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DU4K Magic Chef Dishwasher - Instructions

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Seal shaft water leak on the "D" shaft.

  • Customer: Bill from Keller TX
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Not well! Could use some guidance. I replaced the shaft seal, shaft seal washer, "D" shaft "E" clips, solenoid bracket, assorted screws and the pull solenoid. When replacing the seal shaft I moved the "D" shaft to far and it disconnected the lifter from the drain flapper flapper assembly and flapper spring. Since I do not have, and was not able to locate in my area or on line, a service manual for this machine, I had to go by a parts schematic that I received on line from Jenn-Air. Consequently, I wasn't sure on the reinstallation of all these parts. Since the plastic lifter can only be installed one way on the "D" shaft, it is believed that the flapper spring arm goes between the two prongs on the lifter. After completing the assembly as described above, I now have a situation where the dishwasher will not drain. The pull solenoid seems to work as designed, but when it goes into a drain cycle, it will not drain. Any suggestions, thoughts, recommendations or a copy of a service manual for this repair would be appreciated. Bill

injector seal ring was leaking

  • Customer: James from San Marcos TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
simply replaced the ring and the water inlet injector, no tools need on that part of the repair

Dishwasher would not start

  • Customer: FREDDIE from Rosenberg TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Was so easy. I am an old grandmother. I looked for parts for the dishwasher and happened on this site. When describing the problem, I said "won't start". The part number came up and I bought it. Took about 3 days for part to arrive and less than 15 min to install. So easy and if I had problems there was a step by step guide on internet. I am 100% satisfied and recommend for anyone even if you are not handy.

Door Spring linkage broke.... replaced

  • Customer: Vicki from Spokane WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Go to computer, log onto PartSelect, order part. Two days later, go to mailbox, open package. Go back to computer, log onto PartSelect, watch instructional video on how to install the part. Go to kitchen, do what the video showed you to do. Job done.

leak @ bottom of door

  • Customer: Ron from Westwood NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First replaced the door seal, that slowed it down substantially, but not totally. Next replaced inner door foam insulation strip and that took care of it, no more leaks. There was some corrosion evident after I scraped off the old strip, sanded that smooth with emery sandpaper and then installed new strip. Job done!

Plastic linkage had broken

  • Customer: Sandy from Grass Valley CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the outstanding video instructions. Your company is fantastic. Your attention to detail, the quick shipment (one day) and video ... stellar! We will be referring your company to all!!! Thank you!!!!

water leaked out of door.

  • Customer: Robin from Levittown PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
replaced with new gasket and it works great.

leaking door right side

  • Customer: SETH from Webster NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
soap door latch gasket must be installed so that it's collar is below carved out area of the latch, or water will slip inside collar. wasn't sure about reservor o-ring so used a little "Great White" pipe dope ("non -hazardous") on the o-ring . Combo worked.

ONE OF THE ON AND OFF MICRO SWITCHES WORE OUT

  • Customer: ernest from rochester NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
FOLLOWED THE VIDEO ON THE WEBSIGHT

plastic piece that holds spring broke

  • Customer: Len from Woodland Park NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Because mine is a portable dishwasher, I had to remove top first. the sides and back are one complete unit. the torque screws are in the front, 2 on top, and 2 in rear. Then the panels can slide back to access the spring. Replace the plastic piece & hooked on the spring. Reassemble in reverse order.

The rubber around the door is corroded causing water to leak,

  • Customer: Katherine from Santa Barbara CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Well, I haven't gotten the right part yet. I'm such an idiot that I've ordered the wrong part twice now. So, figuring that 3's a charm, I'm going to try to get the right part now. I do have to say that Part Select has made it amazingly easy to return the parts. And both of the first 2 (wrong) parts arrived within 2 days of ordering. I'm pretty impressed with this company. Now, if I can just order the right part, I can tell you how the installation went!

Dishwasher would run then turn off. When touching the handle it would start up again.

  • Customer: Rita from Newport News VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video found on the website. Very simple repair. Saved $120 by getting the part and fixing myself.

water was leaking from the right side bottom of the dishwasher

  • Customer: John from Newport KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled the old rubber gasket off put the new one on and then took the back end of a kitchen knife to push it in all around the door to create a solid seal

Dishwasher stopped starting more than a year ago

  • Customer: Robert from Bloomfield NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First problem was finding out whether Dishwasher had power at all, since nothing happened when you tried to start it, and I really didn't want to have to pull it out and disconnect the power cables at the box on the back of the dishwasher. Used the video instructions from PartSelect and opened the inside door panel and exposed the switch, then put a continuity tester (light with two prongs) across opposite sides of switch (white one side, black the other). With the test light on, knew I had power and was able to locate circuit breaker to turn off power to dishwasher, all without dismounting it from the cabinet at all. From there, followed the video. Hardest part was disconnecting wires from the old switch, which was slightly corroded. Plier trick on video didn't do it, and had to use large screw driver blade to carefully lever wires off of the switches. NOTE: Look at the new switches before doing this, and you'll be able to visualize how the wire clips slip on the switch connectors. Great site, and dishwasher started right up after the repair.
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