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Chopper Assembly

PartSelect Number PS11745442

This chopper assembly, or dishwasher drain food chopper, chops food particles into small pieces to prevent the dishwasher pump from clogging. If your dishwasher is making grinding, rattling, or humming noises, replacing this part may solve the issue. Other symptoms include not draining, low water pressure, chopper not working, or the dishes not being cleaned. The tools needed for this repair project are a #15 torque spit, #20 torque spit, small flat blade screwdriver, and needle nose pliers. Make sure to unplug your dishwasher from the power source before beginning installation. Refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer for further instructions.

This part works with the following brands: Kenmore, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Estate, Inglis, Roper, Crosley.

This part works with the following products: Dishwasher.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Not cleaning dishes properly.
  • Noisy.
  • Not draining.
  • Will not fill with water.

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Parts Used:
  • Chopper Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: JAMES from SAN DIEGO, CA

The chopper was broken, the screen was clogged

Somehow, a wooden chopstick found it's way to the chopper (a small disposal in your dishwasher), and broke the (plastic) rotor. Food was no longer being finely chopped, and was unable to pass through a filter screen. This reduced water pressure, and prevented effective operation of the upper spray arm. It is not difficult to get to the chopper to make the repair. Refer to the guide taped to the backside of the floor panel. Note that the chopper can be accessed through the bottom of the tub itself. Remove the spray tube from the wash module manifold, then twist the manifold CCW to release it. Then, remove attaching screws to the screen, foreign object protector and inlet protector to reach the chopper assembly. I replaced the broken chopper and reversed procedure.

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Parts Used:
  • Chopper Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: Debbie from Salcha, AK

Dishes on top were not being washed. Bottom started not getting cleaned

We tore the dishwasher apart till we found something broken! We found the chopper assembly was broke. I by chance found your wonderful web site. A $30 part fixed my dishwasher. I actually was shopping for a new dishwasher. My old one works PERFECT! Thank you!

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2 of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench set
Customer: Daniel from River Falls, WI

Primary problem door dropped open

I first replaced the door balance kit. I had to unhook the water supply to pull the unit out. I replaced the door balance kit first. The pieces were slightly different than my old parts, but fairly easy to figure out. Also, the spring was off on one side so had to confirm where to reconnect it. That took about 30 minutes. I then took out the racks and installed the chopper. The old one came out easily, but it took about 20 minutes to seat the new chopper properly and then reassemble the lower arm. This part of the repair was about another 30 minutes total. Lastly, I replaced the upper rack adjusters, which had broken a while ago and I had pulled together with nylon straps. The new adjusters have metal screws which should be more durable than the plastic clips used in the original equipment. This part of the job took about another 20 minutes, but was easy to complete. The dishwasher door works like new and the top rack is easier to load with the adjusters working properly again.

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Parts Used:
  • Chopper Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver
Customer: James from benton, KY

Chopper assemby was wereout

it about 30 min to replase this part it was easy as pie.

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Parts Used:
  • Chopper Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Jakub from Knoxville, TN

Poor water pressure - dishes come out dirty

I unscrewed two plastic covers to get to the chopper. I found out that the blade fell off and could not be put back in place. As a result the filter behind it was all clogged. I replaced the whole thing with the new one and put the plastic covers back in place. The dishwasher works like a charm. The hard part was that the screws have proprietary heads, so it is hard to screw/unscrew them with a regular screwdriver. Other than that the exercise is trivial.

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Parts Used:
  • Chopper Assembly
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: David from Belhaven, NC

No water reaching top tray

At first I thought that it was the feed tube but after some more thought I started diging and found the chopper broken cleaned the screen and got water to top tray so I ordered the chopper assembly and now it works fine

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0 of 4 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Chopper Assembly
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Screw drivers
Customer: Perry from Kalispell, MT

Not cleaning properly

Remove the Racks. Unscrew the lower wash arm with the plastic thumb screw in the middle, set aside. Remove the water chase to the upper wash arm by unclipping the metal keepers at the back of washer and at the top.
Spin remaining water chase clockwise and lift out. Remove torx screws-4 of them. lift out lower assembly. remove one more screw that holds chopper cover in. remove chopper cover. replace /clean chopper assembly screen and any other debris in bottom of washer. install..reverse removal instructions.

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4 of 18 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Customer: peer from sterling, VA

Dirty dishes and noise

removed 2 trays and parts and 4 screws

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