Table of Contents
The Main Tub
Rack, Rack Supports, and Accessories
Tub Gasket and Outside Connections
The spray arms rotate and blast hot water around the tub to help ensure the dishes are cleaned evenly. Some models feature a spraying tower on the bottom rack that dispenses water instead. If parts of your dishes aren’t clean enough, the spray arm assembly might be stuck.
Float Bulb and Float Switch
Latch and Switch
The control panel can be located on the front of the door or on top of the door panel and is the main control centre for operating the dishwasher. It is usually composed of buttons or pads and may have an LCD or touchscreen. It may also indicate errors and failing dishwasher components.
Detergent Holder and Dispenser
Rinse Aid Dispenser
While not universal to all dishwasher models, the rinse aid dispenser’s purpose is to add surfactants to the final rinse water for improved drying performance and fewer spots on items like glassware. It’s usually located on the inner door panel.
The Inner Workings
Water Intake Valve
Shopping for Dishwasher Parts
Now that you know more about this appliance’s workings with our dishwasher parts guide, you can troubleshoot problems quicker and replace the broken parts. If you don’t know where to find the right replacement parts, and you own an appliance that is part of the Whirlpool family of brands, check out Whirlpool Parts. They have a vast selection of parts and can help you locate the perfect part for your model. Replacing your dishwasher parts can be a challenging task if you’re ill-equipped, so contact your local service centre to install the parts quickly and professionally and inspect the machine for other possible issues.