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KitchenAid Dishwasher Diverter Motor Replacement #W10537869

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This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the diverter motor on KitchenAid dishwasher model #KDTE204EPA3. The most common reason for replacing the motor is if the dishwasher is not cleaning properly.

All of the information for this diverter motor replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Kenmore, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Ikea, Amana, Jenn Air, Maytag

Tools needed: 1/4" nut driver, Channel Lock pliers, phillips head screwdriver

Step By Step Instructions

1
To replace the diverter motor assembly on your dishwasher, you will need to fully uninstall the appliance. Before you do this turn off the power to the appliance
2
Shut off the water supply valve.
3
Open the dishwasher door and remove the lower dish rack.
4
Rotate the wash arm locking nut counter-clockwise to release the arm.
5
Detach the manifold inlet tube from the pump cover.
6
Now lift the manifold up and pull it forward to remove.
7
Pull the upper dish rack out and depress the retaining tabs to fully remove the rack from the rails.
8
Next, pull out the upper tray and flip open the stop clips to fully remove the tray.
9
Release the water supply tube from the retainers on the top and rear of the tub.
10
Detach the tube from the pump cover to fully remove.
11
Release the tab and rotate the pump cover counter-clockwise to detach.
12
Then remove the old diffuser from the diverter motor actuator shaft.
13
Using a flat-head screwdriver, rotate the lower access panel fasteners counter-clockwise a quarter-turn to detach.
14
Remove the access panel and the attached insulation.
15
Use channel-lock pliers to unthread the water supply line elbow fitting from the inlet valve be prepared for some water to spill.
16
Use a quarter-inch socket or nut driver to unthread the screw to release the terminal box from the right support rail.
17
Detach the cover note the orientation of the power wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires.
18
Unthread the screw to release the grounding wire.
19
Unthread the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief and power wires from the terminal box.
20
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
21
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
22
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance.
23
Now gently pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
24
Tip the dishwasher back and rest it on a towel or blanket.
25
Note the location of the two diverter motor wire connecters then disconnect them.
26
Now use a t-15 torx bit to unthread the mounting screws securing the diverter motor assembly.
27
Depress the retaining clip and you can fully detach the old motor assembly.
28
Prepare the new diverter motor assembly for installation by applying some silicone grease to the actuator shaft.
29
Now insert the shaft into the sump as you align the assembly.
30
Thread the mounting screws to secure.
31
Connect the wire connecters to the appropriate terminals.
32
Return the dishwasher to its upright position.
33
Make sure the end of the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall then gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet.
34
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
35
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
36
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
37
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
38
Fully position the wires and strain relief in the terminal box then thread and tighten the strain relief nut.
39
Secure the grounding wire with the screw.
40
Join the black wires together and the white wires together and secure them with the wire nuts.
41
With the wires positioned inside the terminal box, realign the cover then thread the screw to secure the box to the support rail.
42
Reconnect the water supply line elbow fitting to the inlet valve.
43
Reposition the access panel, making sure the attached insulation does not interfere with the float assembly and the lower edge of the panel touches the floor.
44
Secure the panel by rotating the fasteners clockwise a quarter turn.
45
Open the dishwasher door and align the new diffuser on the diverter motor shaft.
46
Reinstall the pump cover by aligning it in the sump and rotating it clockwise to lock it into place.
47
Insert the water supply tube into the pump cover.
48
Confirm that the support bracket is in place at the top of the supply tube then snap the supply tube into the retainers on the rear and top of the tub.
49
Realign the upper tray on the rails and flip the stop clips closed.
50
Position the upper dish rack on the support rails and snap it into place.
51
Realign the ProScrub manifold on the water supply tube and push down to lock it into place.
52
Insert the inlet tube into the pump cover.
53
Realign the wash arm on the support then rotate the locking nut clockwise to secure.
54
Replace the lower dish rack.
55
With the repair completed, turn the water supply back on as well as the power and your dishwasher should be ready for use.
Description
This video provides step-by-step repair instructions for replacing the diverter motor on KitchenAid dishwasher model #KDTE204EPA3. The most common reason for replacing the motor is if the dishwasher is not cleaning properly.

