Water would not drain, upper rack position couldn't be changed

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

John From Mountain View, CA

Nov 05, 2010

39 out of 60 people found this instruction helpful

Pulled out dishwasher after checking the air gap, etc. Washer would marginally pump out water and could hear motor running on drain cycle. Usual mess from water draining out of hoses.

Ohmed drain motor at 24ohms, should be 16.3 ohms from repair manual. Noted check valve, a rubber flapper, was canted out from sealing surface.

New motor ohms at 24 ohms, installed new motor prophylactilly. Installed new flapper valve through the sump. Washer checked okay for drain cycle.

Feed tube assembly was ordered as upper rack flapper valve was worn into open on upper position due to normal use. Feed tube spinner was small, so the rubber flapper was scavenged from the new assembly and used on the old feed tube assembly.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain Pump- 60Hz 120V

Part Number: PS382477

In Stock

Sump Pump Check Valve

Part Number: PS650760

In Stock

Feed Tube Assembly with Spinner

Part Number: PS1487786

In Stock