Dishwasher Repair- Replacing the Upper Rack Roller (GE Part # WD12X383)

Uploaded by partselect on 24.02.2011

Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. Today we are going to show you how to change the thermal
fuse and harness on your dishwasher. It’s a pretty easy job. All we’re going to need
is a #15 Torx driver, pair of needle-nose pliers, of all things, a paper pin. Let me
show you how we do it.
Now before we begin this repair, the first thing we are going to do is disconnect the
power to the dishwasher, so if it has a cord on the receptacle, simply unplug it and if
its hard wired we will need to find the breaker and turn that off.
Next we will pluck the door and there are eight #15 Torx screws around the perimeter
of the inner door panel, so we will remove all of those. Now we will separate the inner
door liner from the front panel and the control panel and just close that up and drop something
down through the opening to the door latch and that will hold that up the other way.
Next we will remove the cover from the control module. There is a little locking tab in the
center side and then just disengage it from the frame of the door panel. That will expose
our thermal fuse which is located right on the top of the microprocessor board. Now the
kit comes with two wires and a new fuse and if you inspect these wires and they show any
signs of any corrosion or deterioration or arcing or burning, you may wish to replace
Now you can cut the old ones off and just leave them tied up in that harness, and I
think that’s what we will do today. We won’t bother to remove them completely out of there,
we will just disconnect them from the fuse and with our needle nose pliers we can grab
the old fuse assembly and rock that off of side of the control module. It has a couple
of locking tabs in it so you may need to pry those out a little bit, simply discard the
old fuse assembly and we will snap the new one in place, and a large plug on the end
of the control board, we are going to remove that wire from it using our paper clip, you
can use either paper clip or a thin flat blade jeweler screwdriver, simply slide that in,
depress the locking tab on that terminal and wire will pull right up.
We will take our new wire harness and we will locate the locking tab on the end of that
and simply slide that into the molex plug with the locking tab pointing towards the
outside; you should hear lock into place, we are re-connect that plug to the board and
then the remaining terminal on the fuse.
We are going to remove one tan wire from the door switch assembly so hold this assembly
still with one hand and with our needle nose, we will pop that off of the switch and we
will take a longer wire terminal and wire harness and we will put the angle connector
on the door switch, make sure it fits firmly and put the other end on the thermal fuse.
Now with our wire tie, I simply gather that new harness together and fasten it to the
old one and you can snip off the excess of that and discard all our old parts. Put the
cover back in place, the two tabs on one end just hooking underneath the frame, and we
are around the door latch and the lock is in place.
Now we are ready to put the screws back in the inner door panel; put the four corners
in first to make sure everything aligns up.
Now we are ready to test for the operation. So we reconnect the power, close the door
up, and it should start right where the cycle ended off and our repair is complete.
We told you it was an easy job. Thanks for watching and good luck with your repair.