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PartSelect Number PS11747620
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
1) Lower Spray Arm and Pump Housing Filter: 1a) Unscrewed lower spray arm cap. Removed lower spray arm. Removed metal radiant shields from lower spray arm, cleaned them, and snapped them onto the new lower spray arm. 1b) Removed Torx screws from pump cover, then removed pump cover. 1c) Curled new filter into circular shape, interlocking the tabs to connect the ends together, then replaced the old pump housing filter by removing the old filter and then pushing the new one into place in the pump cover. Old O-ring was fine, so didn't really need to replace it. 1d) Re-installed pump cover by aligning the water ports on the cover with those in the dishwasher, then pushing cover down into place, then installing and tightening the Torx screws. If I were to do this repair again, I would replace the pump cover with a new one.1e) Installed the spray arm by placing the new lower spray arm into position over pump cover, then screwing in the lower spray arm cap. 2) Upper Spray Arm2a) Removed upper spray arm by unscrewing the snap outlet nut, then removing the spray arm retainer. This way, the retainer is undamaged and can be re-used. 2b) Attached new upper spray arm to snap outlet nut by pushing old retainer through new upper spray arm and into snap outlet nut. 2c) Installed new upper spray arm by screwing snap outlet nut back into the dishwasher.
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First off, I must give thanks to Partselect.com for excellent service. They had the parts I needed, a Diagram of how the parts should go into the Dishwasher, and shipping was very quick and reasonable priced. Thank you Partselect.com.After dinner we heard our Maytag MDB5100AWW dishwasher start grinding during its wash cycle. Needless to say we found this quite concerning, as this is not what a healthy dishwasher should sound like. After fiddling around with it, I started researching the issue and found Partselect.com where it was stated the “Discharge Housing Assembly (Discharge Pump Housing)” was a common failure point. After disassembling the “Pump and Motor” section of the dishwasher, it was confirmed that the Discharge Housing was indeed broken. Since this Dishwasher is over 8 years old, I figured that I might as well replace a few other parts as well, since I'm in there working on it.Following the blow-up image of the Pump and Motor picture;Unscrew part 34Pull out part 1Lift Part 2, which is attached to part 36Unscrew part 5 (6 of them) from part 4, be careful not to loose part 3, sitting inside part 4Lift out part 6 and 7Unscrew part 8 and lift out part 9Unscrew part 27 (three of them) and lift out part 11The bottom plate of this part is the broken part.Now, since we are in here replacing a part, we might as well replace a few other parts and give this dishwasher a little longer life. I opted to replace the following parts as well, being that my dishwasher was over 8 years old and the gaskets were showing some age.Part 4 – Pump Cover and Secondary Filter Assembly; I replaced this part because food often gets caught inside the filters and will throw off the balance during a wash or rinse, thus putting premature wear on bearings and o-rings. My filter had a bunch of food on one side, and the only way to remove the food was to slit open a section of the filter, thus damaging the filter screen.Part 37 – O-Ring that goes inside the Pump Cover and Secondary Filter Assembly. O-rings are rubber and do wear with age. My dishwasher didn't even have this o-ring; now it does.Part 3 – Lower Spray Arm Seal; I noticed when pulling these parts out that the hard water in our living area was making these somewhat brittle. When ordering these, get two of them, as the picture indicates. If you order one, the package only contains one, and not two was the image shows it should have.Part 11 – Discharge Housing Assembly (Discharge Pump Housing). This is the part that is making all the grinding noise. The new part will show that it is built a little differently. It appears that Maytag figured out the weak design of this part and made the replacements stronger.Part 17 – Even though I ordered this, you don't need to order this part if you order the Part 10 kit. The part 10 kit will include this o-ring. Because its an O-ring, I replaced it; as stated above, o-rings do breakdown.Part 25 – Pump Gasket; This part should really be called the Pump Housing Gasket, as it isolates the Pump Housing bucket and the Dishwasher tub. I bought this because my original gasket was looking pretty nasty and was coming apart.Part 10 – Seal Kit (Motor/Pump) (Motor/Pump Impeller and Seal Assembly), this kit includes several components that if purchased separately would easily be twice the cost of this kit. Again, seals and Motor Pump seals are a good thing to replace when needing to do work inside the dishwasher.Continuing on from the previous dis-assembly list;Unscrew part 12 and remove part 14, 15 and 16.Unroll part 17 (o-ring) and remove part 18.Unscrew parts 19 and carefully remove part 20, being VERY careful to not loose part 39.Lift out part 22, which will include the bearing inside of part 22.Pry out part 24 with a pick (the replacement is in the kit of part 10).To remove part 25, you must Remove part 12 of the Door Assembly (see the Door image) to reach the motor element.Next unscrew part 14 of the “TUB” i
After I ruled out a hose blockage I looked in the washer.Took the washer assembly apart, pretty straight forward, used the parts diagrams on this site for help. Found the drain impellor was jammed with glass and had lost a lot of its fins.Found exactly what I needed here. Had it back together in less than an hour, and it seems to be working like new.
