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Actuator broke off from escutcheon

So today my GE dishwasher completely stopped functioning. Circuit breaker was not the issue. Opened the door by removing screws (after power is off, and watching some videos on the subject) and see that a part is loose. The part is the actuator for the switches. The actuator interacts with the door latch to activate the dishwasher when it the door is closed. When power is supplied and I manually depress the switches, the dishwasher begins to operate. So I basically just need to know the best way to reattach this actuator to the inside of the door. Aside from glue (which wouldnt last too long), or replacing the entire escutcheon, is there a simple way to securely reattach the actuator so I can wash my dishes?

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    David Nov 26, 2013

    Here are pictures that show the problem, I appreciate any help.

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    David Nov 26, 2013

    This is a GE model gsd2200g00ww, didn't seem to post correctly with the info I put in. Also sorry for the second picture, I shrank it a little too much to upload it. The picture is just trying to show where the plastic broke.



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The actuator may only be available as part of a complete assembly. You might check with GE or an appliance parts supplier to find out.

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

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    David Nov 27, 2013

    The actuator itself is not actually broken. The piece that broke is the screw mount that is part of the injection molded plastic that makes up the escutcheon. Parts sites say the escutcheon is no longer available.



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