Whirlpool Dishwasher Repair – How to Replace the Lower Door Seal Kit (Whirlpool # 4172127)

, we’d like to explain you how to change the lower seal kit on your dishwasher. That’s a really easy job. Let me explain you how we do it.

Now, to replace this part, we will need to access the bottom of the dishwasher. The first thing we’re going to need to do is to disconnect power to it. Locate the electrical panel, turn off the appropriate breaker or remove the appropriate fuse, and once we’ve done that, we’ll remove the two screws that secure the access panel at the bottom and then we can reach in underneath to disconnect some springs.

Just remove these screws that secure those two panels. We’ll then lift the top one off and the bottom one. Now, with those access panels removed, we can next reach inside and disconnect the springs that hold the door tension in place. If you’ve chosen to leave the dishwasher in the cabinets, you would have to reach in through that access panel opening.

We’re just going to grasp that spring and release it from the little hooks on the side of the frame. If you have enough room to pull your dishwasher out without disconnecting water supply or electrical and drain, you can pull that far enough and then just access that spring from the outside. Take note of the notches that the hook over spring is attached to.

Stretch the spring enough that we can release it and then we’ll do the same for the opposite side. Now, with the springs disconnectedWe’re next going to open the door up but keep in mind that there’s no counterbalance action from the spring, so the door is going to appear very heavy.
You want to lower it down carefully until it’s fully-open position.
Now, to you remove the bottom sealWe’re simply going to peel that away from the bottom edge of the inner door panel. Use caution on that edge because it’s fairly sharp, but it’s just a friction fit.

Just peel that off and take note of how that fits on there. Make sure that we line up our new gasket in the same manner. I’ll discard the old one, and we want to make sure that we engage this portion of that gasket over the edge of that inner door panel. Before you install it, take the time to just clean any debris that may be on there. Again, use caution because that edge is going to be very sharp.

Next, we’ll take our new gasket, we’ll line that upon that edge and center it side to side and then just snap it in place. Now, our next step to replace the two diverter caps on the edges, we’ll need to lift that door completely off the dishwasher to give us access to that. There are two hinge pins one on either side that rest in a little cradle on the mainframe. We’ll need to separate that cradle just slightly so that we can lift that door up.

You’ll also want to have a blanket or some towels to lay upon the floor to protect the finish on the front of your dishwasher panel as we lift that off. how that fits on
Now, with the door in a fully-open positionWe’re going to go right into that hinge area here, and you’ll see the hinge pivot and a little socket that it sits in. What we need to do is to bend back this metal piece to allow that hinge pin to lift straight up out of there. Using a flat blade screwdriver, move our pivot, that piece at the back and just bend it back a little bit, just enough that we can lift that hinge pin above that opening.

That should give us enough room on that side. We’ll do the same on the opposite side. Once we’ve opened up both sidesWe’re going to lift that door and tilt it up just slightly and then we’ll grasp it firmly.

We’ll lift it up out of that opening and then we’ll lower it down onto our blanket and now we can change out these caps. They simply snap onto the side of the tub. Just pull them off and then snap the new one in place.

Make sure that this edge of that cap goes inside of the tub and then it snaps in place. NowWe’re ready to set that door back on the hinge hooks, then you’ll that little metal portion that we bent once we’ve got that door set down into that saddle, we’ll take a flat blade and we’ll just tilt that piece of metal back just enough to hold it in place. Make sure we have the inner door panel inside of that tub area. While looking down from above, find up those hinge pins into the sockets till they’re resting firmly on both side and then we can lower that door down to a full-open position. We’ll then take our flat blade, we’ll go into that area.

We’ll just bend that metal tab back out. Do the same on the opposite side. Now, that we have both of those tabs pressed back into place, we’ll next close the door up and latch it and then we’ll reconnect the springs to the frame. Next, we’ll reach inside and take those springs and make sure that we get them into the same notch that we removed them from.

Do the same for both sides and then we’re ready to put the access panel back on. We begin by putting the lower portion of that access panel in place and then we can set the upper portion on top of it. Line up screw holes and adjust the bottom panel to the right height and secure it as well. NowWe’re ready to reconnect the power, and our repair is complete.

