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GU980SCGQ3 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for GU980SCGQ3 parts

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.

All Instructions for the GU980SCGQ3
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plastic wing bolt that holds water spayer down broken

  • Customer: jose f from joliet IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
1st i removed the broken threds with a wood chisel (just got a chisel that fit snug in the hole , tilted it a little and turned out the threds)
after looking at the print that was on the web sight i put the parts back on the same way. note::: i was instucted by my wife not to help with the dishes ever again . i had put two spoons ,a fork and a knife in the wrong rack ...silverware will tear up the dishwasher.....

Washer was not agitating

  • Customer: Rod from Sisters OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 4 of 6 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the washer from the cabinet, although the repair kit could have been replaced without this step. However, it still made it easier. Removed the spray arm assembly and the top cover to the motor. I had to block the motor to keep it from turning while I unscrewed part number 11. The rest was very self explanatory. The "impeller" was seized onto the motor shaft (20 years old) so I had to use a chisel to break what remained off, then clean some corrosion from the shaft. The repair kit worked and the pictorial parts diagram that came with the kit was very clear. Bottom line: "Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!" Great web site for diagnosis and parts diagrams!

Lower spray arm wobble - poor cleaning

  • Customer: Howard from Catlett VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the lower spray arm assembly thumb screw and lifted off the spray arm assembly. The lower seal had disintigrated - couldn't even find any pieces in the filter. After reassembly with the new seal and bearing I turned the spray arm by hand to ensure it was not binding. There was still was, what I would consider, some excessive wobble. I fashioned a shim washer out of some plastic from a Folgers coffee can lid and installed it on the thumbscrew threaded shaft and tightened it all down finger tight - it works very well and now, and no wobble.
I relaced the upper spray arm seal while I was doing the job (both the upper and lower seals are the same part #). I figured it would go out on me eventually, so I might as well replace it while I was doing the lower arm work. Kept the old upper arm seal as an emergency replacement.

Cleaned the filter screen of all debris (it is amazing what collects there over time). Cleaned the stainless tub with some spray Greased Lightning, ran the rinse cycle, and then put a few tablespoons of citric acid crystals in the soap dispenser and ran the dishwasher on NORMAL WASH with temperature boost.
Looks new inside; cleans the dishes, glasses and utensils well (no water spotting); and is nice and quite (like when it was new).

Upper spray arm mount broke which eventually caused the spray arm feed tube to break as well

  • Customer: Timothy from Brandon MS
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 4 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Removed one screw which connects the upper spray arm mount, the spray arm feed tube, and the upper spray arm. Replaced with new parts ordered from partselect and it works as good as new. Highly endorse this website!

leaking suds and water front bottom of door

  • Customer: Wayne from Peru IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced door gasget took 5 minutes tops. Ran cycle and still had leak. Called local repair person. After thoroughly checking out the dishwasher and running soapless cycle determined problem to be soap build up over time. He ran a commercial cleaner through a complete pots and pan cycle. No more suds and no more leak repair complete. Did not actually need door gagset but it was super easy to change and delivery service was great.

Upper Wash Assembly Broke Apart

  • Customer: Janice from Tinley Park IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
First I read the other repair stories and knew it was a relatively easy repair. I removed the end caps on the front of the top dish rack and removed it for ease of access to the part. I then removed the two screws holding in the old part observing how it was positioned to make sure the new part was replaced in the same manner. I put the new part in place and screwed in place and replaced the dish rack. Everything is working just fine.

A spring was broken in the disposal chopper

  • Customer: Robert from Sherwood OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
I bought the kit because it had other parts that I thought I needed.

solution leaking from bottom of door.

  • Customer: Joseph from Montello WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
first I removed lower basket. then removed lower sprayer attached to pump housing by unscrewing the cap by hand. the I removed the pump cover . there were six alan screw two of them were missing causing the failure of the seal spraying solution at the door. replaced the pumpseal working backwards until everthing was replaced.

replaced the bottom rack

  • Customer: Karen from Clackamas OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
It was a piece of cake, just slapped together and slid it into place!

Inserting Lid Spring

  • Customer: Emile from Jamaica NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 5 of 11 people found this instruction helpful
Had to be careful positioning the spring without breaking the hinge pin. Requires a certain amount of patience.

Dishwasher leaks at front door

  • Customer: Sean from Oceanside CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
My dishwasher started leaking at the door. I checked the level, door seal, fill float, etc. Nothing worked. Another reviewer of these parts said to replace the Seal, Lower Sprayarm, the Wash Arm Bearing Ring, and the wash arm. I replaced the seal and the bearing, not the washer arm, as my spray had little to no wear. This fixed the problem! If you dishwasher leaks at the door, it is possible these parts are worn and replacing them wil fix the leak. Thanks to the other reviewer I now have no leaks! Buy a spare nut because they break very easy if overtorqued!

spray tube end broken.

  • Customer: Hope from Plainfield IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
unscrewed spray arm.
snapped off inlet holder.
snapped on new inlet holder.
screwed on new spray arm.
presto. it works.

washer arm wound rotate, bearing was worn.

  • Customer: james from encinitas CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
required NO tools,

just unscrew the large thumb screw, and replace the washer arm bearing!

problem solved like that!

maybe a 5 min job. part was a perfect match.

water coming out of the washer flooding the floor

  • Customer: robert from cold spring harbor NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
I guess some food got caught in the water level sense float and caused it to mal function.
In the diagnosis process, I removed the arm to clean out any debree in the strainer ( found broken glass). I also found that the two rings mentioned above were worn. I replaced them and all is well.
Thank you for fast response with the replacement parts.

door seal leak

  • Customer: Tim from Lock Haven PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Removed seal from door with flat head screwdriver, replaced with new seal. Actually took longer to get out of the box rather than to fix!
All Instructions for the GU980SCGQ3
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