Your Name: Chris Type of Appliance: Dishwasher Brand: Whirlpool quiet wash plus Model Number: DU8950XY-1 Your Precious Words: It was not draining so I tried everything….so i finally took the motor pump apart..I got down to the filter and when I took it off there was a giant can opener(like on top of a coke […]
Your Name: Owen Type of Appliance: Dishwasher Brand: Whirlpool Model Number: GU1500XTLB2 Your Precious Words: I need a new Touchpad for the Control Panel. It is an Ark-Les Corp item with P/N 8274590. Looks like I may need a dishwasher that is to be recycled, so I can remove the Touchpad. Can you direct me […]
Kitchenaid / Whirlpool Dishwasher Door Link Pulley Routing (click to enlarge)
Water heating stopped in your Kenmore or Whirlpool dishwasher? If it has a Kenmore name on it, this dishwasher is manufactured by Whirlpool and there’s a Whirlpool Service Pointer out on this very problem. Lots more information in this thread from the Samurai School of Appliantology.
michelle clark wrote: Hello, Samuri… Maybe you can help me with this one. My Whirlpool dishwasher is only 3 years old, but the soap dispenser does not open. I opened the unit up, and replaced the wax motor (part number 3374501). I was quite proud of myself because it worked… the first time. However, it […]
If your good ol’ Whirlpool-built Power Clean Filter Module (that’s what they call it) dishwasher is making weird noises, you may have something stuck down in the impeller. This how-to video shows you how to get down to it. If you find the impeller boogared up, or the dishwasher doesn’t seem to have the oompf […]
Got that Clean light blinking seven times, pausing, then doing it again? Well, it’s time to break open a USDA Grade A can o’ whup ass on that bad boy! Use this cheat sheet to nail down the problem. The Tech Sheet that it refers to is located in a pouch behind the kickplates of […]
I was out swimming in Little Lake Sunapee with my Samurai Spudlets™ when the distress call came in on the Samurai Hotline™ on my waterproof iPhone™. “Hello, Samurai?” “Yes, ma’am,” I sputtered, as I spat lake water out of my mouth, “Samurai Appliance Repair Man™ here. How may I be of service to yo ace […]
You know the drill: you open your Whirlpool-Kitchenaid-Kenmore dishwasher after it supposedly ran through the cycle last night and… the dishes still have last night’s grits and redeye gravy sauce smeared all over them. Or maybe the clean light is blinking seven times. So you do some very intelligent button pushing on the control panel […]
Whirlpool dishwasher, fuzzy heating element. Hard water gookus. To learn more about your dishwasher, or to order parts, click here.
Mary wrote: I have a whirlpool quiet partner II dishwasher model # du1148xtpb9. I installed it 2-2006 it worked great for a little over a year. A little noisy but did the job. Well it has stopped washing all together. It will mist the dishes and fill the bottom of the washer and it will […]
Awwite, now listen up: this post applies to the older style Whirlpool / Kitchenaid dishwashers (yes, Kitchenaid is a Whirlpool brand– it’s supposedly Whirlpool’s higher end line) with the motor-pump assembly that looks like this. An example model number is kuds25shwh1. If the motor-pump assembly in your Whirlpool or Kitchenaid dishwasher looks like this, then […]
Leaking Pump in a Whirlpool DU810DWGQ1 Dishwasher These are cheesy, inexpensive dishwashers that are prone to leaky pumps, as shown here (click the pic for the larger, annotated view). Whirlpool DU810DWGQ1 Dishwasher Pump and Motor Diagram The problem is usually a leaky shaft seal kit, shown here as Items 7 and 8 (click the pic […]
Now, Grasshoppah, prepare for dishwasher illumination. The Samurai is gonna reveal to you what they never tell you about fixing cleaning problems in your Whirlpool-Kenmore-KitchenAid dishwasher. So, strap yourself in and get ready to download wisdom directly from my brain to yours. For newer-model Whirlpool and KitchenAid dishwashers (also sold under the Kenmore label with […]
These were good dishwashers made back in the day when they used big ol’ honkin’ motors that jacked up the pressure on the water and blasted your dishes clean. An example model number of this vintage is DP940PWPQ2 (these dishwashers were also sold under the Kenwhore label). Alas, they just don’t make ’em like that […]