All of the information for this diverter motor replacement video is applicable to the following brands:
Kenmore, KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Ikea, Amana, Jenn Air, Maytag

Tools needed: 1/4" nut driver, Channel Lock pliers, phillips head screwdriver
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
To replace the diverter motor assembly on your dishwasher, you will need to fully uninstall the appliance. Before you do this turn off the power to the appliance
2
Shut off the water supply valve.
3
Open the dishwasher door and remove the lower dish rack.
4
Rotate the wash arm locking nut counter-clockwise to release the arm.
5
Detach the manifold inlet tube from the pump cover.
6
Now lift the manifold up and pull it forward to remove.
7
Pull the upper dish rack out and depress the retaining tabs to fully remove the rack from the rails.
8
Next, pull out the upper tray and flip open the stop clips to fully remove the tray.
9
Release the water supply tube from the retainers on the top and rear of the tub.
10
Detach the tube from the pump cover to fully remove.
11
Release the tab and rotate the pump cover counter-clockwise to detach.
12
Then remove the old diffuser from the diverter motor actuator shaft.
13
Using a flat-head screwdriver, rotate the lower access panel fasteners counter-clockwise a quarter-turn to detach.
14
Remove the access panel and the attached insulation.
15
Use channel-lock pliers to unthread the water supply line elbow fitting from the inlet valve be prepared for some water to spill.
16
Use a quarter-inch socket or nut driver to unthread the screw to release the terminal box from the right support rail.
17
Detach the cover note the orientation of the power wires then untwist the wire nuts to disconnect the wires.
18
Unthread the screw to release the grounding wire.
19
Unthread the strain relief nut and detach the strain relief and power wires from the terminal box.
20
Next, disconnect the drain hose from the sink drain or garbage disposer and feed it through the cabinet.
21
Open the dishwasher door and remove the mounting bracket screws.
22
To move the dishwasher, you may need to adjust the legs to lower the appliance.
23
Now gently pull the dishwasher away from the cabinet.
24
Tip the dishwasher back and rest it on a towel or blanket.
25
Note the location of the two diverter motor wire connecters then disconnect them.
26
Now use a t-15 torx bit to unthread the mounting screws securing the diverter motor assembly.
27
Depress the retaining clip and you can fully detach the old motor assembly.
28
Prepare the new diverter motor assembly for installation by applying some silicone grease to the actuator shaft.
29
Now insert the shaft into the sump as you align the assembly.
30
Thread the mounting screws to secure.
31
Connect the wire connecters to the appropriate terminals.
32
Return the dishwasher to its upright position.
33
Make sure the end of the drain hose is accessible through the cabinet wall then gently slide the dishwasher back into the cabinet.
34
Adjust the leveling legs if necessary.
35
Replace the screws to secure the mounting brackets to the cabinet or countertop.
36
Feed the drain hose through the cabinet and connect it to the sink drain or disposer.
37
Make sure the hose is elevated above the connection point.
38
Fully position the wires and strain relief in the terminal box then thread and tighten the strain relief nut.
39
Secure the grounding wire with the screw.
40
Join the black wires together and the white wires together and secure them with the wire nuts.
41
With the wires positioned inside the terminal box, realign the cover then thread the screw to secure the box to the support rail.
42
Reconnect the water supply line elbow fitting to the inlet valve.
43
Reposition the access panel, making sure the attached insulation does not interfere with the float assembly and the lower edge of the panel touches the floor.
44
Secure the panel by rotating the fasteners clockwise a quarter turn.
45
Open the dishwasher door and align the new diffuser on the diverter motor shaft.
46
Reinstall the pump cover by aligning it in the sump and rotating it clockwise to lock it into place.
47
Insert the water supply tube into the pump cover.
48
Confirm that the support bracket is in place at the top of the supply tube then snap the supply tube into the retainers on the rear and top of the tub.
49
Realign the upper tray on the rails and flip the stop clips closed.
50
Position the upper dish rack on the support rails and snap it into place.
51
Realign the ProScrub manifold on the water supply tube and push down to lock it into place.
52
Insert the inlet tube into the pump cover.
53
Realign the wash arm on the support then rotate the locking nut clockwise to secure.
54
Replace the lower dish rack.
55
With the repair completed, turn the water supply back on as well as the power and your dishwasher should be ready for use.

Applicable Product Model

Dishwasher
Brand
Product Type
Model
Subtype
Product Diagram & Manuals
Parts Needed
Recommended Tools and Accessories
Cleaner
Cleaner
$8.99
Cleaner
Cleaner
$20.66
Cleaner
Cleaner
$14.18
Cleaner
Cleaner
$22.37
Total$0.00

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