April 19, 2023

DIY dishwasher repair

Sears PartsDirect can help with your dishwasher troubleshooting, whether your dishwasher won't start, doesn't drain or leaks on the floor. If your dishwasher is flashing an error code, our error code charts can help you diagnose the problem.

If you need more troubleshooting help with your dishwasher, we have loads of videos that walk you through what to check. Whether your dishwasher isn't draining or your dishwasher just won't start, we have troubleshooting videos to help you diagnose the problem. From troubleshooting a leaking dishwasher to showing you how to load a dishwasher to get the cleanest dishes, our articles and videos have tips and tricks to get your dishwasher working again.

Once you pinpoint the issue with your dishwasher, fix it using the step-by-step illustrated instructions and videos in our DIY repair guides. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your dishwasher, search for your model number.

Dishwashers

Symptoms common to all dishwashers

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January 10, 2024

Main causes: water supply problem, stuck overfill float, clogged water inlet valve screen, water inlet valve failure…

January 10, 2024

Main causes: light switch beside the sink turned off, lack of power, bad dishwasher door switch, control system failure,…

April 20, 2023

Main cause: damaged rack height adjuster…

April 20, 2023

Main causes: clogged kitchen sink drain, clogged drain hose, drain check valve damaged, drain pump failure, control syst…

April 20, 2023

Main causes: improper loading, low water temperature, improper detergent dosage, detergent dispenser failure, spray arm …

April 20, 2023

Main causes: damaged or stuck spray arm, leaking door seal, damaged door hinge, leaky heating element water seal, cracke…

April 20, 2023

Main causes: not using rinse aid, rinse aid dispenser failure, broken heating element, malfunctioning vent, drying fan f…

April 20, 2023

Main causes: broken door spring, damaged or broken door hinge…

April 20, 2023

Main causes: broken door latch, tripped circuit breaker, broken heating element, faulty vent fan, sensor failure, contro…

Repair guides common to all dishwashers

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your dishwasher.

How to replace a dishwasher water inlet valve
October 01, 2016

How to replace a dishwasher water inlet valve

If your dishwasher fills constantly or won't fill at all, the water inlet valve has failed. You can replace it in about …

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher timer
April 01, 2014

How to replace a dishwasher timer

Follow these steps to replace the timer in your dishwasher if it fails to advance or does not operate properly.…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher lower spray arm
April 01, 2014

How to replace a dishwasher lower spray arm

If the lower spray wash arm is damaged, you can install a new one in just a few minutes.…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less

Articles and videos common to all dishwashers

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your dishwasher.

How to use your dishwasher efficiently
June 26, 2023

How to use your dishwasher efficiently

Get expert tips on using your dishwasher efficiently to save water and energy.…

How to clean and maintain your dishwasher
March 29, 2023

How to clean and maintain your dishwasher

Get tips for cleaning and maintaining your dishwasher…

Dishwasher has power but won't run? Could be demo mode
August 30, 2016

Dishwasher has power but won't run? Could be demo mode

This list shows how to disable the demo mode on a variety of dishwashers.…