Soap dispenser latch had fallen off

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Catherine From Mountville, PA

May 08, 2013

The repair was very easy - watched two videos on Youtube on how to replace the soap dispenser. The video convinced me I could do the repair myself so I ordered the replacement part. Before I started the repair, I realized none of my screw bits would fit the screws on the door of the dishwasher. Went to Lowes and bought a Kobalt Double Drive screwdriver with a set of screw bits that appeared to include at least one of them that would fit the screws. I needed a T15 bit. Once the door was apart, I unfortunately realized that none of my sockets would fit the screws that were holding the dispenser in place. Had to run back out to Lowes and bought a Kobalt Micro Driver and Nutsetter Set which as it turned out also included a T15 bit so I bought more tools than I needed. Turned out I needed a 3/16 for the screws on the dispenser. If I would have had the right tools, the job would have taken less than a half hour.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Detergent Dispenser with Rinse Aid Cap (Now subbed to Detergent Dispenser)

Part Number: PS3500202

In Stock