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GU940SCGQ2 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for GU940SCGQ2 parts

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The middle spray arm would not spin

  • Customer: ROBERT from SANDY HOOK CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I removed the upper spray arm using a nut driver and noticed that the upper spray arm mound was broken causing the spray arm to hit the side of the tray. It was easy to snap the old one off. I ordered a new spray arm kit and the upper arm mount. They came the next day and I installed it in 5 minutes. I put the mount on first (it clicked into place) and the rear support bracket. I screwed the new spray arm on to the bracket from the bottom.

The supply hose to the middle rack had gotten cut or had split.

  • Customer: Marsha from New Palestine IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First, I watched the repair video supplied by PartSelect! That video service is a Godsend and made the actual repair so easy! I was able to repair the dishwasher myself without the aid of my husband. Also, I was most pleased that I received the part inside of 48 hours of ordering it! I would not hesitate a moment before ordering any other repair parts from PartSelect!!

Upper Spray arm broke at mounting point

  • Customer: Bryan from Coffeyville KS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Spray arm broke when upper rack was closed with a item that was too tall, one screw removed the assembly and the new parts just snapped together, very easy repair.

Installed backwards

  • Customer: Peter from Newcastle ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the upper rack. Two screws removed from upper spray arm mount. Snapped in new mount. Backwards once ( should cant away from deep end of upper rack). Replaced screw at end of mount: done!

replaced door gasket

  • Customer: Patricia from Howell MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video that you had on line and the repair was done in a snap. The shipping was fast also.

Dishes on the top rack not getting clean. Old supply tube cracked.

  • Customer: Timothy from St. Peters MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video. Followed the steps exactly. Great tool.

the part had rotted and leaked when water entered the machine

  • Customer: Janice from Winfield IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed the video on your site -- easy as pie. Your service is quick -- even with the very cold and snowy weather. Had the part within 4 days after ordering -- website is very easy to use. Thank you for such great service.

middle spray arm tube broken

  • Customer: alan from oklahoma city OK
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
as instructed in video. one problem-tube holder missing from kit. contacted your customer service which resulted in several additional e-mails. part could have been replaced by you as it was in stock, but your procedures were to credit me and get me to reorder etc. Your procedures and resulting additional e-mails were totally unnecessary;however, everything resolved and I will certainly be using your company again as other situations arise and I have found you to be very reliable.

SPLIT RUBBER SLEEVE.

  • Customer: Harold from Baldwinsville NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
UNSCREWED PHILLIPS SCREW, AT THE TOP OF THE RACK, REPLACED THE SPRAY ARM, AND SCREWED IT BACK ON. ABOUT 5 MINUTES TIME.

High limit thermosat blowes when on santi. rinse

  • Customer: Frank from Bellerose Manor NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove blown high limit therm.and replace with the new high limit

Dishwasher grinding noise

  • Customer: John from Roebling NJ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Heard a grinding noise in our dishwasher one night recently while it was in the drain mode. Water wasn't draining out so I had to siphon it out with a tube, cup, and rags, then looked up information about the washer/dryer on the internet and found PartsSelect. I watched the repair video they provided and decided to give the repair a try. I began to remove all the necessary parts following the instructional video.
The hardest part of the job came early on, and once that was completed the rest of the job was a cinch. The center screw holding the upper impeller was the hardest part to remove. I tried to use the adjustable wrench on the hex shaped nut molded to the impeller while turning the screw, but that old screw was so tight I was afraid I'd strip the molded impeller nut.
I then tried a 1 inch nut without the driver attached to it but with a pair of vice grips clamped at about 45 degree angle on the 1 inch nut and set on the molded impeller nut while at the same time trying to remove the screw by putting the small nut driver through the top of the 1 inch nut and turning it. No luck there either. It would not budge.
By this time I was entertaining the idea of buying a new 5 to 800.00 dishwasher.
Well I had nothing else to lose except 5 to $800.00, so I reverted to caveman technology.
I ended up using a small chisel and wood mallet to get the impeller off the shaft. Since the impeller is made of a rubber like material, it came off easily in pieces using some careful strikes with the hammer on the impellers molded nut. When this was complete, I unscrewed and removed the filter housing.
The impeller screw, which was still in the motor shaft, and was removed 'after' this because there was no impeller or filter chamber in the way. There was a small space between the screw and the motor shaft since the impeller was removed from around that screw so I first tightened it a little bit, then finally was able to loosen the screw. You would think that screw had been super glued into that shaft but it finally came out. After that I removed the chopper blade and found that the spring attached to it was bent and had tore the shaft of the 'lower' drain impeller to pieces. After cleaning up the impeller pieces I ordered the drain and wash impeller kit from PartSellect. It arrived in a couple of days and the new parts installation went quickly.I was especiially relieved that the new screw and impeller went on without a hitch.
I didn't use the new shaft seal provided because it was a different height then the original seal and wouldn't allow the cover to the drain impeller to seat properly. The height of the new seal also caused the new drain impeller to push or spring up too high.The original seal looked fine so I used that and it worked just fine also. Started the dishwasher up for a test and it all worked flawlessly. No noise no leaks. This was my first washer dryer repair. Following the Part Sellect instructional video with Steve explaining while doing the removal of old and installation of the new parts was a breeze. SO, here's my conclusion. Folks, for under $50.00 I saved a lot of money and expect that I'll get at least a few years more use from this old dishwasher. Thanks again to PartSelect and Steve for your help.

Dishwasher wouldn't drain

  • Customer: Roy from Powell OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off the breaker to the dishwasher - there will be water very near the motor and other electrical components. I first scooped and towelled all the water out of the bottom of the dishwasher. The drain valve can be accessed from the bottom front of the dishwasher without pulling the unit out from under the counter. There were 4 screws to remove the 2 bottom metal panels. Next use pliers to loosen and slide back the hose clamp connected to the drain. Have a towel ready and pull the drain hose off the white check valve. The check valve can then be removed by unscrewing it - you may need to use pliers. Put the new one on and everything back together.

sprayer arm had detiorated

  • Customer: kathleen from shorewood MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Followed instructions and did repair before my husband came home! EASY!!!! WISH ALL WERE LIKE THAT!

I had to replace the spray arm.

  • Customer: Diane from Park Ridge IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video on this website made removal and installation a breeze. Just watch and follow along.
All Instructions for the GU940SCGQ2
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