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DU4K Magic Chef Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for DU4K parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the dishwasher repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

All Instructions for the DU4K
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Water leak at right front on floor.

  • Customer: Randy from Cerro Gordo, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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After reading other repair stories, I ordered the big 3, door gasket, grommet and inner door foam insulation strip. For $80 I wasn't going to do the trial and error method. Parts were here in 1 day, and after doing a trial run prior to receiving the parts, new parts were installed in 20 minutes. Don't know which one was the problem, but no more leak. Happy wife, happy life.

water was leaking out the bottom of the door.

  • Customer: Warren from Murfreesboro, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I watched the " How to video " that was supplied on your web-site. It was very easy to do and simple to understand. My wife say's I'm her hero because I saved us a $150.00 service call, + the cost of the gasket, which would have cost more if they furnished it. Thanks----

Detergent door would not open latch broken

  • Customer: Lou from Fairfield, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed inner door panel , remove latch assy, installed new latch and wax motor , screwed panel back in place ! done!! Less than 10 mins

Door Spring Linkage Broke

  • Customer: Todd from Claymont, DE
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
simply replaced linkage and reconnected. Very easy

Leaking between door and bottom panel

  • Customer: Jamie from Polson, MT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the old strip - cleaned the channel and installed the new gasket. Soooo easy. Unfortunately it's still leaking so now I'm ordering the gasket kit. Should have done it to begin with - like everyone else does!!!

Door would not come up as spring assembly broke

  • Customer: Paul from Perrysburg, OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered a plastic part from supplier and installed the part, door works fine now.

Dishwasher would pump the used water out.

  • Customer: Robert from Bandon, OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Changed float switch to no avail! Ladeled out the water. Disassembled the entire pump unit inside down to the motor shaft and checked all pieces for trouble. Could find nothing wrong. Now trying to determine if the problem is in the timer or motor.

Plastic door spring link was broken on one side

  • Customer: Steve from Desert Hot Springs, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched video, very helpful. Pulled dishwasher out a foot from counter, which was the most difficult part due to tight fit, carpet, and copper tube water connection. Once the washer was out it was easy to replace the linkage and while it was out did both sides.

dishwasher door was going to the kitchen floor

  • Customer: Darrell from Ludlow, MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I pulled out the dishwasher. Saw that a plastic part linking the door and spring was broken.I was able to ID the part easily on PartSelect. The part came quickly and was installed within 30 minutes. Dishwasher feels like new.

The old door spring Linkage broke from wear.

  • Customer: Paul from Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I slid the dishwasher out about a foot and easly replaced the Door Spring Linkage. I took more time to remove and replace the screws than it did to replace the Door Spring Linkage. Very easy repair that anyone can do.

Leak from right side at the top of the door.

  • Customer: Victoria from Warminster, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I watched the video when I ordered the part and then watched it again just before installing the door gasket. I pulled the existing gasket out of the channel. The air space inside the new and old gasket is triagular so make sure you take note which side of the gasket goes into the channel first(you'll understand when you see it). I wiped out the channel and gently fed the gasket into the dishwasher's channel with my fingers. Before I installed the new gasket the door latch closed with no resistance. Now I have to push the door in hard with my thumbs at the top of the door in the middle to get it to latch when I run the dishwasher. It all was so easy and there is not a drop of water leaking. The week before I ordered the door gasket I ordered and installed the tiny little gasket that seals the detergent door latch. I didn't realize anything was leaking at that time. The only reason it was discovered was because the detergent door wouldn't pop open to release the detergent and we were working on that issue. When taking the dishwasher door apart we noticed that the cardboard insulation was wet as well as the other insulation and could tell it was coming from the circular opening in the metal. We dried out the cardboard. Then cut off the bottom that had been wet. We cut a double thickness of cardboard to size from a large box. Then taped it on to the bottom of the piece that hadn'et gotten wet. It's important to have that cardboard intalled because it protects the outside of the door from getting dented as well as for sound. When the new little gasket was delivered we installed it and the detergent door worked fine again. We ran the dishwasher through a cycle and that's when we discovered that the door gasket was leaking. I wish I would have ordered both gaskets at the same time. If I would have read the postings on this website when I ordered the detergent door gasket, I would have ordered the door gasket. Oh well, everything worked out. I just spent an extra shipping charge. Still an enormous savings over hiring a Maytag repairman.

lid came loose and lost the spring

  • Customer: Gijs from Tucson, AZ
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The hardest part was getting the lid back off. I had tried using the dihxeasher while waiting for the spring. Once I figured that out, it was fairly easy. Once I got the longer pin out, it was just a matter of figuring which way to put the spring in. Took me a few tries without the instructions

Dishwasher would not complete cycle; had to push on the door to make it run.

  • Customer: William from Saint Charles, IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Following the instruction video, I removed the door panel and the inner cover to expose the door switch. I disconnected the wires from the switch and removed the switch from the door. I then removed the handle from the switch and installed it into the new switch housing along with the new switches that I purchased from Parts select. I installed the new switch assembly, replaced the inner cover and the door panel. The repair was easy and took about 20 minutes to complete.

Leak

  • Customer: Melinda from Ventura, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled out old gasket, checked to see which side faced the door, found the middle of the new gasket, started at top middle and pushed the gasket into place. Easy as pie!

No power to unit

  • Customer: Thomas from Parker, CO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replacing the door switches was easy. The video & directions are spot on. This did not fix my problem. Called a repair man. He came and found a broken wire right in the hinge between the main unit & the door. It was very easy to see if you were looking for it. Once you have the inside cover off, check the wire bundle that runs from the unit to the door. He just butt spliced the wire back together and I’m up & running again. He said this is very common in older machines.
All Instructions for the DU4K
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