Whirlpool Dishwasher Repair – How to Replace the Lower Door Seal Kit (Whirlpool # 4172127)

, we’d like to explain you how to change the lower seal kit on your dishwasher. That’s a really easy job. Let me explain you how we do it.

Now, to replace this part, we will need to access the bottom of the dishwasher.

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The first thing we’re going to need to do is to disconnect power to it. Locate the electrical panel, turn off the appropriate breaker or remove the appropriate fuse, and once we’ve done that, we’ll remove the two screws that secure the access panel at the bottom and then we can reach in underneath to disconnect some springs. Just remove these screws that secure those two panels. We’ll then lift the top one off and the bottom one.

Now, with those access panels removed, we can next reach inside and disconnect the springs that hold the door tension in place. If you’ve chosen to leave the dishwasher in the cabinets, you would have to reach in through that access panel opening. We’re just going to grasp that spring and release it from the little hooks on the side of the frame.

If you have enough room to pull your dishwasher out without disconnecting water supply or electrical and drain, you can pull that far enough and then just access that spring from the outside. Take note of the notches that the hook over spring is attached to.

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Stretch the spring enough that we can release it and then we’ll do the same for the opposite side. Now, with the springs disconnectedWe’re next going to open the door up but keep in mind that there’s no counterbalance action from the spring, so the door is going to appear very heavy. You want to lower it down carefully until it’s fully-open position.

Now, to you remove the bottom sealWe’re simply going to peel that away from the bottom edge of the inner door panel. Use caution on that edge because it’s fairly sharp, but it’s just a friction fit. Just peel that off and take note of how that fits on there. Make sure that we line up our new gasket in the same manner. I’ll discard the old one, and we want to make sure that we engage this portion of that gasket over the edge of that inner door panel.

Before you install it, take the time to just clean any debris that may be on there. Again, use caution because that edge is going to be very sharp. Next, we’ll take our new gasket, we’ll line that upon that edge and center it side to side and then just snap it in place.

Now, our next step to replace the two diverter caps on the edges, we’ll need to lift that door completely off the dishwasher to give us access to that. There are two hinge pins one on either side that rest in a little cradle on the mainframe. We’ll need to separate that cradle just slightly so that we can lift that door up. You’ll also want to have a blanket or some towels to lay upon the floor to protect the finish on the front of your dishwasher panel as we lift that off. Now, with the door in a fully-open positionWe’re going to go right into that hinge area here, and you’ll see the hinge pivot and a little socket that it sits in.

What we need to do is to bend back this metal piece to allow that hinge pin to lift straight up out of there. Using a flat blade screwdriver, move our pivot, that piece at the back and just bend it back a little bit, just enough that we can lift that hinge pin above that opening. That should give us enough room on that side. We’ll do the same on the opposite side.

Once we’ve opened up both sidesWe’re going to lift that door and tilt it up just slightly and then we’ll grasp it firmly. We’ll lift it up out of that opening and then we’ll lower it down onto our blanket and now we can change out these caps. They simply snap onto the side of the tub. Just pull them off and then snap the new one in place. Make sure that this edge of that cap goes inside of the tub and then it snaps in place.

NowWe’re ready to set that door back on the hinge hooks, then you’ll that little metal portion that we bent once we’ve got that door set down into that saddle, we’ll take a flat blade and we’ll just tilt that piece of metal back just enough to hold it in place. Make sure we have the inner door panel inside of that tub area. While looking down from above, find up those hinge pins into the sockets till they’re resting firmly on both side and then we can lower that door down to a full-open position. We’ll then take our flat blade, we’ll go into that area.

We’ll just bend that metal tab back out. Do the same on the opposite side. Now, that we have both of those tabs pressed back into place, we’ll next close the door up and latch it and then we’ll reconnect the springs to the frame. Next, we’ll reach inside and take those springs and make sure that we get them into the same notch that we removed them from. Do the same for both sides and then we’re ready to put the access panel back on.

We begin by putting the lower portion of that access panel in place and then we can set the upper portion on top of it. Line up screw holes and adjust the bottom panel to the right height and secure it as well. NowWe’re ready to reconnect the power, and our repair is complete.