11 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins
ToolsPliers, Screw drivers
CustomerTodd from Topeka, KS
Broken wheel, broken fingers
The rear right caster (wheel) under our fairly new portable dishwasher broke. Upon looking up the part, I discovered that it did not bolt into place, meaning that the exterior skin of the dishwasher did not have to be removed and that more than likely I could fix it myself.
The replacement wheels from Partselect were nicer quality than what the original was and showed up just two days after they were ordered.
However, getting what remained of the broken caster out was frustrating. I am not unhandy around the house, having put in two new bathrooms and a staircase.
But after yanking and prying on the broken caster for 20 minutes (slamming my fingers into the floor every time the pliers slipped), I could see where most people would give up and call a repairman. Finally, with help from small pry bar, the broken caster popped loose. Thankfully, putting the new in was as simple as sliding it into place.
Unfortunately, after all that work, we discovered the new caster was slightly taller than the old, leaving the dishwasher with a distinct wobble that my wife said was unacceptable. She, of course, had not been repeatedly introducing her hand to the floor.
I had ordered two replacement casters, thinking that another of the originals might break. But getting the second one out proved just as difficult as the first, even with the help of the pry bar.
After much cussing and kissing of finger booboos, our Maytag dishwasher is as good as the day we brought it home.
6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Level of DifficultyReally Easy
Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins
CustomerJack from Kalkaska, MI
Door seal leaking, upper sprayer coming off
First I got a heavey towel out and laid it down on the floor. Then put the protable dishwasher on its back side to expose the casters. I removed the two screws on the bottom kick plate. I cut the tops off the old casters, the plastic portion. Pulled the old casters out with pliers, then pushed the old plastic housings out using the back side of the side cutters. Just pushed the new front casters right into place. on the back ones,Just pulled the old casters right out with the pliers. they came right out. Pushed the new ones back into place.Put the kick plate back in place. Took the old upper arm nut off. Compared the parts. put the new arm in the new nut. Screwed the new nut in place. Got it back up right, hooked it up and ran it. I am disabled with nerve damage to my arms and hands. The average person could have done this in about 10 mins. It is just like it is brand new now. Jack