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DM55A Admiral Dishwasher - Instructions

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dishwasher was leaking at heating element connections

  • Customer: John from Metairie LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Both heating element brass nuts had a split in them. They had fallen off the heating element and were hanging on the electrical wires. I removed the wires from the heating element and removed the brass nuts from the wires. I then screwed the new nuts on the heating element and reattached the wires. problem solved. I want to thank you for having the parts I needed as Sears had discontinued them for this Kenmore appliance.

Leaking underneath dishwasher

  • Customer: Lora from Shelter Island Heights NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
My dishwasher started leaking at the beginning of the summer. We didn't know what to do, but didn't want to call an appliance repairman. Towards fall, a friend came over and pulled it out and found the heating element brass nut which was broken. We put it back in and washed dishes the old-fashioned way for another 3 months after that. I asked at my local hardware store for the part, and thought about trying one of those big-box do-it-yourself stores but never got around to it. Finally after getting sick and tired of doing all the dishes in the house by hand, I found your site, and the part I needed and ordered two (just-in-case). A few days later, we got the part, I pulled the dishwasher out again, screwed on the new nut by hand and put it back into place. We're in business!

Dishwasher was leaking

  • Customer: Alina from Orange CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I read the instructions that others had posted and completed the repair in less than 5 minutes!

Faucet adapter leaked

  • Customer: Ed from North East MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the faucet adapter, works fine

Mother-in Law reports leak

  • Customer: BRUCE from DEPEW NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Laid over portable dishwasher and looked for evidence of a leak.Nothing obvious. Looked up Illustrated parts breakdown to see what could be the possible source and settled on the main seal on the water pump between the washing machine itself and the motor. Also replaced grommets on the heating element.She hasn't used it yet but am confident problem is solved.

Needed a faucet connector

  • Customer: Karen from Lafayette IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I bought the portable dishwasher on Craigslist, and it didn't have the connector that goes on the kitchen faucet. Ordered it here, got it in a few days, and didn't need any tools - just had to screw it on. Good as gold!

water leaking around heating element

  • Customer: Thomas from webster FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used a deep 13 mm socket to remove the old nuts, one of which was split which is what caused the problem. I installed the new grommets with the aid of a little olive oil and then I had to wiggle the element very slightly (more olive oil on the heating element where it slips in the grommet) while pressing down on the element. It slipped into place and then I reinstalled the new nuts and the wires and it was done. One word of caution the stainless mounts that hold the heating element are very sharp on the edges. If you use gloves and move them very easy to prevent damage to the mounts it will be easy to replace the grommets and the nuts.

My dishwasher was leaking from and electrical connection at the heating element

  • Customer: Kevin from Old Orchard Beach ME
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
There was an excellent "how to" video on the internet which also pointed me to the part I needed. I did not even remove the dishwasher as recommended. I removed the lower kick plate, removed the power connector at the leaking input, removed the bad nut and installed the new nut.

Brass Nut Cracked - Water Leaks O Floor

  • Customer: Robert from Oak Harbor WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the 2 screws that hold the dishwasher in place. Slide out the unit just far enough to access the brass nuts on the heating element. Pulled off the wire, and replaced the broken nut with the new nut. Replaced the wire, slide the unit back into place and reattached the 2 under counter screws. Done!!!

Could not fit hoses for portable dishwasher onto existing faucet

  • Customer: Trisha from Oklahoma City OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I knew I needed a faucet adapter, but thought I could just go to my local home depot and get the part...not so much. After 3 trips and not getting the part I truly needed I ordered the part from partselect. I received it literally the day after I ordered it, screwed in place with no tools, attached the coupler/hoses to the faucet and washed dishes. I wish I would have ordered the part from partselect before even bother with home depot. I would have saved myself a lot of trouble! Extremely happy! Thank you!

Water leaking from heater element, was split and prevented a leak tight seal

  • Customer: Hermon from Brentwood NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed front toe kick plate, removed elect.wire, Lifted heating element up replaced old gromet seal put element back through tub put new not on the element and tighetend up with One half inch deep socket ,Replaced plastic wire cover over element spade conector replaced electric wire on to element. Start machine checked r leak, replace toe kick plate.......... Done

No faucet adapter

  • Customer: Michael from Irons MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I unsrew the faucet head, and attached th e adapter

changed out kitchen sink faucet set

  • Customer: George from Cameron NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced the faucet adapter I did not save when I change out the kitchen sink faucet set

(leaking) heater element nuts cracked under dishwasher

  • Customer: Matt from Salisbury NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
power off, take off kickplate, unplug 2 wires and unscrew broken nuts, put new nuts on, plug wires back in,(run dishwasher one cycle to make sure no leaks) put kickplate back on, power on.

The Faucet Adapter was worn out.

  • Customer: Becky from Stanley NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered a new Faucet Adapter! Simple
All Instructions for the DM55A
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