My dishwasher arms are continuously getting clogged with bits of food and then will not spin. Do I need to replace the impeller or is there a better fix for this.
Answer Hello Steve,
Normally the spray arms would have to be replaced when they become clogged since they cannot be dis-assembled for cleaning. The perfect fix for this is to scrape off the excess food particles before placing the item in the dishwasher. Notice that I did not say to rinse the dishes, but to scrape off the excess. Excess is considered to be anything that is too large to pass through the spray arm holes. This will stop this issue in addition to being much easier on the motor and the chopper assembly.
I am trying to get the brown impeller piece loose so I can remove the housing to replace the back seal on the housing. I have removed the SS chopper and all the rings. The brown impeller seems to be really stuck. Other than breaking it to get it off the shaft is there and easier way? A new one is in the kit I ordered.
Answer Brian, You do have the motor and impeller assembly separated from the sump, and you are holding the motor shaft with a wrench or pair of pliers and turning the impeller in a counterclockwise direction to unscrew it off the motor shaft " Hold motor shaft and remove the old impeller by turning counterclockwise and discard." If that doesn't work, then yes, you'll need to break or cut it off the shaft. Good Luck and Thanks
I have a GE dish washer and I need the motor. I see that you sell the motor/pump assembly complete. Can it be installed as it is right out of the box?
Answer Hello Ken,
The motor and pump assembly is ready to install as it is when the box is opened. It is recommended after installation, to run the unit with the kick panel off to make sure no water leaks are present. Also, before beginning any repair on an electrical appliance, please discontinue the power supply to the unit to avoid personal injury or death and wear gloves to protect from all of the sharp edges present in the operating compartment of the unit.