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WU401 Maytag Dishwasher - Overview

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If you know the dishwasher repair part you need, you can browse the list of all parts on the WU401, or you can search by name or part description. You can also find your part by where it is located on the WU401 by selecting a section below. If you’re not sure which part you need, you can narrow your search by selecting a common symptom and we’ll show you the repair parts most likely to fix your dishwasher. We’ve also included any installation videos we have for WU401 parts. Installation instructions provided by other do-it-yourselfers will help guide you through your repair.

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$3.02

Screw

This is a multi-use and multi-appliance screw. It can be used on a microwave, refrigerator, range/oven, air conditioner, dehumidifier, washer, or dryer. The measurements of this sc...

$3.02

Hose Clamp

This hose clamp is used in a wide variety of household appliances. Most often it is found in washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, garbage disposals, or air conditioners. This clamp is used to securely attach a hose to another part of your appliance, which helps prevent leaks from those connections. Depending on the appliance, it can attach hoses to drain pumps, water inlet valves, pressure switches, and injector nozzles. We recommend you refer to model-specific diagrams for appropriate uses and exact placement. This hose clamp is made of metal, and is sold individually. To access and replace this part you will need a nut driver, pliers, and screwdrivers. Before you begin any repair work, make sure you have unplugged your appliance, and shut off the water supply if applicable.

$3.02

Screw

Sold individually. Lock washers are used with screws when vibration from an appliance may cause the screw to loosen. Lock washers are also used in the electrical components of an ...

$21.61

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.

$5.51

Hose Clamp

The hose clamp is used to hold the water hose in place which will prevent the hose from leaking water. Sometimes the clamp may lose its ability to latch on, causing a leaking washe...

$5.10

Screw, 8/18 x 3/8

This screw is sold individually.

$4.48

Inlet Hose Washer

This inlet hose washer, also known as a high pressure inlet hose washer, is used in washing machines, refrigerators, freezers, and dishwashers. The function of this part is to crea...

$3.02

Screw, 8-18 x 1/2

This screw is sold individually.

$44.45

Clear Belt

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

$4.63

Heating Element O-Ring

This heating element o-ring is less than an inch in diameter. It is all black in color and is made of rubber.

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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
  • 23 of 28 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

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
  • 16 of 16 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

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
  • 12 of 13 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