The old upper wash arm fell off.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years


Donald From Sunnyvale, CA

Jan 29, 2008

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I dropped the upper rack to its lowest position.
I pulled the upper water channel down from the spring clip [on the top of the washer] to get access to the hole on the top of the front end of the channel. The front end of the channel only drops an inch or two.
I put the new upper wash arm pivot [larger of the two small pieces] through the new upper washer arm from the bottom, placed the assembly up into the hole on the under side of the upper water channel, and snapped in the new keeper [smaller piece] through the hole in the top of the upper washer arm.
Finally, I snapped the upper water channel back into its spring clip. It was not even necessary to remove the racks.
There were no instructions or diagrams with the new parts, so it took me a few minutes to be sure which of the two small parts goes in from the bottom and which goes in from the top. Otherwise, I could have installed the new washer arm in one or two minutes.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Upper Wash Arm Kit

Part Number: PS392681

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