Dishwasher no longer cleaning dishes

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years


Susan From Flagstaff, AZ

Mar 12, 2010

4 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

I have no prior experience fixing any appliance but figured I might be able to save this old dishwasher. I read some where on this web site that I needed to replace the upper and lower spray arm, and someone suggested replacing the filter as well. I ordered the parts by looking at's picture of the dishwasher and read someone's explanation that I needed to remove the filter housing to replace the filter.

The upper spray arm comes off by gently pulling down on the spray arm. I put the new one in its place.

The lower spray arm had a thin, large (about 2" diameter) round screw holding it and its housing in place. I removed the large, flat screw and the lower arm came off. Below that was the filter housing. I unscrewed the six screws, took off the housing, replaced the filter, and put the housing back on.

Then I removed the lower arm from the plastic thing that was holding it, removed the stainless steel heat plates and put them on the new washer arm. Put the washer arm back on the thing that held it, and screwed the washer arm assembly in place with the large plastic screw.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Pump Housing Filter

Part Number: PS1662590

In Stock

Upper Spray Arm with Retainer

Part Number: PS2003051

In Stock

Lower Spray Arm

Part Number: PS2099282

In Stock