Dishwasher wouldn't clean - arms not spraying

ApplianceKenmore Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Aivars From Round Lake Beach, IL

Sep 06, 2008

12 out of 14 people found this instruction helpful

Water was not being sprayed thru the arms. I opened the dishwasher, removed/unscrewed the spray arms and wash impeller (black plastic wheel that directs the water) and then noticed that the part below the wash impeller had broken into pieces. There was only a metal ring and it was supposed to have a spring attached to it. I replaced the ring/spring below the wash impeller using the part from the Drain and Wash impeller kit. The dishwasher works great now.

It was my first mechanical fix. Use the web to diagnose, find the specs of the appliance and use common sense and you can do it yourself too.

By the way, the parts from this site arrived the next day.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain and Wash Impeller Kit

Part Number: PS382822

In Stock