Dishwasher was leaking out of small gold nut

ApplianceFrigidaire Dishwasher

Model

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers

Emily From Kyle, TX

Aug 10, 2008

5 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

The nut was split down one side, so I first tried to sauder the nut back together. Saudering never goes well for me anyway, but I couldn't get a good enough seal around the nut to make it fit tightly. Then I had to cut off the clear plastic shield to get down in there, just before realizing you could just pull the white wire firmly and it would come loose from the nut. All I had to do then was unscrew the original nut, and screw on the new nut. Then, luckily I had mistakenly ordered an extra clear plastic shield and could replace the one I had previously cut. Dishwasher now runs like a charm!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

SHIELD

Part Number: PS420568

$3.23
In Stock

Heating Element Brass Nut

Part Number: PS1524878

$3.27
In Stock