I have a Kitchenaid dishwasher that is leaking in the area of the pump motor. I was thinking of replacing the impeller and seals but can't figure out how to remove the impeller. Any helpful hints?
ANSWER Hello Dave,
To remove the motor from the sump housing you will want to remove the securing bolt securing the wash motor and drip shield in place on the pump assembly. Once removed turn motor approximately 1/4 turn until it stops. Pull motor straight back from the sump. This may take some effort to dislodge. The volute will remain attached. Keep in mind when reinstalling the wash motor and the volute, do not pinch the volute seal between teh volute and sump. Use a small amount of rinse aid on the volute seal to help installation. Once pump is off you can remove the impeller and volute. To remove the impeller, slide a flat blade screwdriver into the back of the wash motor to keep armature of motor from turning while unscrewing the impeller clockwise. Take care not to scratch or nick the motor winding. Unscrew the impeller then line the arrow of the volute up with the triangle mark on the pump and lift off volute. Reinstall in reverse.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, February 06, 2013