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WDT780SAEM1 Whirlpool Dishwasher - Overview

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Lower Dishrack Wheel – Part Number: W10195416
Lower Dishrack Wheel
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PartSelect #: PS3406971
Manufacturer #: W10195416
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....
$58.71
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Upper Rack Adjuster Kit - White Wheels, Left and Right Sides – Part Number: W10712395
Upper Rack Adjuster Kit - White Wheels, Left and Right Sides
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PartSelect #: PS10065979
Manufacturer #: W10712395
This authentic Dishwasher Upper Rack Adjuster Kit with white wheels is a kit made up of primarily plastic and metal components, which will require a screwdriver to install. This kit comes with all the...
$60.99
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Door Balance Link Kit – Part Number: 8194001
Door Balance Link Kit
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PartSelect #: PS972325
Manufacturer #: 8194001
The door balance kit helps support the dishwasher door. This kit includes 2 door balance links and 2 door balance mounts with wheels.
$42.23
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Rack Track Stop – Part Number: WP8565925
Rack Track Stop
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PartSelect #: PS11746591
Manufacturer #: WP8565925
The rack track stop on your dishwasher is designed to stop the dish rack at the appropriate place when opening and closing the rack. If your dishwasher is not cleaning your dishes properly, the rack s...
$14.15
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Mounting Bracket – Part Number: WP8269145
Mounting Bracket
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PartSelect #: PS11745496
Manufacturer #: WP8269145
Sold individually. This part secures the upper side of the dishwasher to the underside of the counter or cabinet to prevent the dishwasher from moving, shaking, or tilting forward.
$21.49
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Dishwasher Drain Pump – Part Number: WPW10348269
Dishwasher Drain Pump
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PartSelect #: PS11753379
Manufacturer #: WPW10348269
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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.
$86.11
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Dishwasher Positioner – Part Number: WPW10195840
Dishwasher Positioner
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PartSelect #: PS11750093
Manufacturer #: WPW10195840
Also known as rack adjuster. Sold individually. This is an original part from KitchenAid, Kenmore, Whirlpool, Jenn-Air, and Maytag for use with Dishwashers. The dishrack adjuster arm positioner clip...
$49.31
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Lower Spray Arm – Part Number: WPW10491331
Lower Spray Arm
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PartSelect #: PS11755592
Manufacturer #: WPW10491331
This is a lower spray arm for a dishwasher. The lower spray arm allows water to be spread evenly throughout the dishwasher tub with the proper force so dishes come out clean. This spray arm is gray in...
$77.55
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Touch-Up Paint - White – Part Number: 72017
Touch-Up Paint - White
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PartSelect #: PS385132
Manufacturer #: 72017
This 18 ml bottle of white appliance touch-up paint is used to cover scratches or marks on your appliance. The white touch-up paint can be used on refrigerators, microwaves, ranges, clothes dryers, an...
$9.68
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Dishwasher Dishrack Adjuster – Part Number: WPW10195839
Dishwasher Dishrack Adjuster
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PartSelect #: PS11750092
Manufacturer #: WPW10195839
Sold individually. This dishrack adjuster is for dishwashers. Dishrack adjuster lets you change the height of the dishwasher's upper rack. Wear work gloves to protect your hands when installing this part.
$58.76
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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.
$119.07
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Gerald
August 27, 2021
What part failure would cause detergent left on floor of dishwasher and fill and drain seems to be all it does. Thanks
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Hello Gerald, Thank you for the question. This could be an indication the Circulation Pump is not operating and circulating the water through the Wash Arms to wash the dishes and the Soap from the Dispenser properly. We hope this helps!

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Joyce
November 30, 2019
What does e2 0r f2 reference to on display error code
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Hi Joyce, this means the main control board is not getting correct signal from the user interface. This means the control board likely needs to be replaced. Thank you for your question and good luck with your repair!

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Walter
June 16, 2023
Seems my dishwasher is not getting hot enough and the dishes aren’t drying
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Hello Walter, thank you for contacting us. We would suggest checking the heating element, part number PS9494999. You may perform a continuity test using a multimeter to verify the presence of a fault. We hope this helps!

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Mike
February 1, 2023
Door will not close to operate.
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Hello Mike, thank you for reaching out. We have researched the model and found that the issue might be with the Door Latch, part number PS11756967. The door latch keeps the door closed when the dishwasher is running. If this does not solve the issue, we would recommend checking the door balance link kit, part number PS972325. If you need help placing an order, customer service is open 7 days a week. Thanks again for your great question.

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Alexis
August 26, 2021
How difficult is changing the heating element
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Hello Alexis, Thank you for the question. We suggest watching the How to Video for the Element. We hope this helps! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syH-h3f0ktc

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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.
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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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