Drain and hose coupler would pop off the faucet under pressure

ApplianceWhirlpool Dishwasher

Modeldp840swpxo

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Ronald From New Britain, CT

Jun 14, 2011

13 out of 19 people found this instruction helpful

I removed all the cabinet screws (be careful, they use a special star bit and mine broke so I replaced all the screws with hex head sheet metal screws which was OK).
I then removed the top-very easy, 3 screws.
Disconnected two hoses at bottom of machine, one with a clamp that needed to be unscrewed the other was standard hose attachment. Put a shallow pan under the hose area where you will be removing them. There will be some water. Remove the hose assembly from the special plastic holder on the inside of the cabinet and remove the assembly from the entry point at the rear of the cabinet. Insert the new hose assembly, connecting the hoses first.
Check the old hose to determine roughly where it had been bracketed to the cabinet making sure you will have enough hose to reach your faucet. I left no slack inside the machine beyond the plastic holder. Reassemble the cabinet to the frame loosely screwing it in until all screws are in. The finish tightening them all. Reinstall the top.
Unscrew the old faucet connector and screw in the new one until fully hand tight. If you use a pair of pliers to tighten it more, protect it from the tool buy using a cloth of plastic jar cover remover to prevent damage. Connect the machine to the faucet, plug it in and let her rip. Mine was leak-less but NOTE- I connected it and tested it before re-assembling the cabinet, Otherwise you won't know if your connections were tight until its too late.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Faucet Adapter

Part Number: PS3407202

$22.76
In Stock

Drain and Fill Hose with Coupler (Now subbed to FIL&DRNHOS)

Part Number: PS3500295

$76.95
In Stock