The poor old dishwasher finally stopped cleaning.

ApplianceWhirlpool Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Boyd From georgetown, TX

Oct 23, 2012

I tried going online to get some diagnostic help and never found a site that had a step by step help plan. I then did a little reading on different sites, to eliminate and perhaps diagnose my problem I use epoxy to glue the impeller(which spun freely) to the screw and it held long enough for me to see how it worked. I surfed sites to find the least expensive drain and wash impeller kit. One site had a cheaper price but I chose Parts Select because of the shipping so the end result was the best results for me. I am not sure but the estimated time was 1.7 or 1.8 days delivery that I did not believe would happen. When I received the parts and did the repair my final time from ordering was less than a day and a half. I could not have done the job myself without the video because the parts were very different. My biggest obstacle, other than my ignorance, was some sort of chemical on the screw that would not allow me to loosen it. I used a dremel to cut the head off and then a torch to heat the stub so I could remove it. After I received the kit I saw a chemical on the screw threads so online research told me heat loosens the chemical. My dishwasher is around 25 years old,I have worked on it three times now and replacing the impeller was the most difficult task to date. Should it last and develop another problem I will go to parts select first and start my quest.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain and Wash Impeller Kit

Part Number: PS382822

In Stock