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PartSelect Number PS11722146
Manufacturer Part Number W10083957V
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Dishwasher Chopper Assembly Specifications

This is a chopper assembly or drain food chopper, and it is designed for your dishwasher. The chopper chops up/minces the food particles in your dishwasher to prevent them from clogging the pump. You may need to replace this part if your dishes are not being cleaned properly, your appliance is particularly noisy, or you are noticing draining problems. The tools you will need to make this repair include a number 20 and a number 15 torque screwdriver, a small flat blade screwdriver, and a pair of needle nose pliers.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Not cleaning dishes properly | Noisy | Not draining | Will Not Start
This part works with the following products:
Dishwasher.
This part works with the following products:
KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, Whirlpool.
Part# W10083957V replaces these:
AP5983779, 8268383, W10083957, W10083957VP, WP8268383
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George
December 16, 2017
I am replacing the chopper assembly. Some of the plastic couplings that connect the chopper blade to the motor broke off. I cannot find them. Can they be passed through the pump system without causing a problem or do I have to take some more components apart to find them? I also have also have 4 upper basket wheel axles that broke off that I cannot find.
For model number KUDS35FXSS4
Hello George, Thanks for your question. You may want to examine the pump system thoroughly to ensure the coupling parts are not clogging anything. The upper rack axles are only included with the rack adjuster kit, part number PS10064063. I hope this helps.

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Jeremy
December 2, 2019
We just disassembled the whole assembly and I believe the blades have been wearing out on the metal screen. The part looks identical, except ours has 2 blades instead of 4. Will this one work?
For model number KUDP02FRSS2
Hi Jeremy, Thank you for your question. This blade is listed under your model number and it will work in your dishwasher. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Billy
November 21, 2019
The chopper assembly shaft end broke off in the chopper. What do I replace? The pump or some other part?
For model number KUDP01LWH6
Hi Billy, Thank you for your question. If the shaft broke off of the chopper, you will need to replace the chopper assembly. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Shelley
December 2, 2019
The chopper that came out of the dishwasher had two blades but when I look at the replacement part it has four blades. Am I ordering the right part for my model?
For model number KUDI02CRBS3
Hello Shelley, Thank you for contacting us. I have researched the model you have provided and have found the part you are looking for is PartSelect Number PS11722146 for the chopper and this will fit your model. Hope this helps!

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Mike
December 12, 2019
Chopper screen continues to clog. I replaced the chopper blade but new one also clogs after a month or so. I know it's installed correctly. What pump or shaft does the chopper blade connect to.
For model number 65513213K901
Hi Mike, watch out video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERz-tNJUxH0&feature=emb_title. It will show you the correct installation procedure. Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair!

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Aubri
January 4, 2018
When the chopper has been replaced, is it normal for the dishwasher to sound much louder with the replacement chopper? Of course I do not know how long the chopper was not fully functional but the dishwasher just seems much louder.
For model number MDB8959
Hi Aubri, Thank you for the question. The chopper should not be making a lot of noise. I suggest taking it apart and checking to make sure it was installed properly. Hope this helps!

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Gene
January 15, 2018
I replaced the chopper and am certain that it is correctly positioned. It is not engaging the motor shaft. Is it possible that the shaft coupling is damaged or out of position on the shaft?
For model number KUDS30FXBL1
Hello Gene, Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, that does sound like it is the issue. Check it for any cracks and make sure it is snug. Hope this helps!

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Philippe
May 23, 2019
The dishes in the upper basket does not clean anymore. There is no debris in the rotating arm. The lower basket is always clean. What can it be ?
For model number KUDK03CTSS3 Kitchenaid
Hello Philippe, thank you for inquiring. For this symptom you will want to replace either the Chopper Assembly part PS11722146, the Spinner Kit part PS972316, or the Spray Arm Seal part PS11745444. We hope this helps.

