2097161-1-S-Whirlpool-902899-Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation
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Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation

PartSelect Number PS2097161

This motor is for the rinse aid and detergent cup actuation.

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:

  • Will not dispense detergent.
  • Not cleaning dishes properly.
  • Door latch failure.
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2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Stephen from New York, NY

Detergent cup not opening

Replaced cup lid spring first no luck then replaced detergent cup motor problem fixed complete part replacement took less then 30 min.

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Parts Used:
  • Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Luis E. from Mesa, AZ

The actuator was bad

just unscrew the inside panel. using a torx screw driver. disconect vericarefully the bad actuator and install a new one. put back everything in back order .

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Parts Used:
  • Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Robert from Coral Springs, FL

Soap dispenser does not open

After checking out the mechanism, I realized that the wax motor which operates the dispenser was no longer working. I conatacted Part select and on the second day, on a Saturday, Fedex delivered the little wax motor. I simply separated the front panel with the inside panel with 7 screws and a 1/4 inch nut driver. I slipped out the old wax motor, unclipped the two wires and slipped in the new motor. Attached the wires and put the panels back togehter. Voila, the dispenser works perfectly.
Total time, 15 minutes.

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Parts Used:
  • Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Frank from Milwaukee, WI

The soap dispenser wouldn't open

First I'll say that the parts arrived very promptly. Once I removed the 12 screws on this model and exposed the Wax Motor (why they call it Wax is baffling) I simply used the needle nose pliers to pull the 2 wire connectors from the motor. Because these motors come with a long extension nose, and this model dishwasher requires a shorter nose, I used a wire cutter to trim the nose to the proper length. I re-connected the wires, slid the motor in its' space and replaced all the screws for the front panels. Done.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Peggy from San Diego, CA

Soap dispenser door wouldn't open

I didn't know exactly what was wrong, so I ordered 5 differnt parts. I probably only needed the wax motor, but I thought I might as well change some of the other parts while I had the door lining opened, which was easy with a socket set to remove the Torx screws. The hardest part was getting the old detergent cup lid off. Replacing the motor took 30 seconds! I didn't replace the latch after all, because it looked fine. The parts costs $38. Your web site is great and reading other's comments gave me the confidence to do my own job. Thank you so much!

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