I took the sump housing off my dishwasher while checking for clogs as my dishwasher was not draining properly once out I realized I could of checked for clogs without removing it, however it is off and I can not seem to get the gasket to set correctly when I tighten the bolts on the bottom. Is there a trick to this? Please help I have dishwater hands and would like to get the dishwasher in working order. Thanks in advance for your help.
ANSWER Brian, The sump 154365902 has a "lip" around the circumference of it. The gasket 154246801 has a recess molded in it that fits over the lip. seat the gasket onto the pump housing first. Before you set the pump into the opening in the tub, apply a thin film of liquid dishwasher rinse agent, or water soluble oil around the opening, then set the pump in the opening. When you tighten the retainers, use a "criss cross" pattern to turn and partially tighten the retainers. Once everything it seated and aligned, finish tightenning the retainer screws.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, September 28, 2012