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PartSelect Number PS419709
This electrically operated propeller causes water to flow through your dishwasher's pump. This impeller is located below the dishwasher's spray arm and above the filter housing.
This part works with the following brands: Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Tappan & White-Westinghouse.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
I started by dismantling my dishwasher from the top down, beginning with the water distributor propellor. Beneath that was a plastic filter that crumbled when you touched it, and basically came off in my hands. Eventually, I figured out that the motor could be removed when accessed from underneath, and once I got it out I just pulled everything apart. Some plastic parts only needed descaling, but others were essentially rotten. Both impellers were in particularly bad shape - their blades were broken off and their shafts were literally fused to the axle of the motor - I had to use a wood chisel & hammer to carve them off! Putting everything back together was fairly straight forward - I wish some of the diagrams included with the parts were a little more detailed, but I found that if I paid close attention to the design of every part there was some logic to how they fit with one another. The only real problem I had was with the filter cover - this part had a needlessly complicated attachment design that required a special Frigidaire tool to snap into place that I did not have - ultimately I had to modify the part to get it to fit in place and then devise another means of securing it.In the end, everything worked out fine - the dishwasher has never worked or sounded better!*A few days after I got the dishwasher working again, my garbage disposal jammed. Upon inspection, I determined that a blade from the lower impeller of my dishwasher was the culprit! Dispirited, I began the tedious process of taking apart the dishwasher again, expecting to find a shattered impeller that I must have somehow installed incorrectly. But when I got everything open, the lower impeller looked perfect! It must have been a blade from the old impeller that jammed my disposal. As a head's up, if your own dishwasher suffers a mechanical failure, be sure none of the parts wind up in your disposal.
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