I ordered a circulation pump repair kit - my question is on how to remove the existing circulation pump. I pulled the unit and located the pump. It appears that you push down and twist off or do you have to remove the impeller nut on the inside of the unit? I ordered the repair kit because when I started the cycle the unit would fill bottom basin and then I heard a groaning sound as the unit was trying to circulate the water. I was told by a local technician that it was a bad bearing on the impeller causing it to rub the outside casing. I'm able to move the circulation motor blades freely so I'm really wondering on the current diagnosis. Could it be the capacitor?
ANSWER Hi Randy. You release the latch tab on the pump hsg. as you twist and pull out the circulation pump. Use a shop vac to pick up the water and also clean the top of the inside of the pump/sump assy. While you have the motor off you can check the motor windings to see if they are all the same tolerance in ohms. It reads 10 ohms on the Wht/Rd wire and the white wire. It is rare that a capacitor is bad. Usually a groaning sound is from debris dragging against the impeller, broken pieces or a dragging armature in the motor. Make sure the motor spins freely when you have it apart. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, September 19, 2012