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GU980SCGQ3 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Instructions

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These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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Dishwasher leak

  • Customer: Del from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced the door gasket but still leaking. My fault, I should have checked further before ordering a gasket. The leak was in the pump. 11 years old, time for a new washer.

Dishwasher leaking in lower front door area

  • Customer: James from Woodward IA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed and installed new door gasket which I found to be a simple task. Ran dishwasher and it still leaked. I then looked at other repairs submitted by your customers with the same problem. One had mentioned removing the lower spray arm and checking the screws around the pump. Sure enough, 2 screws were nearly ready to fall out and all others were loose. Tightened those, reinstalled spray arm, ran the dishwasher and no leaks. A big "Thanks" to you and also to other customers for sharing both their problem and how they were able to fix it. It sure saved me some money!!

The manifold had wornout, and was leaking. The upper was assembly was missing pieces

  • Customer: Nancy from Weirton WV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched, and read a couple of useful tips online. Then I disassembled the top rack, from the dishwasher,to begin work replacing the upper assembly. This went smoothly, and quickly. I ordered the manifold seperately, from the entire manifold assembly, that was a mistake, as the manifol;d fitting was completely different. So I modified the back of the propeller, to accommidate the new manifold. It took a few more minutes than expected, but worked out fine in the end.

Nut was broken

  • Customer: John from Galesville WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just opened the package and installed the nut. Part was exact replacement.

water pooling on floor

  • Customer: Adam from Medford OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Hang with me on this. Gas burner on 10 year old dryer went out. I'm not touching that. Creepy repair guy that made wife really nervous paid a visit, ordered parts, cancelled appointments, and days later returned to finish up($140). In meantime, dishwasher started pooling on floor. Had guy look at that when back for the dryer. He ordered new door deal, and (days later) returned and installed that, But the pooling was only worse. That weekend I look at it myself. One pump housing screw (and a big piece of broken glass)was sitting on bottom of unit. Other housing screws were loose. The rubber outlet gasket/seal was sticking way out at missing screw. The obvious problem. Ordered new plastic spray arm and rubber gasket parts (cheap), which arrived faster than repair guy. In maybe 10 minutes I removed spray arm and other pump housing screws, was shocked by extent of wear on old parts, dropped the new rubber seal into its slot, and replaced the lower spray arm using new plastic seal and ring parts. Easy. Fixed. Dishwasher works better than ever. And I even have (an expensive)new seal on dishwasher door. Grrr. Easy part identification, helpful videos, super fast shipping. PartSelect is where I go first from now on.

Old gasket leaking at bottom

  • Customer: Keith from Des Moines WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out old gasket with needle nosed pliers, cleaned groove, installed new gasket just like the video provided on website. Took less than 10 minutes.

The unit would not start

  • Customer: Grahame from Buena Park CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The part was exactly like the one in the dishwasher, and the picture that came alongwith the part was perfect.I removed the screws to separate the outer door from the inner part. Removed the plastic cover from the control unit, and recognised the part right away. It was then a simple task for removing the old part and installing the new one. Reassembled the door, and the dishwasher worked perfectly. G.E. Buena Park, CA

leaking dishwasher

  • Customer: Wendy from Bozeman MT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
pulled out the old seal and put in the new, fixed the leak!

Leaking water from front door

  • Customer: Lanny from Montevallo AL
  • 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 and did the repair it was easy.

Upper Spray Arm mount broke and arm fell down

  • Customer: Raymond from Sterling Heights MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First off the sitemade it extremly easy to dial into the very part that is broke with the detailed print views. This too saved me money as it was a 5$ part. removing the broken part was easy and was easily seen in the detailed parts views. The part (like many parts for old appliances) was slightly different but still mounted to the upper racks wire frame just with clips and not a screw clamp mount. All in all 10 mintues to find and order part and 10-15 minutes to install. Dishwasher works great!

Leaking from bottom of door

  • Customer: Michael from Marietta OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The hardest part was locating the leak. After consulting the other repair suggestions, I concluded that the gasket was a little more worn on one side than the other so I ordered the gasket. The evening before the gasket arrived (quick delivery from partselect.com) I decided to shim out the old gasket with some old door insulation. It made the door harder to close but it didn't leak any more. When the gasket arrived I replaced the old with the new. It leaked more than ever. After reading more repair instructions, I decided to take apart the door vent and check it. It was packed solid with gunk. After a good cleaning, I put everything back together. No leaks! I tried every repair listed except the door vent. Guess steam is a good gunk conduit LOL. I supposed I didn't really need the new door gasket but I can tell the door has a tighter seal now. Here's a tip to watch for. If the door doesn't leak right away after the washer starts, take the door apart and look at the vent. It can look just fine from the outside and that's deceiving. Someone else mentioned the 'leak' timing that finally got my attention and lead to the 'fix.'

Broken sprayarm nut

  • Customer: Terri from Smyrna TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the screws from the pump outlet, removed the pump outlet from the arm and replaced it with the new one. Once in I replaced the screws and inserted the lower sprayarm nut and tightened it. The whole process took between 5 - 7 minutes.

Stopping in the middle of cycle. Finally quit completely.

  • Customer: Robert from Sacramento CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off power to dishwasher. Removed inner door panel. Cut wires as directed and installed new switches. Also installed new spring on soap door opener. Reassembled, ran and tested. Take your time, this repair is pretty simple.

machine leaked from the door

  • Customer: SY from GOODYEAR AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
easy to remove the old gasket but did not solve the problem door leaks from the bottom and water remains on bottom of machine

Part was broken...disc had fallen onto upper basket

  • Customer: Pat from Fenton MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Used fingers to remove clips on drawer by squeezing it, accessing from inside part of drawer glide. Removed upper drawer. No screws on our assembly mount, only a clip. Disconnected water supply tube (flexible, so was easy) to make removal of assembly easier. Pushed up and back on assembly to remove it. Reversed that with new assembly, and it just snapped into place. Replaced basket and clips. Done in a few minutes! We were so happy with the whole experience...low cost, VERY quick delivery, and instructions online made it easy!
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