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Snap on fitting no longer stays on faucett

Our kenmore portable dishwasher was working fine more a couple months but now the snap on fitting keeps popping off during the cycle spraying water all over the place. It seems the small white plastic things on the inside of the head are stripped. Is there a way to replace just the head part of the hose instead of replacing the entire hose?

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  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    We are having the same problem! Have you found anything out?

  • chairie Jul 17, 2008

    yes maytag wont stay connected to faucet

  • jannfey Aug 23, 2008

    Same problem. Any solution yet?

  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2008

    Kenmore portable Dishwasher Model# 665-1784200

    Only 2 years old and the "LOcking Collar"on the Faucet adapter keeps pottin off during the water cycle spurting water all over the place.I paid $69 to a local appliance repair person and he wants anothe $89 for the collar assembly and to install this assembly another $90 to disaaaemble the cabinet and disconnect the old and install the new Coupler assembly,part# 3378117.What a waste of time and money.Four tiny white plastic knobs are probably slightly wore enough so that they slide off the locking collar.If there was a way to replace the tiny plastic parts,the repair job would be very simple and for a do-it your-selfer the cost would be under $5.00.

    Is there a way that I could replace the tiny white plastic parts myself?

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Go to www.searspartsdirect.com and you can search by your model number for the dishwasher or any other kenmore part. The schematics magnify as you mouse over them and then you can scroll down to see the matching part number. The part 3378117 is the whole hose assembly including the faucet coupler and the full length of the hoses. Notice that the part number 3378117 has been substituted with W10217197. When I Googled for "W10217197 dishwasher" there were a number of vendors selling that part including ApplianceZone.com selling it for $20 less than Sears and other vendors. Unfortunately the way the faucet coupler is crimped onto the hoses you have to replace the full length of hose [not just the coupler] but I have a problem that requires the whole hose. I've opened the cabinet up - which required a star headed driver - and from there it's just a matter of removing basic connectors inside the box.

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  • donovanr6 Dec 21, 2010

    http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdir...

    Just the 4 nylon parts. around $20.

    part number wp-285170

    or search 285170 kenmore

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Actually I have that problem as well. Yo do not have to replace the entire hose assembly. There is a small kit you can buy that is called "Collar AW" that you can get from any appliance parts store. There is also a part number but I do not have it in front of me right now. The kit is usually around $20-$25 and includes 4 new "teeth", spring, head and locking C-clamp. They usually only last about a year or so but it is cheaper than buying a whole new hose assembly and having to tear apart your dishwasher to assemble it. I will find the part number and post it shortly. Hope this helps.

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  • Chris Feb 16, 2012

    The label on the package I bought is from FSP Part number 285170 labeled "Collar". Call up any appliance parts store and they should be able to order it for you. As I said earlier, it costs about $25.00 or so and seems to only last about a year before the "teeth" give out again. You also might want to replace your dishwasher snap adapter (screws on to your faucet) periodically because it wears out as well and that is what the "teeth" grip on to. They are usually around $5.00 or so. Better than replaceing the entire hose assembly. Hope this helps!

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    dbearylove Jan 29, 2013

    how do you just replace that part? I am getting ready to order one, but before I do, I need to know how to fix it.

  • Chris Nov 18, 2013

    You need to depress the collar. Once you do, you will see a thin C clamp. Remove the clamp and the collar, spring and teeth will come off rather easily. replace the teeth (you may have to hold them in place)put on the spring and then the collar. Depress the collar and put on the C clamp. That will hold it all together. You may want to replace the snap adapter on the faucet as well as it wears out too.

  • Chris Sep 10, 2015

    One other thing:Sometimes the new collar wont fit correctly back on to the assembly (Wont depress when trying to put the c-clamp on.) Just use the old collar if this happens.

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