Detergent Cup would not open during wash cycle

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

ModelWU484

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Robert From Taylor, MI

Nov 16, 2007

14 out of 14 people found this instruction helpful

This repair is very simple. Partselect.com sells a repair kit for this problem that you can use but for simplicity the entire unit is not that much more. First remove the four outside lower philips head screws on the inside of your dishwasher door. Support outer door panel while removing screws. This will remove the outer door panel to gain access to the detergent cup. Remove panel by pulling out bottom first then slightly pulling downward. You will then see the detergent cup. Unplug the two leads that are connected to the unit keeping in mind their orientation. Remove the five screws that hold the detergent cup in place. Remove the cup assembly and gasket. Clean gasket area and install new cup and gasket. Reinstall five screws (do not overtighten) and plug leads back in. To reinstall door panel position door panel at a slight angle and install top first sliding upward into place under control panel then push inward at bottom. Reinstall the four philips head screws on the inside and you are finished. The complete repair will take you less than 30 minutes.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Detergent Cup with Gasket Assembly (Now subbed to Detergent Cup with Gasket)

Part Number: PS2097055

No Longer Available