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Drain Pump Assembly

PartSelect Number PS1990918

The drain pump ejects the water from the dishwasher.

This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Not draining.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Leaking water.
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39 of 44 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJohn from Alexandria VA

Dishwasher would not drain

**** A stubby Philips screw driver will save you a lot of headache taking the two retaining screws out that hold the drain pump assembly to the hanging bracket *** An inspection mirror was also helpful trying to locate these screws.

I thought the pump impeller vane was possibly broken because the pump would not drain the dishwasher but it would energize and make a loud clicking/rumbling noise.

1) Drain water from the dishwasher. I used a piece of tubing and siphoned the water out. Remove front cover plate.

2) Turn off breaker and dsconnect two wires going into pump.

3) Remove the pump inlet. I kept the 4" rubber jumper piece attached when I took the pump out.

4) I had to disconnect the wash water feed line to be able to reach the hose clamp on the pump outlet.

5) Loosen hose clamp on the pump outlet if you can reach it, otherwise remove the two screws that hold the drain pump assembly in. There is one screw on each side of the pump. I used an inspection mirror to see the screws. I had to use a stubby Philips head screw driver to take the screws out.

6) Wrangle the drain section out and finish taking off the pump outlet hose clamp. Install new pump and work backwards to put it together.

When I pulled the pump out I found the impeller to be complete (not broken as I had thought) and I saw it had two small steel balls that sat in grooves. I think the two balls and groove act as a safety detent and disengage the pump if something big gets sucked in. I pushed down on the impeller and everything snapped together nicely. Since I already ordered a new pump and I had everything taken apart already I installed the new one but I think I could have just used the old one.

Hope this is helpful to someone else. Washer has worked fine since.

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerBrenda from Orem UT

Diswasher would not drain with a staticky sound.

Pulled the dishwasher out and laid it on its back. From under the dishwasher I unscrewed three screws and freed the drain pump from some sort of frame. Then with the pliers loosed the orange clamp that held the black hose to it. Then unscrewed the clamp that held the white hose to it. Then pulled out the purple and white fuse wires. These wires were very tight I used pliers to get them off. The pump was free. Be sure to have a bowl to catch all the water. There wasn't a lot but it stinks. Then put it all together the way I took it apart. The dishwasher works perfectly now.

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerThomas from Bismarck ND

Dishwasher wouldn't drain after cycles.

Old pump impeller (internal to pump/motor part) snapped into place, but snapped out of place after warranty.

Disconnected power. Removed bottom spray arm and strainer. Siphoned out remaining water. Removed hoses and two mounting screws on pump. Removed wires. Removed pump.

Installed pump in reverse steps.

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerAdriane from McKinney TX

Dishwasher wouldn't drain!

I already had the dishwasher pulled out (remove the two screws from under the counter holding the dishwasher in place) The drain was located on the right side at the bottom very easily removed after taking out the two screws and removing the tubing. Attached the tubing to the new drain pump, made sure clamps were in place and then screwed the screws back in to hold the drain pump into the bracket. Ran the dishwasher once before pushing it back in to make sure there were no leaks. Had a leak but completely unrelated to the drain pump.....I had to replace the hot water supply line the next day, also SUPER EASY. Pushed dishwasher back in and replaced the two screws into the brackets that hold the dishwasher in. Kind of disappointed that I had to replace these things since the dishwasher is just over a year old, but PartSelect made finding the part super easy and they were by far the BEST PRICE! Thanks again! Only suggestion is I wish that it would have come with directions...but I figured it out pretty well!

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly
  • Hose

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerTheodore from Salisbury NC

Fin in pump broke

pulled out dishwasher ,left lines hooked ,started cicle .heard pump.took apart.seen problem. order new one ,works like new..

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerLONNIE from NORTH LAS VEGAS NV

Water would not drain

cleared water from machine with bulb type basting tool. Placed two large bath towels on floor in front of machine. Removed machine to floor laying it on the towels on its left side. Removed pump. Installed new pump. Reinstalled machine. Worked fine.

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerRobert from Shoreview MN

The relatively new frigidaire (electrolux) dishwasher would not drain the water out of the base of the washer. The pump impeller assembly was making a "rattling" sound and wasn't pumping

I ordered the replacement pump from Partselect and it arrived 3 days later. The new pump went in very simply with two mounting screws (don't over tighten!!) and the two hose claps for intake and discharge. It works perfectly!

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerEric from DeForest WI

Dishwasher wouldn't drain after washing

The drain motor on the dishwasher started to and eventually did fail. I removed the two screws holding the unit in and the front plate on the bottom. I slowly walked it out from under the counter, and tipped it up on its left side. I removed the two mounting screws, and loosened the hose clamps on the inlet and outlet of the pump. Flushed out the drain line of left over soap and goo the pump failed to clear. Then installed the new one reversing the process.

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerWilliam from Bryan TX

Dishwasher would not drain

replaced the motor after fixing the impeller once before. seems to be a weakness in this model based on what I've read here. The motor does not fail it's the little impeller inside the housing that comes apart. One word of advice: use a wet/dry shop vac to extract the standing water from the dishwasher.

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerSheila from Pelzer SC

Wouldn't drain water out after washing

Removed the screws at the top which held it in , then I pulled it outside of it's shell, took it apart and took the drain part off, replaced with new drain part, put it back together the same way I took it off, pushed it back in, put the screws back in, tested it, and it worked. Ta Daaa!

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customerwilliam from livingston manor NY

Water would not pump out

replaced the pump

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerAdam from Milwaukee WI

Drain pump no longer worked

removed the old pump and replaced it with a new one

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJoel from Sweet Home OR

Not draining

Removed standing water with wet vac. removed kick plate and screws attaching top to underside of counter. pulled unit out and layed it on it's front to gain easy access. unscrewed unit and removed hose clamps with pliers. installed new unit and reveresed order to put all back together. did not appear to want to work at first on full cycle mode. Ran Rinse and Hold cycle and it engauged drain pump first clearing out rest of water then, ran fine. all is working well now.

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

Customerandrew from beasley TX

Not draining

fixed it

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Parts Used

  • Drain Pump Assembly

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerWayne from Providence RI

Dish washer would not drain.

I pulled out the internal filter and assorted washer parts. All in good shape. I bailed out the washer and removed the pump assembly from under the washer. I pulled it apart to inspect impeller. all looked fine. Plugged pump in and turned on pump cycle. Pump did not operate as it should have and I ordered new pump. My daughter put it back together and all is working well now!

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