Inconsistent draining of dishwasher
David P. • Chapel Hill, NC • June 13, 2014
Appliance: Whirlpool Undercounter Dishwasher GU3600XTVY1
My Repair & Advice
I replaced the pump drain. My assumption was that it was to weak. Whenever the dishwasher stop draining, I had to take a shop vacuum to clear to pump and the drain line, then it worked for a week or so, then repeat. Replacing the pump did not require any tools, or moving the dishwasher. (You will need a screw driver to remove the bottom panel - a flashlight might help too.) It was extremely easy, as long as you can lay on the floor to do the work. First make sure ALL the water is removed with a shop vacuum. Have some towels ready in any case. Disconnect the power from the washer (cut the breaker). Remove the bottom panel (two screws). The pump is centered right in front next to the water supply. Notice at the orientation of the pump and compare to the new. You will see which way to twist the pump to remove it. Reach in and twist the pump. It will then come loose from the mounting (no tools). Mop up any water. Un-clip the two wire plug and put the old pump aside. Move the new pump into position. Clip in the wire plug. Push the pump into place and twist in the opposite direction to lock snug into place. Turn on the power, and run the dishwasher and check for leaks. If all okay, position and screw bottom panel back in place. You're done! Now the new pump does have three bolt/screw holes, but on my dishwasher, the old one did not have them, so they are not used or required on my model.
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