Dishwasher drain pump not working
Steve E. • Tampa, FL • January 14, 2015
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When the wife told me the dishwasher was leaving water in the bottom of the tub I hoped it'd be that the filter was just clogged. Nope. We usually clean our dishes before cleaning them which always makes me laugh but the drain was clear after 9 years of use, so I figured it was the pump. This was a $200 minimum for the appliance guy to replace, so I thought I'd try and do it myself.
Job wasn't too bad. Found a youtube video from another machine than mine which I hoped would help.. these things are pretty much made the same way. Every step was pretty easy until I got to the pump. I didn't see the clip I needed to press down with a screwdriver to easily turn the old pump out of placement. After a few tries, then stopping to just look at it, I found the culprit, pressed the clip and it turned out easily. Replaced everything back the same way I took it apart and had one issue with the water line dripping. Note to anyone else doing this job, take care of the water line as you can bend the connectors and cause another issue of the line dripping. Ended up replacing a water line connector I must have bent at the local big box store and all is fine now!
So glad I did this myself! The money I saved helped me buy a new blower I've been budgeting for! Job was a little more than I will usually attempt, but found it was easy enough for any average capable guy that doesn't mind crawling around the floor attaching parts for a few minutes..I timed my repair, took me a little over an hour, but the water line kept me busy for a while longer unfortunately.
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