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GU1200XTLS3 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for GU1200XTLS3 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 GU1200XTLS3
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Installing a new dishwasher in a remodeled Kitchen

  • Customer: Maxie from Bridge City, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I remodeled my kitchen with new cabinets. In order to better utilize cabinet space, I located the dishwasher away from the sink, which means that I had to have a longer drain hose. The store I purchased the dishwasher from didn't have a longer hose, so I went online and found it on this website. Thanks for the quick shipment. I ordered it using standard delivery and received it in less than three days. I have book marked this website for future use.

Screws on the door of the dishwasher were very loose.

  • Customer: Kathryn from Carol Stream, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Went to PartsSelect. Put in Dishwasher model number. Chose the screws for that model number. Ordered the screws. Can't get any easier than that!

Upper rack support on my Kitchenaid Dishwasher broke

  • Customer: Carole from Franklin, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
This company is the BEST! I am so glad I found them. I ordered the part on a Sunday, it shipped Monday, arrived Tuesday, and I was able to repair the rack that night! Super easy - just took the end caps off, removed the broken support, and snapped the new one in place in minutes! Saved myself a hefty repair bill!

No power

  • Customer: Roger from Saint Johnsbury, VT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Watched the video on the web site and fixed the problem. Saved me $100 service call plus parts

Loud Grinding Sound - Pump Motor and Impeller Unit

  • Customer: Paul from Woodstock, GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The dishwasher made a loud grinding sound when it ran. We looked at new dishwashers and they're still basically the same, but the $$$ is so high. We looked at the reports PartSelect.com and after reading the reports, decided it was the pump motor/impeller unit and ordered it online. FIRST, read all the other installation stories. It will save you time. You will save unnecessary steps. In the end, it wasn't actually as bad as it sounded. So, here are the steps I took to install the new pump motor with impeller unit. ONE: turn off the water supply TWO: turn off the power (I had a dedicated circuit breaker just for the dishwasher)THREE: disconnect the water supply at the pipe(not the dishwasher) FOUR: Disconnect the drain hose at the drain(not the diswasher)FIVE: remove whatever screws are holding the unit inside the base cabinet SIX: pull out the diswasher(carefully watch the wires, hoses and insulation) SEVEN: tip the dishwasher forward (lay it on rags, watch for water)EIGHT: Disconnect the electrical supply plug to the pump (it's a plug-type connection, squeeze the edges to release)NINE: remove the one bolt holding the motor on the pump assembly and the heat sheild(you'll need a ratchet with extension) TEN: turn the pump motor counter-clockwise and pull it off. ELEVEN: align the arrows on the new motor of the pump and mounting assembly. TWELEVE: clean the o-ring on the pump and lubriate with drying agent THIRTEEN: place the motor on the pump assembly rotated counter clock-wise a bit past the bolt hole and press until it seats. FOURTEEN: turn the motor clock-wise to engage the locking mechanism and align the bolt hole. FIFTEEN: replace the bolt and heat shield. SIXTEEN:reconnect the power plug SEVENTEEN: tip-up the dishwasher, slide the unit back under the cabinet. EIGHTEEN: reconnect the drain, water, and power. NINETEEN: turn-on the water and restore the power TWENTY: test(start a wash cycle) the unit to be sure it doesn't leak. TWENTY: if all is good, replace screws holding the dishwsher in the cabinet(otherwise you will have to back-track to find your error - I didn't). And that's it! Now it's running smooth and silent, just as before. Good luck!

Water won't shut off

  • Customer: Hassan from Woodbridge, VA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the 2 top screws that hold the dishwasher to the counter. Removed the bottom kick plate. On the bottom left side you will find the inlet valve, I disconected the water in-line and the out-line. I removed the screw that holds the inlet valve to the frame and removed the inlet valve. I installed the new inlet valve in the reverse order.

Dishwasher would run, but dishes were not clean. It ran through all cycles, filled and removed water.

