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    • Part Number: AP3179966
    • MFG Part Number: 8283457
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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this is a drive motor for a dishwasher. I have never changed one like it. itis a 2007 model that had been sitting for a long time. I was sent the part just the motor do i have to change the entire pump motor assembly. if so what additional parts do i need and dose it come in a kit or do I have to buy all the seperate parts?

Tom for Model Number du8105wpu3

ANSWER Tom, could you reverify the model number Had difficulty finding the model number you supplied. Based on the available information You can replace the motor assembly as a single part, " Removing the Pump and Motor Assembly 1. Disconnect the dishwasher from the household electrical system. 2. Lay the dishwasher on its back and disconnect the wiring harness connector from the motor. 3. Remove the motor support slip nut and remove the motor support. 4. Disconnect the drain hose from the drain valve by loosening the Hex-head screw on the hose clamp. 5. Disconnect the pump inlet hose from the pump and motor assembly. 6. Remove the pump and motor assembly from the bottom of the dishwasher. NOTE: Once the pump and motor assembly has been removed from the tub, the pump outlet grommet can be removed from the inside of the tub. Check the pump outlet grommet for wear or damage and replace it if necessary. The motor can be removed from the pump assembly by removing the three T-20 Torx screws securing the motor to the pump assembly. The pump impeller can be accessed by using an adjustable slip-nut wrench to turn the disk mount assembly counterclockwise. Once the disk mount assembly is removed, the impeller can be removed." On the other hand a complete motor/pump assembly is available W10247394 based on the information available on the base model of your dishwasher. Thanks and Good Luck 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Thursday, December 01, 2011

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