Deteriorated (and leaking) Impeller seal.

ApplianceJenn-Air Dishwasher

ModelDW961UQB

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set
Wrench(Adjustable)

Ron From Sandusky, MI

Jan 19, 2011

5 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

Dealer phone quote = $250. DIY repair = $55.
Turn-off DW electrical circuit breaker and shut-off hot water supply. Remove lower Front Access Panel and Toe Panel. Disconnect hot water supply, corrugated drain hose, electrical connection, and uncounter mounting brackets. Slide-out DW (being careful not to scratch flooring) and gently tip DW onto its back side. Rotate Ring-Lock at underside of Tub and (from inside the Tub) carefully lift out Motor-and-Pump assembly. At the Motor-and-Pump assembly, unscrew Center Spray Nozzle and remove Lower Spray Arm and lv Filter. At the end of the Impeller, remove Chopper Screw, Chopper, Chopper Plate (rotate 1/4 turn) and Chopper Wear Ring. Remove Motor Mount Screws and Motor Shield. Loosen Impeller {NOTE: left-hand thread} from motor shaft by the holding Motor Fan stationary and unscrewing Impeller. Pull apart the Motor and Impeller; discard old Impeller. Gently and thoroughly clean the internal surface of Housing Assembly seal with a toothbrush and soapy water. Carefully reassemble in the reverse order using the new Impeller. (Prophylactically, I also replaced the Motor "O" Ring and Pump Gasket.) DW works perfectly; no leaks!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Pump Gasket

Part Number: PS2097779

$19.63
In Stock

Motor "O" Ring

Part Number: PS2202722

$3.82
In Stock

Impeller with Motor Shaft Seal

Part Number: PS2340769

$21.98
In Stock