went. I went back online and looked at the diagram of the dishwasher on this site and learned where it went. Once I knew where every piece went it only took me about 5 minutes to put it back in and another 5 minutes to screw the cover back on. I am a newer homeowner and want to be able to do minor fixes. This was my first one and was very happy that I was able to do it on my own.
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CHRISTOPHER from CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WD13X10045, WD28X10128, WD13X10017, WR02X10585, WD13X10007
dishwasher door would not latch
opened door removed screws holding back side of door took out front panel with latch assembley found broken part and replaced it
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Erik from New York, NY
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
WD13X10045
Door Latch Broke
This isn't a terribly tricky repair, and the parts are cheap so it's worth a try!

(I had one tricky thing which was the door actuator broke while the door was shut. So I had to get the machine out of it's space without being able to open the front of the machine. I did this by lowering the feet in the front of the machine and then I used a hammer and flat chisel to break the two metal screws I had holding the top of the machine to the top of counter top...a little tricky!)

Remove screws from inside lower panel (where you put soap..the bottom) this will allow you to remove the inside of the door. But be careful as there are still wires attached so be careful to place the inside part without stressing the wires.

I needed to remove the metal harness and to open the black rectangular box that holds the interlock plunger so I could remove the plunger and spring (don't lose..and remember how it goes. take pictures if necessary). Then I was able to remove the broken actuator and see how it all fits together. It rests on top of the latch with notched side facing the inside of the machine. Make sure the notch is centered around where the interlock plunger is located.

Once you have the pieces fit together insert them into the door. Replace the plunger and spring and close the black rectangular box. Then replace the metal harness.

Hold everything in place and put the inside of the door back into position and lock it down with the screws.

You can test the door to make sure it's working but the whole mechanism is less functional when the machine isn't secured into its space. So, if you're mostly sure you've got it right, resecure the machine into its space making sure it's solid and then you should be good.

Like most everyone here I was very happy to accomplish this repair without calling in the repair service!! Awesome.
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Cary J from Lorton, VA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WD13X10045, WD28X10209, WD13X10007
handle broke not allowing to door to open sometimes
Removed top screws to allow the ability to remove control dishwasher control unit. Remove door parts & be careful how you remove them & put back the door parts the same way.
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mark from nashotah, WI
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WD13X10045, WD28X10128
Door Handle Actuator broke
Took it apart found the problem,went on line orderd the part which came right away. Had it back together in 10 minutes
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Rick from Wilmington, DE
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10311524, WD13X10045, WD13X10017, WR02X10585
Dishwaher door not opening and Refrigerator air filter.
I followed instructions from the video link that was provided with the parts order confirmation.This repair was not difficult .

The refrigerator air filter was very easy to replace. There was also a new indicator (to remind me when to replace the filter again) that came with the filter.
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Joe from Clinton township, MI
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WD13X10045, WR02X10585
Door latch broke
took off eight philips screws on inside door panel which then exposed the broken actuator and missing spring. Replaced broken and lost parts and reset actuator in door then reinstalled inside door panel. Done and I'm happy not to have called service.
Joe
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Carol from Anaheim, CA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WD13X10045, WR02X10585
Door would not open open
Followed video and that part to install spring and door handle actuator was easy buy demo on video guy had hand in way where the outside door handle was inserted. I know what slot it went in but did not show how to insert in dishwasher. finally figured it out. But then led lights stopped working correctly so I need to buy some more parts when I figured out what I need.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS2337860
Manufacturer Part Number: WD13X10045
Brand
Model Number
Description
General Electric
40201-0
Dishwasher
General Electric
402011
Dishwasher
General Electric
40205-0
Dishwasher
General Electric
402051
Dishwasher
General Electric
40206-0
Dishwasher
General Electric
402061
Dishwasher
General Electric
402070
Dishwasher
General Electric
403110
Dishwasher
General Electric
403111
Dishwasher
General Electric
405010
Dishwasher
General Electric
405011
Dishwasher
General Electric
405012
Dishwasher
General Electric
405050
Dishwasher
General Electric
405051
Dishwasher
General Electric
405052
Dishwasher
General Electric
405060
Dishwasher
General Electric
405061
Dishwasher
General Electric
405062
Dishwasher
General Electric
4070100
Dishwasher
General Electric
4070110
Dishwasher
General Electric
4070500
Dishwasher
General Electric
4070510
General Electric
4070600
Dishwasher
General Electric
4070610
Dishwasher
General Electric
4070800
Dishwasher
General Electric
4070810
General Electric
4071100
Dishwasher
General Electric
4071110
General Electric
4071120
Dishwasher
General Electric
4071500
Dishwasher