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 DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJames from Minneapolis MN

Dishwasher leaked

At first, I suspected the door seal was at fault. However, after reading others' repair experiences, I found the dishwasher may leak if the wash arm bearings are worn. So, I took a look at those, and indeed they were quite worn.

After receiving the parts in the mail, I called my 7 and 9 year old kids over. They were excited to open the package, and weren't too disappointed when they found it was dishwasher parts. I told them it was up to them to fix the dishwasher. As I sat on a stool, I instructed them what to do. They did a great job and now it doesn't leak any more.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerJulian from Norton MA

Replacement of worn or broken parts

The wash arm parts were the most functionally important. These just snap into place. I was amused to see that the lower spray arm seal no longer even resembled the shape of the original part. My seal had worn to the shape of a thin fingering. The dish rack clips were a little more challenging. Snapping off the old ones was straightforward but figuring out the proper orientation of the new clips required a little thought. However, I like puzzles.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerAL from WEARE NH

Water leaking at inlet

piece of cake to do, follow instructions on sheet provided easy as 1,2,3...

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerArthur from Whispering Pines NC

Water leaking out bottom of dishwasher dooe

After nearly 2 hours of looking, Mr. Appliance finally discovered that the rubber manifold to the upper spray arm had a big hole in it. The replacement manifold is plastic, not rubber, and requires that the upper spray arm be replaced also. There are two screws holding the manifold and spray arm to the upper rack. It' will save you time if you only unscrew the bottom screw! The bearing for the lower spray arm was badly worn allowing the arm to wobble. This wobble might been the major problem related to water leak. Excessive wobble can create an unwanted wave action in the dishwater, causing water to leak under the front door. The bearing was very easy to replace. I also ordered a new pump outlet seal, but did not install it since the dishwasher works like new and doesn't leak water anymore. While checking earlier for possible leaks, the lower front panels were removed. The sound insulation on one of the panels was wet due to water leaking under the door. Reinstalling the panels, after allowing the insulation to dry, was the hardest and most time consuming part of the repair.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerJoseph from Oakdale PA

Broken retainer nut and worn spray arm bearing ring

Removed broken piece of retainer nut .Removed defective parts and installed new parts...No tools required. Very easy . Parts locating and ordering very very easy. Thanks for a pleasant repair job....Total repair time Less than 5 minutes.....So easy a caveman could do it.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsWrench(Adjustable)

Customeryancey from calhoun GA

Washers,bearing and wing nut replaced

slid basket out removed old broken wingnut,bushing and bearing and replaced new parts! very easy.

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  • Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerMarie from Plano TX

Dishwaster would not completely drain

My dishwasher was not completely draining. I took the arm that sprays the water off and felt for something that might be stopping up the drain....finding nothing, I took the seal to Home Depot to ask if this ring was broken or if the gap was supposed to be there. The "you can do it, we can help" guys didn't have the faintest idea. So I came home and looked up parts for Whirlpool dishwashers and landed on your site. Found that the wash arm bearing ring was missing on my machine (don't know where or how it got off it's intended spot...never did find it). So I ordered the missing part and fixed it myself. Did I say that I'm 77, a widow and live alone....so I was quite proud of myself. Thank you for such a helpful website for DIYers.

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  • Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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Customercarl from danville AL

Leaks out the door

took off the wash arm and replaced bearing ring also replaced door seal cleaned vent and replaced door bumper at bottom and it still leaks

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerConnie from Bell FL

Dishes were not getting cleaned - found missing seal

We watched the repair video at Parts Select and realized we were missing a seal, ordered the parts (**received the next day, we were amazed**) & my 10 yr old son repaired after watching video. THANK YOU

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerJim from Federal Way WA

Nut holding the lower wash arm broke off

Found the problem, Looked at partselect.com & found both the hold down nut & the washer for the nut. Ordered both pieces & waited for their arrival. Opened both bags when parts showed up & found the nut has a flat area for the washer to rest against, That flat area was broke almost in half. I was pissed just getting a new piece from a company and seeing this. I had no option but to try & use the nut as it is. I was able to use the dishwasher again, but the nut will not stay with the correct tension on it. It catches on the arm to much & tightens its self up so then the arm will quit moving.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerDennis from Flat Rock MI

Bottom rack dirty dishes not cleaning

unscrewed hold down thumb screw pulled up washer spray assembly set in bottom seal then put spray assembly back with bearing on top of spray assembly and reattached thumb screw ,done really took about 30 seconds

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerMARY from STATEN ISLAND NY

Wash arm retainer nut snapped off

I UNSCREWED THE REMAINING PART OF THE RETAINER NUT WITH MY FINGER AND THEN I REMOVED THE OLD SPRAYARM SEAL AND REPLACED IT WITH A NEW ONE. NEXT I REMOVED THE WASH ARM BEARING RING AND REPLACED IT WITH A NEW ONE. THEN FINALLY I SCREWED IN THE WASH ARM RETAINED NUT WITH MY FINGERS. I DID ALL THIS WITHIN 5 MINS. I SAVED ALOT OF MONEY DOING IT MYSELF. MY DISHWASHER IS WORKING GREAT. I LOVE KITCHED AID DISHWASHERS. I HAVE ANOTHER ONE IN MY 2ND HOME.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerWilliam G. from El Paso TX

Parts worn or missing.

Remove the Lower Spray assembly, remove/replace the worn wash arm bearing ring, and replace the Spray arm Seal then reinstall the Lower Spray Assembly. DONE

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  • Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerJeanne from Santa Ynez CA

Needed a washer arm bearing ring

PartSelect schematic made it possible for me to confidently order the right part. I think it arrived in 2 days. I quickly installed it. Done! Now the only puzzle is what happened to the old bearing. Was it consumed?? Nothing to stay awake nights wondering about!

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  • Wash Arm Bearing Ring

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRobert from Wyandotte MI

Dishes not getting clean / rinsed

Watched the on-line video. It was so easy, I ordered the part which arrived in about four days. Easily removed the glassware rack, took out the arm, installed the replacement and reinstalled in less than ten minutes. This was better than anything I could have hoped for with my limited mechanical apptitude. Thanks!

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