Upper flow tube was kinked

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Screw drivers


Mar 13, 2013

I followed the video instructions: Removed the upper basket keepers using a small flat screwdriver, removed the basket and turned it upside down, removed the phillips head screw from under the basket and discarded the old parts. Installed the updated new parts and reinstalled the basket. The bottom spray arm seals were r&r with no tools. Removed the bottom basket, removed the thumb nut, R&R the bushings, installed a new thumb nut and replaced the basket. The only problem I had was not expecting to have so much slack, or looseness after the repair. I did not wiggle things ahead of time, but I did after the repair. I was expecting a snug fit with a freely turning spray arm. What I found was a lot of wobble and I guess its okay, seems to be working alright. Thanks, Jim Watkins.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Spray Arm Seal

Part Number: PS343923

In Stock

Middle Spray Arm Kit

Part Number: PS382824

In Stock

Wash Arm Retainer Nut

Part Number: PS402230

In Stock

Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Part Number: PS402231

In Stock