Spring on soap dispenser failed + jetdry cap melted

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceLess than 1 year

Tools Socket set

Eric From San Francisco, CA

Dec 17, 2009

21 out of 22 people found this instruction helpful

To replace the soap dispenser you need to take off the front of the door, which requires removing about 12 torx screws - of 2 different lenghths (so keep track). Then the soap dispenser is held in place with 6 very small 4mm hex screws (why they used these instead of normal phillips??). Both my hex sets stopped at 5mm, so I had to go get one. Tool has to be narrow (not one that is flared) because the clearance between the screws and the unit is very tight. There is one small two-wire connector with a press-in connector that at first looked hard to pry off, but just grab it with channel-lock and it will just come off. Remember which way the wires are facing (ie. up or down). Be sure to note how the vinyl flap (that covers the back of the dispenser) attaches, then pull out the old one. Once the new one is in, the hardest part is putting the door cover back on. I'd advise having an extra set of hands. Made it much easier.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Detergent Dispenser with Rinse Aid Cap (Now subbed to Detergent Dispenser with Rinse Aid Cap)

Part Number: PS3406956

$80.90
In Stock