Top Rack not getting clean.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Chris From Buena Vista, CO

Feb 29, 2012

Thought it was this gasket so I ordered one, replaced, did not fix it. Technically, this is not even a seal, it is a spacer does not preventing water from moving from point to another. So then I ordered the horizontal arm, middle spray bar, top whirlly wash anc a few other pieces. Now I am into this for about $90.00. Easy repair with these parts but that was not the problem. So I called a repairman, $80.00 He took off the cover of the drum that sits at the base of the DW and cleaned out pop corn kernals, broken glass etc. Put it back together, now water is actually getting pushed up to the top devices. Sooo.. dont be too quick to replace the $4.24 gasket, may not be the problem. I think i could have done what he did if someone had suggested probable problem.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Spray Arm Seal

Part Number: PS343923

In Stock

Push in Screw Cover

Part Number: PS346128

In Stock

Upper Wash Arm Mount

Part Number: PS392917

In Stock

Feed Tube

Part Number: PS392931

In Stock

Spinner Kit

Part Number: PS972316

In Stock

Spray Arm - Middle

Part Number: PS973493

In Stock

Rack Track Stop

Part Number: PS1156239

In Stock

SCREW (Now subbed to Screw)

Part Number: PS3497368

In Stock