1) turned off power to dishwasher2) removed each piece of pump assembly (one at a time) from inside the dishwasher. I had no repair manual and didn't know that by rotating the lock lever under the dishwasher, I could have easily removed the entire pump assembly as a unit.3) Reassmebled the pump assembly using new parts and installed in dishwasher.4) Reconnected hoses and electrical connection5) Turned power back on6) Washed dishes... it's as good as new!!!!
Using the part list (on your web site)as a guide to remove the parts,Part 32 remove by hand turning counter clockwise,remove screws #5,remove parts(33,34,31,2). Remove #36 remove 4,3,,6,7,,8,9,remove screws#27 then remove #11 which has a plate part of it but broke on the underside (you can't see it in the picture)it will rub on the fins of part#14 during the cycle when dishes are being washed creating a grinding noise.i Do suggest to replace the seals,38,37,you may coat the new seals with liquid hand soap for easier installation.
After removing parts, cleaned both upper and lower spray arms, blew out lead to the upper arm, and started to install the new parts.Unfortunately, the Pump Housing Filter was still cold (freezing weather during shipment and left at the front door) and when I started to bend it into shape it broke in two places. So I tolk the old filter and some Lime away and slowly cleaned it with soft brush to open 95% of the holes.Once ready it was installed along with the other new parts and the dishwasher works very well.Simple homeowner repair.
The repair was very involved, but from previous experience cleaning the dishwasher, it was worth not having to buy a new one. I removed all of the lower parts down to the motor shaft. That process is tricky, but if you do it methodically, and slowly, it is not too bad. The real problem wash the scum that was left behind by the soap used in the dishwasher. After removing all the parts, I ordered the parts I could not clean, and cleaned the parts I could. I figured out that the door was leaking because of the soap scum buildup on all the parts, causing the water level to raise faster than it could be pumped out. After I received the new parts, I simply put everything back together and it works better than ever now. I used the parts layout on your website to help in aiding me to put everything back correctly. I am very appreciative that I can get parts easily through your website, and not have to hire a "service technician" to come out and do the same thing, for the price of a new washer. Thanks!
Located circuit breaker for dishwasher and turned off breaker to secure power going to unit. Removed water spray bar arm inside dishwasher basin by unscrewing center nut and unclipping tabs against arm. Removed sheet metal access panels on bottom front of unit. Removed two individual plug in wires to temperature thermister. Removed 4 conductor plug wiring going to motor. Removed ground wire going to motor frame. Located plastic handle which cam locks motor / pump assembly into place. Pulled handle down gently to unlock from detent and turned clockwise to release pressure on assembly. Removed motor / pump assembly from dishwasher enclosure. Installed all new parts purchased as listed above utilizing parts breakdown aquired from PartSelect.com. Reinstalled motor / pump assembly in reverse order as listed above. Tested and ran unit with no problems. Thank You PartSelect.com, Robert.
