Leak in motor shaft seal

ApplianceMaytag Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers

James From Houston, TX

Aug 19, 2009

3 out of 4 people found this instruction helpful

We had had a slow leak on our dishwasher for some time. We were also getting a film left on the dishes and they did not appear clean. Eventually the leak got worse and I had to find the problem. It turned out that in addition to the motor shaft seal leaking, the heating element was out and the installer had done a really bad job, with leaks in the fittings and the wiring not installed properly.

I tried to get the parts locally but they were not in stock and needed a week to arrive. With family coming to visit, I ordered the parts from Parts Select on Monday and they arrived Tuesday. That afternoon, I had everything back together and it is working great.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Heating Element

Part Number: PS2099428

In Stock

Motor/Pump Impeller and Seal Assembly

Part Number: PS2340860

In Stock