Question about Danby DDW1805W Designer Series Free-Standing Dishwasher
Our problem is the plastic caster wheels on the lower level of the GE dishwasher. We replaced them 4 months ago but they are so poorly designed it didn't take long before they started to fall off again. They are made completely of plastic, this is part of the problem. If they were made of something more durable they wouldn't fall right off. Anyone know where we can replace them with metal caster wheels?
Thank you for your help.
I finally found a solution after 2 years! Appliancezone.com has wheels and studs to fix problem. WD12x10136 and wd12x10277. About $17.00 and rack is rolling perfectly. GE wanted 200 for an entire rack, no thank you!
Posted on Aug 05, 2010
Easy solution. Buy some small plastic ties. Use these to tie the clip to the rack. This will keep the clip from failing. This does not interfere with the function and design of the wheel. Or just buy replacement clips and/or wheels available at various sites. Each clip costs about $1.05 and wheels cost about $1.50n
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
Dishwasher Rear Roller - WD12X10136
(GE - General Electric)
Remove Item $0.79 $6.32 WD12X10261
Dishwasher Stud Roller - WD12X10261
Remove Item $1.29 $10.32 Sub-Total $16.64
This is what I'm going to try - ordering today at the recommendation of appliancezone.com. We'll see what happens! MDB
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
GE Profile Dishwasher wheel solution!
Like many of you who have posted this problem - the best solution I have found is as follows: Buy 1/2" PFTE plumbers tape ( thin white plastic tape available at any hardware store. Home Depot etc.) take the wheels off but make sure that the inner clips are still there - these house the L clip that usually locks the wheel to the rack. Wrap the PFTE tape around the rack chassis - use a good amount - at least 10". Wrap tightly with extra at the end - this is important as it will get pushed down - you want the wheel to be as snug as possible! As you push the wheel onto the rack you will immediately know that you have used enough as it will be tight - if not add more. The L clip will just be clipped on as usual - but the wheel should at least be on tight and not come off. NOTE: this is not a permanent solution, but at least it will help and stop from constantly driving you crazy. It's a bad design on these dishwashers - but hey "GE...we (used) to bring good things to life!" Hope this helps!
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
This may be the same problem as my GE Profile dishwasher. The molded plastic wheel on my tray has a vertical clip which is supposed to hold the wheel on. It is a terrible design; the clip is far too flimsy to hold, and the wheels drop off.
To solve this problem I used a #4 mini stainless steel hose clamp tightened around the plastic clip and the vertical tray rib it is supposed to clip to. If you are careful, you can position the clamp behind the wheel so it will not rub. This should work until the whole cheap plastic wheel assembly falls apart. The vendor I bought my all-stainless steel hose clamps from was Jamestown Distributors, who sells them 10 to a box. (I assume that all 8 wheels on the tray will inevitably fall off).
Posted on May 24, 2009
I've always known GE is run by a bunch of ret@rds. Recently, I've purchased a brand new condo with a bunch of GE appliances. I asked the seller to remove whole god damm GE appliances. He refused. So, even though I've known GE is a POS products, I had no choice. I'm just stuck with the POS products.
Posted on Jan 03, 2011
These cheap crappy wheels will drive you completely mental... I took a 1/4 wide strip of duct tape,,, and used about 1" of it and wrapped it on the spindle where the wheel goes, and put the wheel back on , its tight, but the wheel spins freely....
Posted on Jan 24, 2013
The only good solution here is the one thats uses tie wraps around the clip. Pull them really tight with an adjustable wrench against the head and pliers to pull the body tight. They will eventually come off and need to be replaced. Eventually the clip WILL break. POS doesn't even begin to describe what ALL GE appliances are. Came with the house so I had no choice.
Posted on Sep 10, 2013
FAST and EASY SOLUTION that WORKS!
DO NOT TAKE THE DISHWASHER APART!!!!!
but Turn it UPSIDE DOWN
There should be a Drain Plug (if you got water there)
If a wheel breaks
1) use pliers to pull whats left of the plastic wheel off the metal fixed shaft
2) buy replacement wheel from Home Depot
Shepherd 2 in. Twin-Wheel Stem Casters 2 Pack
3) use pliers one again to pull the shaft of out the Home Depot plastic wheel (takes some works)
4) attached the new plastic wheel to the Dishwasher's metal wheel shaft (if the wheel is loose, add some tape to the metal shaft to make it tighter fix)
5) your done, simple as ABC123
6) clean your dishes and smile :-)
Posted on May 10, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
using FixYa. If the dishwasher is overfilling it's caused
because of water-inlet valve going bad. This valve is usually at the bottom
left or right of the dishwasher, behind the lower access panel. It's the device
with the main water line from the house, a rubber tube to the dishwasher, and
two wires attached to it. If the water-inlet valve is defective, you need to
completely replace it. Please rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment
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