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GU1200XTLS3 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for GU1200XTLS3 parts

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Clogged spray arm.

  • Customer: James from Nelson WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Only needed a screwdriver, removed screw and old part and simply reinstalled new part, in about 2 minutes.

Water was leaking during the wash cycle

  • Customer: Evelyn from Bronx NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I pulled out the old gasket. I pressed in the new gasket. Worked like a charm.

machine stopped

  • Customer: Marc from Woodland Hills CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I went according to the video. even though it would have been easier to just plug in the new fuse, I cut and replaced the wire clips, as I figured there was some resistance in the replacement wire to keep the fuse from blowing again.

would not dry dishes

  • Customer: Mark from Pleasant Grove AL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I had to pull the appliance out from under the cupboard, remove the bottom dish rack, go to the back of the dishwasher and remove the two plastic nuts and the two wires from the heater, then remove the heating element from the inside of the appliance and reverse the order. The dishwasher works fine now.

The rubber gasket around the tub of the dishwasher had a couple of breaks in it due to catching it in the door when it came loose...it stuck to the door when we opened the door.

  • Customer: Bonnie from Vandalia IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I removed the old gasket, cleaned the gunk out of the track with a hand-held steamer and a paper towel, and installed the new gasket in the track. I used a screwdriver in a few spots to make sure that it was inserted correctly...easy as pie!

I had not needed to install the mounting brackets that came with the dishwasher because the old counter top was 1 inch lower than standard and I was able to just wedge the dishwasher into the space and it would not tip.

  • Customer: Bob from Montrose CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply disconnected the power line to the dishwasher and pulled it out enough to install the mounting brackets. The installation manual that came with the dishwasher described how to install the brackets and I simply followed directions.

I had no power to the panel but I did to the dish washer

  • Customer: aaron from everett WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the panel poped the new fuse in and reassembled good to go

dish washer not filling with water.

  • Customer: Joanne from Orem UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
There were a few possible causes for the problem. We started by making sure we didnt have a simple clog somewhere in the line. A pair of plyers and a screwdriver were the only tools I needed to check the water line in. Just turned the water off pullesd the dishwasher out and started checking lines. We couldnt test the inlet water valve except with a volt ohm meter so we left that and moved on to the float. The float seemed to be moving freely so we pulled the float switch out. I could easly see some electrical damage to the float switch and ordered the part from part select. Part took about 3 days to arrive and was a very simple switchout. We turned the water back on and and started the machine. All working.

dish washer light flashing would not start or reset when unplugged

  • Customer: Try from el paso TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Awesome! Followed video and went exactly as stated. Saved $400. from repair company estimate. Wife happy.

dispenser would not say closed

  • Customer: Patrick from mahwah NJ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video on the website. Was Excellent! I followed what was done on the video, so I knew what to expect and what to do.

detergent and rinse aid dispenser wouldn't close...broken catch

  • Customer: Darrell from Lake Arrowhead CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We found a youtube video....and followed the directions. We unscrewed the inside panel of the door...all the way around. Then, we took off the outside panel which revealed the screws on the backside of the dispenser. After unscrewing that, we were able to push out the old dispenser, and push in the new one...... screw that in and then replace the door screws. We were done in under an hour.

Dishwasher leaking at the door

  • Customer: Elaine from Bellaire TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The *great* PartSelect how to video convinced me that I could fix this myself. I removed the old, worn out door gasket, noting how the old one fit into the groove. I cleaned the groove really well to make sure I got any gunk out. I just pressed the new gasket into the groove with my fingers, then used a wooden chopstick to press it in securely. Super, super easy! .) (I did not need to replace the strike plateAnd, the hint about how fast standard shipping is was a nice touch. Thanks so much!

The upper wash arm mount broke

  • Customer: KEITH from KELSO WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The part isn't the same as the old one, but you could see how it worked easy enough. Problem was, once I got the part, it didn't screw on like the old one, it clipped to the rack. Nice! ...except that it's designed for the narrow spacing on the rack, but, if I used the narrow spacing on the rack that held the clip well, then it wasn't in the right location to hold the spray arm to the water hose. The solution has to be attended to frequently, to remount it, but that's not a big deal (until it breaks), but the remount is necessary because you have to span a broader distance than it's designed to, by about a quarter inch. It works, but it doesn't. Just because the unit's pretty old, but it still works GREAT!

Dishwasher shut off,and wouldn't turn back on.

  • Customer: Raymond D from Colver PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug machine,open door,take out 6 screws at inside top of door. Pull outside top of door out and down. Pop off plastic cover at marked arrow points. Pop off out old thermal fuse , pull both black wires from thermal fuse,and cut wire off at 1inch behind connectors, strip both wires 1/4 inch back, insert in new connector and tighten with screwdriver . Doesn't matter which wire goes in which connector. Snap thermal fuse back in place with deflector in place. Wire tie wires together with supplied cable ties. Replace plastic cover, snap in place,push everything up into door, and replace the six screws. Close door, plug in, and start it.

Spotting agent was leaking from dispencer.

  • Customer: Frank from Blue Springs MO
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video did help with disassembly. But my dishwasher has the insulated door. So splitting the door was a bit of a challenge. I found both halves are glued. The inner door has the least glue about 2 inches wide by most of its length. I took wooden wedges on one side to open it to be able to see in and work. I separated the insulation with a flexible putty knife from inner door. Then repeated the process on the other side. I removed the doors halves once separated and the dispenser. I installed the new dispenser and plugged the unit in without outer door installed. Ran a rinse cycle to check for leaks. With none found unplugged and reassembled the door. Without any damage to the dishwasher stainless steel, plugged the unit back in and it is back in service. Be patient with the process.
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