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Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation

$49.94
Fix Number: FIX11746831
Manufacturer #: WP902899
Manufactured by: Whirlpool

Product Description

This wax motor is a little over two inches long. It is the rinse and detergent activator for some dishwashers.

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Replacing your Wax Motor for Detergent Cup Actuation

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Bill
February 19, 2022
I am not sure if I put the wires back correctly on a detergent door new wax motor. Door still does not open automatically
Hello Bill, Thank you for your inquiry. We have included a link to our installation video for this part, but we also show if you are facing the part, the white wire goes on the back terminal and the brown wire goes in front. We hope this helps.
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  • Customer:
    Edward from Green Brook, NJ
  • Parts Used:
    WP902899
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
DETERGENT DOOR NOT OPENING
Removed 7 torx screws from inner door panel.Disconnected wire connectors from 2 wax motors. Removed old wax motors from snap in brackets. Cleaned door opening slide and lubricated lightly with waterproof silicone grease. While the panel was out of the door, cleaned the soap residue and made it look good. Mounted both wax motors for soap dispenser and rinse dispenser and reconnected the wire connectors. Remounted the door panel. Replaced the 7 torx screws. Ran a load of dishes through and it worked perfectly.
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  • Customer:
    Sandra from Medford, NY
  • Parts Used:
    WP902899
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Detergent cup opened, but gel product just trickeled down the door
Removed the 7 screws on the inside of the door with a screw driver. Pulled ( slide) the two prongs off the old wax motor and reattached them to the new one. Quick like a flash, no problems. Couldn't believe it was so easy. When the next appliance goes down, I'll be confident to know that Parts Select will come to the rescue.Talk about service,I called and 2 days later, the part was sitting on my porch waiting to be installed. Thank You Thank You
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  • Customer:
    lewis from laurel, MD
  • Parts Used:
    WP902899
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
soap was still left in the soap container with the container open
I wasn't sure if the problem was the wax motor because the soap door was open. I suspected the door was not opening early enough to rinsed out the cup. I checked the ohms of the old motor and it did have resistance. I decided to replace it anyway, since it seemed like an easy fix. The new motor works great and the dishwasher is back to new. The repair was easy. I took off the inside cover. The wax motor is held in place with 2 clips. Needed a screw driver to pry off the power clips. Placed the wires on the new motor and placed the motor back in the clips.
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  • Customer:
    Ronald from Annandale, VA
  • Parts Used:
    WP912653, WP902899
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
Weak and noisy door spring
Followed Steve video for dooor spring linkage repair and it went perfectly. Saved me a bundle.thanks
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  • Customer:
    Paul from Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Parts Used:
    WP902899
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
Dishes came out very Cloudy
Follow the videos and you can't go wrong. You will need an allan wrench to take out the screws. lable the wires for color, match it up with the new motor. Pay attention to how the motor is lined up in the dishwasher. You will also need a flat screw driver to get the electrical connections off, maybe a needle nose pliers to complete the removal of the wires. Since you are working with electrical part you should trip the breaker or unplug the machine. Unplugging may be very difficlut since you would have to remove the machine from from its place. There is no power to the connections, so I did not cut power. Just be careful.
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detergent cup not opening
Shut the power off, at the breaker, in electrical box. Removed six torx screws holding the inner panel on the dishwasher door. Put my wife's 1.5 ltr bottle of wine on door , so the door would stay open, stood inner panel , on back of. That door. Recorded were wires were attached on the wax motor, pulled off wire connections! Used screw driver to pry plastic arms a little at a time, off of old wax motor, put new wax motor in place. Replaced wire connections, dropped inner door on outter door, held door tight, put six screws back in, ran dishwasher runs great detergent door opens now!!! Did not install other parts yet, just cleaned door and cup ,works great!!!!
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Model Compatibility
This part works with the following models:
Fix Number: FIX11746831
Manufacturer Part Number: WP902899
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Model Number
Description
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