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WU601 Maytag Dishwasher - Overview

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Clear Belt

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


Leveling Leg


Door Spring Kit

Sold individually.


Actuator Lever


Tub Washer



Gasket Kit

This gasket kit comes with the fasteners and screws.

Detergent Cup with Gasket

This assembly comes with bi-metal.

Detergent Cup Repair Kit

This bi-metal detergent cup repair kit comes with everything you see here. It allows the detergent cup cover to clip into place and then snap open when the bi-metal receives the co...



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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
  • 22 of 27 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
  • 11 of 12 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