Dishwasher was making a loud noise during the wash cycle and it was getting worse with time. The bearing nearest the pump impeller was failing.

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers

Jeff From Madison, AL

Jun 25, 2011

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Disconnect the water supply, the drain line, and the two screws that go up into the cabinet frame, then pull the dishwasher out from under the counter. Tip the unit onto it's face and the main pump/motor is facing up. Turn off the power then unplug the electrical connector from the motor. Remove the single bolt at the base of the motor then turn the whole motor ~1/4 turn counter-clockwise. A firm pull will remove the motor/pump at this point.
The new motor/pump has a new seal. See that the arrows on the pump volute and the motor frame are lined up before inserting into the housing. The new motor/pump slides into the housing easily and a 1/4 turn clockwise will pull it in tight. Re-install the locking bolt and revers the rest of the steps to get running again.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Circulation Pump Motor with Impeller - 60Hz 120V (Now subbed to Circulation Pump and Motor)

Part Number: PS11699778

In Stock