Upper part of dishwasher would not clean

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Karen From Stockton, CA

Mar 12, 2013

The first thing I did was watch all the how to video's. It looked simple enough for me to do this so I ordered the parts. I unplugged the dishwasher, took out both the baskets, and I am not sure what this is called but the whole tube thing that has the upper little spinner at the top. Replaced the spinner assy. Then on the upper basket there is a manifold at the end. The tip had broken off I took it apart and replaced it. This all took about 5 minutes, very simple. Then I took out the bottom spinner blade, then proceeded to remove the screws, lifted off the filter removed the screw that held the cover of the chopper assy. The chopper assy had fallen apart the only thing that was in one piece was the back plate. Took out all the broken pieces then attempted to put the new chopper assy back in. Now here is where I had problems. The chopper assy is spring loaded and there are a couple of groves and I was trying to put the assy in the wrong grove and it took me a long time to figure out I was doing this. I finally put the chopper assy in the correct grove, and put everything back together, and the dishwasher works wonderful again. I figured I saved myself over $1000 because I didn't have to go out and buy a new dishwasher. I am 53 and a woman, so I am pretty proud of myself for doing this. Am also very grateful for the video's which helped me fix my dishwasher.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Spinner Kit

Part Number: PS972316

In Stock

Chopper Assembly

Part Number: PS1734917

In Stock

Water Supply Manifold Probe (Now subbed to PROBE)

Part Number: PS2326541

In Stock