402231-1-S-Whirlpool-9742946           -Wash Arm Bearing Ring
402231-1-S-Whirlpool-9742946           -Wash Arm Bearing Ring 402231-2-S-Whirlpool-9742946           -Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Wash Arm Bearing Ring

PartSelect Number PS402231

Manufacturer Part Number 9742946
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This part will fit between the newer type lower wash arm and the wash arm retainer nut of your dishwasher.

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:

  • Not cleaning properly.
  • Leaking water.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Not draining.
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    $4.51
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    $.75
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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJOHN from SPOONER WI

Lower spray arm nut broken, upper wash assembly was broken

just put the pieces where they belonged and tighten the screws. it longer to figure out how it was supposed to fit than the actual fixing.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

Tools

CustomerMichael from Saginaw MI

Wash arm not spinning leaving residue on dishes

I ordered the parts from parts select and was pleasantly suprised at the diagnostic diagrams, the home install video, and the quality and pricing of the parts. I had ordered just the top bearing a few years ago and did not realized the bottom seal was bad also. I found the seal pushed down around the pump housing which caused excessive ware on the pump housing top and the top of the wash arm because the gap in the lower seal expanded over 1/4 inch causing the wear on the top of the wash are. This job is normally very easy. Unscrew the thumb screw on top, remove old bearing, pull off the wash arm, remove old seal. Then just put new seal on top of pump (check for any burrs and remove with a fine grit emory sand paper) put on the wash arm, insert top bearing and tighten finger nut tight. I had excessive wear (due to age of unit and lower seal not in proper position), so I had to construct a spacer to take up some of the slack. I could not find a nylon washer(and you need nylon) in the stores ready made and did not want rubber or metal washers due to the adverse effects these would have on the new bearing. I improvised. I purchased a pack of 10 nylon wall anchor washers from Menards (after they said no nylon washers were available:) I used 2 inch O.D. washers with 1/4 inch I.D. which was a perfect center hole and used a drill to enlarge center from 1/4 inch to 1 inch I.D. (to fit around the finger nut screw stem), and removed all burrs. Unscrewed top finger nut and placed under nut on top of seal and the 1/8 inch width took up the slack. Problem solved.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerJAMES from DURANGO CO

Leaked after filling when first starting up

replaced door seal,lower door seal and wash arm bearing ring-now it leaked when it was running.put old door seal back in and no leaks. all it needed was the wash arm bearing, also I cleaned out the inside of the water level float,which lowered the water level in the bottom of the dishwasher.

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Parts Used

  • Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerCharlotte from Bowdon GA

Water was splashing on the floor during cycle

When water started splashing under the door and onto the floor, I noticed that the spray arm was wobbling. The retainer nut was broken, so I ordered it as well as the spray arm bearing ring. After I put them on, it still wobbled and splashed water. That is when I studied the diagram on the web page and noticed that my wash arm bearing ring was broken. So, order all 3 of these parts and your dishwasher will be repaired with no effort at all.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerBilly M from Blountsville AL

Lower wash arm seals were worn out.

Unscrewed wing nut by hand and remover wash arm. Seals slipped in with out force.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerChristopher from Plantation FL

Washer arm at the bottom was flopping around causing the dishwasher to appear to leak.

Washer arm at the bottom was loose and flopping around and making waves when the bottom was full of water . This caused the dishwasher to appear to leak.
For the Washer Arm Bearing Ring, First I removed the bottom drawer. Then I unscrewed the retaining screw with my fingers. and lifted off the wash arm. I then removed and replaced the Wash Arm Bearing Ring which looks like a top hat with the top cut out. The rim of the " hat " on the one I removed had completely worn away and looked like a 3/4 inch cylinder It took a couple. of minutes to figure out which part I really had to replace. I then put back the wash arm and tightened the screw back, replaced the drawer and everythig worked perfectly.

For the Spray Arm Feed Tube, I first unscrewed the one screw holding the old tube in place. The old part was orginally in two parts. The new part is only one piece. I placed the new part in its place, and replaced the screw.

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  • Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerDon from Greensboro NC

Bearing collar worn out

Detached lower wash arm and replaced bearing.
5 minute fix.

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  • Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerTeena from Federalsburg MD

The dishes haven't been coming clean. I noticed the bottom wash arm wobbling, so I removed it and found that the ring was completely worn down.

Removed the center screw in, then the wash arm, removed the old seal and replaced it with the new one, replaced the wash arm then the screw in, and was done and ready to try it out.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customertodd from woodstock IL

Broken upper wash arm stabalizer bracket...

very easy to fix..i replaced many other parts while i was at it..figured i d "upgrade". washes much better now....less noisy..

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerRodney from Pleasanton CA

Upper spray broke off

Removed upper basket and installed the arm. New snap in didn't require phillips screwdriver as old one and new support had split to insert. Replacing upper spray spinner dropped screw down around pump. This caused misery unassembling lower covers to receive Stainless
Steel, so magnet won't help ended up with mirror and hemistat to reach through large screen figures. So make sure to put towel or something in the bottom to catch parts.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerHubert from Edwardsville IL

Broke and worn parts

Actually I had taken the dishwasher most of the way apart to clean out some pieces that had gotten to the pump impellor and were making noises when draining. While doing this I found the flange on the wash arm bearing ring was totally wore away.
The clips on the tinerow clip had been broke for a while so I went ahead and replaced them too. Both parts were easy to replace requiring no tools.
One thing I should mention is that the replacement tinerow clips were gray instead of white.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerfred from york PA

Dishes not clean, water leaking from front of dishwasher

most everything snapped easly into place only one screw to deal with. very easy repair.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDeborah from New Paltz NY

Water was not dispersing properly which left dishes less than clean

I removed the end clips so I could slide out the upper rack........I recommend doing this carefully inorder to reuse the clips. All the repairs were easy..........at first I thought the lower arm was not tightened enough, but a simple search told me that it is supposed to "wobble".
Thank you for making it so easy to find the right parts. You do an excellent job of organizing parts by model #.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

Tools

CustomerBernard from Princeton NJ

Wobble in lower arm-dishwasher not cleaning

unscrewed upper wing nut with fingers replaced the washer arm bearing ring and lower spray arm seal- (a little confused where to place the washer bearing ring since old ring was broken and had slipped down into washer arm.Your schematic showed clearly how to do it. Cost of repair was about $30. I think my local repair shop ( a reputable company ) would have been in the $200 or more range.. Thanks. The letters from other customers were a big help.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLuis from Coral Gables FL

The dishwasher was leaking

These parts were VERY easy to install. The dishwasher works perfectly now.

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