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Author Topic: GE Dishwasher - Model # GDT545PSJOSS  (Read 188 times)

Offline clownsparkles

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GE Dishwasher - Model # GDT545PSJOSS
« on: November 14, 2018, 08:08:46 AM »

Hello everyone - we purchased this dishwasher back in August and now the lock mechanism (door lock) does not latch.  You cannot slam it or I am afraid that it will break.  My husband took a butter knife and put it in where the lock goes and the dishwasher starts to run.  We bought this as a clearance item at Home Depot ( I know what everyone is thinking) however it is just past the 90 days to return it.  Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we can repair this and make this stupid thing work again?  Thank you to anyone that can help - I really do appreciate it. 

Offline manden

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Re: GE Dishwasher - Model # GDT545PSJOSS
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 10:27:47 AM »
I cannot find info on your exact model number but the following looks pretty much the same as far as the latch system.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzIiBNwRIV4NV1ZxdzBFRkNmUEE
2012 GE Dishwasher
31-9226 GE

First check that the door strike on the door is OK.

If OK then odds are that the door latch needs replacing.

Offline dab147315

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Re: GE Dishwasher - Model # GDT545PSJOSS
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 03:41:51 PM »
GDT545PSJ0SS Yeah that service manual will work for you. Should be the number 0 in the model number.
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