April 20, 2023

Dishwasher repair guides

Use our step-by-step repair guides and videos to replace dishwasher parts including the water valve, pump assembly and all other major dishwasher components. Our error code charts have troubleshooting tips to help you fix your dishwasher when the display flashes a code. Our DIY repair help covers common repairs that you'd find in Kenmore dishwasher model 665 repair manuals. Our troubleshooting tips can also help you repair dishwasher brands such a Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana and Frigidaire. Search your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your dishwasher, then order the part you need.

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Repair guides for 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 door latch assembly
October 01, 2016

How to replace a dishwasher door latch assembly

If the dishwasher door doesn't click shut, a broken door latch is a likely cause. Follow these instructions to replace i…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher user interface control
October 01, 2016

How to replace a dishwasher user interface control

The user interface control houses the selection buttons and display. If it fails, you can't select the cycle and setting…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher circulation pump and motor assembly
October 01, 2016

How to replace a dishwasher circulation pump and motor assembly

When the spray arm won’t spray, you might need to replace the circulation pump and motor assembly. Here's how.…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher vent and fan assembly
October 01, 2016

How to replace a dishwasher vent and fan assembly

If the control panel goes blank, the fan could be to blame. Replace the vent and fan assembly using these steps.…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
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 diverter motor
October 01, 2016

How to replace a dishwasher diverter motor

Upper spray arms not getting water? The diverter motor could be broken. Use this guide to replace it.…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher drain pump
October 01, 2016

How to replace a dishwasher drain pump

Follow these steps to replace the drain pump in your dishwasher if it's not pumping water from the dishwasher tub.…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher detergent dispenser
October 01, 2016

How to replace a dishwasher detergent dispenser

Dishes need dish detergent to get clean. Learn how to replace a dishwasher detergent dispenser with easy step-by-step i…

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Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher electronic control board
October 01, 2016

How to replace a dishwasher electronic control board

The electronic control board governs all the dishwasher's functions, so if it fails, you could see a range of symptoms. …

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher overfill float switch
October 01, 2016

How to replace a dishwasher overfill float switch

If the dishwasher gets a little too much water in it or won't fill at all, the overflow fill switch might have failed. T…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher door seal
October 01, 2016

How to replace a dishwasher door seal

Learn how to stop a leaky dishwasher by replacing the door seal.…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher thermal fuse
April 01, 2014

How to replace a dishwasher thermal fuse

A completely dead control panel often indicates that the thermal fuse on the electronic control board is blown; follow t…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 15 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 drain hose
April 01, 2014

How to replace a dishwasher drain hose

This step-by-step guide explains how to remove a cracked or leaking drain hose in your dishwasher and install a new one.…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace a dishwasher upper rack height adjuster
April 01, 2014

How to replace a dishwasher upper rack height adjuster

If the upper rack height adjuster in your dishwasher doesn't work, follow these steps to replace it.…

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less

Symptoms common to all dishwashers

Choose a symptom to see related dishwasher repairs.

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…

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.…