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GU1200XTLS3 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Instructions

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REPLACE DOOR SEAL

  • Customer: Richard from Omaha NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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REMOVE OLD SEAL. CLEAN AREA. TEST FIT NEW SEAL (IT SNAPS INTO A SLOT). STARTING AT MIDDLE TOP, INSTALL SEAL BY SNAPPING INTO SLOT. WILL HAVE SMALL EXCESS AT BOTTOM OF SEAL. MAKE SURE IT CURVES TO FOLLOW BOTTOM OF DOOR. TRIM OFF EXCESS SEAL. SHUT THE DOOR. AHA! SUCCESS.

Broken Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser

  • Customer: RUSS from TOLEDO OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Your web site had a repair video that I watched and it showed me how to replace the broken part which was very helpful. Cleaned the lower sump unit and checked other parts for wear.Dishwasher had"nt been cleaned in a while.Part was a lot cheaper then some of the appliance parts store,ordered it on Saturday and received it on Tuesday.

Leaking front dooor

  • Customer: David from Lewis Center OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Reviewed info from prior users and sat down with a cup of hot coffee to review needs. Found it easy to strip out old door gasket. Compared it to the new gasket and made sure i understood which side went into the channel.Then cleaned up that channel with soap and rinsed and dried it carefully. Installed new gasket in just a few more minutes. Did not need the new strike plate. And as part of the cleanup and test I added 2 cups of vinegar which removed some of the build up of calcium deposits. I'll do that again another time or two until it cleans it all out. Voila, dry floor and a happy family! Many thanks, Dave

Replace Electronics Control Board

  • Customer: Walter from Cape Coral FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Very easy to do. Fast delivery and everybody should be able to replace this board.

Motor worked but had become very loud

  • Customer: Michael from New Orleans LA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
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Watched the videos on Parts Select and one or two on other sites to get an idea how difficult the repair was. Ordered the part (circulation pump motor). I waited until I had the time to do the repair and a couple of extra hours just in case (ignore Murphy's Law at your own peril). The most time consuming parts were removing the connections (water supply and drain pipe) and dishwasher from the cabinet. Changing the motor was easy but make sure you have a nut driver with a long shank (8" or longer) to reach the nut holding the motor in place. After the repair, replacing the connections, and moving the dishwasher back into the cabinet, I left the kick plate off and ran the dishwasher to make sure the connections were water tight. Success. Dishwasher purrs like a kitten.

didnt turn on

  • Customer: Mary Jo from Finksburg MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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very informative customer service to help with and very easy installation

Leaking Door Gasket

  • Customer: Douglas from Virginia City NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Read this entire instruction before starting. The old gasket is pressed into a slot, so to remove the old one simply requires that you grab one end and pull it out, but first only pull a few inches of the gasket so that you can note its orientation in the slot since the gasket is not symmetrical. Now remove the old gasket and wipe the slot and surrounding surface clean of any detergent residue with a damp sponge. Next, start the new gasket at BOTH ends (ensure that they start at the same location as the old one) and press the new gasket lightly into the slot, working your way all the way around. Ensure that it is even and partially seated. There will be no extra length so if you have any slack, you have the gasket stretched. DO NOT cut or trim the gasket. Once everything is partially pressed in place and even, go back and press the gasket firmly into the slot. When complete, the door will need to be closed/latched with slightly higher pressure than normal the first few times but after a few cycles, the gasket will be fully seated and the door will close normally. Some versions of this dishwasher may need the strike replaced but this particular one did not.

A few weeks ago there was a grinding noise when running the dishwasher. We ignored it. About a week later the top rack stopped getting any water. I cleaned the chopper assembly but the problem came back after a week. Looking more closely, the chopper was damaged and the impeller had been stripped (p

  • Customer: Aili from San Antonio TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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The video is very helpful for replacing the Chopper Assembly. For the Impeller, reference the video for replacing the motor: http://youtu.be/pAKz1gMUWDA But once you have the motor removed and you identify the impeller, you need to insert a tool into the back of the motor to hold the impeller still from the back while you unscrew it in the front (I used a small wrench, a thin screwdriver would be ok too). Then, just screw on the new piece and follow the rest of the video to put everything back together again. Nothing this stay-at-home mom couldn't handle while the kids watched a tv show.

Loud motor noise led to non working motor.

  • Customer: David from Feeding Hills MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Romoved dishwasher from cabinet. Laid on it's side to remove and replace motor. Replaced dishwasher in cabinet.

Soap dispenser door won't open

  • Customer: Joe from Madison NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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This repair is actually easy to do however the problem I had was removing the door. It seems the kitchen aid engineers decided to have the sound insulation installed with adhesive. This means the door doesn't just easily remove like the video shows. I had to carefully scrape the back side with a 4" drywall tape knife. It's glued on both sides and the insulation covers the soap dispenser. Result was I had to carefully cut an access to the dispenser with a box cutter to get access. Be careful not to cut the dispenser wire when you make the opening. I would also cycle the washer before you reinstall the door as I didn't get mine tight enough and it leaked so I saved a bunch of time. I also changed the control unit because it is often the cause of the problem and since this my daughters who lives 10 hours a away. I decided it was a good investment. Finally Parts Select is great received the parts next day great service kudos to them.

Dishwasher would not work. Clean LED flashed 7 times.

  • Customer: Warren from Wantagh NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Opened door and removed about 8 screws that hold on the front panel and top section with buttons (Remember the location of the screws for re-assembly). Removed front panel and placed it on the side. Removed top section with buttons, disconnected wire harnesses from control panel. pressed in plastic tabs on the sides to free control panel. Replaced control panel. Re-attached wire harnesses. Re-positioned top section with buttons. Replaced front panel and re-inserted screws.

was not filling with water

  • Customer: william from bonaire GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench(Adjustable)
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cut off hot water value and electric removed electric connection,water connection. removed screw holding water inlet value then clamp holding water outlet connection. reversed procedure.

Found the spinner laying on the upper rack

  • Customer: Phil from Littleton CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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I watched the video and my repair went EXACTLY the same. Excellent!

Dishwasher making vibrating noise

  • Customer: Paul from WESTMINSTER MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Replacing this motor is fairly simple. I had installed the dishwasher 5 years ago with longer water supply and drain lines - just in case. So after disconnecting power lines and mounting screws all I had to do was turn the dishwasher on it's side. Power to the motor is a simple disconnect connection. The motor is held in place by a 3/8" screw, you'll need a long, about 6", nut driver to get to the screw. Once the screw is removed you can rotate the motor counterclockwise then pull out. Mine took some effort. There will be a screen that will probably be knocked loose. The screen can only been installed one way and there is a slot that lines up with the inside of the dishwasher motor housing. Mine was clogged with some dish washer soap so I cleaned it before placing it back in. After that it is just a reverse of the install. Took me a little under 45 minutes start to finish.

Water inlet valve broke during winter freeze.

  • Customer: Tom from Richmond MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench set
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Unscrewed valve mounting screw, unplugged power wires from valve, removed water inlet and outlet hoses. Connected hoses to new valve, screwed mount in, and reconnected power wires.
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