Thread Number: 74532  /  Tag: Vintage Dishwashers
1973 KDS 17 makes terrible squeal when filling
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Post# 983298   2/18/2018 at 18:23 by xmastoo (Washington)        

Repairman said it is coming from a valve and can't be fixed. Does anyone have any experience with this? Will it cause the machine to fail? My only option to keep peace in the home is to purchase a brand new dishwasher, and they don't make 'em like they used to. Thanks.

Post# 983315 , Reply# 1   2/18/2018 at 19:57 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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I may have a fill valve.

But here's one on Flea Bay

Post# 983319 , Reply# 2   2/18/2018 at 20:17 by bendixmark (Winchester Mass)        

I had no problem getting a valve for my kds-17 which is the ultimate dishwasher.Your serviceman lied to you that certainly can be fixed.

Post# 983346 , Reply# 3   2/19/2018 at 05:44 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        
part # WP4171000

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Here it is on RepairClinic...they changed from a double to a single but this is the Whirlpool part.  They are much cheaper on ebay.


Post# 984994 , Reply# 4   3/2/2018 at 18:03 by xmastoo (Washington)        

Thank you everyone for your advice. My partner purchased the replacement valve and installed it, and the squealing has stopped! Hoping that nothing that else will go wrong, and that the machine will continue to perform for many more years.

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