Dishwasher Articles and Videos

Learn how to get the best results from your dishwasher with these articles and how-to videos from Sears PartsDirect. Get advice on how to load a dishwasher so the dishes get clean, how to fix rusted dishwasher tines and more. If your dishwasher has a more serious problem, check out our DIY dishwasher repair help.

7 Uncommon Tips for Kitchen Cleaning

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7 Uncommon Tips for Kitchen Cleaning

These 7 kitchen-cleaning tips are out of the ordinary and super helpful.

Common Dishwasher Parts Glossary

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Common Dishwasher Parts Glossary

Learn what parts you'll find in a dishwasher and what those parts do.

Dishwasher Common Questions

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Dishwasher Common Questions

These common questions about dishwashers can help you solve typical problems.

7 Ways to Use a Dishwasher Better

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7 Ways to Use a Dishwasher Better

Try these tips for getting better results from your dishwasher.

Stainless-Steel Appliance Cleaning Tips

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Stainless-Steel Appliance Cleaning Tips

Learn how to keep the stainless-steel appliances in your home clean and shining bright.

How to Fix Rusted Dishwasher Tines

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How to Fix Rusted Dishwasher Tines

Learn how to inexpensively repair rusted dishwasher racks and tines.

Where to Find the Model Number on a Kitchen or Laundry Appliance

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Where to Find the Model Number on a Kitchen or Laundry Appliance

See where you should look when trying to locate the model tag on a kitchen or laundry appliance.

How to Clean the Spray Arms in a Bosch Dishwasher Video

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How to Clean the Spray Arms in a Bosch Dishwasher Video

See how easy it is to remove and clean the spray arms in a Bosch dishwasher.

How to Load a Dishwasher Video

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How to Load a Dishwasher Video

Find out where dishes should go, as well as what never to put in a dishwasher.

How to Anchor a Dishwasher to the Floor Video

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How to Anchor a Dishwasher to the Floor Video

Use a floor-mounting kit to fasten your dishwasher to the floor.

Dishwasher Not Draining Video

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Dishwasher Not Draining Video

Learn where to check for and remove clogs to get your dishwasher draining again.

How to Repair Broken or Damaged Wires Video

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How to Repair Broken or Damaged Wires Video

Learn how to repair broken, frayed or damaged wires in your appliances.

Quiz: Are You Abusing Your Appliances?

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Quiz: Are You Abusing Your Appliances?

Take our quiz to see how well you treat your appliances. Then, find out what you can do to help them last longer.

Easy DIY Dishwasher Repairs

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Easy DIY Dishwasher Repairs

Read about some common dishwasher repairs that you can do yourself.

Dishwasher Detergent Cup Not Opening Video

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Dishwasher Detergent Cup Not Opening Video

Overloading the detergent dispenser, using clumpy soap and a broken actuator are reasons why the dispenser won't open.

Dishwasher Not Drying Dishes Video

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Dishwasher Not Drying Dishes Video

Find out why your dishes are still wet even after the dishwasher cycle has finished.

Dishwasher Won't Start Video

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Dishwasher Won't Start Video

Stuck control panel keys or a faulty door switch can prevent a dishwasher from starting.

Dishwasher Not Filling Video

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Dishwasher Not Filling Video

It could be a failed door switch, overfill float switch or water inlet valve. See how to test them.

Dishwasher Has No Power Video

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Dishwasher Has No Power Video

Sometimes you just plain forget to turn the dishwasher switch on, but you might also need to check for faulty wire connections or user interface control.

Dishwasher Leaks Video

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Dishwasher Leaks Video

Troubleshoot why your dishwasher is leaking and fix the problem.

Dishwasher Not Cleaning Dishes Video

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Dishwasher Not Cleaning Dishes Video

These tips will help your dishwasher clean your dishes better.

How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

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How to Use a Multimeter to Test Electrical Parts Video

Learn how to use a multimeter to check for wiring problems in an appliance that's not working.