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Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser

PartSelect Number PS973797

This part releases the detergent and rinse aid into the 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:

  • Will not dispense detergent.
  • Door latch failure.
  • Not cleaning dishes properly.
  • Door won’t close.
  • Leaking.
  • Noisy.
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Average Repair Rating: 3.6 / 5.0, 20 reviews What's this?
 

9 of 9 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Ellen from Carmichael, CA

Lid wouldn't close on detergent dispenser

Thanks to the previous review of this part, I was able to figure out how to do the replacement myself and saving $150 on a service call. The part is super easy to replace. Remove the screws on the door, lift the outside piece of the door up and off the hinges and then unplug the old piece. I had turned off the electricity to the dishwasher to avoid getting shocked. There were 4 hex nut screws holding the part in, removed those & popped out the old part. Installed the new one, put the door back on and the screws, turned it on and no leaks. This part was so easy to replace, even for a 52 year old woman like myself!

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7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Ken from Mission Viejo, CA

Replace soap dispenser and door balance kit

Need torx to remove front panel. There are four screws that hold the control panel that don't need to be removed. If you do remove them, it helps to put the control panel back before you reinstall the front. The six screws that hold the soap dispenser are a very small hex (<1/4, maybe 3/16). It would help to have some small sockets or nut drivers handy for this.

The door balance is easy.

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6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Robert from Califon, NJ

Latch on dispenser cracked so it did not close properly.

Took me longer to find my tools than to do the repair. DId have to call the PartSelect 800 # while making repair but woman there read to me a note in their system about a redesign of the replacement part that explained exactly my question. She was VERY helpful. I will not be calling the appliance repairman again!

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4 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Susan from Louisville, KY

Detergent dispenser would not stay closed

After reading info on your web site, logged onto YouTube and watched the video about the installation of the detergent dispenser. I watched it several times while making the repair to get it right. The only difficult part was getting the old detergent dispenser off because the screws were difficult to reach with the drill, but persistence won out. I had called the local repair place for KitchenAid appliances several months ago & was told I could not replace the detergent dispenser myself because it was "electronic". Sounded like a challenge to me. Replacing the stationary upper dishrack wheel mount was easy and took about 2 minutes. So glad it went so well, thanks for the help.

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3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Augusto from Port Jefferson, NY

The soap dispenser latch broke down.

The part that I ordered for my old dishwasher, arrived in two days by FedEx.
Before installing it, I read the first letter of the few that were attached to the confirmation of the shipment.
It was a piece of cake. The only uncertainty was relating to which side was up. What threw me off was the fact that the mark FULL on the drier agent tank, should be at the bottom and not at the top like one expects.

However, soon I discovered that the index was triggered by a float. That told me wich way and in about 15 minutes I tested the machine for leaking running it on rinse. None appeared so very proudly I told my wife that I did this "difficult" job like a pro.

My only suggestion is to mention that the writing on the dispenser must be read looking from above down or to remind that the lid of the soap should open pivoting up and not the other way.

Thanks for your help. I certainly will be a faithful customer of yours from now on.
Augusto Fazzio

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