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

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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Average Repair Rating: 4.5 / 5.0, 89 reviews What's this?
 

4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerBrad from Dublin VA

Lower washer arm came loose- dispenser door would not stay closed

Replaced the lower washer arm retaining nut,bearing ring.and seal in about 3 min.The retaining nut had broken off inside - make sure to remove the broken piece-I used needle nose pliers.
The dispenser took about 35 mins. Removed all the screws around the inside of the door and removed panel.Removed screws holding the dispenser and replaced.I took time to give the dishwasher a good cleaning(inside edge).
Now my wife is happy.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerHoward from Catlett VA

Lower spray arm wobble - poor cleaning

Removed the lower spray arm assembly thumb screw and lifted off the spray arm assembly. The lower seal had disintigrated - couldn't even find any pieces in the filter. After reassembly with the new seal and bearing I turned the spray arm by hand to ensure it was not binding. There was still was, what I would consider, some excessive wobble. I fashioned a shim washer out of some plastic from a Folgers coffee can lid and installed it on the thumbscrew threaded shaft and tightened it all down finger tight - it works very well and now, and no wobble.
I relaced the upper spray arm seal while I was doing the job (both the upper and lower seals are the same part #). I figured it would go out on me eventually, so I might as well replace it while I was doing the lower arm work. Kept the old upper arm seal as an emergency replacement.

Cleaned the filter screen of all debris (it is amazing what collects there over time). Cleaned the stainless tub with some spray Greased Lightning, ran the rinse cycle, and then put a few tablespoons of citric acid crystals in the soap dispenser and ran the dishwasher on NORMAL WASH with temperature boost.
Looks new inside; cleans the dishes, glasses and utensils well (no water spotting); and is nice and quite (like when it was new).

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDavid from Deridder LA

Water leaking out side where water enters

AIR INLET GASKET Had to pull dishwaher out, using instructions sent with part, turn it 1/4 turn counter clockwise, tap with screwdriver and hammer and it came right off. Put the new one on. It was kinda hard to get it to turn the last little bit, I had to use a screw driver and hammer to make it twist that last little bit.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Wrench set

CustomerRobert from Bryn Mawr PA

The plastic retainer nut holding the lower sprayer arm severed

The repair was simple except for removing the thread portion of the old retainer nut from the lower housing. I had to remove the lower housing and separate the male threads of the old plastic nut from the female threads in the lower housing. That took 25 minutes since I did not want to ruin the female threads. Once removed, the new parts went into place easily.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerJonathan from Canton GA

Dishwasher not cleaning well. Latch not opening easily.

Uncscrewed the lower washer arm retaining nut and replaced it along wint the 2 washers. Cleans like new.

Unscrewed the front panal from behind. Removed the inside vent covering. Unscrewed the handle screws and removed the handle. Replaced the handle and screws but not before gouging the back of my hand ( I had a needle and thread) and then reattached the panal and vent cavering. The blow-up diagrams you all have are a great reference. Thanks

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerLarry from Milford Center OH

Dishes would not get clean

First I removed the plastic bolt that holds the wash arm in place This exposed the upper ring that was worn out . I then lifted the arm off which exposed the larger ring. I replaced that ring, and then I put the arm back on and replaced the upper ring. I put the plastic bolt back in place and the repair was complete.-- Really Easy plus the dishwasher gets the dishes clean now

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers

CustomerUmair from allen TX

Broken bottom spray arm

I had a broken spray arm on the dishwasher and though i would have to spend $450-$500 on a new dish washer, i ordered parts from part select(even though i was not 100% sure if it will work), the parts were shipped super fast and arrived in 2 days, i was able to replace the broken part and fix the lower spray arm. Part select saved me a lot of money.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerLisa from San Jose CA

Lower wash arm nut twisted and broke off

remove the lower arm and pieces.. get the parts stacked in the right order and hand screw the retainer nut... done! I decided to spend a little more and replace the whole washer arm and I'm glad I did. My dishes are coming out clear then they have in years!! Ordered the parts Thurs morning... thought i might get a load or two done but when I opened the washer on friday it was obvious I was facing a weekend of teens having to handwash dishes! 15 minutes later the doorbell rang and there were the parts!! Woo Hoo!!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerRichard from Harvard IL

Broken wash arn retainer nut

Screwed on a new one. The real story is getting the part. I called about noon one day and the part was dropped off at my house by FedEx the next day. Unbelievable. And the lady I talked to found the part number etc that I needed in a few minutes. Great service at a fair price.

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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerSUSAN from ROYAL CENTER IN

Bearing ring missing and retainer nut broken

I put the bearing ring on the washer arm and then screwed on the retainer nut.
Easy to order the needed parts

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerSean from Oceanside CA

Dishwasher leaks at front door

My dishwasher started leaking at the door. I checked the level, door seal, fill float, etc. Nothing worked. Another reviewer of these parts said to replace the Seal, Lower Sprayarm, the Wash Arm Bearing Ring, and the wash arm. I replaced the seal and the bearing, not the washer arm, as my spray had little to no wear. This fixed the problem! If you dishwasher leaks at the door, it is possible these parts are worn and replacing them wil fix the leak. Thanks to the other reviewer I now have no leaks! Buy a spare nut because they break very easy if overtorqued!

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

Customerrobert from cold spring harbor NY

Water coming out of the washer flooding the floor

I guess some food got caught in the water level sense float and caused it to mal function.
In the diagnosis process, I removed the arm to clean out any debree in the strainer ( found broken glass). I also found that the two rings mentioned above were worn. I replaced them and all is well.
Thank you for fast response with the replacement parts.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerMaria from New York NY

The nut was broken in half, wash arm worned out

I just had to unscrew the old nut and screw the new one and install the new wash arm bearing ring.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerPaul from Tulsa OK

Lower spray bar bearing rings

Removed spray bar by removing the plastic finger thumb screw and replace as shown by you web page. Very simple.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerDavid from York PA

The washarm bearing ring was completely worn thin and the lower washarm had a greater than usual wobbling

First I removed the nut holding down the lower washarm in place. I then lifted up the lower washarm where it's held in place by the nut. I replaced the two new parts: The lower sprayarm seal that seats underneath the lower washarm and the washarm bearing ring that seats on the top of the lower washarm just underneath the nut. A schematic parts list diagram can be downloaded on the KitchenAid website. The wobbling motion of the lower washarm still seems to have the same amount of play as it had before I replaced the two parts. The lower washarm itself is in fine shape including the nut. I even attempted several other different ways to install the seal and bearing ring, yet the washarm still wobbles when I manually spin it. I called KitchenAid to find out if wobbling of the lower washarm was normal. Unfortunately, the person I spoke to didn't seem to me to knowledgable enough in this area.

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