Bad bearings in motor (not pumping well) and snapped grinder drive shaft

ApplianceKitchenAid Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

David From Medfield, MA

Sep 14, 2012

Pretty straight forward ...if you have torex bits/drivers then you will probably have what it takes. The install video is perfect for showing you haw to swap the grinder. most lower spray bars are mounted using a CCW thread on the be aware!! If your motor is being replaced, leave that out before you swap the motor. Motor swap out took minutes once I had disconnected the various pipes and pulled the washer from under the counter. Easy ! Lubing the rubber seal on the motor with rinse aid made this part easy..good tip. The video shows how to install the grinder (the needle nose pliers is a good trick). Make sure there are no leaks underneath before you put everything back! The "hardest" part of the entire job was removal/reattachment of the water feed nut! I used a basin wrench for this. Who ever installed my dishwasher chewed up the drain hose rubber end fitting so it took a few goes to get it to grab and seal properly, check yours when you order the other insurance!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Chopper Assembly

Part Number: PS392939

In Stock

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

Part Number: PS11699778

On Order