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61-1043-10-00 Tappan Dishwasher - Instructions

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Water leaking under the dishwasher

  • Customer: Dennis from Tryon NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 32 of 34 people found this instruction helpful
I looked under and found that 2 brass nuts that secured the heater element through the base housing of the dishwasher has split down each side of the nut and no longer was tight enough to keep water from leaking around either end of the heater element. I powered down the dishwasher at the circuit breaker and then reached under the dishwasher and pulled away the 2 wires that were attached to each side of the heater element. I removed the two nuts and replaced them with the parts I ordered from partselect.com. I then put the appropriate wires back at the end of the heater element and ran the dishwasher to check for leaks. No leaks... it was fixed.

Dishwasher leaked

  • Customer: Darren from Biddeford ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 22 of 25 people found this instruction helpful
First I noticed that the old gasket had disintergrated along the bottom. Next I removed the the gasket being careful to observe how it was installed. There are these notched areas of the gasket that belong in the lower corners. I think the notches are designed to help hold the gasket in place and make the gasket bend around the corner. The gasket made closing the door very hard at first but after one wash cycle the fit became much more comfortable. The heat probably made the gasket more pliable. Problem solved.

Water leak underneath dishwasher

  • Customer: Richard from New Orleans LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged dishwasher, removed the 2 wires clipped to the heating element, removed both cracked nuts, replaced with new nuts from PartSelect, clipped on wires, plugged in and did a test cycle. Based upon service quote from Best Buy, I saved myself $125.00 for just the call out, not including parts and labor.

Bad door gasket-leaking, broken door spring

  • Customer: Randy from Orlando FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
My door spring had broken and I was going to leave it until the door gasket failed and started leaking. After removing the parts, I got on-line and order what I needed. I found everything easier than I thought. I got the parts a few days later and put the gasket in first. Looking at it, you'll find theres slotted ribs at both ends. Those areas go in the bottom corners because of the "S" curve. Simply push in and voila, you're done. At first the door will be firm to shut, but gets better- NO LEAKS! As far as the door spring...you don't have to remove the whole dishwasher. Simply unscrew the bottom plate under the door and reach in, rehook. Piece of cake. This site is wonderful. All the parts and easy to use.

One the door springs broke

  • Customer: Fred from Brielle NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
We removed the bottom access panel, and were able to remove the broken spring. As others have suggested, we ordered two new springs, so we could replace them both at the same time. Unlike others, we didn't have to move the dishwasher out a few inches to access the springs. An easier repair than it might have been!

door spring broke

  • Customer: Sherry from Reno NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the 2 screws that hold the dishwasher in so I could pull it out. I found out later I didnt need to do this. then I removed the bottom cover and saw the spring that was broken. I removed the spring, hooked the new one into place and I was done.
This was the easiest repair I ever had to do.

used my dishwasher for 1st time in months - it leaked lots of water from the bottom edge of the door

  • Customer: Alejandro from Lake in the Hills IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
I ordered a new door gasket, wich is not very common for these type of dishwasher anymore, I installed it in less than 15 minutes. I turned the machine on fully loaded and the machine did not leak a single drop. It save me a bundle since I was considering buying a new dishwasher. THANK YOU!!

No water flow in dishwasher.

  • Customer: Thomas from Hilliard FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 5 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
This is the second time in 17 years that the dishwasher had no water flow. Basically I diagnosed the valve being bad bcause I unhooked the output side of the valve and had no water flow. I then verified that there was water on the input side and also checked the I had voltage at the valve telling it to come on. With these symptoms I was able to confirm the valve was bad.

water leaking out during wash cycle

  • Customer: Stephanie from Emmett ID
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
pulled the old gasket out, and pushed the new one into the slot where the old one came out. Very simple repair, and I'm a girl!!

Dooor fell open. Needed new springs

  • Customer: Gloria from Harrisburg PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Unscrewed the dishwasher from counter, located in center front, pulled the dishwasher out, very easy, only about 12 inches, opened the door and saw where the springs went. The spring on the right was missing entirely. Hooked the new springs into place, closed the door, slid the dishwasher back into place. Took about 5 minutes. Thanks to this web site, and the fact that other people had reported how to do the repair. Only cost was that of the springs!

Dishwasher was leaking water on the floor.

  • Customer: Jeffrey from Avon NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
I used the scissors to open the bag the gasket came in. From there it was just seeing how the old, worn gasket was seated in the track around the inside of the dishwasher. Pulling the old one out and snapping the new one in the same way. When I was finished, there was about an inch between the two ends at the bottom where the gasket wasn't quite long enough for them to meet. I was a bit concerned seeing the basin fills with water. So I cut an inch off the best part of the old gasket to fill the space. No leaks! It works great and was so easy to do.

The inlet water valve was leaking into the dishwasher.

  • Customer: david from mcdonough GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 5 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the dishwasher out. Removed the lower face panel , two screws on the top of panel and two screws on the bottom of the panel. Removed the two screws that hold the water valve and removed the valve, installed the new valve , installed the lower panel, put the dishwasher back in it`s position , turned on the water and checked for leaks, ran the dishwasher through a cycle , job done. Thanks to partselect for finding me the correct valve, my dishwasher is 12 years old and nobody else on the internet could help me get the right valve. Good price and fast shipping.

Leaked water from lower section of door

  • Customer: Alejandro from Crystal Lake IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Very easy fix, it's the second time I ordered this perticulsr part and it once again prolonged the life of this dishwasher for just a few dollars. The door seal arrived in just a few very short days and was easily installed with no tools in less than 10 minutes. The web site made locating, ordering, and paying for the part needed extremely once again. Thanks

Dishwasher was leaking

  • Customer: Tony from Lavallette NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I turned the power off at the circuit breaker. I then took the access panel off the dishwasher at the bottom. I pulled the wire off the connector. I used a plied to remove the broken washer and replaced with new part. I put everything back in reverse order and ran the dishwasher. I than checked for leaks over two days while the machine was running and everything was fine. Thank you Parts Select for saving me $500!

Dishwasher door spring broke, letting the door fly down too fast

  • Customer: Max from Milwaukie OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I removed some philips screws from the kick plate along the bottom of the dishwasher. I then removed some trim screws on the sides of the bottom door panel (the smaller panel below the door on the front of the dishwasher). There were also two screws into the top of the lower panel that you can only see when the door is open. This let me remove the whole lower door panel and kick plate. It was now possible to see the springs on the left and right, and it is actually possible to change them at this point, just with access through the front. However, it is very awkward. Contrary to what some repairs have said, it really is much easier if you can pull the dishwasher out from under the counter about 6 inches. To do that, you'll have to unbolt it, and that will vary depending on how yours was mounted. You may find brackets along the front, screws or bolts through the frame into the floor, and/or retaining straps from the top up to the counter.

Beyond that, it's simple. You'll see that the spring hooks into a slot or hole on a large L-shaped bracket that moves with the door. There is one on each side at the bottom of the door. The other end of each spring hooks through a hole in the frame rail on the bottom. There will likely be several holes, letting you choose how tight you want the spring (this controls how easily the door will drop).
A pair of needlenose pliers is handy for getting the spring end into the holes.

Again, it was a lot easier doing this from the outside of the dishwasher after pulling it out a few inches.
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