1. Print out the "pump and motor" exploded diagram and label the numbered parts down to #11 (discharge housing assembly).2. Unscrew the "lower spray arm cap" (#34) by hand (it just twists off), remove the "jump up nozzle" (#1), and lift the "lower spray arm" (#2) and filter guard" (#36) out together.3. With a torx screw driver, remove the screws holding the "pump cover and secondary filter assembly" (#4), taking note how the assembly was positioned. Be careful not to lose the two plastic "lower spray arm seals".4. Lift out the "pump housing filter" (#6) and "rinse arm assembly" (#7).5. With a 5/16 wrench, remove the bolts holding the "discharge housing assembly" (#11). You will likely find a plastic disk just sitting there under the discharge housing assembly. This is the source of your problem. It is the lower plate that has worn loose from the rest of the assembly and the noise is from it being ground by the impeller below.6. The simplest fix is to order a new "discharge housing assembly" along with gaskets #37 - O-ring (for "pump cover in step #3. Mine was missing.) and #38 - "upper discharge housing gasket. Three parts to order and save your exploded diagram for when you put it back together.7. Remove the "discharge housing nut" at the top of the old discharge assembly, lift off the "wash arm support", and put both on the new discharge assembly. 8. Insert new seals where they belong and reassemble the dishwasher in reverse order.
Other parts used: Lower Spray Arm (#2) Upper Spray Arm (#33) Snap Spray Retainer (#31)Removed upper and lower washing baskets.Pulled off Upper Spray Arm (#33). It pulls off easily by hand. No tools required. Replaced with new Upper Spray Arm (#33) and Snap Spray Retainer (#31).Removed Large Spray Arm Cap(#34,)which has a right hand thread. This allowed me to take the Lower Spray Arm(#2)off.Removed Filter Guard (#36).Next I removed the 6 screws from the Pump Cover & Secondary Filter Assembly (#4) with a Torx screwdriver. Removed Lower Spray Arm Seal(#3), Pump House Filter (#6)(which I cleaned), Assembly, Rinse Arm (#7) Jump Up Nozzle (#1). Unscrewed Discharge Housing Nut(#8) by hand. Removed Support, Wash Arm (#9). This allowed me to remove the three screws holding the Discharge Housing Assembly(#11)with a 5/16th nut driver. Next I removed the Impeller Screw (#12) with a 5/16th nut driver. You must hold the Impeller Assembly (#14) firmly while loosening the nut. Removed Impeller Assembly (#12) and Plate, Suction (#15). Cleaned out area of debris,lint, etc. Put back old Plate, Suction (#15) and replaced Impeller Assembly (#14) with new part. Replaced Upper Housing Gasket and Discharge Housing Assembly with new parts. Put back all parts in the reverse order I removed them replacing the O-Ring (#37) with a new part. This O-Ring goes in the Pump Cover & Secondary Filter Assembly (#4). After completely assembled it ran as good as new!
We heard a horrible grinding noise just after starting the machine TWO DAYS before Christmas. On a whim, I disassembled the lower spray arm assembly right down to the wash impeller. I ran the dishwasher and heard no grinding noise, so I knew it wasn't a problem with the motor/bearings. After taking out the old parts, I noticed the discharge pump housing was in two pieces, and judging by the look of it and how those two pieces were fitting together, felt something must be wrong with them. I ordered a new discharge pump housing unit and a few extra parts just to be sure, and after 30 minute install of the new parts, the dishwasher is back to life. A $65 shot in the dark repair by a non-repairman vs. a new dishwasher... I'll take the shot in the dark. Thanks PartSelect!! I'm on to ordering a new utensil basket now!!
1) removed the lower rack2) removed retainer ring from rotating arm3) removed pop up sprayer4) removed screws from pump cover5) remove pump cover6) replace filterClean parts here is where we spent most of the time. It's amazing how much soap scum accumulated in the system, we cleaned and soaked parts in an amonia solution and had to use tylex, and other chemicals to clean parts. Once we removed, cleaned and flushed everything thoroughly, reversed the dissasembly and tested. System works just as new!
Had a repairman come to clean out all the food that had gathered at the base. Once he showed me how to take the spinner off I was able to order the parts and install them in no time. It works great now. Repairman and parts cost me $100, better than buying a new one.
Removed and replaced filter: Problem solved
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