Dishes on the top rack weren't getting clean -- Motor was weak

ApplianceWhirlpool Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Steven From Mahwah, NJ

May 07, 2010

10 out of 12 people found this instruction helpful

This was a fairly easy repair. It took me a little over an hour to complete. First I flipped the circuit breaker for the dishwasher; then I removed the dishwasher from the cabinet and disconnected the supply, and return lines. I removed both racks from dishwasher, the lower washer arm, and the plastic conduit that supplies water to the upper rack. I then turned the unit onto it's side, and pulled the three or so cables that went to the motor, along with the three plastic wedges that held the motor in place. I then pushed the old motor through, into the interior of the dishwasher. This required me to disconnect some additional components to get it to fit through the opening, including the large silver capacitor. I then compared the old motor to the new one, and transferred some of the parts from the old motor to the new one that weren't included with the new one. I then pushed the new motor through the opening. This required a second person, who replaced the plastic wedges, while I pushed on the motor. The cables, supply lines, drain lines, and components that wouldn't fit through the opening were then replaced; the interior of the dishwasher was also reassembled.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Pump Motor and Housing Assembly (Now subbed to Sump and Motor Assembly)

Part Number: PS11699804

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