Can you believe I had to take apart all of this:
To get to this:
And then I have to order the part from the States (I wouldn't mind, if it could only be shipped using the Concord jet), because I really do not feel like washing dishes by hand for a couple of weeks! A woman and her dishwasher are never to be separated......groan, growl, whine, snivel....
And if anyone else is looking for this part, which I think whirlpool has intentionally kept the part number classified and top secret because I had a dickens of a time finding it, the part number is Check Valve Part#8268375. Sue me whirlpool I've let the cat out of the bag (wink, wink).
UPDATE: Did I do something in a former life that was so horrible I am still being punished for it now? I phoned to order the part this morning because the site didn't have "Canada" in their list and I couldn't order it online. "Shelly" was having problems and asked if she could call me back. An hour and a half later I was told that it is out of stock and will take approximately 3 to 4 WEEKS to get here!! A MONTH of washing dishes by hand, oh my Lord... help me... I was five years old when Mom and Dad bought our first one... I am now just slightly past the age of 40ish... in between those years I could probably count on one hand how many times I've been without a dishwasher.