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Dishwasher Lower Dishrack Wheel Assembly - Gray – Part Number: W10195416V
Dishwasher Lower Dishrack Wheel Assembly - Gray
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PartSelect #: PS11722152
Manufacturer #: W10195416V
This OEM gray Dishwasher Lower Dishrack Wheel Assembly is a plastic kit that allows the rack to slide in and out of the dishwasher easily. If it breaks or becomes damaged. sliding will feel difficult....
$38.01
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Door Balance Link Kit – Part Number: 8194001
Door Balance Link Kit
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PartSelect #: PS972325
Manufacturer #: 8194001
This part is a door balance link kit, also sometimes known as door cable or door spring cable kit, that helps support the door as it opens and closes by connecting to the dishwasher door hinges. The k...
$32.89
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Mounting Bracket – Part Number: WP8269145
Mounting Bracket
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PartSelect #: PS11745496
Manufacturer #: WP8269145
The mounting bracket is sold individually, without screws. This part secures the upper side of the dishwasher to the underside of the counter or cabinet to prevent the dishwasher from moving, shaking,...
$17.04
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Dishwasher Drain Pump – Part Number: WPW10348269
Dishwasher Drain Pump
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PartSelect #: PS11753379
Manufacturer #: WPW10348269
This drain pump is used in dishwashers to remove water from the dishwasher tub. If the impeller in the dishwasher is damaged or the motor has been shorted out and will not drain, it is possible the bo...
$73.21
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Dishwasher Dish Rack Slide Track - Left Side – Part Number: W11259785
Dishwasher Dish Rack Slide Track - Left Side
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PartSelect #: PS12584376
Manufacturer #: W11259785
$78.02
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Dishwasher Dish Rack Slide Track - Right Side – Part Number: W11259786
Dishwasher Dish Rack Slide Track - Right Side
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PartSelect #: PS12584377
Manufacturer #: W11259786
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Hose Clamp – Part Number: WP596669
Hose Clamp
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PartSelect #: PS11743008
Manufacturer #: WP596669
This hose clamp is used in a wide variety of household appliances. Most often it is found in washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, garbage disposals, or air conditioners. This ...
$7.54
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Dishwasher Door Seal – Part Number: W11177741
Dishwasher Door Seal
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PartSelect #: PS12348515
Manufacturer #: W11177741
Door seal seals the gap between the opening to the dishwasher tub and the outer edge of the door.
$81.92
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Seal – Part Number: W10864081
Seal
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PartSelect #: PS11731683
Manufacturer #: W10864081
This is a seal, but you may also know it as a door gasket and it is for your dishwasher. The seal forms a watertight barrier between the door and the dishwasher tub, deterring water from escaping duri...
$67.70
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Dishwasher Heating Element – Part Number: W10703867
Dishwasher Heating Element
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PartSelect #: PS9494999
Manufacturer #: W10703867
The heating element is not designed to heat the water that enters it, but is designed to maintain the heat of the water that enters the dishwasher. It is located on the bottom of the dishwasher.
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    Dan
    January 19, 2020
    I am able to select the cycle i want and the timer displays but when i press the start button, it doesn't go into count down to start the machine. I read the answer provided above but i have the same issue but the start up button does not light up. I have already replaced the control panel. Any ideas?
    For model number MDB8959SFZ4
    Hello Dan, thank you for your question. We would recommend testing/replacing the door latch Door Latch - Black Part Number: WPW10653840, Thermostat Part Number: WPW10195091 and Overfill Control Switch Part Number: WPW10195039. I hope this helps.

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    Brian
    January 17, 2020
    I am able to select the cycle i want and the timer displays but when i press the start button, it doesn't go into count down to start the machine.
    For model number MDB8959SFZ4
    Hello Brian, Thank you for your question. We would recommend testing the latch switches under part PS11756967 for your model. If the start button is lit up but the unit won't start, the latch switches may not be functioning properly. These switches, when activated, tell the unit that its ok to start the wash cycle. If the switches are not the issue, then the control panel would be the next step. We hope this helps.

