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Rubber Washer – Part Number: WP717273
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Rubber Washer

Product Description

Rubber Washer Specifications

The rubber washer is a part which is specific to dishwashers and should not be substituted by a similar part. It works with the heating element to seal the receptacle opening where the heating element is attached. The rubber washer is used to prevent water leaking from your dishwasher during its cycle. Before making any repairs to your dishwasher make sure that you disconnect the power by finding the breaker for the dishwasher, and turning it off. The tools you will need to complete this repair include an adjustable wrench, and a 1/4 inch nut driver. This specific rubber washer is sold individually.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Not drying dishes properly | Leaking | Will Not Start | Not cleaning dishes properly

This part works with the following products:

Dishwasher.

This part works with the following brands:

Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Maytag, Roper, Estate, Jenn-Air, Amana, Inglis, Crosley, Magic Chef.

Part # WP717273 replaces these:

680862, 717273.
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Replacing your Whirlpool Dishwasher Rubber Washer

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PAUL from ESTES PARK, CO
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
W10518394, 8268548, WP717273, WP661566
Unit Wouldn't Work. "Clean" Light Blinking
The unit had power, but the controls would not work. The "clean" light was blinking. I first replaced the control unit, no help. I then used the "just ask" and was told the problem was the heating element and/or the hi-temp thermostat. I replaced both those and used the re-set code pushing the "hi-temp/air dry, hi-temp/air dry" buttons. That did it. Easy parts to locate and replace. It took longer pulling the unit out and putting it back than it did to replace the parts.
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Jeff from Blaine, WA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WPW10082892, 8268548, WP717273, WP3400931
Burning smell from dishwasher
So one day passing the dishwasher while it was running, I noticed a rather pungent burning smell. Yikes, I shut it off!
I took apart the pump housing at the bottom inside the dishwasher, expecting to find some kids toy plastic bit had got caught and had jammed the motor or something. But nothing there, and my dishwasher has a little screen to keep just such things from getting to the pump anyway. Hmmm.
So, ran the dishwasher again, seemed ok now.
A week later, same thing, burning smell. Pull it apart again, but no sign of trouble. But I know something is up, so I pull the kickplate and have a look underneath... Way at the back I see a red wire that looks a little melted, but it's hard to tell, so I pull the whole dishwasher out. Sure enough, one of the heater wires is melted and burned, and the plastic locknut holding that side of the heater is badly scorched. Looks like a little electrical fire, I'm lucky it didn't get out of hand!
The heater still tests ok with an ohmeter, but I don't trust it now - order the heater and replacement locknut and washers. Didn't need to order washers, they come with the heater, oh well.
Heater removal and replacement is very straight forward, but I added some high-temp gasket silicone sealant (Ultra Blue) around the seals as I think the original problem may have ben a bit of water leakage causing a short.
Took about an hour to pull the dishwasher out, remove the heater and install the new one, put a new terminal on the heater wire, and put the whole thing back under the counter.
Working great now. But not a problem I expected to have with a 2-year-old dishwasher!
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David from Arab, AL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
W10518394, 8268548, WP717273
Would not dry dishes
Turned off power, turned off water supply and diconnected, slid out dishwasher. Removed the spray wand and tilted dishwasher to access the two nuts and disconnet the wires. Removed the two nuts using a socket. Removed the old heating element and replaced with the new one secured with new nuts ( the old ones were fine but since I bought two new ones why not). Pluged the wires back up slid the dishwasher back in hooked up the water reinstalled the spray wand cut on the water and power. Good as new.
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James from McCordsville, IN
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers
Parts Used:
WPW10477552, W10518394, WP717273
Heater element had shorted out and began to smoke
