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GE dishwasher nautilus - bottom tray caster wheels come off daily.

Hi,
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.
Faith

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  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    not only do the plastic wheels come, off but they melted onto the heating element within the diswasher...wtf

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    yes same problem with GE monogram.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT

  • kleone Nov 26, 2008

    we have the same problem---where did you get replacement wheels? I have several that melted or broke apart.

  • limey6 Dec 08, 2008

    This is a pain, you would think GE would have a better design for there dishwashers one company I saw on th net wanted $6.80 per wheel!!!!!! X 8 = $54.40 + shipping you are kidding me.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    we are on our second Ge profile dishawasher. We have had the same problem. The wheels not only fall of, they melt to the heating element on the bottom. in looking at the high-end dish washers, the wheels appear to be the same. It is all ****!

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    The best part is when they fall off and land on the heating coil and melt.

  • mochajojo Jan 20, 2009

    A few months ago a wheel on the bottom rack of our GE Profile dishwasher would turn sideways and have to be set straight. The problem has escalated to the point that we have 2 melted wheels, 2 with cracked clips, and 4 that have to be constantly set straight. Whats up GE?

  • mochajojo Jan 20, 2009

    I just found a replacement axle for 69 cents at amazon.com that looks like it might solve the problem. The new axle clips on differently...(from the outside instead of ?) Part number is the same. WD12X10277. Hope this works? Your Welcome!

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    same sh**t different day.

  • arthur2009 Feb 22, 2009

    Colorado Springs-I have the same inconvenient problem! I need replacement wheels? Any advice?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    Lower rack wheels trun sideways then break and fall off. A huge design flaw. Should be recalled, GE needs to do something to fix or retrofit

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    my dishwashers (GE) tray caster wheels come off. I want to replace them. Where can i find new caster wheels.



    Sony

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    This is ridiculous - anyone found a firm solution yet?

  • cekeagy Apr 08, 2009

    Same as above. Wheels come off.

  • ctippy Apr 21, 2009

    have the same problem with wheels. let me know if you find something out.. gezzz GE Profile dishwasher

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    I have the same problem! The wheels come of the bottom rack! I wrote and email to GE this AM and I'll follow up on Monday. If I hear from them I'll share. At this point my husband is so mad..he'd like to cart it out to the roadside.

  • VANESSA GUNDERSON Aug 28, 2013

    Same problems above and this is 2013!

  • Sue Trownsell
    Sue Trownsell Aug 17, 2014

    Here it is 2014......same problem! I finially just wrapped a twisty to the cheap roller..

  • Sue Trownsell
    Sue Trownsell Aug 17, 2014

    here it is 2014....still same problem! I finially just wrapped the wheel to the dish rack with a twisty...?

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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!

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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 $1.50GE dishwasher nautilus - bottom tray caster wheels - ab4bfcd.jpgn

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Part # Product Description QTY Unit Price Total Price WD12X10136
GE dishwasher nautilus - bottom tray caster wheels - wd12x10136-thumb.jpg Dishwasher Rear Roller - WD12X10136
(GE - General Electric)
Remove Item $0.79 $6.32 WD12X10261
wd12x10261-thumb.jpg Dishwasher Stud Roller - WD12X10261
(AZ)
Remove Item $1.29 $10.32 Sub-Total $16.64
TOTAL $16.64
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This is what I'm going to try - ordering today at the recommendation of appliancezone.com. We'll see what happens! MDB

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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!

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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

  • rogueinPA Sep 15, 2010

    I took off the wheel and disconnected it for the axle shaft. Drilled a small hole in the shaft and ran framing wire through the hole, reconnected the wheel tot eh axle and positioned on the rack. I then twisted the wire with pliers to a point where secure and cut off excess. Seems to work.

  • 3zimms Mar 24, 2011

    i'm not sure i follow.... do you have a picture??

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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.

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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....

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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

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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)

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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
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100082918/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
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

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