Water wouldn't activate when button pushed to activate

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Wrench set

Donald A From Los Angeles, CA

Mar 25, 2013

The previous pump needed to be removed, install new. New pump mounting bracket hit existing mounting bracket from an adjacent part. 1. Wire contacts removed 2. Copper incoming line was disconnected from brass elbow. 3. Hose to pump removed using pliers for wire clamp, and flat head screw driver to prod hose off. The used pump is now in one's hand. The new pump would not fit using existing screw holes. The mounting bracket was moved to the left, using the one pre-existing hole and right hole in mounting bracket. The left hole of the mounting bracket was used as location for another hole to be bored/drilled out. Two drill bits of different sizes were used, along with the same sheet metal screw which was in previous mounting bracket assembly. Pump design has been changed from two wire coils to one wire coil. 1. The hose was re-connected using pliers. 2. Copper compression fitting lined up with brass elbow again. 3. Two Wire contacts were attached; previously there were Three contacts. 4. Second screw was added in newly bored hole. Plenty of room moving to the left. There is one loose wire contact.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Water Inlet Valve

Part Number: PS356137

In Stock