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DU1055XTSS2 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for DU1055XTSS2 parts

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Dishes not cleaning upper rack

  • Customer: Scott from Burton OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Removed both baskets. Then removed 1 Phillips screw for upper rack water supply. Unscrew lower washer arm. Twist lower water supply clockwise to disengage from upper piece and from retainers. Remove 4 torx head screws and remove strainer assy. Remove 1 torx head screw from chopper cover and pull out chopper cover.. Pulled up on chopper screen and removed all broken pieces. Pulled on chopper itself to load the spring and put chopper in place. Make sure it goes in outer most slot. Reinstall in reverse order. Works perfectly.

Dishwasher would run, but dishes were not clean. It ran through all cycles, filled and removed water.

  • Customer: Leslie W. from Beavercreek OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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Removed the baskets. Had difficulty removing the lower arm until I found that the small plastic button that I thought was a cover for a mounting screw was actually a reverse threaded plastic screw. Removal of the cover/strainer revealed a lot of black gunk that was removed with a shop vac. Problem was found to be a gunked up screen that was starving the water pump and negating any cleaning action spray. This had caused the scraper to shear its plastic socket that fitted over the pump shaft. I ordered a new screen with the scraper from Part Select. Installation was a little tricky as the screen had to be slipped into a slot while the spring loaded socket was retracted for clearance to pass by the end of the pump shaft. I fitted a pair of small. flat bladed pliers over the spring loaded shaft to depress the spring and allow the socket to pass by the shaft. I removed the pliers and the socket snapped into place. Reinstalled all of the covers, ducts, and baskets and this 22 year old dishwasher now works fine. All for the $32.00 cost of the screen and scraper.

Glasses on top rack were not getting cleaned.

  • Customer: Mike from Romeoville IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First of all, I had the parts in one day!!! I ordered just before noon, and the parts were delivered by 3:00 the next day. I did not request, nor was I charged for next day shipping. The middle spray arm was held on with one screw, and the spinner kit was secured with a ribbed, plastic push screw. That's the best way I can describe it. Both parts came off, and the new ones went on with no problems. The washer works great.

the dishwasher worked great but got louder and louder. some one said it sounds like a generator.

  • Customer: DONNA from citrus heights CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
it was the motor bearing. ordered the whole pump assembley sunday night it came tuesday no bull one day 8 hours shipping. they have a video it shows you step by step it was cake but one day shipping and they didn`t even throw it over the fince.no laber cost $$$$$$$$ thank for the help.

top rack was falling out due to bad wheel bushings

  • Customer: Mark from Plymouth MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
You pull off the end caps on the top rails to slide in the wheels, and of course it just snaps on the rack and voila. 3 minutes tops, my wife did it before I got home.

ELEMENT BURNED IN HALF

  • Customer: TERRY from LAKELAND FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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EMPTY DISHWASHER REMOVE BOTTOM BASKET. DISCONNECT ELECTRICITY THEN TURN OFF WATER. REMOVE TOP SCREWS FROM COUNTER. SLIDE UNIT OUT AND GENTLY TIP FORWARD. REMOVE THE TWO WIRES FROM CONNECTORS ON ELEMENT. UNSCREW PLASTIC NUTS FROM ELEMENT SAVE IF REUSABLE. gENTLY TILT UNIT BACK TO NORMAL POSITION. REMOVE OLD ELEMENT AND INSTALL NEW ONE AND ATTACH TO STAINLESS SPACERS TO HOLD ELEMENT IN PLACE. TIP UNIT FORWARD. REINSTALL PLASTIC NUTS. PLUG WIRES BACK INTO NEW ELEMENT CONNECTORS. TILT BACK INTO NORMAL POSITION. TURN WATER BACK ON CHECK FOR ANY LEAKS AND REPAIR IF NECESSARY. TURN ELECTRICITY BACK ON AND THEN SLIDE UNIT BACK INTO ORIGINAL POSITION AND REPLACE UNDER COUNTER SCREWS. TEST OUT BY RUNNING QUICK CYCLE WASH. IT SHOULD FUNCTION NORMALLY. DURING DRYING CYCLE OPEN DOOR TO BE SURE IT IS HOT INSIDE. IF HOT THEN IT IS REPAIRED. lET IT FINISH CYCLE AND REPLACE BASKET. DO NOT TOUCH HOT ELEMENT AS IT WILL BURN YOU.

