Door Leaking, unit was filled with soap film

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Chris From Garden Plain, KS

Mar 05, 2008

10 out of 15 people found this instruction helpful

The repair was very involved, but from previous experience cleaning the dishwasher, it was worth not having to buy a new one. I removed all of the lower parts down to the motor shaft. That process is tricky, but if you do it methodically, and slowly, it is not too bad. The real problem wash the scum that was left behind by the soap used in the dishwasher. After removing all the parts, I ordered the parts I could not clean, and cleaned the parts I could. I figured out that the door was leaking because of the soap scum buildup on all the parts, causing the water level to raise faster than it could be pumped out. After I received the new parts, I simply put everything back together and it works better than ever now. I used the parts layout on your website to help in aiding me to put everything back correctly. I am very appreciative that I can get parts easily through your website, and not have to hire a "service technician" to come out and do the same thing, for the price of a new washer. Thanks!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lower Spray Arm - twenty inches long (Now subbed to Lower Spray Arm)

Part Number: PS2099282

In Stock

USE WPL 99001797 (Now subbed to O-RING)

Part Number: PS2099290

In Stock

Impeller Assembly (Now subbed to Wash Impeller)

Part Number: PS2099471

In Stock

Upper Spray Arm - white (Now subbed to Upper Spray Arm)

Part Number: PS2099793

In Stock

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

Part Number: PS3499915

In Stock