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GU980SCGQ3 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Instructions

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Water dripping from float and right side of door

  • Customer: Allen from Walla Walla WA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Replaced the door gasket and float and switch - no improvement. Still leaking about 1 quart water per load. Hmmmmm. Took the lower arm off and discovered a screw missing and the impeller gasket below lower arm was bad. It is a gasket about 4 inchs in diameter, it was stetched and torn. The missing gasket was allowing water to shoot across the wash water like Moses parting the Rea Sea. Wave water was going up the float (and out) and up the lower door gasket (and out). Ordered the screw and the "rubber band" gasket. Took about five minutes to drop / screw them in. Several other screws were backed out part way. Now the floor is completely dry. Dishwasher is fixed. Wife is happy. I saved $1200 on the new dishwasher she does not need. In addition, the water squirt out of the pump impeller cover was lowering the water pressure in both arms. Now the dishes are dramatically cleaner and better scrubbed than they have been for the last couple years. Glasses sparkle again. Thanks PartsSelect for the diagrams and instructions. Allen.

dishwasher wasn't draining

  • Customer: Lola from Graeagle CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched your video

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)
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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)
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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.

A Fork got stuck under the Sprayarm and broke the nut.

  • Customer: Merrie from CAMILLA GA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Just unscrewed the old one and replaced with the part that was ordered.

Lower spray arm retaining bolt stripped, broke

  • Customer: Robert from Tacoma WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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After selecting and ordering the correct parts from the diagram and parts list provided on the website, I viewed the online video and quickly repaired the dishwasher. I put a few dishes in for a test and the unit worked perfectly. I also observed a few tips that were offered such as replacing the spray arm seal and wash arm bearing ring, and tightening the screws on the main wash unit. The PartSelect website was truly a Godsend. I was actually contemplating replacing the entire dishwasher or calling a repairman before I found the website via a Google search for my more than 20 year old dishwasher. In either case, it would have cost me a lot more than doing it myself. The purchase process by phone was outstanding - the customer service representative was very knowledgeable and careful about making certain I was getting exactly what I needed. I added 2-Day shipping, which was less than $15.00 and with three parts, the entire order was less than $25.00, including shipping. And I had the parts on my porch in two days. PartSelect is awesome!!!! And it will be the first place I go for future appliance repairs.

Rubber tube dried up and crack

  • Customer: Paul from South Setauket NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Unscrewed the the piece connected to the rubber tube. Rescrewed the new piece in place.The new piece was one piece made out of PVC.

Dishwasher was leaking

  • Customer: Gene from Falls PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I poped out the door seal and replaced it with the new one and I replaced the lower spray arm nut the old one was cracked thanks for your help

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)
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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
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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.

Dishes not clean and soap dispenser not completely rinsed out.

  • Customer: James from Trafalgar IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I looked in the bottom of the dishwasher after browsing the website regarding possible solutions. When I removed the bottom spray arm I noticed three screws missing from the pump housing. The loose pump outlet had allowed the seal to push out. Ordered-Normal shipping on the part.

Broken Hinge Lid Pin and Lid Spring

  • Customer: Jan from Chatsworth CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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I followed the video's from Parts Select and it took me less than 3 minutes to replace these parts. I did find it easier to use a screwdriver to lift the u shape of the spring over the detergent cup as the pliers tended to pull on the spring too much. Couldn't have been easier or faster, awesome!

Wouldn't fill with water

  • Customer: David from Eight Mile AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Instructions very easy to follow

Leaking

  • Customer: Robert from Nuevo CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Thee dishwasher came apart very easy, had no problems. Found out where it was leaking around the seal. Ordered parts and they arrived very promptly. Had a few little glitches when I was putting it back together. One of the screws stripped and a larger screw solved the problem. I have a lot of patience, so it worked out fine. Bob.
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