Dishwasher made a squeaking sound when running

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years


Gary From Danville, IL

Sep 14, 2009

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The problem was the water powered lower swing arm bearing (bushing) had worn out (had rubbed away part of it's flat surface). First I removed the large screw with the big flat finger grip flanges on the top side of the lower swing arm assembly. this assemble looks like a big hub cap. Lift the assemble up and off the attachment stem. The bearing goes on top and the seal on the bottom. Both just push in place with your fingers. Reinstall the assemble on the attaching pivot point that it was removed from and secure with the large thumb screw first removed. Spin the assembley to check for any binding. Do not over tighten the thumb screw. Water pressure is all that drives this assembly and it should always turn with no obstructions.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Spray Arm Seal

Part Number: PS343923

In Stock

Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Part Number: PS402231

In Stock