Dishwasher Repair- Replacing the Water Inlet Valve (Whirlpool Part # 99001359)

Uploaded by partselect on 07.07.2011

Hi, it’s Steve from PartSelect. Today we are going to show you how to change the Water
Inlet Valve on your dishwasher. It’s a really easy job. All we going to need is quarter
inch nut driver, pair of needle nose pliers, adjustable wrench and some Teflon tape. Let
me show you how it’s done.
Now to replace the water inlet valve, there are a couple of things we need to do first.
We can leave the dishwasher in the cabin, it doesn’t need to come forward but we will
have to remove the access panels on the front to gain access to that valve. The first thing
we want to do is disconnect the water supply or turn it off to the dishwasher and to turn
of the electricity to the dishwasher; you can find the breaker or the receptacle on
plug if it uses that.
Next we are going to remove two quarter inch half hex screws in the very bottom here and
we are going to remove two that are just below the door. Tilt out on that upper panel, the
bottom adjustable one will slide out and then you can lift the top one off.
Now we will take note of the four screws that you remove there and make sure that if there
are two longer ones; those are the ones that go in the bottom. You put the longer one in
the top; you run a risk of pushing that screw right into the plastic tub and creating leak.
The water valve is located over here in the left hand side and depending on how yours
is installed; there may be a variety of fittings that go to that valve. So with the water disconnected
or turned off, we want to remove that water line that goes to the valve first, then we
will take the fitting that fits into your valve, we will take it off next before we
remove the valve.
Save the fitting that you have removed from the valve, next we are going to remove two
quarter inch hex head screws that hold the valve bracket to the side of the dishwasher.
Now with the valve tilted down, we can remove the left go harness that attaches to it. You
can with needle nose pliers that will depress the spring clamp that holds the outlet hose
on, squeeze and clamp and push it feather up the hose so that we can weaken that hose
off of the valve. You make a little bit of water leak out here but it won’t be substantial.
Now we can remove the valve.
Now before we reinstall that fitting on the new valve, we want to remove all of the plumber’s
tape that is on there, clean up with a small wire brush and then re-tape it. Now we have
completely cleaned the threads on the system fitting, now we will install some new Teflon
tape; you just take care that we don’t get any on the inside of the fitting.
Now if you have a vice it’s probably easier to mount the new valve in the vice and then
tighten your fitting up before you install it in your dishwasher. If you don’t have
vices, just hand thread it as far as you can until you install the valve in there so it’s
on a solid surface and then you can tighten it once it’s inside.
Next we are going to reconnect the outlet hose and the clamp and the outlet of the valve.
So with the holes on there first, make sure it’s seated firmly against the valve and
then with our needle nose pliers we will grasp that clamp and make sure it’s seated properly.
Now take a two quarter inch hex head screws, we will note that valve on the side again
and reconnect the water supply to it and we will wire harness to the celluloid of the
valve. And if you weren’t able to tighten up the fitting in the valve, now will be the
time to just smug that up securely. Now at this point it will be a good idea to turn
your wire back on, turn the power back on and start the dishwasher to check for any
leaks at the inlet to the valve or at the outlet.
Once you are satisfied that we have no leaks, we can reinstall the access panels on the
front. Remember to
keep the short screws for the top access panel and our repair is complete.
We told you that would be an easy job.
Thanks for watching and good luck with your repair.