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PartSelect Number PS382822
This dishwasher drain and wash impeller kit comes with both the drain and wash impeller, gaskets, chopper, and installation screw. This part helps stop your dishwasher from leaking and helps with the proper draining of the dishwasher. If you notice that your dishes are not cleaning, the dishwasher is not draining properly, or is making any unusually loud sounds or grinding noises, this could indicate the impeller and seal kit have broken down and need to be replaced. You will need a #15 and #20 torx driver, a small flat-blade screwdriver, 1/4-inch nut driver, adjustable wrench, and a small hammer and a sharp chisel.
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:
Disconnect unit and remove from under counter. remove lower spray arm, tip over dishwasher on it's back, diconnect wires from motor , unscrew drain fitting rotate motor mounts to and lift pump and motor assembly up and out from inside the dishwasher. thoughly clean all parts during pump disassembly( under running water and a toothbrush works well) . Looking at a parts diagram,and using your memory from disassembly replace the new seals and put it all back together, with patience you can do anything and use common sense.
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Grinding Noise when running. I was not sure of problem and thought that a new Dishwasher may be needed if motor was the problem. After taking the bottom rack and spray arms out I came across my first problem. I believe it was the impeller design that has a 1in hex nut with a bolt in middle that needed to be removed. I needed a 90 degree 1in wrench to hold impleller while I removed Bolt. Luckly I have a friend that is a mechinist who made me a wrench.After that the grinding cause was discovered - Broken glass that grinded the cermic shaft that is over motor shaft. I did not small drops of water under motor during grinding due to damaged cermic shaft.$24 and 2 days later my dishwasher is as good as new. Sugguest you sell a 1in 90 degree hard plastic wrench for holding impeller which bolt is removed.Thanks PS. - Best part of your site is Parts detail which was very helpful for me to understand assembly.
Follow diagram that comes with the repair kit
Well, after I got the the dishwasher apart I realized the problem was not the wash impeller kit, it was the pump/ motor asembly. we deicided to replace the machine. the hardest part was holding the impeller from turning while removing the screw. there is a hex on top of the impeller you must hold in place but, if the machine is old, the hex is brittle,It will break as mine did. you will need to disconnect and take the washer from under the cabinet, and wedge a piece of wood into the motor to hold it. Then loosen the screw and inspect the components. 10 years old, it was more cost effective to replace the dishwasher. i emailed for a request authorization to return. partselect responded promptly with the autorization i needed to return the part. The service was good, and I would use partselect again.
My wife noted wood floor bucking up around dishwasher - pulled dishwasher out from counter, tipped it on it's side, looked underneath, & noted slight corrosion on top of motor - Took motor/pump assembly completely off of dishwasher (comes out from the bottom) by flipping four little plastic cams on motor to the side & then took pump apart (starting at top & working down) till I got to the impeller/motor shaft seal. Found plastic impeller worn through into two pieces & little spring thingy under the grinder-upper thingy broken. Ordered Drain & Wash Impeller kit - got it a few days later - installed (new motor shaft seal didn't seem to be quite the same as far as fit, so I didn't use it - just used the impeller & new spring thingy) Put it all back together & runs fine - no more leaks - (now just have to figure out what to do about warped wood flooring - oh well, it's old & is probably time for whole new kitchen floor anyway) Note: This particular Kenmore model made by Whirlpool - takes Whirlpool parts.Note 2: Needed only screwdrivers to do this whole thing - would have been a really quick/easy repair if I had known what the problem was & how it all comes apart. took a little time to figure it out. (I am a rank amateur at dishwasher repair)
I removed the rubber boot on the top of the water dispersal unit ( stainless steel wand ) by turning it counterclockwise and the wand came off with ease. I then removed the top unit under it by removing the 8 torx screws and removed it. Under the unit is a cover with 1 torx screw to be removed and removed the cover to access the unit. I was unable to loosen the 1/4" nut on the shaft as it was very tight so I had to remove the unit and lock the motor armature with a piece of wood and removed the bolt. Using the kit I purchased I installed the new parts as required and it works as good as new.The whole problem started with the upper vent on the door being plugged up with a whole bunch of labels that had been washed off of a bunch of tin cans that were washed prior to recycling them. Te high water float was also gummed up for the same reason and overflowed on the floor, I pulled it up and out and cleaned it up also, it works as good as new.
