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PartSelect Number PS260690
This is used for the check valve.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
follow instructions found here, with a little help from part diagram. Initially removed the sump cover but then removed the cover at the back of tub. This uncovered the Piston assembly and the replacement was a snap. Dishwasher now works well and actually cleans the dishes. Also did I mention my parts arrived the day after I ordered even though I used standard delivery. This site rocks.
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Once I found out where the pison was it was easy. I removed the far back screen that runs across the entire back of the inside of the dishwasher. There was four screws to remove this screen. This exposed the Piston assemply which is threaded, so you just twist it off like a big nut. It was easy to tell that the rubber on the piston was not sealing and needed to be replaced.
Partselect was the only one that had the correct solution. The Piston and Nut assembly fix the problem. The washer on top of the piston was worn and it would not fully close. Replace the piston and nut assembly within 15 minutes after I found it.Shipping was supposed to be within 3 days. The part came the next business day during the thanksgiving holiday. WOW
Remove the screen that runs along the back of the dishwasher.In the middle of the area that was covered with the screen you will see a white plastic valve with 2 little ears sticking up. Use the nose of a pair of pliers to twist counter/clockwise on the valve and it will come right out. Inspect the valve.If the rubber cone shaped valve inside the valve can be pushed through the top of the valve ,the valve is bad.Replace it and go wash your dishes.
Took off the back screen, 4screws. Unscrewed old piston assembly. Put in new piston assembly, put screen back on. That was all there was to it. Now it drains just fine. I also added 2wheels to the front lower tray.
Looked online for a general cause. ABout 60 to 80 percent, the cause was the piston and nut assembly located in the back of the dishwasher. Ordered the part and installed in nothing flat. Only four nut screws to remove the take the filter off and unscrew the piston and nut assembly. Next cycle, no water and the drying cycle seemed to be better. Guess because no water in the bottom of the dishwasher. Good input and fast turn around on the part.
Removed the 4 1/4" screws holding the rear screen to the bottom of the inside of dishwasher. "Piston & Nut" assembly was badly corroded- to the point that no dirty water was leaving the dishwasher. Because the appliance is at least 10 yrs old and there was nothing happening during the rinse cycle, I initially assumed the worst- that the pump was bad. After reading the other descriptions of the problem here, I said, "what the hell?, if a $20 part fixes it, I'll be amazed- if not, I'm out $20 and looking at another $300 for a new dishwasher!" The $20 part (inc. shipping) did the trick. Thank you, and your website is on my "highly recommended" list! One note- the piston & nut assembly did offer some resistance as you might expect after being "gunked" in place for 10 years. However, the top has some lugs or ears built into it, so a few taps with a hammer on my largest straight-blade screwdriver loosened it right up...
I put on my rubber gloves, removed the lower wash rack, removed four screws from the drain guard. I unscrewed the defective part, installed the new assembly and hand tightened. Replaced the cover and installed the screws removed earlier. Re installed the lower tray, and ran the rinse and drain cycle. It has been working beautifully ever since.
remove the four screws in the back of dishwasher on the inside. Remove screen. Remove the piston nut assembly for the check valve. Re-install the screen and four nuts and your done.
i unscrewed the 4 screws in the back, took off the guard thing, and unscrewed the existing part with my hand. put new part in and ran dishwasher. the part did not fix the problem, now i'm on to maybe replacing solenoid? i have no idea. this part was simple to replace though. hope i can fix this issue, i need my dishwasher to run right!
I read the reviews on line and followed the advice the part was easy to find and easy to replace once I got the screen off it came right out with a twist. and right back in reverse order, I fired it up and it drained, yay! no more stinky mess and no call to the appliance repair guy,
Followed the directions from the website and removed the plastic screen from the back of the washer (4 bolts). The Piston and Nut assembly was easliy removed with a few turns, popped the new one in, and re-installed the screen. Everything works great.
Remove old piston assembly with screwdriver and tapping hammer inside the machine and screw the new part in hand tight, all done works fine
After running a test cycle and realizing the pump was working but not pumping all the water out, I checked the troubleshooting guide and parts list.I found there was a check valve at the back of the machine and when I removed it I saw it was split causing the water to return into the unit. I ordered and replaced the check valve and the unit is back in perfect operation.
first I removed the screen in the back of dishwasher and then I replaced the check valve
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