Dishwasher stopperd working

  • Customer: Ben from Midpines CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Our son brought us the gift of cockroaches! They originally colonized the control panel and caused it to malfunction. Occupied it again after I replaced it and the it quit working again - took me a minute to figure out that it was the TCO(thermal cut off) repair was fast (less than 15 minutes) and the diswasher works fine. Bugs do like electricity so make sure that you put insecticide inside your door if you have to take it apart! So far so good.

Changed control panel unit still not working

  • Customer: Ben from Midpines CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Changed the control panel and the unit still did not work. Thought maybe it was the door switches - ordered the wrong part - tried the Thermal Cut Off(tco) replaced it and the unit works great.

Upper rack wheels broke

  • Customer: Harold from Oklahoma City OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I watch the video as I replaced the worn out wheels. Unbelievable easy. The parts arrived the day after I ordered them. Fast

Water inlet valve was leaking.

  • Customer: Joanne from Tower City PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It only tooh about fifteen minutes, Shut off water inlet, disconected supply line, took out two screws holding valve, disconected electrical input , then reversed process. Ordered valve on Sunday night valve was in by Tuesday noon.

dishes not getting clean & sprays plugged with food particles

  • Customer: gary from langsville OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Food chopper ( plastic splines and plastic splines on motor worn down) motor replace. Bad thing is my motor was good and had to buy new motor because the $20 part comes with motor. But all in all easy fix. Never even turn off the water but did unplugged the electric. PS. Did tell wife it wasn't a garbage disposal. O she takes care of dishes, doesn,'t trust me too do them.

Bad bearings in motor (not pumping well) and snapped grinder drive shaft

  • Customer: David from Medfield MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pretty straight forward ...if you have torex bits/drivers then you will probably have what it takes. The install video is perfect for showing you haw to swap the grinder. most lower spray bars are mounted using a CCW thread on the pivot..so be aware!! If your motor is being replaced, leave that out before you swap the motor. Motor swap out took minutes once I had disconnected the various pipes and pulled the washer from under the counter. Easy ! Lubing the rubber seal on the motor with rinse aid made this part easy..good tip. The video shows how to install the grinder (the needle nose pliers is a good trick). Make sure there are no leaks underneath before you put everything back! The "hardest" part of the entire job was removal/reattachment of the water feed nut! I used a basin wrench for this. Who ever installed my dishwasher chewed up the drain hose rubber end fitting so it took a few goes to get it to grab and seal properly, check yours when you order the other bits...cheap insurance!

Heating element needed replacement

  • Customer: Edmund from Crystal Lake IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
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After finding out how to replace it (on YouTube)the repair went smoother than anticipated. the difficulty was disconnecting/connecting the electrical(BX to electric hook-up to dishwasher) due to the proximity of where it was located(~1" from the floor). Other than that, the unit now works as good as the 1st day when it was bought(~6yrs ago)

Dishwasher not working due to a faulty high limit thermostat.

  • Customer: Malcolm from Cordell OK
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Using a Torx screwdriver, I removed the fasteners holding the control panel/latch section of the door on the dishwasher. I tested the high limit thermostat with a multimeter. Just two terminals, one being power in, the other power out. The part had what I have heard call a "high resistance open". In other words, the power was not getting from "A" to "B". Power in - not out. After cutting power to the unit, I removed the part (just pull it out of the retaining clip and pull the terminals from the part). After receiving the part...by the way, really fast delivery...I reconnected the part (it doesn't matter which wire goes where), pushed the part back into the retaining clip, replaced and fastened the control panel, then restored power to the unit. Runs like new.

THe chopper came off the shaft & the screen was plugged up.

  • Customer: Dennis from Silverdale WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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The video on replacing the chopper assembly made it very easy. The only issue is that the video made it look very easy getting it into place. In reality, it took several tries to get it on the shaft & the screen into place. THE VIDEO SHOWED EXACTLY WHAT HAD TO BE DONE BUT that one step took SEVERAL attempts to get it in correctly. I finally got it in & reassembled & it works great now.
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