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GU980SCGQ2 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Instructions

All installation instructions for GU980SCGQ2 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 GU980SCGQ2
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dishes weren't getting clean, dishwasher was making a racket

  • Customer: Christina from Staten Island, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed the old nut and the wash arm, cleaned the screen, clipped the plastic circle into the arm, placed it on top of the screw and screwed in the new nut. Works great, nice clean dishes, and......no noise at all. Did this all myself, and ordered the part from you. The old nut was stripped. I almost bought a new dishwasher.

not cleaning properly

  • Customer: Lawrence from Denver, CO
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed two screws, disassembled sprayer arm and mount, replaced with new units, replaced one screw and was finished.

dishwasher top rack dishes were not clean

  • Customer: stephen from turner, ME
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
if the top rack on your dishwasher is not coming out clean ......and you are looking for a solution...this is prop. it....easy....very easy.......upon taking a look at the fan under the rack i noticed it was cracked on the seam....the new one works perfect....easy to install....and this part showed up at my house within two days of ordering.....as far as it goes easiest home project ever.

washer stop mid cycle

  • Customer: Hiram K from Naples, FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed door cover,removed board cover and with needle nose plier remove fuse harness and replace with new one that simple once you determine damage part to replace.

Broken part

  • Customer: John from London, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced broken arm holder using screwdriver

Needed to replace the water tube, especially, on the middle spray arm.

  • Customer: Joseph from Briarcliff Manor, NY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video and went to work on the project. I did come to a moment when I thought the mount component was different on my system relative to the replacement, but one more quick look at a point in the video and I was ready to finish the job. By the way, it was good to see even the demonstrator had a wee bit of a struggle with the stop clips. :o)

had ro replace a broken water sprayer (only way I know how to desribe it) which was mounted on the top rack

  • Customer: Thomas from Bay Village, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was really easy. I took out the top rack, unscrewed the sprayer from the rack, screwed in a few items and snapped the thing into place. It was easy. If I were competent, the repair could easily have been done in under half an hour. It did not help having my wife and children laughing at me as I bumbled through everything,

Soap dispenser not opening

  • Customer: Leslie from Brooksville, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Took inside door panel off. replaced spring that opens soap dispenser lid during cycle. Put inside panel back on. Works fine now.

retainer nut had broken off

  • Customer: Barbara from Shaker Heights, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I reset the wash arm on the plastic washer and screwed in the retainer nut. Easy, easy. As someone else mentioned, it took more time to open the box. The problem was getting the broken half of the retainer nut out of the dishwasher. I had professional assistance for that.

Top spray arm worn out with a lot of major holes

  • Customer: Eugene from Murrysville, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The Kitchen Aid video was invaluable in helping to do the repair !!! Thanks to PartSelect for a money saving repair !!!!

old spray arm hose was 3 pieces and center section failed

  • Customer: Michael from shorewood, IL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched your handy video that last 4:58 and I finished the repair in 3 minutes. I am in the kitchen and bath business and use to sell DW's so I know how to repair them

tube to upper arm needed to be replaced

  • Customer: Joy from Bethesda, MD
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Without knowing the name or model number of the part I needed, I was able to figure out the correct part by your online description and pictures. I was somewhat apprehensive when the part came because it was a different design than what came with my old dishwasher. The funnel end and tube are now one piece which I now realize is better. I watched an online video on how to install the part and read the instructions. The parts would only fit one way, this great, you can't install it wrong.

Geting the Fan off

  • Customer: Blacktop Enterprise Freight from Arlington, TX
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I used a socket to hold the motor front pulley and then I tried with a Vice Grip to hold the square part of the fan to breake it loos, but the vice grip only sliped and rounded the square part, so I had turn the fan by hand to get it loos. After that it went good. I also changed the dum ring and bearing kit. Now it runs like new again.

Spray arm broke

  • Customer: Rick from Franklin, TN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Un screwed old arm; took old part out and replaced with new part. All replacement items were sent and of good quality. Easy job to do.

Water leaking into empty dishwasher.

  • Customer: Albert from High Point, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
After emptying the dishwasher the bottom had no water in it. A few hours later there was water in bottom. This told me the inlet valve was leaking. I took the bottom kick plate panels off. Directly in front on left side was the water inlet valve. Remove mounting screw, disconnect electrical connection, the water feed and discharge hose and remove valve. Install new valve. 100% DONE! Reinstall front panels after checking for leaks. At 71 years of age my typical 20 minute job actually took less time.
All Instructions for the GU980SCGQ2
631-645 of 821