dishes were left covered with soap and not completely clean at end of cycle

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Jim From Three Rivers, MI

Oct 15, 2008

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

The top and bottem spray arms plus the secondary filter located on the bottom of the dishwasher were 80% blocked with dishwasher soap which would not allow water to rinse the dishes completely.
The upper spray arm had fallen off, so I was able to quickely replace it with the new arm and clip by simply inserting the clip into the spray arm and pushing it into place.
The lower arm came off easily by turning the large knob on top off it and pulling it off. After removing the arm I was able to access the three screws that release the secondary filter cover. The screws required a set of star sockets to turn them.
I then put the filter cover on and replaced the screws. I placed the lower arm assembly back on and ran the dishwasher. It worked like new again.
The photos and descriptions in the parts catagories made it very easy to find the correct parts that I needed. I highly recommend Partselect to anyone who is a do-it your-selfer!
Three Rivers MI

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Upper Spray Arm - twenty inches long (Now subbed to Upper Spray Arm with Retainer)

Part Number: PS2003051

In Stock

Pump Cover and Secondary Filter Assembly (Now subbed to Secondary Filter Plate)

Part Number: PS3499915

In Stock