Water was not being sprayed thru the arms. I opened the dishwasher, removed/unscrewed the spray arms and wash impeller (black plastic wheel that directs the water) and then noticed that the part below the wash impeller had broken into pieces. There was only a metal ring and it was supposed to have a spring attached to it. I replaced the ring/spring below the wash impeller using the part from the Drain and Wash impeller kit. The dishwasher works great now. It was my first mechanical fix. Use the web to diagnose, find the specs of the appliance and use common sense and you can do it yourself too.By the way, the parts from this site arrived the next day.
After hearing ominous grinding sounds and water leaking around the gasket, it was about time to rehab the dishwasher. This is usually the point where I say "t'hell with it, buy a new one". I am glad I didn't.The Kit to rehab the impeller and such had EVERYTHING I needed. Right parts, right price.Removed the upper arm assembly, T15 screwdriver, the screen strainer, the impeller, T25 screwdriver, the food grinding spring and impeller (the grinding noise, spring was sprung), and finally the post and impeller thingie (had to break it off, very brittle). The pieces went back on a lot more smoothly than it took to get them off! Use your digital camera! I took pictures of every stage of the parts removal and what I removed. I got confused with some little balls that were inside and the pictures told me exactly where they went. Door gasket? I should have replaced it YEARS ago, so easy and cheap with PartSelect parts.
1. Hose drain: I could not use the new hose drain I bought because the female end to be hooked up to the dishwasher is not bendable enough without breaking the hard plastic casing. You can bend the corrugated hose only so much. I considered adjusting the orientation of male end to accomodate the female end. It was too risky for me. In the end, I abandoned all options and resort to salvaging my old hose by patching the nail-size hole with a combination of caulk, teflon tape and electrical tape. It's holding up for a week now.2. Impeller: Another leak was under the motor shaft. Days of investigation lead me to believe that I need a new impeller because mine was broken into pieces. Searching for a new impeller was not easy. The part number does not help. I just stumbled upon it by chance after browsing through forums after forums.Anyway, replacing everything that comes with the impeller kit makes the matter worse. It leaks even more!Seeing me wasting 5 days already on the dead horse, my wife grows impatient and threaten to buy a new machine or call a pro. This would either hurt my pocket or my ego. She was out that evening so I sneaked in trying to give it what's left of me. Taking the machine apart and going through every part, I narrow down to motor shaft seal. I compare the new one with my old one and notice that the new one is like 1/8in higher. Compress each by my thumb, I feel that I could not press the new one down as much as I can with the old one.So i removed the new one and put my old motor shaft seal back. The rest is history.My mother-in-law was so proud of me. My wife was apparently not. She sounded like "yah right, 6 days on that dead horse...".Other than saving several hundreds buck, I just taught my self another lesson: Don't quit. Try harder and happy ending would come. For me, it did.
Removed dishwasher, take to garage, removed lower rack to gain access to top of motor unit. Used star socket wrench to remove upper screws holding top of unit in. Disconnect wires, drain tube and counter weight. pulled motor unit out from inside dishwasher and placed on bench. Proceeded to disassemble motor. Some things were obvious, others not so. replaced old worn out parts with new, used a little lube (Vaseline) in places to assist in getting seals back in place. Instructions were of little help need to pay close attention when tearing unit apart. Reassembled with new seals, installed motor and re-installed dishwasher...NO LEAKS!! Wife and I happy.
Disasembled pump to find dammaged parts replaced with new parts . Made wife very happy .
I followed the video available on partselect.com and was easily able to follow step by step the process of removing and reinstalling a new Drain and Wash Impeller and Check Ball.
Installed pump kit. Was surprised the kit seemed different( some parts changed or deleted. Instructed to discard old parts and follow with new configuration. Reassembled and tried t fin it works fine now. Thank you so much
Removed the washer from the cabinet, although the repair kit could have been replaced without this step. However, it still made it easier. Removed the spray arm assembly and the top cover to the motor. I had to block the motor to keep it from turning while I unscrewed part number 11. The rest was very self explanatory. The "impeller" was seized onto the motor shaft (20 years old) so I had to use a chisel to break what remained off, then clean some corrosion from the shaft. The repair kit worked and the pictorial parts diagram that came with the kit was very clear. Bottom line: "Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!" Great web site for diagnosis and parts diagrams!
I bought the kit because it had other parts that I thought I needed.
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