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GU980SCGB2 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for GU980SCGB2 parts

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Dishwasher Stopped then only made a humming noise.

  • Customer: Michael from Marysville PA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Dishwasher Stopped then only made a humming noise. Started with the Video on your site and it was quite helpful. I had trouble holding the drain impeller with the wrench. Used a drill to bore holes around the center and then broke the outer ring off to get a good hold on the center. Then was able to remove the bolt. The rest of the repair was easy. Something had caught the chopper blade and unraveled the spring. Replaced all the parts and it is working fine now.

Dishwasher made crunching/grinding noise, then would not drain

  • Customer: Carole from Holland PA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered the drain and wash impeller/chopper kit, which I received in 2 days. Great service. I watched the video on how to install the parts and the video was very clear and made the job seem easy. And it was easy, except for getting the impeller screw out. The impeller top was very brittle and pieces kept breaking off when trying to hold it with the adjustable wrench. Robo Grips didn't work any better. The only thing that finally got that screw out was a long handled socket wrench with an extension. You need the extra leverage if the screw is really stuck. Also note that the balls are definitely in the wrong place in the video. You need to remove them when doing the repair, then drop them back into the hole in the gasket/seal cover for the impeller after it is replaced. They will sit side-by-side if installed correctly. Turns out that the crunching/grinding noise was the chopper trying to chop up one of the clips that holds the silverware basket on the bottom rack. It was in many small pieces and had ripped up and split the impeller shaft.The dishwasher is back together and running perfectly. Thank you for very clear instructions on replacing the part and the quick delivery of the product.

nut just broke at threads is all

  • Customer: carlene from las vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
just screwed in a new nut and bam back up and running!

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.
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