I get a PF indication on the panel. Is it possible that the drain pump is shorting out?
The PF indicates a power failure. This means that a power failure has occurred in which more than 10% of power has dropped to the unit. Check your home wiring.
Can I buy a cover for my drain pump. It is a frigidaire dishwasher. I am afraid something will fall down the drain.
Answer Hello Gene! Unfortunately, we do not have such an item available. We only have parts listed that the manufacturer offers. Sorry about that!
The pump will not completely drain the unit, only partially. I want to check the voltage feeding the pump while its draining. Also thought I'd pull wires from motor and connect 120 volts to it and see if if ran (if it takes 120v and not go through a transformer). Thanks so much. David
Answer Hello David,
The pumps 154580301 on these are rather prone to failure. Before replacing it though, I would remove the hose from it that comes from the tub and see if it is restricted. While this hose is off, reach inside the pump with a small screwdriver to verify that the impeller is still attached to the motor shaft. This is verified by turning the impeller and if it is attached, you will feel the magnetic field of the motor windings. This all, of course, is with power turned off to the unit. If the unit still doesn't drain after the drain lines are verified, the drain pump should be replaced. This is a 120Vac motor.
How do I change the Drain Pump assembly? Are instructions available? What tools are required?
Answer Hi Glen. This is a relitively easy change out. Remove the front panel. The drain pump is in the front of the sump/motor assy. Remove the intake and the drain hose. Then the pump hanger is clipped into a boss area from the tub assy. It is unclipped from there and removed altogether. Pump part # 154580301. Thank You.
my frigidaire kicks off and gives a power failure error at the time the water is suppose to drain. Could the pump be defective?
Answer Dusty, Yes, the drain pump motor could be at fault or even jammed or clogged with debris. This would cause an increase in the amprage, and cause the machine to shut down and give an error code. Thanks and Good Luck