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    Thomas
    July 13, 2021
    Dishwasher won't power on. At one point in the day when it wasn't in use, it flashed and beeped unexpectedly. Then later on, when loaded, wouldn't power on at all. Power connection tested, breaker tested, all fine.
    For model number MDB8959SFZ4
    Hello Thomas, Thank you for the question. This normally indicates the Control Boar, PartSelect Number PS11769634 is defective and may need to be replaced. We hope this helps!

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    Mary Jane
    October 30, 2021
    After i load my Maytag dishwasher some times the door will not close, i pull door down thinking i have loaded something wrong. I try again and the same thing. Please help me!Thank you mary jane
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    Hello Mary Jane, thank you for your question. We have researched the model you have provided, and we would suggest the Door Latch, part number PS11756967, and the strike, part number PS11756123. We hope this helps!

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    Elizabeth
    November 21, 2021
    Our dishwasher stopped running mid-cycle, and now will not power on. We checked the house circuit, and that was still on and functioning. There is no leak. Could this be a door latch sensor? Or more likely a control board?
    For model number MDB8959SFZ4
    Hello Elizabeth, thank you for your question. The door latch could be loose, bent, or broken. Check for any broken pieces and try tightening with a screwdriver. To check if the door switch is faulty, disconnect it from the dishwasher and use a multimeter to check for continuity. If there is more than one wire connecting it, take note of where each wire goes. If it fails the multimeter test, replace the door switch. Part number PS11756967. If the door latch is working, we suggest replacing the control board. Part number PS11769413. We hope this helps!

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      Replaced Hinge Link
      Pulled dishwasher from under counter, attached link to spring, hooked spring back into frame/chassis, threaded link through pulleys, attached other end of link onto door, reinstalled dishwasher under counter. All's well. Note-I purchased an extra link anticipating that the other one will fail. They're cheap enough.
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      Door Balance Link Kit
      • Scott from Fort Lauderdale, FL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
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      dishwasher not draining after wash cycle
      Caviat: The actual repair is less than 15 minutes, but I spent a lot of time playing with it before I figured out it was that easy and fast. You don't need to remove the dishwasher from the counter to do this. And it will probably help to look at the new part closely so you can understand where the retainer clip is to press it and release the old pump.

      First remove the water from the dishwasher pan that would not drain with a wet/dry vac. Otherwise the water will all drain on the floor when you remove the pump. Then remove the two screws on the kickplate on the front of the unit below the door. Remove the kickplate/maintainence access cover. The drain pump is on the right about 8 inches in. Using two hands you grasp the drain pump with your right hand and use the left hand to push the retaining clip down. Then the drain pump will rotate 1/4 turn counterclockwise and can be removed without pulling the dishwasher out. There is likely to be some water leak out that was traped in the pump housing that you can not reach with the vac. Disconnect the wire. Connect the wire to the new pump, put it in place and 1/4 turn clockwise to install it. Replace the kickplate and you're done.
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      Dishwasher Drain Pump
      • Andrew from Alexandria, VA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
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      Door spring link broken
      1. Open the dishwasher and remove the two plastic grommets about halfway down on either side of the opening. Then remove the two screws under the grommets.

      2. Remove the kick plate under the door. May have to lower unit by turning the feet using the adjustable wrench.

      3. Make sure you have enough slack in the water input line and electrical wiring that you can pull the dishwasher out about 12 inches or more.

      4. There is a spring and nylon rope link on both sides of the unit. Probably just one link is broken, but the replacement comes with two, so you can replace both or save one as a spare. Look at the good side and it should be pretty self explanatory how it attaches. I found it easiest to first thread the link around the lower pulley, then attach the link to the spring, then spring to the rear support, then the link to the door.

      5. Reverse (2 to 1) to reinstall the dishwasher.
      Parts Used:
      Door Balance Link Kit
      • Sean from Ramona, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
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