Whirlpool dishwasher parts are sold through the Whirlpool Parts Online website as well as through a variety of online retail companies, such as Sears Parts Direct and Amazon.com. Most sites selling Whirlpool dishwasher parts offer a search feature using the specific part number or the model number of the dishwasher.
Look for factory-certified parts when shopping for Whirlpool dishwasher replacement parts to ensure a good fit and efficient performance. Some parts are easy for home users to replace, especially with downloadable manuals, diagrams and instructions supplied by the parts seller. Replacement silverware baskets and dish racks require no special tools to install, while rack repair kits let consumers easily touch up damaged racks and replace missing tine tips whenever necessary.
Replacing internal dishwasher parts is typically a more extensive repair job and may require the user to pull the dishwasher out from the wall or open up internal compartments to access and remove the damaged parts. Available internal parts for Whirlpool dishwashers include heating elements, valves and pumps. Repair manuals help home consumers complete repairs on their own.
For more complex repairs, a customer can schedule an appointment with an authorized repair technician via the Whirlpool website and let a professional fix the appliance. The original one-year manufacturer's warranty and extended service plans from Whirlpool cover many repair jobs.