Whirlpool Dishwasher Repair Tucson
Some of the most common dishwasher repair calls we get here in Tucson are for things like the dishwasher not draining or the dishwasher not cleaning dishes properly, or hearing grinding noises from the dishwasher or even leaking or overflowing dishwashers. The thing is, for any and all of these problems, replacing the drain and wash impeller could be the answer you’re looking for.
So today we are going to show you a simple Whirlpool dish washer repair job – how to change the drain and wash impeller kit. While we’ll be talking specifically about a Whirlpool (and its’ associated brands such as Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Glenwood, and Caloric), this is pretty much standard across other dishwasher brands as well.
All we are going to need is a number fifteen and number twenty torx driver, a quarter inch nut driver or ratchet and socket and an adjustable wrench and a small flat blade screw driver.
Now the first step in this repair will be to remove the lower dish rack, just pull that out and set it aside. Next we’ll remove the nut that holds the lower spray arm in place, take note of a little bushing, makes sure that we’ll keep that on at the same position.
Next we are going to remove the eight screws that are on the top cover. Use a number fifteen torx – just friction fit into the back spray tower, which is held in place with that rubber from it. So we’ll pull that out and set it aside, and next we are going to remove the centre screw in the impeller. You need your quarter inch nut driver and an adjustable wrench. There is a hex shape nut on top of that impeller where there’s molded right into it. So, hold the impeller still and then remove the screw. You can discard that screw because the new one comes with the kit and just carefully lift the impeller out and discard that. That will now expose the four screws that hold that chamber in place.
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Now may be a bit of water left in there so that you could use a towel to swab that out or a sponge. Now with our number twenty torx we’ll remove those four screws and will just carefully lift that filter housing out of the dish washer and pull that tower aside enough till we clear the drain impeller and we’ll just set that aside.
Lift the chopper blade in the space of bushing out and then with our number fifteen torx. We’ll remove the one screw that holds the cover to the drain impeller lift that part out and save that, remove the old drain impeller and with the flat blade screw driver. Now carefully pop the old seal under the housing, now with a rag wool wipe out that area that the seal sits in so that we get a nice clean surface to adhere the new one too. Inspect the new seal before you put it in to make sure there are no chips or cracks in the carbon surface on it; it’s a pressure type seal it has a little spring in it, and the carbon face will mate up against the stainless steel bottom of the drain impeller and it has to have a good seal.
Make sure that seal seats firmly and nice and straight, if need be just lubricate it with a little bit of water around the edge to make it slide it into place easier. Make sure it doesn’t bind on the shaft of the motor of the dishwasher.
Next we’ll install the in drain impeller. We’ll reinstall the cover and a single screw that holds that cover in place and the cover shouldn’t lay flat before you put that screw in and if it doesn’t that means your seal didn’t seat far enough down in the pump housing.
Next put on the new chopper the spring will have a notch that will fit into a hole on top of the drain impeller and also a hook on the chopper blade. Now we are ready for the filter housing. You’ll need to take note that the four screws are not symmetrical so line those up with the configuration on the pump body. It should end up this notched portion dead centre on the front, replace the four long screws with a number twenty torx head on them. We’ll install all four of them before we tighten any of them up and make sure we don’t warp filter housing to cause any bonding.
Now before we reinstall the circulating impeller, just take note that the difference in the length’s of the two shafts on them. That’s where the spacer would have come into play in the original ones; so we will not need to use that on replacing with the new impeller. It does have a flat side on the shaft, sit it over top of the post of the drain impeller and we’ll take our new screw.
Once we have it almost to the bottom we can put our adjustable wrench on the impeller. Hold that impeller from turning while you tighten that screw, verify that the impeller will turn freely and you have no scraping.
Next we’ll remove the gasket for the pump cover with a flat blade screwdriver, fit it down in to the opening and peel that old gasket out, install our new one. Make sure the channel is clean nothing fell into it really any soap crud or food debris.
Now we are ready to reinstall the pump cover. Simply insert the outlet into the water tower at the back and next we’ll reinstall the eight screws and secure it to the pump and again we won’t tighten it until we have them in place. Take care that you don’t drop any of these at this point as they will go down into the drain area, then you will have to uninstall everything that you’ve already done to fish it back out of there because they are stainless screws and they won’t react to a magnet.
Now we’ll just alternately tighten every second one, we don’t create any warping in the cover and do the same procedure with the next set. And now we’ll install the lower bearing for the bottom spray arm position the spray arm in place, make sure it turns freely, and now we are ready for the bottom rack – and our Whirlpool dishwasher repair is complete. Well done Tucson!