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DU1055XTSS2 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for DU1055XTSS2 parts

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My dishwasher quietpartner ii was not cleaning my dishes. It seemed it was not heating correctly that the Hi temp wash or the heated dry.

  • Customer: Jesus from Tucson AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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I loooked up the main problems associated with that model which is provided on the website and ended up ordering a heating element and a thermostat. I replaced both parts it took me about 30 minutes. The dishwasher is working again and my wife is very happy. Thanks guys!!!

WASHER CUT OFF MID CYCLE, HAD POWER, NO LIGHTS ON CONTROL PANEL, WOULD NOT RESTART

  • Customer: Mark from Metairie LA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I removed about 8 screws from the upper back of the door assemply to expose the control panel board. From there you could see the thermal overload (fuse.) I followed the enclosed instructions and was done in about 20 minute. Turned the breaker back on and it immediately lit up and is operating.

Washer would short-cycle and flash an error code - 7 blinks of the clean light -

  • Customer: Thomas from Muskego WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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The fault code suggests a problem with the washer's ability to maintain water temp. This could be caused by a failure of the tempurature sensor module, safety over-temp thermostat, or the heating element. First, I disconnected AC power at the Mains panel. I then verified that the heating element was indeed at fault by removing the dishwasher and disconnecting the leads to the heating element in the rear of the unit. I set a multi-meter to resistance and measured the element and found that it was electrically open, thus proving it was the part needing replacement. I then tested the replacement element and verified it showed low resistance. (Good). I then loosened the plastic retaining nuts with an adjustable wrench, removed the old element and replaced it with the new. The nuts were then re-installed and torqued with enough force to create a leak-tight seal as verified by pouring a gallon of water in the washer. I reconnected the leads and slid the dishwasher back into place and secured it to the counter with screws. I then turned power back on at the AC Mains panel.

Faulty water inlet valve

  • Customer: Todd from Bel Air MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First reviewed the online video which described the repair perfectly which made the job much easier. I disconnected the water and electric and the removed the two screws holding the valve in place. I replaced it with the new valve reconnected water and power and it works like new!

No power at controls

  • Customer: Robert from Shamong NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thought it was the control panel. Searched online, found you. Learned it was Bi-Metal Fuse. Received part in 2 days. Replaced in ten minutes. Wife is thrilled and I'm happy I didn't have to pay a service guy $150+ to knock on my door, plus parts and labor! WIN! Telling all my friends about this site! Keep it up!!

Repeatedly dirty dishes; the discharge screen was clogged

  • Customer: Peter from Apple valley MN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Rmoved and cleaned chopper screen. Reinstalled. Dishes cleaned for a week. Then! Dirty dished again. The pump seems to work fine. Probably the sensor for the condition of the water is bad. Toss up between more repair or a new dishwasher.

replace chopper assembly

  • Customer: Joseph from Havertown PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was good.

Upper wash arm spinner had broken off.

  • Customer: Wayne from Sandwich IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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These directions are for Whirlpool dishwasher model # DU1055XTVB8. The steps below might be slightly different if you have a different model dishwasher.

1. Turn the electrical power off.

2. Remove both the lower and upper racks from inside the dishwasher. To remove the top one, it is necessary to remove the plastic stops at the end of each track. Push in on the tab on each of these stops and lift them up to remove. The lower rack has no stops and just slides out.

3. Put a towel on the bottom of the dishwasher (to catch any parts that might fall).

4. Remove the Philips screw from the top of the feed tube (the plastic part onto which the spinner attaches).

5. Pull down slightly on the feed tube and remove the plastic fastener (which holds the spinner in place) from the top of the feed tube.

6. Insert a new plastic fastener (with its head up) into the hole of the feed tube. Position the spinner under the feed tube and then snap the spinner and new plastic fastener together.

7. Reinstall the Philips screw into the top of the feed tube.

8. Remove the towel and put the racks back inside the dishwasher.

9. Turn electrical power back on.

Under Counter Anti-Tip Brackets Broke

  • Customer: Scott from Maple Valley WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I put this unit in about 3 years ago and the brackets broke at the crease and the dishwasher fell forward. Found the right bracket and when it arrived looked a match. Checked link to video showing how to properly install the brackets. The original manufacturer never stated that the tab that goes through the frame is supposed to be bent 90 degrees to prevent the bracket from coming out. Thank you PartSelect for that video because I would probably end up ordering brackets again in a few years.

Detergent door latch was broken

  • Customer: Michael from Ft. Myers FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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SEPARATED FRONT DOOR PANEL BY REMOVING 8 TORX HEAD SCREWS FROM INSIDE THE DOOR.SEPARATED THE INSIDE DOOR PANEL EXPOSINE THE DISPENSER. THE DISPENSER WAS ATTACHED WITH 6 NUT HEAD SCREWS,REMOVED THEM AND UNPLUGGED THE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR. INSTALLED NEW DISPENSER, REPLACED DOOR SCREWS AND TESTED. WORKED FINE

Back upper rack wheels and mounts broken

  • Customer: Robert L. from Boise ID
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Having previously viewed your video, I removed the two stops on the support bar, slid out the rack, quickly removed the broken parts and replaced them with new parts, reassembled everything and was done in less that 5 minutes. Thanks for the product and how to do the repair. Oh yeah, the missus is very, very happy and has commented on how nice it is to have rack working as it should.

Hole in filler hose

  • Customer: Gordon from Davidsonville MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
twist filler hose assembly to the side and slide hose in. place clamps on hose and attach to water supply and valve.

Leaking drain hose

  • Customer: David from Ellicott City MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off water to dishwasher and disconnected hot water and drain hoses. Removed to side screws and kick panel and pulled dishwasher from under counter. Removed old drain hose and fed the new one over to the drain. Reconnected the hot water and new drain hose. Pushed dishwasher under cabinet and screwed to cabinets. Ran the dishwasher and checked for leaks. Replaced kick panel.

the detergent dispenser door would not open

  • Customer: Shane from Holdrege NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the front panel of the diswaher. unplugged the soleniod. removed the old detergent dispenser cartridge. replaced with new detergent dispenser. plugged in the soleniod. replaced front cover. ran a cycle to make sure the despenser door worked.

The hose had a slit in it.

  • Customer: Larry from Sarasota FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed old hose and replaced it with a new one and reinstalled the dishwasher.
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