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DM55A Admiral Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for DM55A 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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A gift portable dishwasher did not have the faucet adapter.

  • Customer: Norm from Hamilton Square NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Found the adapter on Parts select through a google search. Unscrewed the existing faucet aerator and srewed in the adapter. The plastic shrink wrap holds the washer and screen in place, so don't open it until you're ready to install. Finger snug does it, only use the pliers to remover the old aerator from the faucet. Normally, I don't use pliers, but both of these parts were round and had vertical serrations to engare the plier teeth.

Broken heating element brass nut

  • Customer: William E from High Point NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Ditto the other comments. Easy, great savings. Perfect. Thank you!

leaking water from heating element

  • Customer: william from sun city CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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first I shut off power at breaker then took off bottom panel,removed old nuts had a problem with the 1 in the back had to remove a few wires to be able to reach in.Then i open door removed dishwasher rack and heater element notice that the hole was rusted out a little so I cleaned area up and used permatex silicone all the area installed the new grommets replaced the heating element put it all back together will test for leaks after silicone cures

Dishwasher leaking from underneath unit

  • Customer: Keith from Meansville GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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Spotted the source of the leak at the first heating element under the dishwasher. Removed the brass mounting nut and it was cracked. Replaced with new part from PartSelect.com and the leak was fixed. Apparently the heating element gets so hot it tends to crack the mounting nuts, which results in a leak. Delivery time for part said 3-5 days - mine arrived one day after ordered!
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