Loud Blower - Replaced Blower Fan Unit

ApplianceGeneral Electric Dishwasher


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Karl From Maple Grove, MN

May 29, 2013

I began to notice a loud grinding sound when my dishwasher blower motor kicked in (mostly at the end of the entire washing cycle). It was obvious where the noise was coming from (upper left side of door). Ordered blower motor / fan and replaced it. Problem solved! When taking the front panel off, be very aware of all screws. There is a screw on the right side of the door that screws inward. It holds the control unit. If not removed, the control unit screw hole will break off and it will be difficult for you to secure the control unit. Be aware that there are two small screws that point UP below the front panel. Be sure to remove those too. Take pictures of the wires before disconnecting from the control unit. It's fairly obvious, but cheap insurance if needed when reassembling. The fan motor in the upper left of the panel. There are a large gray venting unit above it. You will need to remove that unit in order to expose the screws to remove the fan motor. Once removed, replace the fan motor and work backwards to connect everything again. Possibly take a few moments to clean the inside of your door panel to remove any hard water build up from any moisture that leaked into your door panel. Hope this helps.

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Part Number: PS3505450

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