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WU401 Maytag Dishwasher - Overview

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$2.70

Screw

This screw is sold individually.

$2.70

Hose Clamp

$2.70

Screw

$7.00

Hose Clamp

This hose clamp is sold individually.

$2.70

Screw

This screw is sold individually.

$18.45

Float Switch

Water that fills your dishwasher lifts this float. When it reaches a certain level, the float triggers the float switch to shut off, thereby shutting off the flow of water into the dishwasher.

$22.62

Clear Belt

The parts specs are: 25 3/8" long and 1/4" wide.

$15.93

Door Spring Kit

Sold individually.

$4.54

Heater O-Ring

$2.70

Inlet Hose Gasket

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Detergent Cup would not open during wash cycle

  • Customer: Robert from Taylor MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 15 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
This repair is very simple. Partselect.com sells a repair kit for this problem that you can use but for simplicity the entire unit is not that much more. First remove the four outside lower philips head screws on the inside of your dishwasher door. Support outer door panel while removing screws. This will remove the outer door panel to gain access to the det... read more

Dishes not being washed, water below heater element

  • Customer: Theodore from Madison CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 17 of 22 people found this instruction helpful
I attempted to fix it about a year ago. Took apart the screen center stem and water spinner.
I could not find anything wrong. The machine was used very infrequently over the years. Recently my wife approached me again to fix it and knowing I didn't find any thing the first time: I took the lower panel strip off and found the translucent belt broken. I ... read more

belt broken, dirty water remaining in washer

  • Customer: james from smithtown NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
I had already loosened the motor from inside the tub....so it was fairly easy to wrap the new belt around the motor/pulley system.... even though the old broken belt was 2 inches longer than the new belt(probably as a result of age and use, but the new belt is obviously the right size!) Once in place, I did have to take some care in screwing down the seal f... read more