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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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Tine Pivot – Part Number: WPW10082853
Tine Pivot
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PartSelect #: PS11748190
Manufacturer #: WPW10082853
The tine pivot clip, also known as the tine row pivot, is used in dishwashers and is located in the upper dishrack. At around 3 inches in length, the clip is used to keep the tine row in place in the ...
$13.62
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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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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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Drain Hose – Part Number: 8269144A
Drain Hose
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PartSelect #: PS2358130
Manufacturer #: 8269144A
This drain hose is 6 and 1/2 feet.
$40.29
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Fred
December 29, 2019
My upper rack right side front wheel has broken away from carriage. It is part #4 in the diagram, but i do not see it in the parts list
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Hello Fred, Thank you for your question. The right side wheel is only available through the rack adjuster kit for your model under part PS10065979 that comes with both wheels for each side. We hope this helps!

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Janet
September 5, 2021
White wheels have broken off both sides of the housing on upper rack. What part number do I order? Thanks.
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Ray
February 6, 2020
Need piece which attaches unit to counter.
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Carolyn
October 4, 2022
Water leaking from under the door
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Hello Carolyn, thank you for your question. We have researched your model and found that the issue is probably with the door seal, part number PS11731683. The seal forms a watertight barrier between the door and the dishwasher tub, deterring water from escaping during a wash cycle. If you require assistance to place an order, please contact customer service. We hope that helps!

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Brian
October 21, 2022
Can I test the heating element or thermostat to see which one may be the issue?
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Hello Brian, thank you for contacting us. Yes, it is possible to check the thermostat and the heating element using a multimeter. Set the digital multimeter on the lowest ohm settings and connect its probes to the terminals of the heating element. For a good element, the ohm readings should be 30 to 100 ohms. To check the thermostat place the probes of the multimeter on the thermostat. If the thermostat has a reading of zero or as close to zero as possible, it is working fine. If you see no reading the thermostat is faulty. We hope this information helps!

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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.
Parts Used:
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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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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The door would drop open when it was released
This was the second time I had this problem so I knew the symptoms and remedy. The tools needed were two nut drivers a ¼” and 5/16” along with a flat pry bar and Phillips screw driver. I started by removing the lower front panel by removing the two ¼” screws on either side. The lower panel will lift up and then can be removed by pulling on the bottom. There is a flat sheet metal piece behind the front panel with insulation that can be removed very easily along with the front panel. When the front panel is removed it exposes the front legs that may need to be dropped to let you lift the dishwasher over the tile (if you have ceramic tiles). The next step would be to remove any ties to the counter top if it is attached. Mine were attached by the two straps on either side with Phillips screws. After the top is free, lower the front legs by lifting the dishwasher with the flat pry bar and threading the legs up into their holders. With the legs lifted the dishwasher can be pulled out to expose the tension springs located along the sides at the very bottom. Chances are the ropes are broken off the plastic holders that fit over the door hooks.
Remove the plastic guides by removing the 5/16” nut from the middle of the lower roller. Remember to note which hole the screw is coming from this also sets the tension for how fast or slowly the door drops. Placing the nut closer to the front will drop the door slowly and toward the back will drop the door more quickly. I placed mine in the middle hole. When the plastic guides are removed attach the nylon pope to the spring and attach to the back of the dishwasher. There is a hole located on a flat piece of sheet metal the spring will attach to at the back of the dishwasher (if it is broken). Check the other side if it is still in tact. With the spring in place weave the rope around the plastic guides then pull the springs to help get the plastic end over the door hook located at the bottom of the door. Repeat this operation for the other side (kit has a both sides covered) and reinstall dishwasher in cabinet.
Steps
1) Remove front panel (1/4” nut)
2) Release Dishwasher from Cabinet
3) Lower front legs
4) Pull Dishwasher out from under Cabinet
5) Remove Rope Guide (5/16” nut)
6) Install new Rope Guide (Supplied in Kit)
7) Attach new rope to Spring and attach spring to dishwasher
8) Weave rope through rope guide
9) With door closed pull spring to relieve tension so rope can be attached to door
10) Repeat for other side (Kit has both sides)
Parts Used:
Door Balance Link Kit
  • David from La Quinta, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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