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Mike
September 24, 2019
Does the chopper blade assembly have four or two blades (oem part)?
For model number KUDS01DJSS1
Hi Mike, Thank you for your question. The chopper blade assembly has 4 blades. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Rolf
February 17, 2020
Hi, like others i’m wondering if this is the right part for my dishwasher. My oem one only has two blades, while the one in the drawing has four. Thank you so much for the installation video. You guys are rock stars!
For model number Whirlpool GU3200XTPS0
Hi Rolf. This is showing as compatible for your model. please keep in mind the replacement parts are updated by the mfr and may looking different but will have the same functionality and compatibility of the original. Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair.

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Not cleaning top tier,all dishes not getting clean
Disassembled inside bottom section of dishwasher found broken chopper part,removed and replaced with new part,only hard part was holding spring compressed when putting in new part,needed needlenose and thin screwdriver.Thank You for your great website and help
  • Steve from Killeen, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    W10083957V
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Upper rack was not getting clean/lower rack was hit or miss
First let me tell you I am not a "handyman". I am a 50 year old housewife who was determined not to shell out $$$ if I could help it. I researched on the internet what could be the problem...it was more than likely the chopper assembly. I found a youtube video that showed how to get to the chopper assembly. So I removed the racks by dislodging the end clips. Next I took the bottom tub sprayer off by holding the middle with my fingers and turning the blade counter clockwise. Next, I unscrewed the line that ran in the back and up to the top sprayer (I only removed the one screw so I could slide it to the right slightly so I could remove it from the connector at the bottom and it revealed four screws that needed to come out of the mesh cover. After removing that there is one more screw that comes out of the shroud that covers the chopper assembly. I cleaned the area removed the chopper assembly (totally gunked up) and replaced it with the new one I purchased here...(lightening fast shipping btw!!...Yea! for PartsSelect.com....you guys rock!) I checked for gunk in the rubber valve assembly, super easy to remove/replace. Vacuumed standing water with my shop vac to get any errant noodles and food bits and reassembled all of the housing and lines in reverse order. Before I ran my dishwasher I put some clean water in the bottom...just poured about 32 oz in. Whether you need to or not....I don't know but figured it wouldn't hurt. IT WORKED LIKE A CHAMP! Super clean dishes again!! I felt so empowered and the whole thing cost me less than 20 bucks! Listen ladies....and men....this is super easy....If I can do it....any one can!
  • Rebecca from Crawford, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Parts Used:
    W10083957V
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poor cleaning
removed both upper and lower racks. removed lower spray arm(left hand thread) removed "water delivry tube and upper spray arm. removed torx screws on pump cover. removed inner chopper cover. Chopper assy had come apart and was full of food crud. cleaned out and installed new chopper assy. kind of tricky don't force it. reassembled. tested OK.could tell sound of more forceful water pressure
  • Charlene from Lafayette, LA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    W10083957V
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After a loud noise the dishwasher quit and would only buzz when the main motor was supposed to be running.
Primarily, I read the instructions on line and watched the great videos explaining the repair. While the DW was out, I decided to change out the Drain Pump and the Chopper Assembly, even though only the Circulation Pump and Motor was my problem. These three items are the primary mechanical wear components and it made sense to me to replace these items. Perhaps I'll get another 10 years out of the DW. Two notes about the repairs. If you replace the chopper it isn't clear in the video where exactly it fits into the housing as the video mechanic did a great job of blocking the view of this part of the procedure. It took me awhile to figure out the chopper screen didn't go in the narrow trough, but just outside of that trough. Also, to lubricate the gaskets when putting the motor and the drain pump back in, I use a light coating of petroleum jelly. It is a good lubricant to facilitate the insertion of the both pumps. The pumps slid in easily and there were no leaks when I test ran the DW outside of the cabinetry. If you have a modicum of mechanical ability this job is a very simple, straight forward process. Good Luck!
  • William from AUSTIN, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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Broken chopper assembly. Top rack dishes were not getting cleaned
I followed the YouTube video exactly and it went very well
  • Benjamin from DUNCANSVILLE, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    W10083957V
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Chopper assembly failure
