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Cover and Stem Assembly

PartSelect Number PS420448

This plastic cover and stem assembly helps hold the lower spray arm in place.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Not cleaning properly.
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14 of 20 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerMatt from Bowling Green OH

Dishwasher was growing mold on inside lid door. Also the glasses were not looking clean. Appeared as if they were not getting rinsed well enough.

First I removed the two screws that hold the lower front cover of the dishwasher to get under the dishwasher. Then I removed the two screws that hold the element in place. I then pulled the element out about 3 inches and disconnected the two wires. I then opened the dishwasher door and removed the old element and replaced it with the new element. I closed the dishwasher door and reconnected the two wires making sure that I put the proper wire on the proper post. I then put the two screws back on the element to hold it in place Next I replaed the cover on the front and tested the dishwasher for heat by running it empty.

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Parts Used

  • Cover and Stem Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRonnie from Elberfeld IN

Lock down on stem stripped

REMOVE 3 SCREWS FROM STEM ASSEMBLY. SWAPPED THE OLD FOR THE NEW, REPLACE SCREWS. INSTALLED AND LOCK LOWER WASH WAND. FIXED IN 5 MIN. GREAT SERVICE AND PRICES. MY WIFE THANKS YOU. (HAD TO HAND WASH DISHES FOR A FEW DAYS)
THANKS

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  • Cover and Stem Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGlen from Chicago IL

Broke nubs off of stem when cleaning

I took the bottom parts out. This can basically be done without tools. You need a phillips to unscrew 3 screws to remove the stem. Then easily replace with the new one. Putting the spiny washing part was kinda weird because I was afraid to break the nubs off again. I took the whole bottom carriage out so I could see better, pushed down kinda hard and twisted the right way (figure out which way needs to be twisted before hand by looking through the bottom of the stem).

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  • Cover and Stem Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerPeggy from Minerva OH

The small "nubs" on the assembly had worn off.

After several years of use and cleaning the small "nubs" that held the locking peice on the assembly under the jet arm had worn off. This allowed the whole thing to spin and the dishes weren't getting clean. Finding the part on the site was easy, it arrived amazingly fast and all is up and working great. I have used Parts Select 2 or 3 times in the past and have always had the same great results. Saved me a bunch in repair bills. Thanks

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  • Cover and Stem Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerKathey from Humboldt TN

Bottom spinner wouldn't stay on

VERY simple---unscrewed three screws on the broken part (the little nubs that held on the bottom spinner were broken off), screwed the new one back in, re-attached the spinner.

I was VERY pleased with the customer service and quick shipping (ordered on Sunday night, the part was delivered Wednesday morning). I would definitely recommend this site to anyone, and would use it again. Five Stars!!!!

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  • Cover and Stem Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerdavid from hull MA

Bottom spray arm did not turn

The bottom spray arm would not turn or fall off the stem assembly, so the dishes would not come clean like usual. The spray arm connects to the stem assembly via two plastic prongs that secure the spray arm. I removed the spray arm from the socket (no tool required) and observed the prongs had worn completely away. I grabbed the power screw driver and removed the assembly (3 screws). I placed the new assembly in place, secured the screws, and attached the spray arm. Finished.

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  • Cover and Stem Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLarry from Fort Huachuca AZ

Stem assembly was broken.

I removed the three screws that held the stem assembly in place, removed the old stem assembly and replaced it with the new one. Replaced the screws and began using the dishwasher again.

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  • Cover and Stem Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTheo. J. from Green Bay WI

Broken part that holds bottom spray arm on.

This was great! Removed 3 screws, took out old broken part, set in new part and screwed tight! 1 2 3 and done. Very Fast shipping less than 24 hrs.. WIFE IS HAPPY. Ted W.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customersteven from Walnut Creek CA

Upper rack not being cleaned

This was pretty easy. It was a guess as to the problem, but there much debate , if the water isn't moving it had to be the pump, right?. So i replaced the circulation pump. 2 screws on the top and two trim screws on the bottom, and it slides right out. Then UNPLUG IT.. Take the screen out of the bottom on the inside and make sure you get all the water out or it will end up on the floor when you tip it on it's side. The directions were ok, i looked over them briefly but didn't use them. tools were, phillips srewdriver, torx driver (pump bracket srews) wire stripper/crimper (for the plug adaptor) and a heat gun, (for the heat shrink tube for the crimp connection). Overall it was pretty easy. the pump was made to be easy to replace. 45 min and back in action.

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  • Cover and Stem Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerELIZABETH from ROANOKE VA

Original part was damaged and dishes weren't clean

Removed 3 screws, swapped parts - done. Wonderful feeling and saved a service call. Works great.

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  • Cover and Stem Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWm from Gurnee IL

A small knob on the cover and stem assembly broke allowing the lower washer arm to fall off every time the dishwasher cycled.

This is probably the easiest home repair I have ever done! I simply lifted out the screen exposing the Cover and Stem Assembly. It was held on by three screws. I removed the screws and lifted off the old part. (It had been there for over 10 years so I had to push a little to free it.) I then replaced it with the new part and replaced the three screws. It now works fine. One of those home repairs that is so simple but makes it look like you know what you are doing!

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJames from Chicago IL

Washer arm was falling off because the nubs that attach it were broken off

All I needed was a screwdriver to remove and replace the parts. Everything else snapped into place.

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  • Cover and Stem Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDavid W from Reidsville NC

My wife noticed the spray arm was not connected.

After removing the 4 torx head screws the cover and stem assembly was removed. The new piece was installed and screws were tightened. That is all it was to it. A very simple repair! Thanks.
D.W.Daniels

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  • Cover and Stem Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerNiklas from San Diego CA

Plastic tabs broke

Replaced the part and everything worked fine

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