The rubber boot on my valve stem is broken. Should I buy a new valve stem kit to replace this small boot? What is the function of this part?
Answer Redbrd, Basically the assembly operates as an internal check valve in the pump separator. When the pressure builds up the valve opens and allows water to flow as needed to clean and flush the pump interior,etc. You will need to purchase the 675496 in order to properly service and repair your dishwasher.