Unit has low circulation...the soap dispenser does not even get washed, or anything on top....the arms are not plugged.....the middle arm is plugging in ok, the receptical just below is closed...I removed 3 screws on inside bottom at the fine filter but was unable to disassemble to look for obstruction....now I realize the sump/pump/motor are a complete assembly.....should I verify no obstruction first or get a pump repair kit...a circ pump...circ pump and motor?
Answer John, Before you replace the pump assembly, Check for a proper water level in the bottom of the tub. Start the dishwasher, allow it to fill and start washing for 3 to 5 minutes and unlatch the door. Remove the lower rack, the water should be in contact with the bottom of the heater element. if not there is not enough water in the dishwasher, it won't produce the pressure to properly clean, especially in the upper rack area.You may want to consider the water inlet valve, first 8531669. Thanks
How much horsepower does this motor have?
Answer Hello, the motor is rated at .24 Horsepower and it is 3380 r.p.m. Hope this helps!
The light CLEAN flashing seven times to start flashing again. Does the number of flashing indicate certain problem?
Answer Hello Joseph. You will need to press heated dry, normal, heated dry, normal, heated dry, normal, and the lights should clear and the unit start. Let it run the complete cycle. Test the heater and the thermostat and make sure they read closed. Also, get the water hot at the sink before starting the unit and running the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I replaced motor pump assembly in a kitchenaid dishwasher with part #AP4434612. Everything fit ( wire connectors and housing)well. After turning the disher on the light CLEAN is flashing and the machine would not start. Now I put back the old motor pump assembly ,the light CLEAN is still flashing. What could be the problem ?
Answer Hi Joseph. 1.The heating circuit has a open device. Heater, connection, faulty heater drive circuit on the control board. 2. Wash pump not pumping water past the heater efficiently. 3. Door switch not making contact consistently:¦ Faulty or sloppy door latch assembly (which can be aggravated by high door closure force keeping strike plate from fully seating).¦ Faulty door switch (high resistance).NOTE: Neutral switch on plastic tub models is only in series with motor and heater; other loads are not affected. 4.Lack of water to heat. Check the float switch to see if the stem freely rides up and down on the float switch. disconnect power and see if the door switches are opening and closing with a ohm meter. Check the mechanical operation of the striker and latch assy. Is the pump clear and the impeller working ? Is the pump windings OK. Measure the heater resistance. Running Diagnostics clears the control and allows it to operate again. The water heating problem must be fixed or the control will stop running again. See potential causes below. Use the tech. sheet supplied with the unit under the kick plate and or behind the door panel. If the unit allows the field service test, this will pinpoint the area in which the circuit is an Issue. Thank You.
Does the pump/motor come with detailed instructions. I'd like to download the instructions in advance to see if I want to tackle the job myself.
Answer Hello JStross. Remove the bolt securing the wash
motor and drip shield in place on the pump
assembly. Once the bolt and drip shield are removed,
turn the wash motor counter-clockwise
until it stops (approximately ¼ turn). Pull the motor straight back from the sump
assembly. Some effort may be necessary
to dislodge the motor W10237169. The volute will remain
attached to the motor. NOTE: When reinstalling the wash motor and
volute, do not pinch the volute seal between the
volute and sump. Use a small amount of rinse
aid on the volute seal to help installation. With the wash motor removed, the separation
screen can be removed from the sump base. The thermistor can be removed from the sump
by turning it ¼ turn counterclockwise and
pulling it out. The thermistor can
be removed without removing the sump
assembly from the tub. NOTE: Make sure
water is completely drained from sump. Access to the thermistor can be gained by
removing the access and toe panels while
the unit is in its installed position. Hope this helps.