If your chopper assembly has a catastrophic failure like mine did, chances are it took out the teeth on the circulation motor as well. This will lead to the teeth on the chopper being destroyed by the impeller as soon as you turn the dishwasher back on. First, follow the instructional video to remove the motor (found on this site on the circulation motor page) and chopper assembly (also found on this site on the chopper assembly page). The impeller is screwed onto the input shaft of the motor, and you must keep it from turning so that you can unscrew the impeller assembly. I removed the back cover of the motor (there are four screws holding it on) and held a flat pry bar on the rotating assembly inside the motor to keep it from turning, then unscrewed the impeller from the shaft. Mine came off very easy, but be careful not to let your pry bar slip or damage the motors internals. After that, install the washer and grommet from the impeller seal kit on to the impeller, and screw it back on while keeping the motor from turning with your pry bar. Lastly, reinstall the motor and chopper assembly per the aforementioned instructional videos. The whole thing took around an hour to do, and it is much cheaper than replacing the entire circulation motor.
  • Ashley from EDMOND, OK
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    8193951A, W10083957V
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Does not clean the dishes
If your not getting clean dishes this is an easy check to make that will likely turn out to be your problem. If not, you need to get this far anyway and it's an easy check to make. Remove the top and bottom rack. The bottom and top sprayer are connected together as an assembly by the water transfer pipe the goes up the back side of the dishwasher interior. This needs to be removed. There are two clips that hold the assembly in place at the middle rear of the washer and the top of the washer. Grasp the water assembly with your hand at the location of the clips, top one first and give a twist that rotates the piece out of the clip. Once the assembly is free from both clips hold the assembly at the lower rear where it starts up the back of the washer and move the whole thing to your right to turn the base clockwise. The whole thing will release from the bottom of the washer and come out as one big piece. Set it aside and you will see four torx head screws that were hidden under it. Remove these screws and the round screen assembly that they are holding to the bottom of the washer. Set that part aside as well. Now your looking at the well area where water collects to get into the pump. There will be a little standing water there, it's normal and not a problem. To the left side of the well an inch or two under water you will see one Torx head screw. It's one bit size smaller than the other screws. Remove it and pull up on the cover that it is holding in place. Now you are looking at the chopper assembly, it's a four bladed knife that rotates across the face of a screen. If you can rotate the knife blades and not have the shaft behind the screen move, it bad! Grasp it by the top of the screen and lift it slightly and pull it toward you to remove it. The shaft that turns the blades has worn away where it connects to the blades. It doesn't turn anymore so the screen is plugging and no water is able to get to your dishes. Order a new one and put it back in the same order you took it apart. It helps to have a little screw driver to lift the knife blade away from the screen when your putting in your new part. Load up the washer and give it a test run. YOU DID IT!!!
  • Craig from ENUMCLAW, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    W10083957V
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Chopper blade fell off.
Very simple just remove the rakes and then unscrew the covers and pop out the old chopper assembly and replace with the new and then just put all cover back and it works great.
  • Tonya from RICHMOND, KY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers
  • Parts Used:
    W10083957V
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dishwasher was noisey holding dirty water.
removed the upper and lower baskets, removed the lower wash arm by rotating the center bearing assembly (its the flat piece in the very center of the lower wash arm) by the way it has a reverse thread...not righty tighty and lefty loosey... it is reverse the normal rotation.. i unlocked the upper arm assembly from it's clip on to mount as well as the clip on to mount on the back wall, looking at the very center pump cover strainer, you will see that the assembly that goes from the pump area to the very top of the machine needs to be rotated clock wise where it locks into the pump strainer assembly. now remove the four star type screws from the face of the strainer, now you can lift out the entire bottom of the machine you will see the half round cover in the bottom of the well, remove one smaller size star screw. simply remove the chopper assembly and install the new assembly as indicated in the instructions provided, be sure to use the trick with the open end wrench as per instruction sheet, makes it easy. now follow the bread crumbs you left on the yellow brick road to reassemble.
  • michael from CONCORD, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • Parts Used:
    W10083957V
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Top rack of dishes wasn't being cleaned.
All parts were really easy to replace. I just followed the video for each part.
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Model Cross Reference
This part works with the following models:
PartSelect Number: PS11722146
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