Wax Motor Out

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers

Ronald From Pomona, CA

Jul 01, 2008

3 out of 3 people found this instruction helpful

First unplug the unit. Open door. Take a special tool to remove all the screws (star shaped) around the edge of the door, and remove plastic panel where motor for detergent cup sits. Remove wires (two) from the motor. Remove wax motor by unsnapping motor from its cradle--comes out by moving the fingers holding it in. Push new motor into position, being sure the round pin sticking out at the end (on the left side) so that it sits in the groove made for it. Replace panel and screws, plug power cable back into its box. Close detergent cup door, turm on dishwasher, run through cycle, open door and check to see if detergent door opened up. If it did, then fill with dishes and wash.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation (Now subbed to Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation)

Part Number: PS2097161

In Stock