Dishwasher Piddled on Kitchen Floor

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Rodney From Latham, NY

Dec 08, 2009

1 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

I found references that the grommet on the detergent door release was letting water through.

I cut off power to the unit as I knew I was going to be working around electric connections a bit.

7 or so screws held the plastic internal panel to the door.

Once the plastic was pried up from the balance of the door it was nice to have some help holding the plastic panel up and the balance of the door down.

Two hex head screws had to be undone. One was behind a lever that I pulled out and bent a little to get behind. I might have sketched the parts before and during disassembling the plastic parts so it would be easier to put together. I was careful not to lose the spring. After the new release lever and the grommet were in, the parts only went together one way, although a sketch would have sped up the process, I suspect.

The last trick is that the pivot point for the door release is two slots on the plastic panel. Those make it so the door release pivots on one point.

Looks good. I hope it works when I run it. Figures, a dishwasher all spiffed up and not enough dirty dishes to run it!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Soap Cup Door Latch and Gasket

Part Number: PS1960445

In Stock