  • Customer: Leslie W. from Beavercreek, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the baskets. Had difficulty removing the lower arm until I found that the small plastic button that I thought was a cover for a mounting screw was actually a reverse threaded plastic screw. Removal of the cover/strainer revealed a lot of black gunk that was removed with a shop vac. Problem was found to be a gunked up screen that was starving the water pump and negating any cleaning action spray. This had caused the scraper to shear its plastic socket that fitted over the pump shaft. I ordered a new screen with the scraper from Part Select. Installation was a little tricky as the screen had to be slipped into a slot while the spring loaded socket was retracted for clearance to pass by the end of the pump shaft. I fitted a pair of small. flat bladed pliers over the spring loaded shaft to depress the spring and allow the socket to pass by the shaft. I removed the pliers and the socket snapped into place. Reinstalled all of the covers, ducts, and baskets and this 22 year old dishwasher now works fine. All for the $32.00 cost of the screen and scraper.

water leaking side of washer

  • Customer: Gerard from Gorham, NH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
With help of Part Select to determain problem instal new valve that was the problem Save myself over $ 100.

Dead in the water... or Dead full of water

  • Customer: James from Goodlettsville, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
We tested the fuse and the circuit was open. I ordered the part using the steps in Part Select. Two days later it arrived. We removed the inside of the door and replaced the part...spade connectors made it simple and there is no polarity in the fuse. Either wire can go on either end. We replaced the door screws and we were finished. Once we had the part it was a five minute repair. We now have a functionl dishwasher. Thank you PartSelect.

top rack was falling out due to bad wheel bushings

  • Customer: Mark from Plymouth, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
You pull off the end caps on the top rails to slide in the wheels, and of course it just snaps on the rack and voila. 3 minutes tops, my wife did it before I got home.

Dishwasher quit working, clean light flashing

  • Customer: John from Merced, CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After reading the manual that a flashing green light is caused by a heater circuit, I assumed that the cause was the heater element. I found PartSelect on the web, ordered the element and received it the following day. I watched the video on installation and replaced it within a half hour. Unfortunately, the clean light still flashed. I went back to PartSelect site, read other peoples comments and ordered a thermistor. The delivery took one day and the replacement less than a half hour. Again, the light flashed. I ordered the high temp thermostat, received it immediately, changed it out and still had the flashing clean light. From the Part Select site, I learned the hi-temp/heated dry combination reset after the wash cycle for the rinse cycle without the heated dry. Dishes come out clean. I'm afraid to order the controller for over $120.00 and have the same outcome. I wish I had invested in an ohm meter. I am very happy with the PartSelect web site. It is very informative, easy to locate the parts and very quick delivery times.

Element Burned In Half

  • Customer: TERRY from LAKELAND, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers
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Empty dishwasher remove bottom basket. Disconnect electricity then turn off water. Remove top screws from counter. Slide unit out and gently tip forward. Remove the two wires from connectors on element. Unscrew plastic nuts from element save if reusable. Gently tilt unit back to normal position. Remove old element and install new one and attach to stainless spacers to hold element in place. Tip unit forward. Reinstall plastic nuts. Plug wires back into new element connectors. Tilt back into normal position. Turn water back on check for any leaks and repair if necessary. Turn electricity back on and then slide unit back into original position and replace under counter screws. Test out by running quick cycle wash. It should function normally. During drying cycle open door to be sure it is hot inside. If hot then it is repaired. Let it finish cycle and replace basket. Do not touch hot element as it will burn you.

Detergent Dispenser Latch Broken

  • Customer: Evelyn M from Ulm, MT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took inner door cover off and disconnented old detergent dispense and replaced. Replaced inner door cover. Had a small problem with door latch on dishwasher going back together. Ran dishwasher to see if all was ok. 45 Minutes total.

the small button that snaps it all together wore away so the spinner just fell down during the wash

  • Customer: Lisa from Ventura, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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After watching the video on your website (very handy!) - I followed it and realized I didn't have to take it completely appart to get to the broken part. Therefore only taking seconds to remove sliding top rack and getting up to the spinner to install new part! :)

Soap dispenser door would not latch

  • Customer: WILLIAM from PORT ST. JOE, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Open the door and let it all the way down. Take the (4)T-15 torx head screws out of the door along each side. It is not necessary to take the (6) screws out of the upper control panel. The outer door skin will drop down. Raise the door and then pull the outer door skin up and set it aside. remove the (6) 7MM/3/16" screws, plastic flap,and the flanges from the dispenser. Remove the 2 wires noting the color codes and locations. There is a assembly clip on the dispenser. pry the clip up and pull the dispenser out of the door. reverse steps for assembly.
All Instructions for the GU1200XTLS3
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