The machine would no longer clean dishes.

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher

Model142843

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

Richard From Los Gatos, CA

Feb 06, 2008

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

I discovered that, except for the central tower, all the spray holes were all plugged with I took to be calcium deposites . Using the parts diagram located on this web site, I removed parts. All parts can be removed either by hand, nutdriver or small wrench however you do need a star drive (simliar to an allen wrench) to remove the Pump Cover and Secondary Filter. The Lower Spray Arm unsnaps from the Pump Cover and Secondary Filter. I laboriously removed the deposits from each part down as far as the support filter. The upper spray arm can be removed by unsnapping the hub. the Pump Cover and Secondary Filter is a closed unit so. I purchased a new one. The process is very labor intensive. Next time I am going to consider purchasing all new parts or calling a repair man.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Pump Cover and Secondary Filter Assembly (Now subbed to Secondary Filter Plate)

Part Number: PS3499915

$70.62
In Stock