I need to remove the base to get to the pump. How do I get the base off? I removed the screws in the front but dont see any others and im a little afraid just to muscle it off.
Answer Hello David,
The base should not be removed from the unit. The unit should be "clamshelled" as per the manufacturer. This is how they train their authorized technicians to complete the job. Basically, you remove the screws in the front and two in the rear, (one on each side which requires the bodyside to be removed on the right side),(the bodyside is held on by several screws down the front inside the door and if I remember correctly, they are at least partially hidden by the black rubber seal), to release the base enough to pull the base apart far enough to replace the pump motor. If you completely separate the base, you will create a leak almost guaranteed. This is actually a bit easier with a second set of hands to hold the base apart a bit from the tub assembly while you reach in and change the motor out.
The dishwasher ends its complete wash and has a fair amount of water in the bottom. The pump pushes water out, I can see and hear it in the air trap. I will remove the drain hose and check for an obrstuction. If none found my guess is a pump that does not move enough volume.
Answer Hi Bob. Check the pump for obstructions or if the impellor has become loose on the motor shaft. Loop the drain hose and secure it as far up as you can under the sink. This creates a p-trap and then taught into the sink drain. This may be why it is back draining. Make sure the sink drain has not clogged. Use a screwdriver to see if the drain is open. Pump Part # 00437345. Thank You.