Dishes in top of washer were not getting clean.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher

Modelupperwatertube

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Robert From Northport, AL

Jan 25, 2009

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Our diskwasher is over 20 years old. The manufacture did not even list the model anymore. Googled - Kitchenaid parts old. Found your site and order the part on Sat. night. It arrived on Wed. Installed as follows that night.
After reading other reviews on how the job went and seeing that people had problems getting the tube to slide on the outlets I decided to take the rack completely apart so as to have unrestricted access to the connections. Would be easier to work the tube on to them.

First I removed the top rack by releasing the two retainers on the upper rack side rails which hold it up. Then I turned it with bottom up and released all of the plastic clips that held the bottom half of the rack in place. If a clip breaks you can use a nylon cable tie to replace it. Then I took out the screw that holds the metal water bar in place and removed it. Then I took out the screw that holds the plastic part that the water bar was mounted on off. Then with the outlet where the tube was to be mounted not connected to anything it was easy to slide the tube on it. I then was able to slide the tube on to the bracket at the back of the rack. Had to use a screw driver to help get the tube over the round outlet. Then worked it on to where it should be. Reassembled the top rack and put it back on the side rails and washed a load. It worked just like it did when it was new. Saved a service call $75.00 and only took about 30 minutes working at a slow pace.
Love it when everything works like it should.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Rubber Water Delivery Tube

Part Number: PS356311

$17.75
In Stock