Pump/motor assembly make making loud noise & door balance cable broken

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

David From Bartlett, IL

Jun 30, 2011

9 out of 10 people found this instruction helpful

I removed the dishwasher from under the cabinet. This is what took the most time. Before removing the dishwasher from under the cabinet I disconnected the drain cable to remove all the water from unit. After removing the dishwasher I tipped the unit on its left side. The motor/pump assembly is held in with one screw. After removing this screw the pump/motor assembly comes out with a 1/8 turn counter clock wise. The replacement pump/motor assembly was put back in in reverse order. After the pump/motor assembly was replaced I replaced the door balance cable kit on the right side of the unit. Next I tipped the unit on to its right side and replace the left balance cable kit. After this all that was left was to return the unit back under the cabinet and hook up the water supply line, the drain line, and the power.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Door Balance Link Kit

Part Number: PS972325

In Stock

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

Part Number: PS11699778

On Order