Flopping Wash Arm due to broken retainer nut spelt disaster three days before Thanksgiving.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years


Susan From Burlington, CO

Nov 27, 2007

8 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

Once I removed the wash arm from its base and figured out what had happened I ordered the repairs I needed from PartsSelect.com. It was extremely easy to see what was needed.
I had to have them sent overnight, because it was three days before Thanksgiving and the arrival of 7 extra people on Wednesday evening.
The package arrived Tuesday afternoon, I opened it, removed the old spray arm bearing ring, put the new one in place, placed the wash arm bearing ring on the bottom of the wash arm, set it in place, and tightened all of it in place with the new wash arm retainer nut. Started the dishwasher and I was in business!! It took longer to open the package and unpackage everything than it did to make the repair AND no chapped and cracked hands doing Thanksgiving & weekend dishes.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Spray Arm Seal

Part Number: PS343923

In Stock

Multi-Position Upper Tine Row

Part Number: PS343941

In Stock

Wash Arm Retainer Nut

Part Number: PS402230

In Stock

Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Part Number: PS402231

In Stock

Tine Pivot Clip

Part Number: PS402252

In Stock