Whirlpool Dishwasher Repair – How to Replace the Water Inlet Valve (Whirlpool # W10872255)

we’d like to explain you how to change the inlet water valve on your dishwasher. If your inlet water valve fails, you may not get any water in your dishwasher or it may continue to fill and cause some flooding.

It’s a really easy job to change.
Now that we verified
Let me explain you how we do it. Now to change this part, the first thing we’ll need to do is to disconnect power to the dishwasher. Locate the electrical panel, turn off the appropriate breaker or remove the appropriate fuses.

Now as well we’re going to need to turn off the inlet water supply. Locate that valve and shut that off and then we can remove the lower access panel to change the valve. Now we’ve laid this dishwasher on its back to give you a better view of your repair but it’s not necessary that you do that at home. You simply need to remove these clips on the bottom that secure that access panel.

Normally just a quarter turn of the font laid screwdriver or a coin and lift that clip out.

better view of your repair

Do the same for both sides and then lift that access panel off. Then next you would remove the inlet water supply from the valve and as well disconnect the wire harness connector on the end of the valve. Our next step will be to remove the wire harness from that valve.

Just depress that little locking tab and slide the harness off of the valve. Just tuck that out of the way. Now next we’ll remove a quarter inch screw that secures the valve to the frame of the dishwasher.

You just carefully slide that dial down and pull it out far enough that we can remove the clamp that holds the discharge hose. water valve on
Using a pair of pliers, simply press that spring clamp, slide it back up onto the outlet hose. Then we’ll twist that valve while holding the hose and pull it off.

There maybe a little bit of water in that hose shoe we need something there to collect that. Then discard the old valve.
Take the new valve, insert the outlet into the outlet hose. Re-position the clamp. Then we’ll slide the two grooves onto the metal frame.

Push it firmly up into place and reinstall the retaining screw. Reinstall the wire harness connector on the end of the valve. Now we can reconnect the inlet supply to that valve.

Once we have that tightened on there, you can turn your water supply on to make sure that there are no leaks in that area. Then as well if you wish you can reconnect the power and then start the dishwasher cycle just to make sure that there are no leaks at the outlet of that hose. Once we’ve done that, we can put the access panel back on. enough that we can
Just position that access panel. We take the mounting clips, push them down into the opening.

Then just turn them quarterly turn clockwise to lock them in place. Now that we verified that we have no leaks, we can reconnect the power, put the access panel back on and your repair is complete.