My dishwasher is leaking. Since I installed it with long discharge/water lines I pulled it out and ran it through a cycle. I identified that the leak is coming from where the motor shaft connects to the tub/pump. I see the motor and pump assembly being sold at just over 130.00. Since the motor is fine I was hoping I might be able to replace just the part the shaft connects to. Are there any gaskets on the inside of the pump housing that could be replaced to fix my problem or could I possibly just replace the actual pump housing assembly.
ANSWER Hello Doug,
I have serviced many of these in the past and from my experience it really isn't worth the trouble to try to get the seal to seat properly. I'm not by any means saying it isn't possible, but if an experienced technician with over 20 years in the field has problems......well, let's just say that the extra money for the assembly W10247394 is money well spent. You see, the seal isn't the only part to wear. The seal, over time rubbing against the motor shaft, wears a groove in the shaft. The problem this creates is that the new seal doesn't seal where the old seal was seated. The pump housing when ordered, does not include the seal, which has to be pressed in straight or it can't seal. There are several factors involved that makes me strongly recommend the complete assembly replacement. If you order the housing you will need to order all of the individual pieces and assemble the whole thing. Once you've accomplished this and reinstalled the unit, if it leaks again, it's time to start over.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, March 30, 2012