The dishwasher would not spray to middle or top rack and detergent would not dissolve.

ApplianceFrigidaire Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Kurt From Corrales, NM

Feb 03, 2009

25 out of 28 people found this instruction helpful

I pulled off the cover inside the sump area. Then pulled the washer out from the counter and turned it on it's side. I took the old pump out and crimped a new wire harness on. It was a simple repair for a DIYer.

Before pushing the dishwasher back, I tested the dishwasher with it pulled out from the counter. It was easy to see water was flowing forcefully through the upper tubing now. Success.

Troubleshooting this faulty pump was harder because it was functioning, but it did not have enough force to push the water up to the top rack. I convinced myself that the pump was the problem by plugging the lower rack with a cork. The spray was still too weak to rotate the upper spray arm. I also ruled out the timer with a stop watch. This unit alternates upper and lower racks by pausing either 0.6 seconds or 3 seconds. This controlls a ball that diverts water to the upper or lower rack.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Circulation Motor Kit (Now subbed to Pump/Motor Kit with Harness)

Part Number: PS3501031

In Stock