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Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser

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PartSelect Number PS11746408
Manufacturer Part Number WP8558129
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This part releases the detergent and rinse aid into the dishwasher.

This part works with the following brands: Kenmore, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Inglis, Estate, Roper.

This part works with the following products: Dishwasher.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Will not dispense detergent.
  • Door latch failure.
  • Not cleaning dishes properly.
  • Door won’t close.
  • Leaking.
  • Noisy.

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Question:

Is the outer panel glued to the styrofoam? Is the styrofoam glued to the inner door? How do put in the new soap dispenser on this when the outer panel is stuck to the styrofoam?

Bill for model number KUDiOlILBS6
Answer:

Hi Bill, Those are some great questions. On our website, just under the information on the detergent and rinse aid dispenser, you will find an installation video and instructions left by other customers on how to install the part. This should answer all of your questions. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Average Repair Rating: 3.5 / 5.0, 24 reviews What's this?
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2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Beverly from Elroy, WI

Dispenser leaked jet dry

Remove lower dish shelf and cover the bottom of the washer (Drain). Be assured, something is going to fall in. I removed all the screws around the sides and top. Be careful when removing the 2 top corner screws as the panel fell away from the door. Once the screws are out I was able to close the door and separate it. This was the most difficult part as the nuts are very small and under the dispenser therefore difficult to get at. Also, I couldn't separate the door very far because of the wire harness. Be patient, you will finally get them out. Push out the old dispenser, put the new one in and tighten the nuts. Be sure they are well tightened! If not it will leak and you will have to take everything apart, and you will be very upset..I know.
All in all, it wasn't really difficult.

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5 of 12 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Steven from San Jose, CA

Heater element corroded. Dispernser wouldn't latch. Button wore off display panel.

Partselect. Com got my order here within 48 hours. . . They're awesome!! The new heater element also comes with a new electronic control unit that the instructions say must be replaced at the same time. Apparently this unit is a huge upgrade since it greatly increases the drying and water temperatures. Very easy installation for both. The dispenser unit was also redesigned and is supposed to be more efficieint. It too was easy to install. The "cntrl-elec" I mistakenly ordered and did not install and returned to parts select. I misread the scematic. It seems you have to order the entire control panel which include the cntrl-elec board and the eletronic control for the heating element, all just to replace the labeled display buttons. . . Cost, $306. Instead, I just photocopied a diagram of the display from the owner's manual and taped it to top of the door next to the controls. The machine works better than new.

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2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: kathleen from holden, MA

Dispenser door would not stay closed

First, I turned the power off at the circuit breaker.
Next, removed six screws securing front panel to the dishwasher. Then, disconnected power supply to the dispenser. Followed by unscrewing the four screws that held dispenser in place. Easily removed unit and replaced with new dispenser. Secured in place with screws, then connected power supply. Then, fastened front panel and turned circuit breaker back on.
Viola! New dispenser is working like a charm!

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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Very Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: PHILLIP from GRAHAM, WA

Replace detergent and rinse aid dispenser

Excellent R&R video on the web site. Lists all tools, what screws to remove, which ones to leave in place. Easy to follow instructions. ONLY difference between replacement and original dispenser: Original dispenser has second electrical plug on lower right side of the unit, apparently something to do with JetDry release. New dispenser has no provisions for the plug and hopefully is no longer required. Overall -
Two thumbs up...

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Parts Used:
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Sagar from LENEXA, KS

Soap dispenser was not working so ordered new one from this site.

It was never mentioned anywhere in Kitchenaid's Manual or help page that there is some insulation between back and front door. I had to put lot of effort to open the door to get an access to back of the dispenser because Insulation melted due to hot back door surface and stick with the door. I used long putty knife to separate insulation from back door without breaking it. Now, here in video it shows that just do unscrew 8 screws from both sides and that will allow you to remove the door but in my case I had to unscrew those 8 +4 on sides. Then I pulled the door upwards then I could removed the door. After that I could follow the steps shown in the video.

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Parts Used:
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Jordan from ST PETERSBURG, FL

Deteregent dispenser needed replacement

This was a relatively simple repair. 1.) Using a torx screwdriver I removed the lower 4 torx screws on each side of front door. The screws are located inside the front door. Be sure to hold the front panel in place while removing all 8 screws The upper screws do not need to be removed. They are for the control panel at the top of the door. 2.) Remove the lower front panel on the door. 3.) Using a nut driver, remove the 6 screws that hold the upper and lower brackets to the detergent dispenser. Note the orientation of the brackets and the cloth cover. There are three screws for each bracket. 4.) Note that there are two different wires connected to the dispenser. One wire (closest to the outer panel) has a line along its length. The other wire does not. This identifies "hot" and "neutral". Remove the two wires. You may need to use a flatblade screwdriver to pry the wires off of the connectors. Do this carefully. 5.) The dispenser can now be removed from the door. 6.) Reverse the above steps to install the new dispenser. Be careful to slowly tighten each of the six screws for the dispenser a little at a time in order to make sure that the dispenser seats correctly into the door. That's about it. Job should take no more than 30 - 45 minutes.

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Parts Used:
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Charles from WILDWOOD, NJ

Dispenser did not open

As shown on video, unfortunately the circuit board had also burnt out which I did not know. Due to that fact I called a repairman to diagnose and replace the circuit board.

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3 of 9 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Gabriel from Elkhorn, NE

Dishwasher made an extremely loud and annoying noise, which came from the detergent and rinse aid dispenser motor.

The replacement of the old with the new was very easy, however after the installation was complete the noise from the new detergent and rinse aid dispenser motor was exactly the same as the old. So at this point I have no idea what is really wrong with the dishwasher. I may have to call in a repair contractor after all. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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1 of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: bernice from l.i.t.h., IL

Would not stay closed

removed front panel and put in new part.

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