The detergent holder wouldn't spring open during the wash cycle

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator

ModelWU502

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Aron From New Berlin, WI

Jul 21, 2007

2 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

First, I had to remove the outer face panel of the door. Four screws on the inside of the door hold the large panel onto the front. Removing these screws and the panel revealed the detergent cup assembly. There is no need to disconnect the power as long as the door latch is in the open position for this repair. I removed the two wires, blue and white from the leads, keeping note which was attached to which lead. I used a hex head screw driver to remove the 6 screws that hold the detergent cup in place. After removing the detergent cup and gasket, I cleaned the surfaces with a scouring pad to make sure the new gasket would have a good seal. I installed the new detergent cup with the 6 hex screws and re-attached the leads. I replaced the face panel with the four interior screws after running a couple cycles to be sure the problem was fixed, which it was.

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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