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DDB1501AWZ Admiral Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for DDB1501AWZ parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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Water was only filling once in a while with water

  • Customer: Timothy from WHITE CLOUD MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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my dishwasher is located in a island so i pulled the paneling off the back & the covers off the bottom of the dishwasher. my water shut off is under the dishwasher. i shut it off unhooked the water line at the union shut off the electric, unpluged the valve, pulled 4 screws out of the valve bracket , slide the clamp off the hose and removed the hose from the valve took the valve unit out removed the water line from the old valve put it on the new valve reassembled it turned water on checked for leaks turned the electric on and tried it out.

Door handle froze in closed position requiring enough force to break it in order to open

  • Customer: James D from Elmira MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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11 retaining screws were #1 Robertson screws which I did not have a screwdriver for, requiring a trip to the hardware store to purchase one (cost negligent, about $1.99). Several screws were so tight they required extreme force to remove, normally not a problem but making it very difficult for an elderly disabled person. The two electrical plugs were extremely tight, requiring a small flat screwdriver and much diligence to remove the old latch handle without breaking the wire plugs. Once the old latch was removed plugging the wires into the new one and installing in reverse order was a breeze. I would not recommend this operation for the faint of heart, regardless of the reviews I read proclaiming how fast and easy it is.

The inner part of the handle assembly was broken

  • Customer: dakila from Fairfax VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I just removed the handle assembly then looked for the part number and luckily it was available through this merchant. I did a thorough inspection and it's compatible. Just make sure to take pictures before you remove the broken part at least to guide you when installing the new part.

The glasses on the top rack had food particles in them after a wash cycle

  • Customer: David from ocala FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I initially took everything out and cleaned everything with the shop vac, and outside with the garden hose. That did not work, so I looked on parts select for a new accumulator filter, as I was not able to clean that very well. To install the new filter, I removed the sliding racks, top and bottom, and the water manifold, then removed the lower wash arm, then the parts under that, the filter plate, the outlet, the impeller, all the way to the accumulator filter. After removing that, installation was the reverse. I also cleaned the middle washing arm, and the lower, as I noticed food particles blocking the outer holes. All is good now, and the dishwasher, which we use almost every day, is working fine.

The dishwasher door latch was broken and would not hold the door closed.

  • Customer: Ruth from Canyon Lake CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I unplugged the dishwasher under the sink. I opened the dishwasher up and took out the 12 screws holding the inside door facing on. I gently moved the door facing down towards the dishwasher to reveal the door locking mechanism at the top of the door. I unplugged the mechanism and plugged in the new one. I put the door back together the same way I had taken it apart. In all it took about 12 minutes. Works like a charm.

Dishwasher did not clean and drain properly

  • Customer: Noel from Orange TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Routine repair. There are videos on the net that show exactly how to replace the filter unit. However, when you order the filter, order a replacement pump impeller. The impeller must be removed to remove the filter on this model. The impeller was stuck on the shaft, and I had to destroy it with the side cutter pliers to get it off. Before putting the new one on, clean the pump shaft thoroughly and lube the shaft with silicon lube or Vaseline jelly. Clean the bottom of the water pan thoroughly, then reassemble. Then pour one cup of vinegar in the bottom of the dishwasher and run it with no dishes. This will clean the inside of the dishwasher.

Latch was broken

  • Customer: Christine from Germantown WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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My 14 year old grandson was able to repair this for me in less than 15 minutes! The repair was very simple. First, he removed the inside door panel, then took out the old handle and switch. (also remember to turn off the electricity to the dishwasher!) The new handle, and switch assembly fit right in, and he finished up; with screwing the door panel back in place.

Upper rack stopped gliding smoothly in tracks.

  • Customer: W3Works, from Fairport NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Repair was very quick. Pop the lock on each rail endcap with a flathead screwdriver, remove endcap and set aside. One at a time, unclip each wheel from it's mount point and replace with new wheel, clipping it back into place. Once all four are done, reinsert the end caps and re-engage the locks (can be done by hand. Total repair time was maybe 5 minutes. Upper rack slides like new again.

Handle broke

  • Customer: Debbie from San Diego CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My boyfriend easily took out the existing handle/latch and replaced with the new handle/latch. Partselect made it very simple to locate which handle/latch I needed, as I had the model # of my dishwasher. I called Customer Service to verify this part would fit with my model # and they said, 'yes,' with confidence. They were right! I will definitely use Partselect again.

Broken handle

  • Customer: Roger from springfield IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My son-in-law made quick work of it - less than 10 minutes. Being a master mechanic he did beat the time of the 67 year old female but not by much! Seriously the part was quickly delivered, easy to install and everything went very well.We are very satisfied and pleased to save a repair bill.

Our dishwasher was not heating up to dry dishes

  • Customer: Claude from Helotes TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
All steps were easy except the Maytag layout made it hard to get to the fittings to remove and reconnect the water line. After that we just moved the dishwasher from beneath the counter and laid it down on the front. Removing and testing the old heater element was easy. The hardest part of installing the element was the odd clips inside the dishwasher. I need to return the o-ring and nuts because you included them with the heating element.

Old latch would not open or seal close

  • Customer: Art from Orem UT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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removed oldlatch put in new one. Took longer to find he curcuit breaker the DW was on.

The wheel axle snapped off so the bottom dishwasher tray didn't close correctly

  • Customer: Norman from Worthington MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
eash as pie. snap them onto the piece of frame on the bottom rack and the problem is solved

dishwasher handle broke

  • Customer: peter from dania beach FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
had to cut the old one off/out piece by piece and pop the door open and got model number went to web found this supplier ordered it wham next day it was delivered and 20 minutes later shazam.............washing dishes again..............super service...............amazing................ well documented and communicated,,,,,,,,,,,,,,well done.......we all should operate so efficiently

door latch broke

  • Customer: Iris from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took off inside door panel with screw driver(8 screws), unscrewed latch assembly(2 screws) screwed in new assembly:done. It was that easy. part was $25, a repair person quoted me $220. They quoted the part cost at $100.
All Instructions for the DDB1501AWZ
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