Motor seized on 1990 GE dishwasher

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers


Jul 28, 2009

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The motor seized up on my 1990 GE Dishwasher
Repair would cost 360. Replacement about 600
I ordered the motor and pump from PartSelect for 137..44
Remover the under counter washer (it‘s very light) and removed the water and drain line and disconnected the power. Turned the washer on it’s top to access the motor and pump and removed the electrical plug in lines, and the clamps holding the pump on to the connections. Replaced it with the new motor and pump, reconnected the electrical plug ins, added an adapter hose part, tightened the original clamps then reconnected the water, drain and electrical connections and reinstalled the washer. All in about an hour, The only glitch was the grounding screw for the ground wire on the motor. The screw was too long to tighten. Substituted the original shorter ground screw from the old motor, and that worked fine. Only used 4 parts from the large assortment of parts supplied.
Immediately ran the washer through a cycle, all worked perfectly.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Motor and Pump Kit

Part Number: PS260801

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