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PartSelect Number PS2003400
The wax motor is used to disengage the detergent dispenser door. It heats up to push a piston, which in turn opens the dispenser door.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Remove inner door by removing 7 torx screws. flip inner door up, propping it between the open door and the countertop. Leave the drying solution reservour in place, remove two screws holding wax motor retainer. remove motor. (You might want to dissassemble door latch mechanism and replace latch seal, which is probably why wax motor failed to begin with. it simply slides over the latch FROM THE INSIDE.) Then reassemble.I also cleaned up the main inner door seal. after that, the dishwasher leaked pretty good everytime the sprayer arm revolved. It took awhile to figure out I had rubbed off some rubber, although not much, BUT ENOUGH to make it leak. SIMPLE FIX: Simply pull out seal, TURN IT OVER, so the back is now the front, AND RE-INSERT. No more leak. Saved 42 dollars. Also: if your washer has two wax motors, (and you don't use drying agent) just swap the drying agent wax motor with defective soap dispenser motor. No cost repair.
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Removed Torx (T20) screws around perimiter of inside cover. Lifted cover and inverted it, then disconnected the two terminals from the wax motor. Wire and motor terminals had green corrosion and entire motor/latch assembly was caked with accumulated detergent. After ensuring circuit was not hot, cleaned wire terminals by soaking ends (one a a time) in white vinegar, then water, then a spritz of WD-40. Removed old assmebly and reservoir, then thoroughly cleaned inside cover and vacuumed inside of dishwasher door. Took digital pics at each step of disassembly as a reference when reassembling.Instructions provided with conversion kit are useless. Attached parts, motor, and gasket to new assembly first, using old assembly as a guide. then attached to cover before replacing reservoir. Inserted plunger into reservoir and twisted to secure. Installed o-ring and mounted reservoir; slot on reservoir mates with tab on assembly, and white lever arm actuates plunger. Reattached wires to motor and replaced inside cover. Ran a wash cycle and confirmed cup lid opened.Note that my model only had one wax motor, so new assembly was identical to old and the Y-cable was not needed. As another commenter pointed out, latch assembly will not appear to work correctly manipulated by hand until you remember that cup lid holds latch at midpoint of travel at start of wash.
First I replaced the door seal. This did not fix the leak. This company suggested replacing the seal to the soap dispenser. Their web site provided excellent diagrams to follow. I decided to replace the soap dispenser, wax motor and all seals, so I bought the kit. The price was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend this company. I could not believe how fast I got the part, and how easy it was to install following their diagram.
The instructions were very disappointing. There were no instructions for the retainer assembly and it took a few trial and error assemblies to get it correct. Once that was assembled the installation went according to the instructions included and the repair was sucessful. An assembly diagram for the retainer assembly would be very helpful.
I got the conversion kit because of all the redesign to dispencer. Would have been nice to have down on how all the parts went to gether, the instructions tell you how to take it apart and assumes that the new parts are assembled, which they are not. It took the most time to put the redesigned parts togeather.
Acquired the kit. Read the useless directions. Figured out how to assemble the new pieces and guessed as to how they fit. Once figuring out how that "small" worked, installing it was easy.
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