I released the heater element from the clips on the bottom of the waaher tub. I pulled the unit out from the wall and disconnected power. There are two slip on wire terminals on each end of the heater element accessible from the back that need to be removed. One of them was badly rusted from leaking water, which had caused the short, and had to be replaced. These terminals and the crimping tool to install them are available at any home center. I removed and discarded the old plastic nuts since one of them was damaged by arching from the short circuit. Moving around to the front of the dishwasher, I removed the old heater and installed the new one. I had ordered new rubber washers, but the new heater came with them already installed. Since one of the old ones failed and caused the leak, they are a good thing to keep around as spares anyway. I installed the new nuts and tightened them to enough to ensure that the washers made a good seal. I reconnected the wire terminals to the heater, reconnected power and moved the unit back into place. The circuit opening when the heater failed caused a "call for service" error and the controller would not allow the unit to run. You will know you have this by the "CLEAN" LED flashing seven times. Clear the diagnostics by pressing the buttons for "HEATED DRY", "NORMAL", "HEATED DRY", "NORMAL" and after the controller resets, the dishwaher is ready to run. It's worked like new ever since.
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Philip from Sugar Land, TX
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Parts Used:
W10518394, 8268548, WP717273
Dishwasher wouldn't heat water or dry dishes
Disconnected the power and hot water supply.
Removed mounting screws under the counter, and the lower panel screws to expose the leveling screws.
Backed the leveling screws up so that the unit would slide out more easily
Walked the unit out to where I could reach the back side.
Disconnected the two power wires from the heater coil (slide off)
Unscrewed the plastic nuts holding the heater in place and removed the heater coil.
Replaced the heater coil and nuts.
Reversed the process above to install.
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David from Sallisaw, OK
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WP717273
Dishes would'nt come clean or dry from torn boot
Was a simple task to perform, a child could have done it. The technical skills diagnosing it was a bit hard though. The skills finding the culprit was indeed simple. Rubber was torn. Dishes would not come clean especially on the top & would not dry properly. The rubber piece being torn in half made it hard for the water & soap to despense to the top through thh center plastic tube, but now it cleans great. Thank's
Now to find out why it won't dry properly at the heating element is another task. It leaves water droplets on the dishes.
Once I got the rubber screw on attachment installed the dishes are clean & dry now & no water dropplets on the dishes.
The water dispenses up to the top like it suppost to throught the small tube to wash the upper rack dishes.
The wife is happy now she doesn't have to clean & dry them by hand.
Thank's so very much!!
Now on to the next project in hand to submit later on.
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS11743934
Manufacturer Part Number: WP717273
Brand
Model Number
Description
Kenmore
110723120
Dishwasher
Kenmore
110773811
Dishwasher
Kenmore
110773812
Dishwasher
Kenmore
110773813
Dishwasher
Kenmore
110773881
Dishwasher
Kenmore
110773882
Dishwasher
Kenmore
110773883
Dishwasher
Kenmore
665.13942K014
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.13942K014 (66513942K014, 665 13942K014) Parts
Kenmore
665.13942K015
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.13942K015 (66513942K015, 665 13942K015) Parts
Kenmore
665.13943K014
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.13943K014 (66513943K014, 665 13943K014) Parts
Kenmore
665.13943K015
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.13943K015 (66513943K015, 665 13943K015) Parts
Kenmore
665.13944K014
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.13944K014 (66513944K014, 665 13944K014) Parts
Kenmore
665.13944K015
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.13944K015 (66513944K015, 665 13944K015) Parts
Kenmore
665.13949K014
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.13949K014 (66513949K014, 665 13949K014) Parts
Kenmore
665.13962K014
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.13962K014 (66513962K014, 665 13962K014) Parts
Kenmore
665.13964K014
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.13964K014 (66513964K014, 665 13964K014) Parts
Kenmore
665.13969K014
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.13969K014 (66513969K014, 665 13969K014) Parts
Kenmore
665.14043K014
Dishwasher - Kenmore Dishwasher Model 665.14043K014 (66514043K014, 665 14043K014) Parts
Kenmore
665110739120
Dishwasher
Kenmore
665110739130
Dishwasher
Kenmore
665110739140
Dishwasher
Kenmore
665110739190
Dishwasher
Kenmore
66512093K210
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISWASHER
Kenmore
66513012K110
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513012K111
Dishwasher
Kenmore
66513012K112
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513012K113
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513013K110
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER
Kenmore
66513013K111
Dishwasher
Kenmore
66513013K112
Dishwasher - UNDERCOUNTER DISHWASHER