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Piston and Nut Assembly

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:

  • Not draining.
  • Not cleaning dishes properly.
  • Leaking.

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Parts Used:
  • Piston and Nut Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Walter from Yarmouth, ME

Frequently get "blocked spray arm" message - washer stops

Removed the 4 screws holding the filter screen assembly in the back of the tub. This exposed the Piston and Nut assembly which unscrewed fairly easily.
Replaced with the new part, put the filter screen assembly back in place ran the machine. The machine still stops with the blocked arm message - just not as frequently. The web researched fix with the piston and nut assembly replacement was obviously not the final answer. I am now out of options I believe except to bite the bullet and get a new machine. Any other suggestions are welcomed.

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Parts Used:
  • Piston and Nut Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Ernest from Johnson City, NY

1-2 inches standing water at end of cycle.

Remove shield in rear. Unscrew valve using hand. Screw new valve in place.

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Parts Used:
  • Piston and Nut Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Richard from Boulder, CO

Dishwasher wouldn't drain completely

Remove the back filter to access check valve assembly. Twist check valve assembly to remove, not significant deterioration of rubber cap. Install new assembly. Re-install filter. Super-easy and effective!

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Parts Used:
  • Piston and Nut Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Bonita from Alexandria, VA

End of cycle water in bottom of ndishwasher

Removed screen bottom rear andfound a plunger type part, unscrewed plunger and found it was distressed around it and did not close of a tight seal. Placed new part into location and dishwasher now proforms perfect...

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Parts Used:
  • Piston and Nut Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Ohlen from Springfield, SC

Dishwasher wouldn't drain completely between cycles, causing it to overflow.

First I opened the dishwasher and removed the lower basket. Next I removed the 4 screws that hold the food filter plate in place at the back of the tub. Then I unscrewed the Piston/Check Valve assembly counterclockwise, located at the back center of the tub, by hand. I replaced the old part with the new one and reinstalled the filter plate. I ran a rinse cycle to verify that that all of the water was purged. Finally, I reinstalled the lower basket and resumed using my dishwasher.

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Parts Used:
  • Piston and Nut Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: LINDY from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

Inch of clean water left in machine after each cycle

First let me say, it's so easy even a caveman can do it. I removed the water out of the bottom. Then I removed the cover in the very back of the machine with a wrench. As soon as I did that, I could see the piston. Next, I twisted the white piston out with my fingers (this was the hardest part). I could see the piston had partially disintigrated. I ordered a new one, had it delivered in a few days, and put it all back in reverse. It took minutes. Thanks to the guy that posted his story, I was able to fix mine for $18.

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Parts Used:
  • Piston and Nut Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set, Wrench set
Customer: renee from shelby twp, MI

Standing water at the bottom of the dishwasher

remove the screen at the back bottom of dishwaser. (4 screws). Unthread piston and and nut assembly for check valve....thread in new one.
Problem solved....no more water $10 part....no repair person !!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers, Socket set
Customer: Wesley from Floral Park, NY

Dishwasher wouldnt drain

I removed the 4 screws that hold the mesh drain cover in place . I used pliers to loosen the check valve piston and nut assembly at the rear of the appliance . I screwed in the new piece by hand . While I had the dish racks out , I put a new set of wheels and rollers on them .
I was 5 minutes away from buying a new dishwasher , but this website saved me HUNDREDS of dollars .
My dishwasher is as good as new now .

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Larry from Woodbridge, VA

Water was not draining properly

Looked up Model number on site, checked "symptoms", and 64% of the time it was the Piston & Nut Assembly, which was correct. While I had it apart, I replaced Filter Gasket that was deteriorating, and lower spary arm that had a crack. Very easy fix.

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Parts Used:
  • Piston and Nut Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: RUBEN from KINGWOOD, TX

Diswaher will not drain to empty.

remove bottom tray and rear cover from inside washer.then remove PISTON NUT ASSEMBLY CHECH VALVE by turning it to the left. replaced with new valve assemmbly. IT IS workng like NEW.TOOK ME 30 minutes.VERY EASY!!!!!!!!!!thankyou allfor the help.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: mary from ellijay, GA

Water still in dishwasher and sump overflowwith smell of burnin bakelite

ordered and received parts. unplugged electricity and drain and water supply turned dishwaser upside down for ease of access. removed clamps usin 1/4 and 5/16 nut drivers and phillips head screw driver to undo bracket clamps old parts and replaced and as per directions using two pair of adjustable pliers one to hold motor shaft and other pair to remove cutting blade. replaced impeller and blade ttaking care to keep track of screws nuts and bolts and older parts to make sure of assembly. turning dishwasher upside down makes for easy parts instalment. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DISASEMBLY AND PUT TOGETHER IN REVERSE ORDER GOOD LUCK parts ordered to replace solonoid kit as it feels hot and still have burning bakelite odor.

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Parts Used:
  • Piston and Nut Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Gene from Rocklin, CA

Dishwasher was not draining completely

Just remove the 4 screws at the lower rear inside the washer to remove screen holder...then unscrew the Piston and Nut Assembly by hand. Put in the new unit, reattach the screen holder with the 4 screws...and the job is done. Probably takes less than 5 minutes....very easy.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Kimberly from Willards, MD

Water will not drain

Removed 4 screws to remove the plastic screen for the Piston & Nut Assembly for check valve and unscrewed old part & screwed new part in. Replaced plastic screen with the 4 screws.
Drain Solenoid kit - Removed 2 screws and put new part on & replaced the 2 screws.
Very simple replacement & saved a ton of money by not needing a repairman.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Katherine from Lupton, MI

Water leaking from bottom of door and not draining after cycle

Your site is great! Saved me a service call for a repairman to come out and tell me what was wrong, order parts and then come back. Total repair was less than $90 including parts and shipping. It arrived in two days from when I ordered it. I ordered the replacement door gasket, the gasket insert and a new checkvalve. This was a super easy fix and I am a girl too boot! I am proud of myself!

I used a phillips screwdriver to take off about 8 screws off the white inner door fascia in order to replace the door seal. Keep this panel upright and do not lay it down since the rinse agent will leak out all over! Found out that the hard way.

Removed the old, dried out, outer door gasket, centered the notch that was on the new gasket at the top of the door and installed it all the way around in the door gasket groove. Installed the gasket insert at the bottom where the door gasket comes together on the bottom of the door.

After that was completed I used a 1/4" nutdriver to remove the 4 hex screws at the back of the dishwasher for the cover that is over the check valve. It is white and has a very fine mesh screen.. so easy to identify.

The old check valve was filled with crud and and the rubber was deteriorated. I just backed the old one out counterclockwise and put in the new one, a little better than finger tight. Replaced the cover and the hex screws with the 1/4" nutdriver.

Reinstalled the white inner door panel, insure the door handle comes through the hole in the front prior to attaching your screws back in place. Closed the dishwasher. Ran it on rinse/hold cycle to make sure no leaks before going for a full wash. Works great and drains now too.

Your site is a lifesaver! Thanks!!!

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: David from Channahon, IL

Dishwasher door was leaking and basin not emptying

The check valve in the piston and nut assembly was worn away not stopping the water from reentering the basin area. Replaced it and all was good there. Replaced the door gasket and all was good there now too.

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