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PartSelect Number PS392681
Manufacturer Part Number 8193504
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Upper Wash Arm Kit Specifications

This part contains the mounting clips and helps distribute water from the top of the dishwasher tub.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Not cleaning dishes properly
This part works with the following products:
Dishwasher.
This part works with the following products:
KitchenAid, Whirlpool.
Part# 8193504 replaces these:
AP3120022, 903947, 8193504, 8193504, 8268298, 8268299, 8538389, 8538390
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    Mary
    February 8, 2020
    I found part 8538389, resting on the top rack of our kitchenaide dishwasher. Can i easily reinstall it. Can i run dishwasher without it in place?
    Hello Mary, Thank you for your question. You can easily reinstall the upper wash arm by following the installation video on our site for the part, and we suggest you install it because although it is possible to run the dishwasher without it, it could cause the dishes to not clean as well, and possible damage the water outlet the spray arm attaches too. We hope this helps.

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    Duane
    November 22, 2018
    Lower spray arm seems to be working and the dishes clean fine on bottom rack, but the upper rack doesn't get clean. I don't believe the upper sprayer is working so checked water channel to top and seem to be open. Could it be the water pump not providing enough water pressure for the upper sprayer arm even if the bottom arm is working?
    For model number 66516473300
    Hi Duane, thank you for your question. That could be. I would suggest double checking that all of your filters and your sump is free of debris/clogs. You may also just want to double check the holes in the upper wash arm and make sure they are not clogged over as well. If they are all fine, then it is likely your pump that is the issue. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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    Christine
    September 2, 2019
    Regarding the upper spray arm kit, can I purchase only the bearing and the rivet? I don’t need the sprayer since i still have the one that came off.
    For model number KUDR01TJBL0
    Hello Christine, Thank you for the question. Very sorry but the parts are only sold as part of the kit. Hope this helps!

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    Anthony
    February 6, 2020
    Re: Upper wash arm kit: I installed the upper wash arm upside down. If i pull the arm from the pin and holding washer, will i damage the kit?
    For model number KUDM01FKSS0
    Hello, Thank you for your question. You should be okay to remove the Wash arm, but ensure you remove all parts as well so nothing is damaged if a screw is missed. We hope this helps.

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      Replacing your KitchenAid Dishwasher Upper Wash Arm Kit

