138556-2-S-Maytag-901011            -Detergent Cup Repair Kit
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Detergent Cup Repair Kit

PartSelect Number PS138556

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 correct signal from the dishwasher, releasing detergent into the dishwasher.

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Parts Used

  • Detergent Cup Repair Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

Customerryan from topeka KS

The detergent cup would not latch closed

The repair was fairly simple. The hardest part was figuring out if this was the part I needed or not. After studying the inerds of the dishwasher door and the detergent cup mechanism, it seemed like this part would do the trick.

Here's how the mechanism works . . . the plastic stopper at the end of the bi-metallic strip latches the detergent cup in place. If these strips are bent away from the spring mechanism / plastic cam enough, the stopper will not latch on the cam (as was the case with mine). So, I needed to replace the bi-metallic strip. This part comes along with a new cam and spring.

The actual replacement of the parts is simple. The parts come with pretty good installation instructions.

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Parts Used

  • Detergent Cup Repair Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerLoren from Portland OR

The detergent cup would not dispense during wash cylce

Typically when the detergent is not being despensed during the wash cycle, the bi-metal switch is bad (they don't tend to last forever). I took the 4 lower screws out from the inside of the dishwasher door,, unscrewed the bi-metal switch, and screwed in the new switch. I also decided to replace the metal spring for the dish as well, which took the majority of the time. Once you get the idea of how that spring is wound in there, the install goes pretty quickly.

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Parts Used

  • Detergent Cup Repair Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customergeorge from cardiff MD

Dish cover not rotating to release second pocket of detergent

followed the scematic on the wesbite that i used to i.d. the repair part needed. removed the front door outside cover (8 screws) removed the bi-metal switch (2 screws), did not need to replace the door latch or spring. replaced the switch and the front door cover and ran the dishwasher to test the new switch. worked fine and has been working fine.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDon from Woodhaven MI

Detergent cup door would not rotate.

1. Removed the four screws to remove the door front.
2. Removed the six screws to remove the detergent cup.
3. Replaced bimetal strip, cam, and spring. (simple task)
4. Replaced gasket and seal.
5. Replaced detergent cup.
6. Replaced door front.

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