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PartSelect Number PS11747050
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
The pump outlet gasket was sticking out and a screw was missing from the pump outlet housing. This was causing water to flood out under the door.Once I removed the pump outlet housing I saw that the gasket was out of place almost all the way around. I cleaned around the housing, replaced the gasket and the missing screw.You need a Torx T-15 for this repair. Note that all of the screws on the housing were loose so you might need to tighten them from time to time.Be careful not to drip a screw when you are installing it since it's a real hassle to fish it out from under the screen.Once everything was tightened up, the wash pressure seemed to be much higher.
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Took the two baskets out and removed the spinners which simply clip on. The bottom center spinner screws on/off using a tab in the center. Then removed four screws holding the filter cover in place. Then removed the one screw holding on the chopper cover and removed cover. Old chopper came out easily. Then rinsed and washed everything down to clean out all of the disgusting stuff that was clogging the unit. Put the new chopper in place, put chopper cover on and everything else in place and it now cleans like it was brand new!
After disassembling the entire motor assembly, I discovered the chopper assembly was broken. This could have been accessed from the top. in any event, I found the problem and fixed it with a new part. After re-assembling the unit there was a small leak coming form the edge of the motor assembly this was resolved by removing the gasket and smoothing out the contact surfaces that were damaged by the removal of the motor assembly.
At first, I suspected the door seal was at fault. However, after reading others' repair experiences, I found the dishwasher may leak if the wash arm bearings are worn. So, I took a look at those, and indeed they were quite worn.After receiving the parts in the mail, I called my 7 and 9 year old kids over. They were excited to open the package, and weren't too disappointed when they found it was dishwasher parts. I told them it was up to them to fix the dishwasher. As I sat on a stool, I instructed them what to do. They did a great job and now it doesn't leak any more.
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