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       Average Repair Rating: 4.7 / 5.0, 61 reviews. What's this?
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      The old upper wash arm fell off.
      I dropped the upper rack to its lowest position.
      I pulled the upper water channel down from the spring clip [on the top of the washer] to get access to the hole on the top of the front end of the channel. The front end of the channel only drops an inch or two.
      I put the new upper wash arm pivot [larger of the two small pieces] through the new upper washer arm from the bottom, placed the assembly up into the hole on the under side of the upper water channel, and snapped in the new keeper [smaller piece] through the hole in the top of the upper washer arm.
      Finally, I snapped the upper water channel back into its spring clip. It was not even necessary to remove the racks.
      There were no instructions or diagrams with the new parts, so it took me a few minutes to be sure which of the two small parts goes in from the bottom and which goes in from the top. Otherwise, I could have installed the new washer arm in one or two minutes.
      • Donald from Sunnyvale, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        8193504
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      Glasses in the top shelf had food bits - not rinsing well
      The most difficult part of this was figuring out the problem was with the middle spray arm - that it was not spinning (and thus not rinsing the top dishes). I could spin it by hand fine - but if I watched its position while the machine was running (open/close the door) I saw it wasn't moving. I took out the top shelf (with spray arm attached) and connected it to the garden hose. I could see then that the arm was sagging and hitting the rear connection, preventing it from spinning. To replace I removed the plugs from the top shelf side-rails (bend the rail open with your thumb and tip the plugs out of the rail to the right for the left rail, to the left for the right rail. this is easier than pulling them out the end of the rail). Slide out the top shelf. Turn over, remove the phillips screw and pull off the manifold, and middle spray arm. Replace with the new parts. I also replaced the top spray arm (which was very loose, and probably not spraying well because it was so loose). For this I unclipped the top feed tube and pulled off the old sprayer. Put a towel in the bottom rack of the washer so you don't drop the little pieces into the pump below. The top spray arm simply snaps in with the two connectors (the pointy one attaches through the feed tube).
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      Upper Wash Arm fell out
      Repair is a piece of cake, much to my relief. The difficult part, if you can call it that, is that when you go to put the small piece in the top that will ultimately hold the Upper Wash Arm in place - don't drop it. Drop it and you are screwed. It goes into the sump area, and you have to disassemble the whole bloody thing to retrieve it, which isn't maybe the easiest thing in the world to figure out. My recommendation would be to 1) remove the top dish rack so you've got a clear shot at it, and 2) cover the sump area with something, anything, that will prevent little bitty pieces that you drop from falling into that sump. Prevent this. Learn from a chump how not to be one yourself.
      • David from Orchard Park, NY
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        1- 2 hours
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        8193504
      49 of 50 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Top spinner fell off with each wash cycle.
      The upper spinner fell off with each wash and I had been putting the pointy tac-like piece back into the washer type piece, but they did not hold. I ordered the whole kit (spinner was not needed but came with the set). The tac-looking part was the problem, it had been worn down with use. When pushing the new pieces together to hold the upper spinner back in place it was 100% fixed. Took about 10 seconds. Good luck!
      • Dayna from Fridley, MN
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        8193504
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      Upper button holder allowed bottom wash arm to fall.
      After I removed the button holder from the upper wash arm supply line, I put the new botton connecter in it's place. I then held the button in place, slightly bending down the water supply, while bring the wash arm, with the lower support in place, pushing the support onto the button holder. The whole thing took less than 30 seconds.
      • Thomas J. from Mesa, AZ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        8193504
      13 of 14 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Upper spray arm assembly broken
      Had trouble finding my model dishwasher so i called Part Select and we were able to identify the same parts from a newer model. Repair was to replace the entire spray arm assembly, it went well with no problems.
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      The upper wash arm fell off because the snap button had worn out
      I simply pulled the top rack out as far as it would go, reached in and gently bent supply arm down so I could get the snap button (male end) in from the top. The female end and the wash arm then just snapped up into the male end. It took less than a minute. I probably saved about $75 doing this myself.
      • Paul from Lynbrook, NY
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        8193504
      8 of 8 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Old upper wash arm fell off
      removed old fastener part (broken) from bracket

      placed new fastener above bracket

      aligned spray arm below bracket

      snapped lower fastener part into place

      couldnt be easier so long as you have two capable hands and eyesight
      • David from Chicago, IL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        8193504
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      Part had come off due to wear.(Plastic)
      I procrastinated with the repair thinking it would be a head ache... But googling Partselect.com was quick and easy. I know I sond like a late night comercial but I will use them again for my next home repair!
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      • Edmond from Cantonment, FL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        8193504
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      Old upper wash arm fell off. Retainers wore out.
      Put the upper pin in first, placed the arm in place and snapped the bottom fastener in with fingers
      • Patrick from Cambridge, MA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Parts Used:
        8193504
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      Model Cross Reference
      This part works with the following models:
      PartSelect Number: PS392681
      Manufacturer Part Number: 8193504
      Brand
      Model Number
      Description
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01FKBL0
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01FKBL1
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01FKBT0
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01FKBT1
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01FKSS0
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01FKSS1
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01FKWH0
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01FKWH1
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01TJBL0
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01TJBL1
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01TJBS0
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01TJBS1
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01TJBT0
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01TJBT1
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01TJWH0
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDM01TJWH1
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBL0
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBL1
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBL2
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBL3
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBL5
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBL6
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBL7
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBS0
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBS1
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBS2
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBS3
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBS5
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBS6
      Dishwasher
      KitchenAid
      KUDP01DLBS7
      Dishwasher

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